Quick and healhy snack ideas

I am travelling to Scotland next week, the country famed for deep frying Mars bars, so I am not leaving anything to chance and going prepared. I made my gluten free bread and black beans burgers yesterday and now planning my snacks.


So here is what I will be packing, especially for the long train journey:

  • ½ grapefruit with 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut and 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 green apple with 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • Celery sticks with 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seed pâté
  • 2 protein balls
  • ½ cup berries with 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds with ½ grapefruit
  • ½ cup pineapple with ⅛ cup sunflower seeds


Other snack ideas:

  • ½ sweet potato with 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds, a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 green juice with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • ¼ avocado with a slice of tomato and sea salt


I obviously couldn’t leave you without recipes, to take your snacking to yet another level.

Raw Cocoa Milkshake

Makes 1 serving

1 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon of raw honey or 1-2 drops of stevia (optional)


Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.


Rosemary garlic bean free hummus

Makes 4 servings

2 raw zucchini, chopped

3/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon rosemary (fresh or dried)

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons sea salt

2 garlic cloves

Add all the ingredients to a blender or processor and blend until smooth.Adjust seasonig and enjoy.


Kale Chips

Makes 2-3 Servings

I never seem to get enough of these, so eat at your own risk.

1 bunch kale (Lacinato or curly variety)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon smoked OR sweet paprika

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon black pepper


Preheat the oven to 300° F (150 C).

Wash and dry the kale. Rip the kale into bite-sized pieces and place in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

Bake the kale for 20 minutes and serve immediately.


Now over to you – what are some of your favourite snacks? Let me know in the comments below.