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9 healthier snacks to ease your sugar cravings

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Looking for a healthier alternative for that 3 o clock sugar slump, or maybe something filling to keep you going until lunch? No problem. This guide has plenty of healthy snack ideas for you to pick and chose from, that are not only healthy but also taste delicious.

Nut butter apple crisps


  1. Core an apple and cut thinly into rounds.
  2. Take a tbsp of a nut butter of your choice and spread over the rounds.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

Β Tortilla chips

  1. Cut up plain tortilla wraps into thin strips.
  2. Spray with oil and crack over salt and pepper(experiment with other flavors such as paprika, lemon and herb, or mixed spice).
  3. Place under grill at a medium high heat, for 5 minutes or until crisp.

Banana nice cream

  1. Freeze 2 ripe bananas chopped into rounds
  2. Take frozen bananas out of freezer and leave to defrost slightly for about 3 mins
  3. Add the banana and a handful of berries to a blender
  4. Blend until smooth and creamy add a small amount of almond milk if it need loosening.
  5. Cover in berries and grate some dark chocolate on top

Chocolate banana ice pop


  1. Chop 4 ripe bananas in half
  2. Stick a wooden stick through the center of the banana length ways
  3. Melt a bar of dark chocolate
  4. Cover the banana halves in the melted chocolate, sprinkle in chopped nuts for added taste if you fancy a nutty alternative.
  5. Place in freezer to freeze 2-3 hours.

Roasted maple and cinnamon nuts

  1. Pre heat oven to 180
  2. Take a handful each of pecans, almonds and cashews and cover in a tbsp of Maple syrup or honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Toast for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Take a handful as a snack

Homemade vegetable crisps


  1. Pre heat oven to 200c
  2. Take a sweet potato, potato, carrot and parsnip.
  3. Cut into very thin slices, laying flat over baking tray-not over lapping.
  4. Spray with sunflower oil (make sure all are lightly covered).
  5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and brown.

Butternut crinkle chips

You can buy these in Sainsburys (you could also chop a butternut squash into chips and make your own if you preferred.) They taste amazing when baked in a spritz of oil, and covered in salt and pepper.
  1. Pre heat oven to 200c
  2. Spray with oil and sprinkle over salt and pepper
  3. Place in oven for 15 minutes.

Curried chick peas

Drain a tin of chickpeas and mix with curry spice, a spritz of oil, and a drizzle of maple syrup. bake at 180c for 15 mic or until crisp.

Peanut butter choc chip cookies

One of the most popular recipes on my blog these are made from

What you will need:
  • 1 cup oats
  • Dark chocolate 50 g
  • 2tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp syrup ( I use maple)
  1. Blitz the oats in a food processor, to make a fine flour.
  2. Chop up the dark chocolate
  3. Add the chocolate, peanut butter and syrup to the flour
  4. Mix and roll into 8 balls
  5. Flatten under palm of hand
  6. Place on lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes



  1. These are all great choices! I have a super sweet tooth, so I constantly struggle with combating cravings, especially living in a home with someone who loves junk food haha, other than my coffee creamer in the morning, I have cut out all added sugars β™‘β™‘


  2. You’re such a lifesaver. I’ve got such a sweet tooth! Just today I made chocolate and orange shortbread. This list is going to be bookmarked and saved for later!

    Julia xx


  3. I love the sound of some of these – I love anything that includes banana.. 😍 I’m terrible at reaching for unhealthy and super sweet snacks, so I’m definitely going to be making some of these to try and help myself eat more healthy! πŸ™Š


  4. Thank you so much for sharing this! This couldn’t have come at a better time – I’m trying to eat and live more healthily so am bookmarking this post πŸ’˜πŸ’˜


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