Healthy Summer Snack ideas

by | Oct 28, 2013 | Food, Recipes | 0 comments

Summer is nearly here and with the warmer weather we tend to feel like lighter,  fresher meals compared to the warming and nourishing meals of winter. Consuming small, regular healthy snacks and meals is so important for our health. Snacking regularly on protein keeps our metabolic rate up, aids appetite regulation and hunger, improves weight loss and keeps our energy and concentration levels high for the day. With an abundance of yummy seasonal fruit and veggies available in the warmer months each snack should also include some fresh fruit or vegetables. Below you will find a big list of summer snack ideas for inspiration: 

  • Fresh vegetable juice- kale, carrot, beetroot, ginger and pineapple OR mint, pineapple, cucumber, carrot OR beetroot, carrot, orange and apple
  • Summer protein smoothie- raw egg, almond milk, vanilla essence, frozen mango, chia seeds, LSA
  • Green smoothie- Kale, frozen banana, frozen mango, cucumber and mint
  • Coconut ice blocks- Blend coconut milk or yoghurt in a blender along with vanilla and fruit of your choice (such as peach and mango OR mixed berries) and freeze in an iceblock mould.
  • Vegetable sticks (celery, carrot, cucumber, capsicum) with hommus/guacamole/tahini/cottage cheese/natural peanut butter
  • Apple wedges topped with nut butter
  • Mini salads- fetta, goats cheese or boiled egg for protein with cucumber, cherry tomatoes and capsicum
  • Raw, unsalted nuts- about 15 nuts. Aim for a combination of almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, brazil nuts etc for a range of nutrients and amino acids
  • Natural (like vaalia or jalna) yoghurt with berries, chia seeds, LSA, crushed nuts, mixed seeds
  • Summer fruit salad (mango, plum, nectarines, melons) with a scoop of natural yoghurt
  • ¼ of an avocado with lemon juice and balsamic vinegar
  • Rice thins with almond butter and banana/ tahini, banana and honey/goats cheese and tomato /natural peanut butter
  • 1 slice of wholegrain/spelt/buckwheat/oat/sprouted bread with almond butter and honey
  • Mountain bread ‘roll up’- guacamole OR salmon and cottage cheese OR almond butter and banana OR avocado and vegemite
  • Rice paper rolls filled with salad and chicken OR tuna
  • Grated carrot, beetroot and zucchini frittata squares
  • Hommus and plain rice crackers
  • Guacamole with veggie sticks OR plain rice crackers
  • 1 boiled egg
  • Cottage cheese and tuna ‘dip’- Mix together 1 tub of cottage cheese with 1 tin of drained tuna. This will give 4 serves. Have on crackers or with vegetable sticks
  • Chia seed pudding (see next blog post)
  • Homemade muesli bar (recipe in previous blog post)
  • Homemade healthy muffins (also can be found in my blogs)

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