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Snacking Isn’t A Bad Thing | Nutritionist Explains

Snacking Isn’t A Bad Thing | Nutritionist Explains
Emily Wilcock
Writer and expert10 months ago
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There’s a common misconception that snacking is a bad thing, but it can actually be super beneficial for a healthy diet. Not my words — this is according to nutritionist Elle Kelly (@ellekellynutrition), who explained why she’s such a big fan of snacking in an Instagram post.

On top of satisfying a sweet tooth, Elle says snacking can play an important role in our nutrient and energy needs — especially important for active people — and can bring much-needed variety to our diets.

Snacking can also help regulate blood sugar levels, which is good for feeling energised and avoiding cravings, and can help prevent overeating later in the day.

As if she hadn’t been generous enough, Elle also shared one of her favourite snack recipes. She says she loves these granola bars, as they’re easy to make, store well (for emergencies), and are super-filling. Sounds like the perfect snack to me.




First, add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. 


Then, pour the mixture into a deep baking tray lined with baking paper. 


Using the back of a spoon, flatten the mixture into the tray. 


Bake in the oven until golden brown. 


Enjoy at your favourite time of day for a snack.  

Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat14g
Total Carbohydrates21g
Emily Wilcock
Writer and expert
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After completing an internship with Myprotein, Emily returned to university to finish her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing. With experience in lifestyle writing, Emily aims to entertain and educate through her work. Her focuses include recipes, real and inspiring stories, and working with writers to help provide easy-to-digest evidence-based research. Her work on recipes has been previously featured in The Supplement magazine, with a particular focus on high-protein, nutritious meals, plus advice on how to properly fuel your body. Outside of work, Emily’s top priority is food. She’s a self-professed star baker and a connoisseur of all things baked. In her spare time, she’s either cooking up a storm, our looking out for the opportunity to try out Manchester’s newest restaurants. But as a huge fan of carbs, if it’s not pasta or pasta-adjacent, she’s not interested. If she’s not in the kitchen, she’s tucked up with a book for an early night, or you’ll find her in the gym working up a sweat. Afterall, all those carbs require quite the appetite.