Snack time! Building your ultimate healthy bite.

Our ‘Making Healthy Snacks’ factsheet has you covered.

Out of ideas of new healthy snacks? Not too sure where to start in building one?  

Our factsheet has you sorted! Check out our factsheet HERE which you can easily download on our Better Health Hub.  

Eating snacks throughout the day is part of a healthy and balanced diet. Depending on how hungry you feel, try to include two to three healthy snacks between main meals throughout the day.  

When selecting healthy snacks, it’s great to try to incorporate a balance of foods from the five food groups to keep you satisfied and also provide you with enough energy throughout the day.  

To do this our top tip is to try to plan and prepare ahead!  

Life can get busy, but deciding what snack you want for the week and choosing a day to get all your snacks ready at once can help you select healthy snacks that keep you satisfied!  

Our Healthy Snack Factsheet gives you a step-by-step guide on how to build the perfect healthy snack, that tastes great and is good for you too!  

How to build a healthy snack

Examples include:  

Wholegrain crackers  

Brown rice cakes  

Oats or quinoa  

How to build a healthy snack

Examples can be:  

Tin of tuna in olive oil or spring water  

Tin of chickpeas or baked beans  

Hard-boiled eggs  

Unsalted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios)  

Seeds (chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds)  

How to build a healthy snack

Some great options include:  

Carrot sticks  

Cherry tomatoes  

Cucumber slices

How to build a healthy snack

Choose fruits you love! Examples can be: 

Berries (blueberries, strawberries)  

Apple slices  


How to build a healthy snack

Some examples we love include:  

Low fat cheese slices

Low fat greek yogurt

Cow’s milk, or plant-based milk alternatives with added calcium (e.g. soy or almond).


Now it’s time to build! Check out our fact sheet HERE for ideas on how to put these ingredients together!  

Reminder – You don’t have to follow all these steps every time you make a snack (we know life gets busy!) but it can be a helpful guide to include as many of the five food groups as you can! 

Also don’t forget to take a moment to reflect on the snack combinations you have made. They were thought through to taste good and be good for you! So, take the time to savour each mouthful, appreciating the flavours and textures!  


What are you waiting for? Get snacking!