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23 healthy snacks to keep you full

Listen to your hunger

Snacks take the edge off hunger so that you don’t overeat at meals. There are so many snacks on offer at supermarkets, there's always an opportunity to grab something fast. However, many of these snacks are high in sugar, fat or salt and won't keep you going until mealtimes. The best snacks have a combination of satisfying protein and fibre, are nutritious and taste really good.

High-protein snacks

Ricotta with blueberries and honey
Ricotta cheese is fresh and light but packed with protein.
  • ricotta pot with blueberries
  • 125g low-fat plain yoghurt
  • 20 almonds or other unsalted nuts
  • crispbread and 1 tbsp light soft cheese
  • 2 tbsp hummus and vegetable sticks
  • hard-boiled egg
  • wholemeal pitta and savoury yoghurt dip
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter and celery or apple

High-fibre snacks

Chilli and lime spiced popcornBBC Food
Kale crisps are full of fibre, nutrition and are deliciously moreish when flavoured with spices.

Easy ideas for healthy snacks

If you like to snack throughout the day, give the crisps and cakes a miss and try these healthy snacks that will keep you fuller for longer. Dietitian Priya Tew shows you how combining fibre and protein is the secret.

Drink more water

Because our bodies get a lot of hydration from food, the signals for hunger and thirst can be confused. Keep drinking water throughout the day, with the occasional cup of tea, coffee or fruit teas.