What are the best ready-to-eat afternoon snacks?

What do you reach for when looking for ready-to-eat afternoon snacks? Good food? Bad food? Simple snacks? Or really anything you can get your hands on? Sam has some great suggestions for your afternoon snacks below, just make sure you try them all!

Afternoons can get busy. 

So, when your afternoon munchies hit, you want a snack that doesn’t require much prep, but that will keep you satisfied until dinner.

Unfortunately, many pre-prepared snacks can be less than healthy, thanks to the added sugars, sodium and processed ingredients. 

If you’re on the hunt for healthy afternoon snacks that are ready to serve, here are 6 of my top picks for you to try.

Air-popped popcorn

Popcorn is always a favourite with kids and adults alike – it’s crunchy, a little bit salty and yummy! 

Air-popped popcorn is low in calories and it is a great source of wholegrains and fibre to keep you feeling full. 

The best news is that you can get snack-sized packs of popcorn easily at your local supermarket.

Want to mix it up a bit? 

Sprinkle your popcorn with your favourite spice before serving – paprika and cinnamon are two of my favourite options.

Popcorn is a quite a versatile and easy to prepare afternoon snack.

Dip with brown rice crackers

Looking for a healthy afternoon snack that takes less than 60 seconds to prepare? 

Get that stopwatch out, then open up a tub of dip and a packet of brown rice crackers and serve!

Not all dips are created equal though, so it pays for you to read the label.

The best (and probably healthiest) options are those that contain a good amount of vegetables or legumes.

For example, hummus, guacamole and eggplant dip are a great way to sneak in some extra fibre and plants into your day.

Your afternoons won’t be the same after dips and crackers!

Fresh fruit

Healthy afternoon snacks don’t get much simpler than a serve of fresh fruit. 

Simply grab your fruit of choice and munch away.

Fruit is a great source of vitamins and antioxidants, as well as a source of filling fibre. 

If you’re looking for options that are lower in sugar and/or calories, your best picks are strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples and pears.

Make sure to mix and match your afternoon snacks, especially if you’re keen on fruit.

This way you’re less likely to get bored and get back into the bad habit of having your afternoon munchathon. 

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Vegetarian snacks that are easy to prepare

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Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds are a great healthy afternoon snack – they also require zero preparation and are a great source of good fats and fibre. 

You can eat just one type of nut or seed, or you can combine your favourites into the one mix.

If you want to get a little fancy, you can easily pick up a pre-made trail mix from the supermarket. 

Just check the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t have too much added sugars.

Remember that nuts, seeds and trail mix can be quite calorie-dense. 

You might want to pre-portion your serves out in advance, so you don’t accidentally eat the whole bag in one go!

Very easy to do.

Tinned fish on brown rice cakes

This protein-packed snack tastes great, ticks a lot of boxes and also takes just a few moments to prepare.

Make sure you pick up tuna and brown rice cakes/corn thins with your next lot of shopping.

Open the tinned fish and drain the excess liquid, then spread it over your choice of brown rice cakes or corn thins. 

Thanks to the protein, healthy fats and fibre, this snack will keep you feeling full for hours!

Wholefood bars

A tasty wholefood bar is one of the best healthy afternoon snacks around! 

All you need to do is unwrap one of your favourite flavours and eat.

These bars are made with nutritious wholefood ingredients like dried fruits, nuts, seeds and plant-based protein

The fibre, healthy fats and protein content will easily keep you satiated until dinner time rolls around.

If you want to stock up on ready-to-eat healthy snacks for your busy afternoons? 

Our wholefood bars are for you and easy to add to your cart her on the Super Cubes website.

Ready-to-eat afternoon snacks are easy

As you can see by the above, getting your hands on ready-to-eat afternoon snacks should be pretty easy most of time.

Also making sure they are healthy afternoon snack options shouldn’t be too hard for you either.

Make sure when you’re planning your meals for week that you also plan your snacks.

This way, you’ll be sure to stick to your goals, continue to eat healthily and all while enjoying some great afternoon snack food at the same time!

Author | Samantha Gemmell
Sam is a Nutritionist, Health Writer and Wellness Speaker as well as being an Author for Super Cubes.
She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and helping people through their journey to health and wellness combining their mindset, nutrition and lifestyle. When she’s not helping people, she enjoys dancing in the rain and cuddling dogs.
Sometimes she does both at the same time.

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