5 Healthy Snack Ideas For Mum

In line with one of my goals for 2012 (improve my diet), I have been experimenting with a few healthy snack ideas. A focus for me has been to increase protein as well, so the snack ideas I have listed below tend to lean towards that end.

I eat morning tea and afternoon tea every day. I turn into a pretty cranky mum if I don’t eat. So today I thought I would share with you my favourties! I have also included a quick snapshot of the nutritional information about each snack as per the My Fitness Pal App.

{Please note that I am not a dietitian or nutritionist. I have included this information for interest only. Please make your own assessments before including these snacks in your diet.}

Healthy Snack Idea No. 1 – Almonds and Cranberries

Healthy Snack Ideas - Almonds and Cranberries
I make up a tub of dry roasted almonds and dried cranberries. I love the sweetness the cranberries add! A serve is a quarter of a cup and consists of approximately:

  • 30 grams dry roasted almonds
  • 7.5 grams sweetened dried cranberries

Almonds and Cranberries Nutritional Information

Healthy Snack Idea No. 2 – Peanut Butter and Banana Wrap

Healthy Snack Ideas - Banana Wrap
I have an addiction to peanut butter and will experiment adding it to many things! Simply spread a teaspoon of crunchy peanut butter over a wrap. Then mash up a banana and spread it over the wrap. It tastes excellent.

Healthy Snack Ideas - Banana Wrap

Banana Wrap Nutritional Information

Healthy Snack Idea No. 3 – Dukkah Cottage Cheese and Crackers

Healthy Snack Ideas - Dukkah and Cottage Cheese
I have never been a big fan of Cottage Cheese mainly because I have found it so incredibly bland. After reading this post by Seana Smith though I was inspired to add to the cottage cheese to spice it up a little. I used my homemade dukkah and it gave a great taste to the cottage cheese.

Healthy Snack Ideas - Cottage Cheese and Crackers

This snack consists of:

  • 2 tablespoons cottage cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dukkah
  • 8 Vita Weat 9 Grains biscuits

Cottage Cheese and Crackers Nutritional Information

Healthy Snack Idea No. 4 – Smoothies

Healthy Snack Ideas - Smoothies
I have posted a few smoothie recipes recently, but for a pre-made snack you can take on the go, the make ahead smoothie is fab.

Breakfast Smoothie Nutritional Information

Healthy Snack Idea No. 4 – Simple Trail Mix

Healthy Snack Ideas - Nuts and Seeds
This is a super simple trail mix with only three ingredients – three of my favourite snacking items. I make up bulk batches of this and then divide it up into containers and zip locks bags, so I can take them with me when I am out and about. The ingredients below made 16 serves.

  • 150 grams Goji berries
  • 250 grams pumpkin kernels
  • 250 grams raw pistachio kernels

Pistachio Mix Nutritional Information

What are you favourite healthy snacks?