Show us a person who doesn’t like a snack and we will show you a liar. Here at Healthy Living London we love a snack and carry them with us at all times, which is probably a good thing given how busy our lives are and how grouchy we get when we don’t eat! You’ll regularly find us hunting in our bags for one of the delicious, healthy snacks we’ve stashed there in case of emergency. At this stage we reckon we’re connoisseurs of the snack world and we’ve rounded up some of our favourite on-the-go snacks for you to enjoy too!
Minor Figures Coffee To Go
Ever have one of those days where you REALLY need a coffee but just don’t have time to wait for a barista to make you one? We get it, when you’re busy sometimes you just need your coffee to be there for you, and Minor Figures get it too. Ready when you are, Barista Brews are 100% plant-based and made with Minor Figures’ classic Barista Oat and the finest specialty coffee. Enjoy them chilled from the can or splashed over ice if you’re feeling fancy.
Available online with an RRP of £22 for 12.
Yeo Valley Dips
When you’re not sure what you fancy we can guarantee that a good dip (with some lovely crackers) will always hit the spot. Yeo Valley’s organic dips aren’t just delicious, they also have 30% less fat than other run-of-the-mill, creamy dips. Available in three tasty flavours, the Sour Cream and Chive is fresh, the Sweet Chilli is spicy and the Garlic and Herb is always going to be a crowd pleaser. We’re happy to eat the whole pot in one go, but you can decant some into a jar ready for wherever your adventures take you.
Exclusively available at Sainsburys with an RRP of £1.65
We love a delicious chewy KIND bar, and we really love that some of their favourite flavours are now available in more compact bars that come in at under 100 calories. KIND Thins combine great tasting nutritious ingredients in bars that give a delicious boost just when you need it. Available in two flavours we genuinely can’t decide our favourite between Caramel Nuts & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt, so we’ll just need to keep one of each in our bags at all times!
Available online with an RRP of £14 for 16 bars.
Our writer Lizzie tried these delicious dairy free yoghurts last year and ever since we’ve been obsessed. Light, creamy and with the perfect balance between the sweetness of mango with the natural sharpness of passionfruit, Nush Yog is the perfect snack – smooth and flavourful, but not too sweet. It’s vegan and free from gluten, soya, preservatives, additives and refined sugar, plus it’s fortified with live vegan cultures making it a gut-healthy choice.
Available on Ocado with an RRP of £3 for 350g.
Gourmet Glow is a long time friend of HLL so trust us when we say that her recipes are AMAZING! If you’ve got time to do a little food prep her Cherry and Pink Peppercorn Bites are just the thing to stash in your bag ready for when you need a little pick me up. More of a muffin person? Try stashing Gourmet Glow’s Thyme, Muscovado & White Chocolate Muffins with Alpine Strawberries in the freezer, ready to whip out when you need them.
Purition Vegan Protein Shakes
If you’re really short on time a protein shake can be the perfect solution – mix it up quickly with a bit of your favourite m*lk (we really like Minor Figures Everyday Oat because it’s fortified with the vitamins and minerals that are commonly lower in a plant-based diet) and you are ready to go. However, not all protein powders are made the same, which is why we love Purition. Made from real food that tastes delicious this vegan protein powder has no artificial flavouring or sweeteners, and while it’s probably not a full meal it will tide you over when life is just too hectic. Check out our full review here.
Available online including a sample discovery range with costs from £2.50 per sachet or 6 or £13.50.
The Protein Ball Co.Protein Balls
Is it just us or is a snack more satisfying when you can graze on it? The Protein Ball Co.’s bite sized balls are perfect when you fancy grazing, but also want to be mindful about what you’re grazing. Handmade in their commercial kitchen, The Protein Ball Co. produces delicious, healthy snacks that are free from gluten, wheat, soy, GMO and are vegetarian. They’re the perfect choice whether you’re eating your way through a boring task at your computer, or running around desperately trying to tick things off your to do list.
Available online from £17.99 for 10 bags.