Now that we live in the middle of nowhere, a full-on night out with Husband has become something of a rarity. We’ve had to be a lot more inventive when it comes to spending quality time together  and one of our current favourite things to do is to stick some music on, cook together, prepare some healthy snacks and play some online casino games. There’s nothing like a few spins of a roulette wheel to get the adrenaline going and obviously winning makes it even better! We also love the fruit machines – it’s like being in a pub without having to leave the comfort of our living room! Eating healthily at the moment means we have to think outside the box when it comes to finding fun snacks which are also good for us, but we’ve come across a few lately which have become firm favourites.

Topped Rice Cakes

Topped Rice Cakes

When we think of rice cakes, we often think of a dry, uninspiring cracker with little flavour and even less pleasure. However, if you change the way you view rice crackers, you can start seeing them in a whole new light and a great way to do this is to add toppings! Peanut butter with desiccated coconut and dried cherries will take your boring crackers from gross to gourmet with very little effort!

Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

It may seem a little odd to suggest chocolate as a healthy snack, but you’re free to indulge if you make the RIGHT choices. For instance, a slab of Dairy Milk isn’t going to be a great choice as there’s a ton of added fat and sugar. However, something of the dark chocolate variety, preferable 70% cocoa solids or higher and you’re on to a winner.

Popcorn

popcorn

Okay, so popcorn which is slathered in butter or toffee obviously isn’t the way to go if you’re trying to keep things healthy. However, if you buy plain kernels which you then pop and season yourself, you’ll massively reduce your fat intake and take this snack to a new level. Sea salt is tasty, as is a little smoked paprika if you like a hit of spice. We’d also recommend sprinkling cinnamon and a little granulated sweetener for a low-cal sweet alternative.

Wasabi Peas

Wasabi Peas

Wasabi Peas are an excellent snacking option because not only are they low calorie, but they’re also packed with protein, which means you’re potentially helping to build muscle while you play! The spice isn’t to everyone’s taste, but there’s also research to show that spicy food releases endorphins, so you’re actively making yourself happier on a chemical level by indulging in this green delicacy!

Guacamole

Guacamole

We’re huge fans of guacamole here, and we’d happily eat it with just about every meal, but it’s also great as a dip and contains a whole load of the good fats that our bodies need to function well. Opt for a wholemeal cracker or wholemeal pitta slices as a guacamole-delivery-system rather than high-cal corn chips and you’ll also be getting a much needed hit of wholegrain in your diet, too. If you were interested in finding some lovely healthy snacks check out matcha powder from Clearspring.