5 Super Snacks To Beat Arvo Cravings

Along with the sun rising and politicians stretching the truth, the afternoon energy slump is seemingly one inevitable part of life.

You get to that 3 pm mark feeling okay, maybe a little tired already from lunch, then you crash.

The chocolates at work begin calling your name and you can’t help but justify a sweet hit to keep you going.

Unfortunately, these over indulgences are often what stops us from the feeling and looking the way we’d like.

You could be eating okay most of the day, but a short window of sugar indulgence throws that out the window.

What you need then are some healthy, waist friendly snacks to conquer this time of the day.

So I thought I’d share my top 5 (some that I’ve only just discovered!)

Here they are:

1. Chobani ‘Flip’ cups

These have only been released in the last few weeks by the company Chobani but are a smash hit for myself and members at The Body Shapers.

They are a cheeky mix of flavoured greek yogurt and crunchy add ins such as nuts or mini-chocolate bits.

So yes, they fill that sweet craving. BUT, they are lowish calories and packed with protein.

One of our girls Liz had one every single day last week and lost 2.2kg’s!

They come in a variety of flavours so I know you’ll find one you like.

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2. Beef Jerky

Convenient, tasty and pretty much all protein, I’m a massive fan of beef jerky.

You can have some stored away at the office as a backup plan or take it with you in your bag.

They make a great option when you’re on the run as they are at most servo’s too.

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3. Quest Protein Bar

Protein bars can be another super convenient way to stick to your eating plan as well as taking no time out of your day.

My personal favourite is¬†quest brand protein bars (commonly called ‘Quest Bars’)

Very high in fibre, low in carbs and a bunch of flavours to pick from.

Another hand bag friendly option when you are strapped for time.

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4. Tuna + Rice Cakes

Tuna is a great choice for a snack, but often needs something to go with for texture and taste.

Enter the rice cakes combo.

Rice cakes a light, crunchy and low calorie, making them a great ‘cushion’ for a small tin of tuna.

A good balance of protein, carbs and healthy fats here.

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5. Carrot + Celery with Chobani Dips

The veggie stick and dip snack options have been around for a while, but it used to have one problem:

The dips most people used were super high calorie.

Especially the dreaded hummus (lots of fat)

The better choice?

The Chobani brand from before also does dips that are much lower calorie and higher protein.

Highly recommend using them vs normal dips, it will allow you to get a much more substantial snack in.

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So there you go, 5 super snacks to beat those dreaded arvo cravings.

Got any others you like? I’d love to hear about them!

David – Body Shapers

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