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Snacks can be a good opportunity to take a break and refuel.

However, many of the snack foods we reach for are high in added sugar, saturated fat and salt, and don't contain any of the good stuff we need to keep our bodies running well. 

Junk food and drinks have a lot of marketing dollars behind them. We're constantly bombarded with ads that hijack our cravings and encourage us to eat more.

It's easy to get in the habit of turning to these foods when our hungry stomach is talking. However, starting to reach for tasty, nutritious alternatives will help us to feel good, improve our health, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases including  cancer .

There are loads of healthier options that you can stash in your bag or car. Perfect when hunger strikes and food options are limited!

Check out our on-the-go snack selector and taste buddy tools for ideas.

On-the-go snack selector

Got time to do some food prep?
Got a cooler bag or fridge access?

Taste Buddy

          Whatever you're craving, we've got you covered. Click your snack style on the tongue for ideas to satisfy your tastebuds.

          Snack smarter

          Drink water first

          Have a drink of water first. You may actually be thirsty!


          Craving something sugary? Reach for fruit - it's naturally sweet and filling.


          Keep snacks like nuts, fruit, crackers and tuna handy. This will make it easier to resist the temptation of the vending machine.

          Fruit bread with bananas and strawberries

          Feel like a muffin? Grab some fruit bread with reduced-fat ricotta cheese and chopped up bananas and strawberries instead.


          Instead of a muesli bar, opt for untoasted muesli and yoghurt. Top with fruit for extra sweetness and colour.


          Fancy some potato chips? Munch on plain popcorn instead.


          Make better takeaway choices. When grabbing a snack on-the-run go for sushi, rice paper rolls, fruit or a wrap.


          Fancy a sausage roll? Try a cheese, tomato and egg toastie.

          Other healthy and convenient snack choices to grab when hunger strikes:

          Healthy snack choices
          Healthy snack choices