Sliding into 2018 – unofficially deemed as the year that everything good happens – isn’t so much about creating strict borders around all the stuff we love. It’s about taking back Saturdays and using them to freak ourselves out by binging on the entire season of Black Mirror. The 2018 twist? We’re adults now and the world is full of loads of bad stuff already, so with dignity and self-respect, we’re eating healthy snacks instead reaching for the Cadbury Choc.
Almonds contain vitamin E and are a fab source of magnesium. That means they can reduce the risk of heart disease and are helpful in maintaining weight by packing in all the good stuff from Mother Nature herself. The high fiber, protein and [good] fat content of almonds means it only takes a handful to satisfy your post-holiday hunger.
Lightly salt or season with loads of spices if you’re feeling fancy.
Berries are literally on this Earth to make us happy. They have all the antioxidants and theoretically harness a compound of anti-cancer properties. All berries are great sources of fiber. You’ll maintain a healthy digestive system, protect cells from high blood sugar levels and help increase insulin sensitivity.
Eat forever as they are, or freeze into berry ice pops.
Filling as hell, chia contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids, [good] carbs, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium. Omega-3 fatty acids help raise your good cholesterol, protecting your lovely heart from heart attacks and strokes.
Bowl with greek yoghurt and fruit for chia pudding heaven.
Super low in calories, high in fiber and zero fat. Kale is also known for being a fantastic anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.
Kale chips will wipe out your addiction to regular chips. Just bake them and season.
Popcorn has it all and is often falsely accused of being a bad influence on your body. But that’s basically down to the butter. Popcorn holds fiber, antioxidants, vitamin B and magnesium. A cup of plain popcorn only contains around 31 calories. It’s also one of the only snacks that’s 100% whole grain.