Bare your pangs

Keep hunger at bay with these healthy snacks

Beat the pangs

Eating healthily can sometimes still leave you hungry. Sack the snacks and flick the wolf at the door two fingers with these nutritious and tasty tide-me-over treats courtesy of registered nutritionist Kim Pearson (www.kim-pearson.com)

Something fishy

Smoked salmon and low fat cream cheese on oatcakes, topped with watercress
Smoked salmon is a good source of Omega 3 and vitamin D – both of which have been shown to help fight depression and low moods. Dips of the energy sort are handled by the oatcakes, whose low GI provides a sustained release of energy, while the seemingly decorative watercress actually adds extra micronutrients like iron, calcium and folic acid.

Go Mediterranean

Falafel and Tatziki
Falafel contains a good mixture of protein and carbs, so not only does it feed your muscles the right combination of what they hunger for, the full flavour will leave you more satisfied. Shop bought tatziki is made with natural yoghurt but making your own with live yoghurt adds probiotic bacteria, essential in maintaining good digestive health.

Dried up

Air-dried apple rings
Available at most health food shops, these fruit pieces make an ideal low-salt, no-saturated fat substitute for that afternoon packet of prawn cocktail. Research shows that apples reduce the risk of colon, prostate and lung cancer, while the soluble fibre prevents re-absorption of cholesterol into the blood stream, so is beneficial for heart health too.

Go green

An avocado with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and olive oil
Quick and easy to prepare in the staff kitchen, avocados contain antioxidant vitamin E, which protect the heath of your skin cells as you trudge through the smog of the rat race. These green dreams knock the brown spots of bananas, containing 60 per cent more potassium, and are also rich in the B vitamins you body need to efficiently convert food into energy.

Follow the trail

Mixed nuts, dried fruit and seeds
Trail mix is a healthy snack-food staple that looks like stuff squirrel stuff but will keep you bushy-tailed until dinnertime. Raisins are high in antioxidants and provide a natural sugar boost to keep you firing, while pumpkin seeds are full of zinc – essential for healthy sperm production – to keep you umm…firing.

From http://www.menshealth.co.uk

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