Dietitian Catherine Gallagher is on a mission to cut through catchy nutri-babble by taking on the world of social media to show us What Food Can Be.

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Catherine Gallagher from Donegal, a UK Registered Dietitian, has created her own blog What food can be with Cathy G… Here, she shares a list of healthy snack ideas to keep us satisfied while on the go:

  • Piece of fruit
  • Yoghurt – natural/greek/reduced fat yoghurts
  • Small handful of nuts e.g unsalted cashew or brazil nuts
  • Sliced apple with peanut butter
  • Crackers & reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • Vegetable sticks & hummus

    Carrot sticks and hummus

  • Ryvita
  • Boiled egg & slice of medium thickness sliced toast
  • Baked kale or sweet potato crisps
  • Popcorn- unsalted & unsweetened


  • Wholemeal seeded loaf with low fat spread
  • Malted loaf x1 slice
  • Crackers & reduced fat cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoons muesli with natural yoghurt & tossed pumpkin seeds

    Museli & natural yogurt

  • Small handful of spiced seed mix
  • Portion of dried fruit – 1 heaped tablespoon daily / small 25g box of raisins
  • Rice pudding
  • Ant on a stick- celery with peanut butter topped with raisins 

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  • Stewed apple with frozen yoghurt
  • Homemade oat bars with dried fruit, nuts, seeds & dark chocolate


Read Cathy G’s guide to nutritious and delicious lunch recipes here.