Ever met anyone who doesn't get peckish between meals? Probably not!
Most people get hunger cravings - be it because they're not eating properly at meal times or because they've run out of the house without a proper breakfast.
But wanting a snack isn't a bad thing. Remember that for optimum health, it's important not to go for more than four hours without eating. For most of us that means a snack between breakfast and lunch, and another between lunch and dinner.
The problem is that popping into your local newsagent is a health death trap – chocolate or crisps are the nation's favorite snacks. However, they are loaded with bad fats, sugar and salt, and terrible for your health.
It can be hard to find snacks that aren't 'bad' for us. Even fruit - although healthy - is purely carbohydrate and high in (naturally occurring) sugar. If you can, you should try to eat protein at every meal and that includes snacks.
Instead of getting that instant sugar hit that will raise you blood sugar, and then leave it to plummet back down a short while later, leaving you hungry again, try these as tasty, healthy alternatives.
Tomato, avocado and mozzarella
Make a small salad of these three yummy ingredients and add a drizzle olive oil and balsamic to taste if you want to. Avocado contains essential fatty acids, tomatoes are high in anti-oxidants, vitamin C and iron, and the mozzerella adds protein.
Fruit, nut and seed salad
Easy to make and easy to carry around in a little pot. Fruit, nuts and seeds will provide that balance between proteins and carbohydrates. Chop and change the mix to keep it interesting.
Cottage cheese and vegetable/fruit crackers
Mix some diced cooked beetroot, tomato, cucumber, or some pineapple in with some cottage cheese. You can even add a large dollop of horseradish to give the mix a bit of kick. Spread on a cracker or wholemeal toast.
Hard Boiled Egg
While a hard boiled egg may not sound like the most exciting of snacks, they are easy to prepare, easy to transport and very good for you, containing Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Eat with a sprinkle of pepper and sea salt.