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Steve's Easy Eats

Cheap, healthy, and easy-to-make snack recipes for any day of the week.

Many of us want to eat more healthy foods, but struggle to know where to start or what recipes to follow.  

Healthy foods sometimes get associated with being costly, but in reality, they're not. There are cheaper alternatives to the more costly branded versions that still taste as good. Swapping some foods can help save money and still provide your body with the nutrients, vitamins, and fibre it needs to maintain a balanced diet.  

Having a busy lifestyle can impact the types of food you put in your body, but knowing some simple snack recipes can really make a difference.

Here at LiveWell, we are all about supporting and helping people create positive lifestyle choices, and our very own Steve is passionate about healthy eating. He has put together some exciting recipes that are cheap and simple to make, which anyone can enjoy.

Turkey snack wraps A healthy alternative to your normal wrap, replacing tortillas with lettuce cups and using turkey instead of chicken.

A basic nutrition tip: Turkey wrap snacks 

Turkey is rich in protein, cholesterol, vitamins, and minerals, making it a great nutritious snack. This type of poultry is low in fat, which is good for your heart’s health. Lettuce is a great alternative to using tortilla wraps, especially if you want to have more wheat-free meals. Using lettuce as a wrap is another way to enjoy salad, without all the calories. This type snack is perfect for any day of the week, as it’s super easy to make.  

 

Turkey snack wrap recipe: 
  • Turkey steaks – sliced 
  • Curry powder
  • Garam masala – optional if you like more spice
  • Lemon juice 
  • Yellow pepper – sliced 
  • Iceberg lettuce – use as the tortilla  
Oatcake snack ideas A cheap, healthy substitute to bread is oatcakes. Steve's put together some sweet and savoury oatcake snack ideas that are great for sharing.

Have you tried oatcakes? 

Oatcakes are a clean food, and a cheap, healthy alternative to bread. Oatcakes gives us the same energy as a carbohydrate, and they are versatile, making them a great snack for any sweet or savoury craving.  

The benefits of oatcakes  

Oatcakes are a great mix of carbohydrates and protein, and they can keep you feeling fuller for longer. There are many different types of oatcakes that are cheap and tasty – Aldi sell Scottish and seeded varieties for 55p. Oatcakes are good for balancing your blood sugar levels and reducing sweet cravings. 

 

Steve’s oatcake snack ideas: 
  • Scrambled egg 
  • Mackerel  
  • Tomato and goat’s cheese 
  • Olives and cheese 
  • Apple and peanut butter 
  • Banana and honey 
  • Jam or mashed up raspberries 
  • Ham and cucumber  
  • Tuna and sweetcorn 
  • Tangerine slices 
  • Peanut butter and grapes 

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