We’ve all been there. A sudden urge to snack on the train, you’re in the library and your stomach suddenly starts rumbling like a loudspeaker, or you’re doing nothing at all.
But either way, you get a sudden urge to snack. And there’s nothing wrong with a good snack, it can tie into the concept of eating intuitively.
But if you’re bored of snacking on the same thing and looking for something that’s not a chocolate bar, here’s some of my personal favourite snacks that you can try out (and yes, some of these are vegan.)
Normally, popcorn is for when we’re at the cinema right? A big salty bag to munch on when watching a movie.
But Keogh’s also make their own healthy popcorn with a range of flavours. There’s Honey and Sea Salt for those who love a mixture of sweet and salty, Butter for those who love buttery popcorn and of course plain Sea Salt for those who love the classics.
Priced at around €1.99 for a single bag, it’s easy enough to get a quick snack in and as well as that it’s gluten free, and suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
The ultimate cheap energy bar, and as the name suggests there’s not many ingredients in these bars. This makes it even healthier. The bar has a few flavourings here and there.
My personal favourites include the Cocoa Delight, Blueberry Muffin, Cocoa Orange, Bakewell Tart and Banoffee Pie flavours. Again, some have flavourings but they’re generally packed full of good ingredients.
It’s mostly dates and cashews that are in the bars to provide a bit of texture and sweetness but at only a euro, they’re as cheap as snack you can get with boxes of certain bars in five for €3.29. And yes, they’re also vegan friendly.
Think Doritos but with arguably better flavour. Proper also make popcorn, but their lentil crisps don’t taste like they’re made from lentils, they taste almost like a proper nacho.
If you love a bit of heat, there’s Sweet Chili flavour to keep your tastebuds tingling. If you’re more of a barbeque flavour kind of person, then there’s also that flavour available as well. Again, they’re also gluten free and vegan friendly.
But be warned, they’re just as crunchy, so maybe leave this one for if you’re at home and you have the urge to snack!
Any kind of dark chocolate will do, no matter how bitter it is. It’s the perfect study snack and snack in general.
According to EverydayHealth.com, dark chocolate is considered a “superfood favourite”, as it has more antioxidants and just the right amount of caffeine to keep you alert. It can aid in heart health. The darker the chocolate, normally around 70% or so, the richer the benefits.
Green and Blacks is the dark chocolate generally used for baking and a personal favourite of mine. Especially the orange and almond flavour which sweetens up the bitterness considerably.
If you’re used to bitterness, you can go for the 85% Cacao bars from Moser Roth available in Aldi but be warned, it really is quite an overpowering flavour.
Again, there’s a variety of healthy snacks out there and it really just depends on personal preference. But hopefully, you’ve gotten some inspiration from this the next time you’re searching for a new healthy snack.