Apparently ‘experts’ have never found themselves with a growling stomach at 4pm. Dietitian Elisa Zied says raiding the vending machine should be a last resort, but if it’s a choice between pressing A14 and fainting from hunger, use this guide to choose wisely. By SS Gold
Instead of pretzels, have peanuts.
They have more rib-sticking protein, plus heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Just keep it to about 30g or so, because kilojoules from nuts pile up fast, Zied says.
Instead of biscuits, have a granola bar.
Granola bars may be high in sugar, but they’re also packed with wholegrains, making them the better pick.
Instead of a Twix bar, have a Snickers bar.
‘If it has to be a candy bar, at least Snickers have some filling protein and healthy fats from nuts,’ says Zied.