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5 easy low calorie swaps

We’re big believers in the power of the swap. Swapping your usual snacks like crisps and chocolate bars for more nutritious, lighter alternatives is a great way of improving your diet.

The most satisfying and efficient snacks have a balance of protein, great fats and fibre. These three combined will carry you through to your next meal nicely, so aim for nuts, seeds, chickpeas, dips & fresh veg.

Another way to snack a little lighter without missing out on flavour is by making the most of herbs and spices. Roasting chickpeas with smoked paprika, or adding cinnamon to your popcorn, will lift the flavour without needing any added salt or sugar.

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swap fizzy drinks for fruit infused water

Our bodies often confuse thirst for hunger, so it’s important to keep yourself hydrated. Adding your favourite fruit will infuse the water with delicious fresh flavours, and a tablespoon of chia seeds with give your beverage a nutritious boost.

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swap a chocolate bar for cocoa & orange bites

Upgrade your usual chocolate treat to a cocoa & orange bite to get a delicious source of protein.

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swap bagels or wedges for sweet potato toast

In this age of eating on-the-go it can be hard to fit in the recommended amount of fruit and veg, and our bodies can end up crying out for more vitamins and minerals, especially in the dark days of winter.

If you’re feeling sluggish, and like your body just needs a vibrant boost, this January could be the perfect time to establish new healthy habits and start eating more fruit & veg - and these sweet potato toasts are a fabulous way of doing just that!

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swap fried potato crisps for dried veggie crisps

Vegetable crisps definitely have the health advantage over potato crisps! Our veggie crisps are dried instead of fried, which creates a naturally delicious wholesome snack that have many more vitamins and nutrients than fried potato crisps.

Add to that the fact that veggie crisps usually don’t require as much added salt as potato crisps because of the naturally delicious flavours from the vegetables.

Worried about compromising on the moreish crunch? No need to worry – air drying gradually removes the moisture from the vegetables, which helps create the same crunchy crisp texture that we all love!

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swap crisps for flavour-packed popcorn

If you are looking for a snack that is low in calories yet still filling, go for popcorn. Popcorn is a favourite snack for nutritionists because it is high in fibre. And at only a few calories per cup you can snack without ruining dinner!

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