Healthy Diet Plan: Extra snacks & sweet treats

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Mini apple & blackberry puddings

Mini blackberry and apple puddings with mint leaves

Turn apple, blackberries and wholemeal bread into an impressive little dessert with these low-fat, vegan puddings.

Nut butter slices

Nut butter slices with cup of herbal tea

These energising bites are packed with goodness, thanks to the oats, almond butter and peanuts. They make a great pre-workout snack or afternoon treat.

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Cinnamon & apricot trail mix

Cinnamon and apricot trail mix in a pink bowl

Make this easy trail mix for when you’re on the go – it’s keto, vegan and gluten-free. You can easily up the quantity and store in an airtight container to enjoy throughout the week.

Dark chocolate orange creams

Dark chocolate orange creams in two pots

Pair the flavours of chocolate and orange in this sweet snack. It serves up vitamin C from the orange and heart-healthy flavanoids in the dark chocolate.

Cinnamon rice with pomegranate

Scented cinnamon rice with pomegranate

Make this creamy dessert with brown basmati rice, which retains its nutty texture once cooked. Combine with walnuts and pomegranate seeds for a healthy treat.

Spicy tortilla chips with pomegranate hummus

Spicy tortilla crisps with pomegranate topped hummus

Wholewheat tortillas become lovely and crisp in the oven – use them for scooping up hummus topped with pomegranate seeds.

Spicy aubergine with carrot dippers

Spicy aubergine dip with carrot sticks

Aubergine is cooked with harissa and cumin to make a quick, healthy dip. It’s low in calories and fat and packs in two of your 5-a-day.

Pear & peanut crunch

Pear and peanut crunch on ryvita

Feeling peckish and fancy something sweet? Top nutritious crispbreads with sliced pear, peanut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon to make an energising snack.

Deconstructed guacamole

Deconstructed guacamole with tomatoes, onion and lime

Pack in the heart-healthy fats with this avocado snack you can eat with a spoon straight from the shell. A squeeze of lime adds a refreshing zing to this savoury morsel.

Vanilla & cinnamon rice

Vanilla & cinnamon breakfast rice

Fancy a change from porridge? This healthy rice-based vanilla and cinnamon dish is topped with apricots and walnuts, and will fill you up for the morning.

Rosemary, garlic & chilli popcorn

rosemary, garlic & chilli popcorn

Spice up popcorn with rosemary, chilli and garlic for a quick and easy snack. It’s healthy, vegan and gluten-free.

Chocolate chia pudding

Chocolate chia pudding

Make a tasty, healthy chocolate pudding in just five minutes. It’s low-calorie and vegan, too, and the chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Pitta pockets

Pitta pockets

A no-cook quick and simple snack that’s ideal for an energy-boosting refuel when doing exercise or playing sport.

Cinnamon cashew spread with apple slices

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This quick vegan snack needs only five ingredients and is a great way to combine one of your five-a-day with some healthy, satisfying fats.

Avocado with tamari & ginger dressing

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Add a splash of flavour to creamy avocado with a ginger, tamari and lemon dressing for a luscious savoury snack.

Spicy roast chickpeas

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This moreish vegan nibble is flavoured with smoked paprika, cumin and coriander. It’s healthy and gluten-free, too.

Instant berry banana slush

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This low-fat iced treat is bursting with flavour. Sling all your ingredients into a blender and blitz for a refreshing snack in minutes.

Oaty hazelnut cookies

Oaty hazelnut cookies on a white plate

We’ve swapped refined sugar for apple and maple syrup in these healthier cookies, which come out soft and slightly chewy.

Baked almond, banana & blueberry cheesecake

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Our clever cheesecake combines ricotta and yogurt for a creamy, rich texture that’s still lower in fat. It’s sweetened naturally with fruits and maple syrup for a more wholesome treat.

Curried turkey lettuce wraps

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Use up leftover cooked chicken or turkey in this tasty snack, combining all the flavours of coronation chicken with the crisp crunch of lettuce leaves.

Berry yogurt pots

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A portion of fruit with seeds or nuts and bio yogurt makes an easy yet filling morning or afternoon snack. It’s ready in under five minutes and it’s low-calorie, gluten-free and provides one of your five-a-day.

Almond, raisin & popcorn trail mix

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Keep this in an airtight container and grab a handful when you’re peckish. This snack takes less than 10 minutes to make and it’s low in calories, providing you stick to the recommended portion size.

Avocado & strawberry ices

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Creamy avocado, full of healthy fat, replaces the dairy in these little frozen pots, while balsamic vinegar really brings out the flavour of the strawberries. It takes just five minutes to prep and pop in the freezer, and it’s vegan and low-calorie – plus it provides vitamin C and one of your five-a-day.

Date & walnut cinnamon bites

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Discover tasty little mouthfuls that also work as an after-dinner treat if you have friends round. With just three ingredients, this vegan and gluten-free snack is an easy way to eat one of your five-a-day.

Iced grapes with cheddar cubes & celery

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Iced grapes are a bit like eating little fruit lollies and, just like on a cheeseboard, the flavour combines really well with strong cheese and celery. We love that this simple snack idea is low-calorie, gluten-free and counts as one of your five-a-day.

Fresh orange lollies

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Use whole orange, rather than just the juice, along with fresh pear in our lollies – and if you don’t mind a bit of texture, you can leave the skins on the pears. These are low-fat, low-calorie, gluten-free and rich in vitamin C. They also provide one of your five-a-day.

Basil & olive eggs

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Eggs are a great protein-rich base to make a filling snack. We’ve stuffed them with basil and Kalamata olives to add a flavour hit to this low-calorie, vegetarian snack.

Melon with mint & feta

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Combine the flavours of watermelon, feta and mint in a refreshing summer snack. This is also a great low-calorie starter if you have friends round.

Dark chocolate walnut butter cups

vegan nut butter cups

Keep these bite-sized dairy-free nut butter cups in the freezer. Made with medjool dates, they’re perfect when you crave a sweet treat but want something lighter.

Cinnamon-stewed apple

cinnamon stewed apples on pink background

Combine apples, raisins and cinnamon to make this quick, light and comforting dessert. Serve with yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, if you like.

Date & peanut butter dip

Date & peanut butter dip

Try our date and peanut butter dip for a healthy snack. This sweet dip works really well with crisp veg, and you could use coconut yogurt to make it vegan.

Nutty chicken satay strips

Nutty chicken satay strips

Keep these nutty chicken satay strips in the fridge for a healthy choice when you’re peckish. The chicken is served with cucumber and sweet chilli sauce.

Raspberry, almond & oat breakfast cookies

Raspberry, almond & oat breakfast cookies

Grab a few of these energy-boosting cookies for a quick breakfast, or as a snack to bridge the hunger gap before dinner. Enjoy with yogurt and fruit.

Bean & feta spread with Greek salad salsa & oatcakes

Bean & feta spread with Greek salad salsa & oatcakes on a blue wooden board

Tuck into a nutrient-packed vegetarian lunch featuring a delicious bean and feta spread and a salsa that makes up three of your five-a-day. Pile those oatcakes high!

Melon & crunchy bran pots

Melon Crunchy Bran Pots

Not just for breakfast, this healthy pot of yogurt, fruit and seeds is a real mid-afternoon hunger booster and is ready in 10 minutes.

Instant frozen berry yogurt

Instant frozen berry yogurt in a white bowl

Three ingredients and two minutes is all you need to whip up this low-fat, low-calorie yogurt, which is ideal for eating after exercise.

Hummus snack packs

A pot of hummus with vegetable crudites

Save the liquid from a can of chickpeas to make a creamy hummus. We’ve served it with vegetable crudités for a healthy snack that contributes to your 5-a-day.

Healthy apple crunch

Healthy apple crunch with custard

Try our healthy, sugar-free twist on apple crumble for dessert – the soya yogurt base is topped with stewed apples and crunchy cinnamon-oat clusters.

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How should I prepare for the Healthy Diet Plan?

If this is a new way of eating for you, we suggest you begin by introducing some of the recipes a day or two before starting the full seven days. This will give your digestive system time to adapt to the fibre-rich foods we’ve included. It’s worth also starting to reduce your caffeine and sugar intake in the week leading up to the plan, as well as refined foods such as white bread, pasta and rice. Doing so will reduce your risk of experiencing side effects, such as headaches and fatigue, in the early stages of the plan.

What can I drink on the Healthy Diet Plan?

Herbal teas and filtered water are your best options. If you can’t kick the caffeine, one daily cup of coffee, black or green tea isn’t the end of the world. Avoid decaffeinated versions, as most are processed with chemicals. We suggest you steer clear of alcohol for seven days, too.

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