When you’re a busy mum, it can be hard enough to feed your kids healthy options, let alone yourself!
Healthy snacks that are delicious can be hard to find.
And of course, your kids will want to share them, so they need to be child-friendly as well as mum-friendly!
But the good news is that there are healthy mummy snacks that are kid friendly as well.
Here's my healthy snacks top 5 picks for busy mums.
Apple slices with nut butter
This is one of the quickest and tastiest options around!
Simply slice up an apple and spread nut butter on each slice.
If you or your kids are allergic to nuts, you can substitute it for seed butter.
You can also sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon over the top.
What makes this combination so healthy?
It’s the perfect mix of fibre, protein and good fats that keeps you feeling fuller for longer.
You’ll also be including nutrients such as vitamin C, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Veggie sticks and dip
This healthy snack only takes a couple of minutes to prepare.
Slice up some vegetables such as carrot, celery, capsicum and cucumber.
Then dip the veggie sticks into your dip of choice.
Hummus, roasted eggplant dip, guacamole and capsicum dip are good options as they add some extra veggies or legumes to your snack.
If you opt for a dip that contains vegetables, you’ll also get a boost of fibre.
Hummus is made using chickpeas, which are a good source of plant-based protein and fibre.
And guacamole is an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fats.
Yoghurt with nuts, seeds and fresh fruit
Most mums will have plain yoghurt in the fridge for their little ones.
So why not transform it into a healthy mummy snack as well?
Add a handful of your favourite nuts or seeds and mix through some fresh fruit.
This is just as tasty as flavoured yoghurt options.
But the great part is it skips the added sugars found in most flavoured yoghurts on the market.
Yoghurts with nuts, seeds and fruit is a good combination of fibre, protein and healthy fats for you.
Yoghurt can also introduces some gut-loving probiotics, which blends nicely with the prebiotic fibres found in many nuts, seeds and fruits.
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Smoothies for you
Another snack option I love is a good healthy smoothie!
Then, blend and serve.
Smoothies are a great healthy snack choice for quite a number of reasons.
Because of their liquid content, they can keep you hydrated.
You can also easily sneak 1-2 serves of veggies into your day..
This is great news if you or your kids aren’t big fans of vegetables.
Do you want to make your healthy snack smoothie even easier?
Stock some Super Cubes smoothie cubes in the freezer!
Then you'll never be without a quick to make healthy snack.
Wholefoods bars that fit in your bag
Nut and seed bars used to be quite popular options for snacks.
But now there’s an even healthier and tastier option on the market – the Super Cubes Wholefoods Bars.
A wholefoods bar contains ingredients you recognise such as fruit, nuts, seeds and natural flavours such as cocoa.
Why opt for wholefood bars?
They are the ideal package when it comes to a balanced snack.
They combine fibre, protein and healthy fats along with natural flavours and fruit as a natural sweetener.
The wholefoods ingredients also contain vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and more.
Making them an ideal healthy snack for a mum on the run!
What healthy snack suits you?
At the end of the day we are all different and have different needs.
A healthy snack for you, could be something that someone else screws their nose up at.
And the reasons for the snack can be be different too.
You might be looking to lose weight, increase energy or just working towards a healthier lifestyle.
In the end it's up to you and up to you to see what works, what you like and what your enjoy eating.
So don't be afraid to try different healthy foods and also, don't be afraid to let your kids try them with you as well!