1. Homemade trail mix
Grab a handful of your favourite unsalted nuts and mix them with some dried fruit and a sprinkle of dark chocolate drops. Carry them in a container in your handbag for morning tea. Good fats? Tick. Protein? Tick. Fibre? Tick.
2. Cheese and wholegrain crackers
A great option for your workplace fridge, these are ready in an instant. Cheese gives you a great source of calcium, while wholegrains contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals including magnesium, iron, zinc and B vitamins.
3. Hummus dip and veggie sticks
Cut up a bunch of raw carrots, celery and cucumber when you next meal prep to put in a container, and take a healthy dip with you. The chickpeas in hummus are a great protein source, which will help keeping you satisfied until your next meal.
4. Bliss balls
These are easy and fun to make. Blend a cup of chopped dates and sultanas with two teaspoons of water, then add a cup of oats, half a cup of shredded coconut and a tablespoon of cacao powder. Blend until the mixture is sticky enough to hold together. Make a heaped teaspoon of the mixture at a time into a ball, roll in some extra shredded coconut, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
5. Vegies on toast
Toast a slice of good quality sourdough bread, add a generous spread of mashed avocado, and top with in-season vegies – think juicy tomatoes, roasted zucchini or capsicum strips – add drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.
6. UP&GO blends
When you need to refuel on the go, UP&GO blends can be a great alternative to incorporate into your healthy lifestyle . Available in Banana+Cinnamon, Cocoa+Almond, and Mango+Coconut. Made with real fruit, nuts and oats, they are a delicious source of protein and fibre and provide you with low GI energy*.
*Glycaemic Index (GI) value = 33