When seeing a nutritionist or dietitian to ensure an optimum diet, they will recommend you eat a variety of foods from different food groups and aim for 30g of fibre per day. Including foods high in iron, omega-3 and calcium is important. The below is a guide to some of the most important nutrients to consider in your diet in conjunction with the Healthy Eating Pyramid.
The average person needs to eat every 3-5 hours – the range is wide depending on age, gender, lifestyle and activity levels. For those individuals who do not feel hungry in between meals or eat their meals at traditional meal times, they may not need to snack. On the other hand, if you are genuinely hungry in between meals, adding a 100-200 calorie snack will help to keep you fueled and satisfied until your next meal.
|Snack||Calories||Carbs (g)||Protein (g)|
|Small Milk Coffee||100||15||15|
|Cheese and Crackers (4 crackers, 40g chesse)||200||20||10|
|Tub of Plain Greek Yoghurt (170g)||100||7||16|
|Tub of Flavoured Greek Yoghurt||120||12||13|
|Packet of Roasted Boradbeans||100||12||5|
|Nut Based Snack Bar||170||20||5|
|Handful (30g) nuts||160||2||5|
|2 Corn Thins + 1 tbsp. Nut Spread||200||11||7|
|Popcorn - 3 Cups||115||14||3|
|2 tbsp. Hommus + Vege Sticks||120||10||4|
There is a small handful of foods that are very low in calories, which means you can snack on them throughout the day without any significant impact on overall calorie intake.
These foods include – raw vegetables, plain vegetable soup, berries, black tea, black coffee, herbal tea, spices, herbs, diet cordial, diet soft drink.
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