I am a right old snacking lass. I think the proper term is ‘grazer’, obvs inc. actual meals too.
As I vowed to try and save my pennies this year (ahem not spend my salary in Pret, fml) I am making the conscious effort to prep and get all the snacks a gal needs ready the night before. Home made grub really does make you feel amaze, on top of life and pretty damn smug. Reason one being ya save precious dollar, and two coz y’know, the healthy life and all that.
I was going to list out a whole bunch of snack ideas, but in all honesty, I usually only have a handful of got to snacks that are super easy to make / cheap / tasty. So let’s keep it simple! What tickles my pickle might not tickle yours, but I thought I would make a few suggestions. I LOVE a bit of inspiration here and there to keep things fresh and more enticing than the almond croissants winking at me from shop windows. Ooooooft almond croissants <3 <3 <3
Anyways, first up…
Are ya familiar with the American snack ‘ants on a log‘? It all seemed very bizarre to me. They are celery sticks topped with peanut butter and raisins. Weird, eh? But trust me dallin’ they are SO tasty. Spooning PB onto celery sticks is a right pain, but my bae Pinterest gave me the corker of an idea to create a dipping jar. Simply a few (big) spoonfuls of delish PB and celery sticks stuck in. Perf. You could also do this with carrots & hummus / any other dipping combos you like! Any ole jar will do, I picked up some cheeky £1 ones from Tiger.
Sweet, tasty and filling bars of goodness are the best. You can pretty much chuck anything into a granola bar and it will taste dreamy. I use oats, chia seeds, coconut oil, maple syrup, pecans, and a cheeky few squares of dark choc. I usually adapt this recipe, it is easy peasy and the bars keep up to a month! Perfect to whip up on a Sunday evening prep sesh. NOTE: The bars pictured above aren’t my lovely homemade babies, however I will be posting them very soon!
Seeds. eeew. I know, but stay with me on this one. Only recently have I discovered my love for these fellas. My bro and his GF made us the most glorious vegan salad with heaps of roasted seeds on top. They are just your average sunflower seeds with a splash of soy, toasted within about 5 mins in a frying pan. The soy just gives them the most delish coating, they are SO more-ish and really good for you. They aren’t the most filling of snacks, but a perfect quick nibble to keep you going.
I have made many a energy ball in my time. They are a great blitz of goodness that get ya through the day one bite at a time. I would especially recommend these if you have a super busy job and have no time to nip of and grab a snack / sit down to eat lunch. There are LOADS of gorgeous recipes out there, HEMSLEY & HEMSLEY do some corkers and of course, you always have Pinterest.
What are your go to working snacks? Gal needs all the inspiration she can get!