Most fruit (apart from bananas) is classified as non- starchy carbohydrates. You may have a serving of fruit anywhere that you have a ‘non- starchy carbohydrate’ serving. For example, your lunch meal consists of 1 serve of protein, 2 serves of non- starchy carbs and 1 serve of starchy carbs. You could choose to have a piece of fruit as one of your non- starchy carbohydrate serves for this meal. We do recommend no more than two serves of fruit per day though due to the higher sugar content.
For the protein snacks we recommend 1 serve of protein and non- starchy vegetables (not fruits) may also be eaten here if you wish- these vegetables are low in calories but packed full of nutrients so boosting your protein snack with some non- starchy vegetables on the side can definitely be beneficial.
You could add a handful of cherry tomatoes (or some other non- starchy vegetable option) to your snack of two protein balls yes!
BT Nutritionist 🙂