Friday 26 January 2018

Low Calorie and Slimming World Friendly Snacks

If you’ve been following my Twitter and Instagram, you’ll know that I’m back in full Slimming World mode and hitting it full force to shift this ‘baby weight’ (am I allowed to call it that 9 months after having a baby?!) and to keep it off. I’ve followed Slimming World before and know that it works so I thought it was the best thing for me. I know dieting has its downfalls and the best way to loose weight is to exercise and eat ‘healthily’, but Slimming World does just that, it just has stricter guidelines that I know I can stick to and I won’t go overboard on binging on so called ‘treat days’.

But that’s the great thing about Slimming world - you can still have treats as long as they’re in you syn allowance and of course, try and keep them relatively healthy still too. If you don’t know how Slimming World works, you can read more about it here

low calorie snacks

The aim of Slimming World is to cut down on fat and eat more Speed foods (fruit and veg) and Protein. Cutting down these fats will essentially, help you to loose weight but it doesn’t mean you can’t have the odd bar of chocolate or bag of crisps. Weight-loss should be done by eating a balanced diet not one that is just full of vegetables. Your body needs fat for energy so whether this is from sugars or carbohydrates, it’s important to fuel it with all of the nutrients - even the ones you think might be bad. 

I’m a huge lover of chocolate and so the fact I can still have a little treat each day makes Slimming world the right choice for me but, you might not be into chocolate, savoury snacks might be your thing and so it’s good to know whats available and within the SW guidelines - or, if you’re just on a calorie controlled diet and want a quick nibble, these will also be great for you as most of them are under 100calories! 

Aldi HIKE bars (approx. 180calories per bar) are a great source of protein and will keep you fuller for longer. If it’s a boost of energy you need or a pre/post gym snack, these are great for that and are super cheap too at just 49p per bar! 

Special K ‘Moments’ (96calories for 2 bars) are great if you’re craving a biscuit with your tea! With 2 bars in each pack, you can half them throughout the day or even have one bar over 2 days. In regards to Slimming World, they work out at 2.5 syns per bar or 5 syns for both of them. 

Fibre One bars (90calories per bar) if you’re a member of a Slimming World group, you’ll know about these bad boys. Fibre One bars are healthy, low calorie alternatives to brownies! With 3 flavours and another being released soon, they’re incredible if you’re craving cake at just 4 syns each! At the moment, I love having one warmed slightly with some of the Halo Top (also low calorie) ice cream!

Alpen Light bars (70-80calories per bar) whether you’re eating them as part of the Healthy Extra allowances or want them for a snack, they’re great at just 3 syns and can cure the urge to binge on biscuits throughout the day. I always carry one with me if I’m out and about to stop me from buying cakes! 

indie bay snacks

Now, if you have more of a savory tooth than a sweet tooth (I’m all about sweet things) Indie Bay Pretzel Snacks are the thing for you. These super yummy and crunchy snacks are the perfect thing if you’re a crisp addict or need something to munch on at work. Under 100 calories (Spelt and Quinoa flavours) these bags of Pretzel bites pack a punch and do the thing of curing those snacking urges and they’re full of good stuff too! 

Indie Bay snacks took the good stuff from pretzels and made them into snack sized balls that you can grab and gobble if you’re out and about without worrying about what calories you’re binging on. They’re also a great source of protein so perfect for another pre/post gym snack too! If you’re still seeing January through as Veganuary, they’re also completely Vegan! With a better cause behind each bag thats sold, Indie Bay like to know that children are educated about healthy food too so they donate everytime a bag is sold! 

You can shop online here and use code FREESHIPUK for free UK shipping or you can find them in lots of stores such as Ocado, Wholefoods and Planet Organic. If you want to find out more you can also head over to their Instagram and give them a follow! It’s one of the most colourful feeds I’ve seen - and better still, it’s all about food, YUM! 

(This post is written in collaboration with Indie Bay Snacks and I was provided with samples for the post)

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