Shop bought snacks

Shop bought snacks

All of the following suggestions include a source of protein and carbohydrate, which will help to balance your blood sugar and provide you bundles of energy throughout the day.

Fruit with nuts or seeds:

Take any of the following fruits and combine them with the nuts or seeds of your choice:

Fresh fruit

  • 1 apple
  • Handful of berries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear
  • 1 orange
  • Handful grapes

Handful of dried fruit

  • Apricots
  • Figs
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Goji Berries
  • Dried mulberries


  • 5 walnuts
  • 5 almonds
  • 5 pecan nuts
  • 3 brazil nuts
  • 5 cashew nuts
  • 5 hazel nuts


  • 15 Pumpkin seeds
  • 15 Sunflower seeds
  • 15 Pine nuts

Sliced fruit with nut butter:

  • Slice apples, pears, or bananas and top with your favourite nut butter

Seed mixes:

  • Munchy seeds omega sprinkles
  • Clearspring organic roasted seeds – with savoury flavours such as tomato and herb, and sweet varieties such as soya with cranberry
  • The Food Doctor savoury seed blend

* Remember to eat seeds alongside a piece of fruit or vegetable for added nutrients and antioxidants

Fruit and nut bars:

(Gluten and dairy free)

  • Beond bars – comes in six flavours including apple and cinnamon, sour cherry, and acai berry.
  • Nakd bars – various flavours such as pecan pie, cocoa orange, berry delight and ginger bread
  • Doves Farm flapjacks – banana and hemp seed, apple and sultana, apricot and chia

All of these bars contain less than 200kcals, but be aware that some bars can contain many more calories, which we would only recommend if you have been doing exercise and have a higher energy need.

Energy balls:

  • Bounce Balls – gluten free energy balls – coconut and lemon, peanut, coconut and macadamia

If you’ve had to run out of the house without breakfast, pick up one of these pots to start your day

Fruit, granola and yogurt pots:

  • Rachel’s breakfast pot
  • Pret five berry bowl – made with gluten free granola
  • Pret dairy-free bircher – also gluten free and made with coconut yogurt.

Hummus and vegetable dippers:

  • Choose any of your favourite raw veggies – think carrots, cucumber, celery, broccoli, radishes, and cherry tomatoes.

Oatcakes or rye bread topped with:

  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Clearspring fruit purees – pear, apple and mango, apple and apricot, apple and strawberry

Alternative crisps:

  • Garbanzo dry roasted chickpeas
  • Inspiral kale chips – include flavours such as wasabi wheat grass and cacao and cinnamon
  • Emily vegetable crisps
  • Aldi vegetable crisps

Boiled Eggs

  • Pret egg and spinach protein pot
  • Waitrose egg and spinach protein pot


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