Snacks don't have to be a guilty pleasure. Discover creative and healthy ways to snack...
The way certain foods are chosen and prepared can change how healthy they are for us.
Good Healthy Snacks Swap List
We have created a swap list for you to make your diet healthier and your body & mind stronger.
- swap meat for veggies
- swap white for brown
- swap soft drinks for spring water (with a bit of lemon or lime)
- swap coloured and processed food with organics
- swap sugar with honey or fruits
- swap a milk-chocolate bar for a piece of dark chocolate
- swap a handful of sweets for a handful of berries
- swap an apple pie for a baked apple
- swap cream for plain yoghurt
- swap 2nd cup of coffee for a cup of white or green tea
Hummus with Raw Veggies and Peas
Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes: Make Raw Hummus
Hummus with carrots or cauliflower cut into pieces; and 1/2 a cup of peas or corn
Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas, tahini(sesame seed paste), lemon juice, and olive oil. Make a smooth paste from 2 cans of chickpeas, 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup tahini, squeeze ½ a lemon, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, a bit of salt and pepper.
Serve with raw veggies or...
add some feta cheese, freshly chopped parsley, and a bit of cumin. Use as toppings for a home-made brown bread, or small gluten-free pizzas and bake in the oven until lightly browned.
Strawberries with Honey
1 cup strawberries drizzled with a spoon of honey. For a complete antioxidant boost, add some walnuts into the mix.
Honey is a powerful immune system booster. Its antioxidant properties will help you stay healthy and fit.
The antioxidant capacity of strawberries is quite extraordinary! Since many food items (for example, spices) are consumed in very small dozes, the analysis of the antioxidant capacity of food takes into consideration a common serving size of the item and their total antioxidant capacity. In this evaluation strawberries came 3rd amongst the tested herbs, fruits, and vegetables! Only blackberries and walnuts could compete with strawberries antioxidant capacity.
Did you know that blueberries can improve memory?
Nutritional gold nuggets! Quick to prepare and great for snacking! A single serving of popcorn has twice the antioxidants of most vegetables. But, prepare them in a healthy way so that they stay healthy. Use sea salt and pop them at home instead of buying a ready-made bag of pop-corns. Don’t cover them in butter!
Dried fruit and nuts
Mix a handful of dried fruits like raisins or dried apricot with a handful of unsalted nuts
Buy raw nuts and soak them over-night before you use them. Any nuts would do: almonds, walnuts, pecans, they are all rich in nutrients... Nuts and seeds are soaked so that they are properly cleaned (never use the soaking water in the food), we increase their enzyme activity, and it is easier to digest them.
Dried fruit could be raisins or apricot, dried figs, but also dried cranberries, peaches or pears. Use your imagination!
Add pumpkin seeds to increase your protein intake!
Raw fruits and vegetables
Snack on raw fruit and veggies or make yourown healthy juices.
Most of the snacks served to children should be raw fruits and vegetables...
Buy seasonal, buy local, buy organic...
Edamame is young soybeans. Because the beans are young and green the beans are soft and edible raw or slightly steamed. Add sea-salt and/or olive oil to taste.
Make a dip or eat as a salad
For the dip use:
1 avocado + a small bunch of rocket / spinach / greens + 2 tomatoes + 1/2 a lemon + salt and pepper
Adding avocados to your salad increases your stomach absorption capacity of key nutrients.
Did you know? Row spinach is good for your eyes
Recent research found that among cancer fighting fruits and veggies, spinach is one of the most effective.
Spinach is a healthy addition to any smoothie.
Eat raw, sprinkled with some lemon, salt and pepper...
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