January is here and (hopefully) so too are your goals of treating your body to high-quality, nutrient-dense snacks. Here are our top ten healthy snack ideas for busy people who have only a little time but A LOT of love for delicious flavours!
1) Chunx Original
If you're looking for a protein-rich snack that delivers all the chocolate-y goodness you crave, Chunx are the ones. They're crunchy chickpea clusters that have been dry-roasted to perfection and generously coated in a super smooth dark chocolate
Free from gluten, high in fibre, and vegan, they're good for most sensitive stomachs. They make the ideal munch choice for when you're on the move and kids won't be sending them back in their lunchboxes, that's for sure.
2) Orbs Roasted Chickpeas with Oat Milk Chocolate
Another moreish snack that is free from gluten, high in fibre and vegan, Orbs are the option for you if you love a dry-roasted chickpea smothered in a smooth and ethically-sourced oat milk chocolate.
Where Chunx are clusters of chickpeas, Orbs offer each individually robed for those who appreciate a great chocolate-to-chickpea ratio. IYKYK. Did we mention we stock them in three flavours? Mint, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate – drool!
3) Nanuki Brownie Bomb Cookie Dough
Nanuki’s Brownie Bomb Cookie Dough is a superfood-packed cocoa treat coated in a chocolate shell, with a soft, doughy centre. Packed with a whopping six different superfoods, you can rest assured you're getting a good dose of nutrients in. The best part? It's so perfectly-sweet ('cos of the added raw honey) that it doesn't even taste healthy!
It's made with dates (more sweetness – yum!), rice flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, organic spirulina powder, organic lucuma powder, and organic mesquite powder. Winning!
4) Nanuki Boom Bar Metamorphic Brownie
Another goodie from Nanuki, this is a deliciously moist date and cocoa bar, with a crunchy biscuit base and a raw chocolate coating. Again, it fools you into believing it's a regular-degular brownie when in actual fact it is super-duper one enriched with a selection of epic superfoods. Meaning, you can get your nutrient AND sugar-craving fix in one place.
It's made with the goodness of hemp, moringa, lucuma, and spirulina, making it a really great alternative to sugary snacks and empty calories.
Beyond being made with natural ingredients, it's dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and peanut-free. It's a good source of plant protein and quick-acting energy, and dietary fibre.
4) Wazoogles Superfood Protein Blends
Available in a variety of wowtastic flavours, including Unicorn Berry, Chocolate Moondust, and Vanilla Sky, Wazoogles Superfood Protein Blends are a tastebud-tantalising combo of the purest, most ethically sourced, nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet.
As the name suggests, they’re packed with plant-based protein, as well as living enzymes, vitamins, and vital nutrients. What you won't find are nasty fillers or artificial additives. With these babies, you can help reduce food cravings (thanks to the French-grown yellow pea protein!) and get a whole meal in without actually sitting down to eat – score!
If you're an oats fan, you have go to try Wazoogles Supernatural Oats Pots too! Also available in a range of sumptuous flavours, you can expect the humble oat breakfast transformed into a delicious superfood experience! They really do make for a magical superfood breakfast on-the-go 'cos all you have to do is add hot water, cold water, or nut milk.
5) Shirwood Biltong
If you're a carnivore at heart, you can't go wrong with the tasty convenience of Shirwood's Biltong.
It's high in protein (duh), made with their Original Secret Recipe, then dried and carved to perfection. It also comes in snapstix, slices, and droëwors form so you can enjoy it in more ways than one! Lovers of spice, you have to try the chilli flavour – thank us later!
6) Nuts & Dried Fruit
Nuts are an easy way to get in much-needed protein on a busy day. They're also great calorie boosters for those who struggle with getting in enough food. With just a handful eaten on-the-go, you'll stay satiated for longer and won’t have to worry about dealing with a noisy tum between meals.
SHOP NUTS HERE.
As for dried fruit, it's an ideal way to get in some of your five-a-day, pump up your fibre, and up your nutrients – especially if you're not the biggest fan of eating loads of fresh fruit.
SHOP DRIED FRUIT HERE.
7) Meshuggah Sugar Free Drops – Apple Blossom & Kiwi
Ideal for diabetics and sugar-conscious peeps who want to indulge in life's sweet treats without a care, Meshuggah Sugar Free Drops promise to transport you to the candy world of yester-year (minus the potential cavities, hehe).
Expect gentle botanical flavours, hand-rolled in citrus wedge shapes, so sweet you'll find it hard, if not impossible, to tell the difference between them and traditional sugar candies.
Meshuggah substitutes sugar with isomalt and boldly guarantee no compromise on taste.
8) Swartland Kitchen Sugar-Free Breakfast Rusks
Rusk lovers, listen up! Now you can enjoy the warm joy of rusks on the daily without any concern for sugar content.
Swartland Rusks are baked in small batches in Darling (in the Swartland). They're made with free-range eggs and stoneground wheat flour and they're bloody deelicious. 'Nuff said.
9) Corn Thins & Crackers + topping of your choice
You can't go wrong with a good ol' corn thin/cracker and dip. Think: guacamole, cream cheese, tzatziki, hummus – the cracker is your oyster! These make for great meals between meals.
10) Kellogg's Granola Bar Pack - Oats & Yoghurt with Coconut & Cinnamon
These babies come in a nifty pack of five, making them perfect lunchboxes or hand/gym bag snack stashes. They're made with wholesome ingredients and crave-worthy flavours.
Looking for more drink/mealspiration? Check out our epic selection of easy, convenient, and/or spectactular recipes here.