Meal kit company Marley Spoon has added snacks to its home delivery service. The snacks are designed to be made at home and will launch on 1 June.

Customers will be able to add the snack options to their regular order, with the snack selection covering sweet, salty and savoury options.

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics found 22 per cent of Australians have eaten more snack foods such as chips, lollies and biscuits from April to May, while 38 per cent spent more time cooking or baking.

Marley Spoon Australia head of culinary Olivia Andrews said customers can make healthier choices, while also learning new recipes and finding a new way to think about what’s in the food we eat.

Andrews said snacking isn’t bad for you, it is what the snack is that is the problem. “With these new snacks we’re able to extend this [healthier choices] into the daytime and help more people find creative ways to replace refined sugars and saturated fats with something a whole lot healthier and just as satisfying,” she said.

The first snacks on offer are: Apricot Bliss Balls with Coconut and Lime; Peanutty Chocolate Traybake with Almonds and Oats; and Zucchini and Goat Cheese Muffins with Spring Onion.

The menu will continue to change, so customers will be able to save the recipes they love, as well as explore new options. Each order comes with enough ingredients for customers to prepare five snacks per person, so there’s enough to keep customers snacking throughout the week.

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