Food on the Go

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With our busy lifestyles, snacking is a way of life. We’re too busy to fitting things into our hectic schedule to make time for food at home, so often the only choice to eat on the go

Aside from the usual suspects, crisps and chocolate, we’ve been trying to come up with some more inventive ways to snack which are also healthy. Here’s a run down of our Top Snacks…

1.Wasabi Peas – THE trending snack right now. Hot and spicy and very moorish. Perfect with an ice cold beer on a Summer night…If you haven’t tried some, invest immediately!

2. Wraps – a no fuss lunch or snack option. Take a wrap with your filling of choice and cover in tin foil and this is an update on the sandwich that can still be eaten on the go. Some fresh ideas here on the BBC website. Chorizo and fried egg…yum!

3. Sushi- growing with popularity, to the point you can even pick it up at the lunch section of M&S, it’s super healthy and delicious. Even if you’re not a fan of fish you can go for a vegetable version. Plus; using chopsticks is super fun! If you’re feeling creative you can get some tips about making your own sushi here

4. Dried Fruit – somewhat traditional and maybe considered boring by some, dried fruit is a great way of getting towards your 5 a day. Try mango it’s gorgeous.

5. Cheese snacks – easy to get misled by the manufactured cheese snacks but cheese is a great source of calcium and protein. What about grating the cheese so you use less? Or cottage cheese? (add some pepper for a boost of flavour) Or a bite sized portion of your favourite to go. This website has some great ideas for some cheese based snacks that are still healthy meaning you don’t have to skimp on taste

6. Crackers – whole host of things available to you these days. From your traditional Jacob’s for cheese to of course Just Crackers for dips, spreads and chutneys. Easy peasy.

7. Old Faithful – The Sandwich – not exciting…or is it? You could branch out into the bagel world, how about a pitta or a flatbread? Check out this website to spice up even a standard wholemeal loaf

8. Nuts – Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans and Pistachios are all a healthy and easy snack choice (obviously not when covered in salt) but on their own they’re great at any time of day.

9.Cereal bars – growing in popularity are cereal and breakfast bars. Now available in a wide range of flavours from fruit, but to golden syrup- bug keep an eye on those sugar levels if you want to stay on the healthy side. Nigella has a great recipe for some home made ones if you fancy trying this at home

10. Olives – tasty and healthy. Great on their own or added to a salad or wrap, you can have them with sun dried tomatoes, stuffed or still with the wines in. So many options and so so tasty!

Hopefully this should keep you going! But worse case check out this link for some completely fresh ideas!

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