We all do it, and why not? Snacking can be your secret weapon for weight control, as long as you replace those high-carb, low-nutrition snacks with the right healthy snacks.

Many snack foods are basically nothing but empty carbohydrates of the worst kind. They’re made from inexpensive, highly refined ingredients such as bleached white flour, corn syrup and sugar. It gets worse. They usually contain partially hydrogenated oil (trans fats) a dangerous substance that is a culprit in clogged arteries.

So step aside and let me help you! I have 2 healthy snacks for you that are quick and easy to prepare. One is for weight gain (higher in fat- good fats!) and the other is for weight loss (lower in fat)

Healthy snack higher in calories

snackAvocado and Goats Cheese on toast


1 Avocado

½ a lemon

15g goats cheese (choose a more solid one that you can slice)

3 slices of wholegrain bread.

10g pine nuts

drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


  1. Toast bread on a low setting just to get it a bit crispy.
  2. Preheat grill to a medium/high setting.
  3. Chop avocado into small pieces
  4. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the avocado to stop it going brown.
  5. Slice goats cheese.
  6. Place slightly toasted bread on a baking tray and add avocado on top.
  7. Add goats cheese and sprinkle with pine nuts and olive oil.
  8. Season with black pepper
  9. Place under the grill for 3 minutes.
  10. Serve straight away.

Healthy snack lower in Calories

UntitledVietnamese Spring rolls.


2 rice paper sheets for spring rolls (can be obtained from oriental shops)

25g cooked chicken

15g salad leaves

2 tbsp Vietnamese dipping sauce.


  1. Soak rice paper sheets in warm water for 3-5 seconds.
  2. Place on a dry place and fill with the chicken and salad, then roll up.
  3. Place dipping sauce in a small bowl.
  4. Enjoy!

So there you have it! 2 quick and easy recipes depending on what you are after. Hope you enjoy them!

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Until next time…

Peace! x