A few days ago, I got home from work, later than expected and hungrier than usual, to an almost empty fridge. I opened her up, snacked on anything and everything I could find – a few pieces of cheese, some left overs, a slice of bread, some grapes; basically anything I could get my hands on – until I settled down at home and started doing a few things around the house, including cooking.
I realized how incredibly easy it is, in a state of exhaustion, after a long day, coming home hungry, to snack on literally ANYTHING (at least for me) regardless of the healthy eating goals you had in mind. This was always my downfall in the past. My meals were pretty good, health wise and portion wise, the problem for me was mindless snacking on things that I don’t even realize I’m eating at times!
This hadn’t happened to me in a while, mind you I ALWAYS come home hungry and always go to the fridge within the first couple of minutes after getting home, however, since getting better at preparing some easy snacks and prepping ingredients I can have on hand easily for these types of situations, my snacking habits got so much better!
So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite go-to snacks with you all, most of which are super easy, all of which are healthy and more importantly really yummy 🙂
Here are some Dip recipes that I make weekly to snack on or add to meals, salads and roasted veggies in particular – quick, easy and really yummy!
Go-To Snack No. 1
This is so easy to make – it only takes a few minutes and a handful of ingredients. To get the full recipe, click here:
When I’m being really good, I prep some veggie sticks to go with it. But I’m a big fan of seed / rye bread, wholegrain crackers / rice cakes – depends on my mood 🙂
Go-To Snack No. 2
Again, this dip is really easy to make, so nutritious and very versatile – you can really play around with so many different ingredients, herbs and spices. You could even use butter beans or cannellini beans instead of chickpeas.
Another variation I LOVE is adding some roasted or steamed beets – so good and so pretty. The recipe for this one is linked here:
Go-To Snack No. 3
I LOVE avocado and this is my favorite recipe – it takes around five minutes to make (and about another five minutes to eat). The recipe for this one is here:
I enjoy all the above dips with either veggie sticks or some whole grain crackers or bread – whichever way you enjoy them, they’re all super easy, keep well in the fridge and are very nutritious. The guacamole is the only one that you should eat right after you make because the avocado turns colour and consistency within a day or so.
I was planning on adding some more snack options but I feel as though this post is already quite long so I’ll post again in a couple of days with some healthy sweet snack options 😊
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