Without the judging (or is it conspiratorial eyes) looking at you every time you open your snack drawer, working from home can often mean more hours leaning inside your fridge. We’ve compiled a list of snacks that will help you get the day, feel great and keep in check with your food philosophy.
Roasted chickpea and fava beans never tasted so good
Depending on how old you are, you will remember your parents telling you beans were good for you. A reluctant child would push these around the plate. Now these gluten, dairy, nut and egg free from The Happy Snack Company Roasted have changed how we feel about chickpeas and Fava Beans.
Low cal, high in protein…crunchy and satisfying. A wide range of flavours for kids and adults. Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar are the best for a little zing and pop. $5.30 at all good grocery stores.
Direct from the ocean straight to the snack box
Salty, thin, light and crispy – seaweed. Light for your bag, once you’re able to leave the house again. Open, eat the lot and zero guilt. Perfect for sushi lover who is trying to stay away from rice. Add to a seafood lunch for a bit more punch and a reminder of the good bits from your favourite sushi bar.
A solid favourite for those who like a very low cal salty snack. Sold at all good grocery stores. Hosan Seaweed snacks available from stores $1.00
Pop some pop corn!
A classic favourite amongst movie goers, the humble corn kernel can be sweet or savoury – add some butter and caramel or add salt. Plus one little bag of popcorn in the microwave turns into an hours worth of munchy entertainment.
Pop a little poppin’ corn
Perfect for those living gluten and dairy free (sans butter, obviously). Poppin Corn $2.95 from grocery stores.
The gift of gyoza with Hanabi Kimchi Gyoza
You had me at Kimchi. Then you added Gyoza and it was like the world got infinitely better.
Fun, great to share (with the family, inside) or scoff on your own. Kimchi is also good for your belly and wrapped in a wafer thin parcel; these are literally gifts of goodness. $5.95 from grocery stores.
Basic brilliance with boiled eggs
Simple perfect snacks, packed with protein and really good for you. Nature’s perfect snack, pre-packaged ready for cooking. A few minutes in boiling water, add a bit of salt and pepper you’ve got a low calorie snack to keep you through.
Available from just about everything. $6 for 12.
Hummus is always Yumis.
The chickpea dip is easy to make with a can of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. There are plenty of good store bought options too, particularly Yumi’s, which tastes the most authentic. Pre-chop the carrots and the celery to make it easy when you wander into the kitchen for the 30th time looking for something new.
Crack the crunch of crunchy nut cornflakes
Who hasn’t had cereal for dinner and totally loved? Some of us adults still do…and sneak a bowl for lunch or a mid afternoon snack. So fulfilling, easy and tasty. Nothing like smashing out the work while consuming a bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes.
Available almost everywhere you will need a variety of milk too, soy, almond, rice etc.
Get your chocolate fix with chocolate coated chickpeas
Chocolate wouldn’t usually get in a mention, but these dairy free chocolate coated chickpeas, from The Happy Snack Company who do the savoury chocolate chickpea, means you can have your chocolate and eat it too. Thee are like a healthy malteser.
Nut free, dairy free and gluten free. $5.30 from all grocery stores.
Fill your table with Table of Plenty mini rice cakes – salted caramel
Table of plenty have solved the problem with rice cakes. What was previously dry and dull is now covered in decadent salted caramel. Now it’s like having cake throughout the day. Sweet and crunchy, healthy and a treat.
Available at grocery stores. $3.20.