I’m a mum of two but I also work from home, my home office is right next to the kitchen and as a result I snack a lot during the day. My children are both grazers so when it comes to snack time I like to provide a range of snacks that are both nutritious and delicious and not full of empty calories. I do sometimes struggle to be productive and a lot of time it’s due to my energy levels dropping. I figured there are probably a lot of home workers and busy mums out there who feel the same when it comes to productivity and energy so I’ve decided to share some of my favourite snacks that are full of flavour and don’t contain too many naughty ingredients.
One of my favourite snacks and a favourite of my children too is Kale Chips. I make mine in the Actifry with a small spray of coconut oil and some smoked paprika, it makes a delicious snack which tastes a lot like crispy seaweed from the Chinese takeaway and it has none of the calories! I can quite happily munch through a bowl of Kale and 1 bag usually lasts me two days.
I love Chia seeds and I add them to my porridge every morning. Chia seeds contain lots of protein, fibre, good fats and 15g is enough to provide a much needed boost. I love Blueberries which are full of antioxidants and as a treat I like to make a blueberry chia pudding which I leave to soak in the fridge overnight, which consists of chia seeds, almond milk and some chopped blueberries. Delicious.
Hummus is one of my families favourite snacks, I always make it from scratch so I know exactly what has gone into it. Hummus is high in protein so a great way to boost your protein levels. I’m happy to eat Hummus with a spoon but it’s always good to add some crunchy vegetables to add a bit of texture and crunch.
The infographic below has some great ideas for more snacks that boots energy and productivity, how many are your favourites?