Getting through the whole day without snacking between meals may prove impossible. Having healthy snacks can replenish the body energy, helping you stay alert and sharp through the day. Healthy snacks are those with adequate nutrients, including proteins, vitamins and minerals as constituents. As well as being easily-made, tasty and filling, they should also energize your body. We thereby compile 6 amazing ideas for healthy snacks.
20 mins is all you need to prepare this yummy, healthy snack. Apples are known to contain antioxidants, vitamins as well as fibers which will keep you energized through the day.
Cut your apple in half, heat in the oven with oil. Add thyme and allow to roast until tender. You then place each half face up in bowls and add yogurt or juice as toppings.
Roasted Broccoli With Artichoke Dip
This combination of roasted broccoli in artichoke dip is the definition of quality with quantity. Not only does this snack energize your body through the day, you also can have as much as you like due to the low calorie content. This snack can also serve as an idea for a healthy dinner.
To make this snack, you’ll heat broccoli, ginger with oil, salt and pepper in an oven until it’s brown and tender. You then mix the roasted broccoli with tarragon, cumin and paprika, and finally stir the mixture in yogurt. In a separate bowl, you’ll mix artichoke hearts and scallions to get the dip. There you have your snack.
Apart from being used as hummus, chickpeas are also good as snacks when roasted. An advantage of making the roasted chickpeas is the fact that you can adapt the snack based on available spices. Enjoy the crunchy feeling properly made roasted chickpeas brings.
You make this snack by spreading chickpeas evenly on a baking sheet in a heated oven until they’re completely dried. Toss with oil and seasonings, then bake until the chickpeas turn brown and crispy. There you have your roasted chickpeas. You can store this snack in a tupperware with a slightly-opened lid.
Zucchini sushi reminds you of the California roll, but it comes even better. It’s easily made, healthy and devoid of the rice known with California roll.
To make this sushi, mix cream cheese and sriracha in a bowl. Then spread this mixture over thinly cut zucchini strips. You can then add a pinch of carrot, cucumber or avocado as additives. Then you roll from the left side to have the zucchini sushi.
To make the Paleo Granola, use more nuts like walnuts, use honey as the sweetner, add seeds and fat, but leave out oats in your mixture. Using more seeds gives that satisfying crunch and flavor, apart from seeds containing antioxidants needed to keep the body healthy.
Mix the various seeds with your spices, like pumpkin seeds, almonds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, and nutmeg in a large bowl. In another bowl, stir your honey, oil and vanilla together. Spread the honey mixture over the mixture in the large bowl. Then spread evenly over a baking sheet and heat until golden and properly roasted. Cool, then store.
Nuts are known for their nutritiousness. Although high in fat, nuts keep you full for a long time, thereby helping in weight loss. Mixed nuts are healthy as they are a perfect balance between fat, protein and fiber with low calorie content.
Having healthy snacks energize your body through the day, give you that awesome taste, and keep you healthy generally. The 6 ideas for healthy snacks discussed provide you with these options.