Small changes to your lifestyle can have a big positive effect on your overall health. Indulging in naughty snacks is often where people slip up when they are trying to embark on a healthier lifestyle. Try and remember that most vending machine snacks will not fill you up and will do nothing nutritionally for your body.

Our top ten healthy snack ideas show how you can snack sensibly and maintain your healthy routine! Many of these recipes can be whipped up on a Sunday and enjoyed throughout the week! So banish those trips to the vending machine and check out some of our favourite snack ideas!

Busy Bee Energy Balls

These sweet and tasty energy balls are naturally sweetened with dried fruit. They are packed with protein-rich foods like almonds which will help keep you going through the day!

Sweet Smoked Cashew Nibbles

These gently roasted cashews are lightly spiced and satisfyingly crunchy.

Chia Chomp Bars

Gluten-free, no-cook flapjacks made without cane sugar. A generous snack, which is highly portable and satisfying.

Paleo Brownie Balls Snack

No-cook, no cane sugar, rich chocolate bites with sesame seeds, pecans and almonds. These provide an immediate energy boost and protein to sustain you.

Spelt & Raspberry Nutty Flapjacks with White Chocolate

Toffee-like, crunchy spelt bars made with red berries, coconut sugar, cashews and homemade white chocolate. These tasty treats are DAIRY FREE and low GI in comparison to many honey-rich, sugar-full flapjacks/oat bars available in supermarkets.

Chocolate & Raisin Brownie Biscuits

These chocolatey brownie biscuits are free from dairy and cane sugar! We used coconut oil instead of butter and sweetened the biscuits with coconut sugar!

Peanut Butter & Goji Berry granola bars (via loveandlemons.com)

These bars are super easy to make and make a great breakfast-on-the-go! The goji berries add a lovely natural sweetness – reducing the need for sugar!

Turmeric Roasted Cashews with Chia (via cookrepublic.com)

A delicious, quick and nourishing snacking option for your lunchbox. Also works as salad or soup topper. Roasted with the goodness of turmeric and chia.

Bean and Pepper Tortilla Bites

These savoury potato, bean and egg bites can easily be packed in a cool-bag to have for elevenses or a light lunch on-the-go.

Savoury Trail Mix (via joyoushealth.com)

A delicious mix of nuts and seeds seasoned with onion, garlic and cayenne pepper. Super-quick to make. Put all ingredients in a lidded plastic tub, shake and go!