5 Healthy Snacks That Will Curb Cravings & Banish Boredom Eating

It's past 10, you're watching the telly and you've got a hankering for Tayto. Don't reach for crisps or choccie. These healthy eats are just as satisfying...

Root Veg Chips

You’re so not hungry right now. You had a massive dinner, and the most strenuous thing you’ve been doing since you scoffed down that giant plate of pasta, is, er, change the TV channel. But for some reason the cravings have attacked, and you want something bold and bad for you Right. This. Second.

You know the culprit is boredom, and that once you start raiding the cupboard it’s all down hill from there.

So what’s a gal to do?

If distraction tactics aren’t working and you really can’t resist some boredom-busting snacks, then you can scoff these healthier treats instead…

Raw veggies and hummus

Pepper and Walnut Houmous

Carrot sticks and hummus are a classic combo for good reason; they combine a satisfying mix of carb, protein and healthy fats. Mix it up by including other raw veggies like celery or bell peppers, and if you’re feeling adventurous make your own hummus, too. We’ve salivating over this pepper and walnut hummus recipe over on BBC Good Food.

Peanut butter smoothie

Peanut Butter Smoothie

This one is a cinch to make and thanks to its high protein content it will keep you full up for the rest of the evening. We love this sweet and satisfying recipe.

Chocolate banana pops

Chocolate Banana Pops

Rosanna Davison is our number one go-to when we want some healthy eating inspo, and these yummy chocolate banana pops certainly don’t disappoint. Keep a few of these in the freezer for those nights you know you won’t be able to resist a treat.

Sweet potato and orange breakfast muffins

Sweet potato and orange muffins

Over on Roz Purcell’s foodie blog we’re salivating over these delish sweet potato and orange breakfast muffins. They may say breakfast, but we’ll be rustling up a batch at the beginning of the week to tackle all our late-night cravings.

Root vegetable chips

Root Vegetable Chips

In the mood for something a little more savoury? Opt for homemade root veggie chips. Our faves are sweet potato, parsnip and beetroot; much healthier than the usual multi-pack we’d munch through. We’re copying Rachael Ray’s recipe to make ours.