Jacky’s Nutrition Spot – Planning is key, part two

wineFollowing on from looking at the timings of your eating strategy last week we will now move on to look at some ideas for snack choices and even some treats!

Snack choices
Despite what you may believe there are several regular foods that come in at only around 100-120 calories and so make perfectly valid snack choices. One of the following would be useful choices for your danger times and would also be good to have around an hour before you exercise:

  • 3 x Rich tea biscuits
  • 3 x Ginger nuts
  • 3 x Finn Thins with 1 laughing Cow Light*
  • 2 x Nairns Fruited oatcakes* (available in SU shop)
  • 8 dried apricots*
  • Individual bag of something like Snack-a-Jacks
  • Smoothie lolly

* these foods have a low GI rating if you are diabetic


There are many treat foods that also come in at around 100 calories but tend to offer little additional nutrition so try and stick to one per day.

  • French fries, Quavers and Wotsits
  • Fun size bag of buttons
  • 125 ml glass of wine
  • Bottle of lager

Jacqueline Bretherton (BSc, MSc, R.Nutr) and Nutritionist at the Centre for Sport

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