The time between meals can often be a danger zone in our efforts to maintain a healthy weight. Whether it be hunger, boredom or stress, there are many things that can draw us towards quick and often unhealthy snacks.
Many quick snack choices are high in added sugar and saturated fat, and contribute a lot more to our daily kilojoule intake than we think. For example, just one handful of chips can contain up to three teaspoons of fat and provide the same amount of kilojoules as a small meal.
If you feel like a snack, here are some options to start snacking better:
There are plenty of other healthy and convenient snack choices available.
Options such as fruit toast, low-fat yoghurt, rice cakes and air-popped popcorn are easy to store and convenient to grab when hunger strikes.