Be snack savvy
Snacks can really make or break a healthy diet. To ensure your snacks don’t defeat your good intentions, stick to minimally processed whole foods — and get rid of the biscuits and chocolate from your desk drawer.
Healthy snacks include a piece of fruit with a slice of cheese, some vegie sticks with a healthy dip, a tub of yoghurt or a handful of unsalted nuts. Turn to page 72 for more healthy snack ideas.
You can also make healthier swaps for your 3pm pick-me-up, such as a soothing herbal tea instead of sugary biscuits. Aim to have a source of healthy fats, protein or fibre for each mid-meal snack, as these help to keep you feeling full.
HFG TIP! Stock your fridge and pantry with nut butter, avocado, nuts, wholegrain crackers, vegie sticks and fruit for a healthy snack.