Peckish and low? Fed up with the same old boring healthy bars full of muesli ?
For quick and easy snacks & recipes to make at home, skip to further down this page!
We roadtested dozens of bars and here’s our favorite shop-bought bars and top tasting nutritious snacks :-
You’ll find dozens more, probably cheaper, than these – but for a sugar-boost when you need it, these are tops
in our opinion!
With large packets, particularly dried fruits and nuts, buy smaller self-seal bags and split into enough packs
for one week.
If shopping for new items – check out the carbs and sugar content, “no added sugar” is a helpful clue – also
check that “glucose syrup” is not one of the first three ingredients !
Here’s some other store cupboard or refrigerator items that are suitable for your diabetic snack list
nuts, fresh fruit, cold meats, carrots, yogurt, popcorn, cottage cheese, and perfect for kids – apple, banana or
celery sticks topped with peanut butter!
Here’s some simple, quick and easy to prepare snack ideas, that you can create in just a few minutes at home
For something sweeter or as a dessert, try pots of sugar-free jelly or jello, a piece of fruit or some dried
If you’re going out, it may be worth carrying a snack bar or pack of nuts with you, in addition to the glucose
which you should try and remember at all times.
This is a wonderful Spanish tradition and tapes come in many forms. From a simple dish of roast almonds or
marinated olives to more complicated dishes, this is a tradition in the whole of Spain and around the
Whether you’re buying snack bars or making your own for home consumption, you’ll need to keep an eye on sugar
and fat content.
When buying in the store, check out the carbohydrates and sugar per bar – it’s worth comparing and not being
“fooled” by the packaging. Some of the popular brands may be lower in carbs and sugar than so-called “healthy”
Of all the healthy snack recipes, here’s our favorite from the family cookbook:-
This may be a little time consuming to prepare and bake, but it’s economical and you know exactly what
ingredients are in it:-
Store safely in a tin. For lunch boxes wrap well in foil.
There’s loads of new bars available in stores that are perfect for kids – particularly places such as Holland
& Barrett or Waitrose seem to stock a good variety.
Other useful easy storecupboard ideas are to buy a large pack of apricots or raisins and packet a few up, ready
to take to school. Of course, you can also buy the pre-boxed raisins or apricots, though these will tend to be more
Here’s a few more recipes for light snacks or snack bars:-
We’d love to receive your family favorites for this page!
For further healthy ideas consider snacking on superfoods such as brazil nuts and blueberries.
Thanks to André Karwath aka Aka for the images