We all know that feeling: when 3pm rolls around, the cravings tend to roll in too. While it can be tempting to visit the nearest vending machine for a sugary snack, the quick burst of energy that we get from that sweet treat is often followed by an energy crash shortly afterwards.
We’re here to offer you a healthier solution! The secret to an afternoon snack that not only satisfies you but actually keeps you full until dinner? Protein! Research shows that choosing a high-protein snack makes you feel fuller for longer compared to snacks that are higher in carbohydrates or fat. Protein-rich foods can also play an important role in regulating blood sugar levels.
For a quick and easy snack that offers an excellent source of protein, try eggs! Two large eggs contain 13 grams of high-quality protein along with other important nutrients.
Ready-to-Go Granola Bars
Why buy packaged granola bars when you can customize yours at home with your favourite ingredients? These bars are made with whole grain oats, and seeds like sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds to offer a healthy boost of filling fibre. The batch serves 16, so you’ll be set for snack time anytime.
Blueberry Muffins à la Suisse
These blueberry muffins à la Suisse are always a win for afternoon tea time. Moist, tender, and full of irresistible blueberries, these whole grain muffins could not be easier to make!
Kale and Sausage Frittata Cups
Looking for something a bit more savoury? Try these Kale and Sausage Frittata Egg cups. This make-ahead snack is endlessly customizable. Add in whatever veggies you please for a snack you’ll never get sick of!
Mean Green Cheesy Bites
There is a whole lot to love about these savoury bites loaded with Italian cheeses, kale, and spinach. Perfect for an afternoon snack, they’re a great way to get in some vegetables.
Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
Don’t let the name fool you – this sandwich is not only great at breakfast, but also for a simple and satisfying snack at any time of the day! Avocado not only offers a creaminess to the sandwich, it’s a good source of healthy fats and fibre.
Open-Faced Egg Sandwich with Hummus and Avocado
This open-faced sandwich has so many amazing elements. From the hummus to the avocado, and of course the perfectly cooked eggs, this sandwich will keep you on track for a productive afternoon!