There are many options here for you to choose from. Inspired by Pret’s protein pots I found that there are almost endless options to experiment with. Layer a jar or a small/ medium container with a type of protein (smoked salmon, cooked chicken pieces, tofu, egg), edamame beans or chickpeas, add chopped cucumber, spinach leaves. If you prefer, you can even add a dressing. I love adding capers to mine.
Red peppers and hummus or baba ganoush
Simple and functional, does what it says on the tin. Perfect for when time is scrace. Same as boiled eggs, you can chop the vegetables the night before and pack it away. If you get bored of the same hummus or baba ganoush dip, try out different flavours- smoked hummus, lemon and coriander hummus or red pepper variations. Or even better, try making your own when you have a chance (pssst, it always tastes better when it’s made by you).
Oatcakes and nut butter
It may sound overly simplistic, but give it a chance- it truly is a great balancing snack if you had a busy day and are ready to go straight to the office biscuit pile. Oatcakes are an easy alternative to have in your desk drawer for when you are unprepared and so is nut or seed butter. Try out pumpkin, sunflower seed butters or tahini if you need a rest from the usual peanut or almond butter.
A bottle of kefir
A perfect go-to snack if you’re spending time aimlessly walking around the shop, trying to pick a nourishing snack, but simply do not have th energy to keep going. Head straight to the dairy aisle and pick up nourishing kefir that may contribute towards a happy gut balance. Luckily, these days you can find kefir in many bigger shops, you don’t have to specifically look for a health food store.
A good bunch of good options to keep you going. But if you found you need more inspiration or feel you could take your snack preparation to the next level, check out the 21 Snacks to never go “Hangry” guide.
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