5 easy & healthy snacks in 5 minutes!

I’m sure everyone has shared my experience of getting home and just wanting to eat something IMMEDIATELY, no messing around, if food isn’t in me in the next 5 minutes, there’s going to be a severe case of hangry.

Here are my 5 easy and healthy snacks that can be made in 5 minutes or less!

1. Popcorn

What do you need?
Popcorn kernels (it ends up being much cheaper than the movie stuff or microwavable bags), vegetable oil/rice bran oil, large pot with a lid, sea salt (ground)

What do I do?
Coat the bottom of the pan with oil so it’s covered with a thin layer, heat on high  on the stovetop. Throw one kernel in to test if it pops (put the lid on ASAP!), once it pops, pour in half a cup of popcorn kernels. Lid on. Once the popping slows down to less than 1 pop every 3-5 seconds, switch off the heat, and leave the lid on (safety reasons). Add some salt whilst it’s in the pot and some more as you serve.

Now you have some hot popcorn, get some Netflix happening.

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2. Avocado, tomato & feta on toast

What do you need?
Bread (I personally opt for a fresh sourdough, or an olive sourdough, if it’s around, but a wholemeal or grained bread will work a treat too), avocado (ripe enough to spread on toast), tomato/cherry tomatoes, feta, olive oil, dried oregano.

What do I do?
Toast one (or two, if you’re hungry) slices of bread to your liking, whilst that’s going, slice up your tomatoes. Spread the avo on your toast, add the tomato slices and crumble the fetta on top. There’s no need for salt, the feta is all you need, add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of dried oregano. You can customise this depending on your like or dislike toward any of the three main components.

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3. Apple slices with peanut butter

What do you need?
Apple & peanut butter.

What do I do?
Slice up the apple into eighths, leaving the skin on – that’s where the fibre is at. Scoop out some peanut butter (crunchy or smooth) into a small serving bowl. If there’s no salt in the peanut butter, add some, it makes a killer combo. Dip away!

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4. Carrot & celery sticks with hummus

What do you need?
1 carrot, 1 celery stick, couple of tablespoons of hummus

What do I do?
Cut up your veg into sticks, chuck some hummus into a small serving bowl and get dipping. Done.

5. Bust out the blender, it’s smoothie time

What do you need?
See what you got at home already – a ripe banana, some frozen berries, milk, water, some ice and go for it. You can find more ideas on my previous blog post here.

What do I do?
Add ingredients to the blender, and blend it up for a minute or so.

I hope this cures your hangry without the sugar hit.

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