My hanger levels begin to rear their ugly head almost every four hours on the dot; so as not to put anyone else through my horrid behaviour when low on food I always carry snacks. These used to be crisps and chocolate but after suffering from food intolerances and various digestive issues I have taken my health more seriously over the past few years and have fazed out most of the junk for healthier alternatives; here are some of my current favourites.
These organic chickpea puffs are like grown-up wotsits with way more benefits; high in fibre, a source of protein, gluten free, vegan and with no additives or preservatives these are way more than an average packet of crisps. They also come in a large variety of flavours to suit my every mood including: pepper, herb, cheese, and (for the more adventurous) fajita and sweet and smokin’. Not only do they taste good Hippeas do good by supporting charity Farm Africa, enabling farmers and their communities to grow their own way out of poverty.
These have been a staple of mine since when I was first advised to go dairy and gluten free. Not quite a Kit Kat but the Cocao delight bar gives me the chocolate and sugar fix that I need to get me through the afternoon. Containing raw fruits and nuts they add a little more nutrients than your average sweet treat whilst still curbing that craving. Made from all natural ingredients with no added sugars these bars are also vegan and gluten free so great for people with intolerances.
Gone are the days when people look at me like I am insane when I ask for half sweet and half salty at the cinema, popcorn has made a comeback with a huge variety of weird and wonderful flavours. Out of all the brands on sale, Propercorn is still my favourite – with each kernel perfectly popped they keep things simple; their tagline states that it is popcorn “done properly”.
With a fruity combo to suit every taste Urban Fruit is a great way to get your five a day on the go. Just fruit, gently baked with no refined sugar or concentrates. Picked in season and baked at a low temperature to lock in maximum flavour and freshness this is dried fruit with a difference. If sweet snacking is not your thing you might like their Sriraca Coconut Chips which add a kick to your 5 a day.
These are exactly what the name suggests: fruit in a pot, making it super portable and perfect for people like me who are always on the go. The fruit is preserved in 100% natural juices or (vegan) jelly so there are no nasty hidden additives. With 7 flavours to choose from there is an option for everyone, but my personal favourite is Tropical in pineapple jelly which is like summer in a little plastic pot.
If you have any healthy snack suggestions for me then hit me up in the comments below.