This week, lots of Pinnacle members took a major step towards improving their health and lifestyle and started the 12 Week Challenge (12WKC)!

Nutrition is a major focus of our 12WKC, and we are proud to partner with a fantastic Accredited Practising Dietitian who prepares meal plans and educates our team so we are able to help our Challengers achieve their goals.

Adding healthy snacks between main meals is one way to help you stick to your goals. Healthy snacking can help you avoid binge eating and keep energy levels consistent which is really important when you’ve upped your exercise sessions or intensity. Don’t know where to start when it comes to snacking? Below are some Dietitian approved healthy snack options, and some other tasty options that our Coaches love…

DIETICIAN APPROVED SNACKS

Yoghurt:

  • Plain or flavoured yoghurt by Chobani, Tamar Valley, low fat Five am, Nestle Soleil
  • Greek yoghurt : look for varieties with less than 2% fat

Nuts & Seeds:

  • Mixed unsalted nuts – pre-portion into 30g packs
  • Chia seeds and LSA mix
  • Uncoated nut bars

Packaged Snack Items:

  • Chic Nuts – roasted chickpeas, fava or broad beans. Available in major
    supermarkets
  • Cobbs unbuttered popcorn
  • Chia pods
  • Sakata original wholegrain rice crackers
  • Be Natural trail bars
  • Jarrah 99% fat free hot chocolate

Fresh Fruit & Veg: 

  • Veggie sticks paired with 20-40g (1-2 tablespoon) dip
  • Banana, orange or apple (really any piece of fresh fruit is okay, but these options are often good value at the supermarket too!)
  • Small fruit salad
  • Mixed fresh berries

Dips:

  • Chris’ tzatziki, hummus
  • Black Swan guacamole
  • Bulla Cottage cheese onion and chives
  • Chris’s Egyptian beetroot
  • Philadelphia Salsa
  • Wattle Valley Chunky Basil with Cashew and Parmesan

HEALTHY SNACKS OUR COACHES LOVE

  • Boiled Eggs
  • Protein Bars
  • Protein Shakes

*These snack options do not tailor to individual goals, health conditions, special dietary needs, other social or lifestyle factors and food preferences. You are advised to consult a health care professional before starting any diet.

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