Healthy snacks can sometimes be a “Great Challenge.” If you’re the really interest with how to make healthy snacks, believe me you are at the right place. I prefer homemade snacks, or snacks without any additives (eg: fruit and vegetables). Often the supermarket snacks are are full of refined sugar, fats and harmful preservatives. Relax Because you can easily opt for a healthy snack.
The following list contains a mix of homemade snacks and ready-to-eat, sometimes with recipe. The most important thing for me at this table is that the snacks contain many nutrients and therefore are free of unnecessary additives and flavorings, fragrances and dyes. Just ‘real food’!
Nuts Nutritious and super healthy snacks!
Take unroasted, unsalted nuts in a big bowl. Possibly mixed with some raisins. You may add variety of nuts to make it as healthy snacks for kids and adult too. It is readily available at any health food store, in the large regular supermarket. Because you choose unroasted nuts, you get into any extra unnecessary fats. And you avoid choosing a surplus of salt for unsalted nuts. Nuts fill well and are full of protein and good nutrition.
Method :Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan, add a handful of mixed unsalted nuts and cook a few minutes until they brown. Now add a generous tablespoon of honey and remove immediately from heat. Caramelized, sticky notes tastes like a real treat! Soo tasty, yet healthy! It is a healthy snacks for kids and adult too.
Home made granola bars
If you make your own granola bars, you know they are super healthy snacks and pure. And there are many possible variations! Here are few Healthy snacks recipe.
1. Easy-to-Berry Bars
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
1 1/2 cup oatmeal , 1/2 cup almonds , 1/2 cup pistachios , 1/3 cup cranberries , 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed , 1/2 cup honey
Tip: Cranberries are our favorite, but all dried fruits may be suitable. Try them with grapes, apricots, cherries or any other fruit preferred by your family.
Procedure Line a 20 cm by 20 cm (8 “x 8”) square pan of parchment paper
Combine all ingredients, except honey, in medium bowl. Boil the honey in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, stir often do not let honey burn. Pour 80 milliliters (1/3 cup) of honey into the nut and grain mixture. Mix well. Add more honey to taste. Squeeze the mixture into the prepared pan and let cool for 1 to 2 hours before cutting the bars.
2. Peanut butter and granola bars
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy
1/4 cup peanut butter, 120 milliliters of honey , 60 milliliters of brown sugar , 240 milliliters of granola , 240 milliliters of quick-cooking oats , 240 milliliters (1 cup) of puffed rice, 1 cup) 1/2 cup) chocolate chips , 120 milliliters (1/2 cup) chopped nuts
Procedure Melt peanut butter and honey together in a saucepan over medium heat. Dissolve the brown sugar in the peanut butter mixture and simmer for 2 minutes. Mix granola, oats, puffed rice, chocolate chips and fruit in a large bowl. Pour the peanut butter mixture over the granola mixture and mix until well coated. Grease a cake pan and squeeze the granola mixture into a flat layer. Allow to cool for 15 minutes at room temperature before cutting bars
3. Chocolate-cherry bars
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes
Difficulty level: Easy
1 and 2/3 cup oat flakes , 1/3 cup honey , 1/3 cup whole wheat flour pastry , 2 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 chocolate bar, chopped 1 / 2 cup) dried cherries , 1/2 cup slivered almonds , 1 tsp vanilla extract , 1/4 cup coconut oil.
Procedure Grease a 20 cm by 20 cm square pan (8 “x 8”). Mix all ingredients thoroughly in large bowl. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and press firmly until it is 1 1/4 centimeter. Bake at 175 C (350 degree F) for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Allow to cool before cutting
Apple Pie Filling
What? Yes really! Ideal if you do not get the two pieces of fruit, but not feel like an ordinary apple.
Ready:Cut an apple into slices, add a drop of lemon juice and mix with a handful of raisins and a generous teaspoon of cinnamon . A tasty and healthy snacks between meals at work or at school is ready!
This apple mix is even better if you bake it briefly. You can also take some oil in a frying pan, heat it and fry the apple slices browned, remove from heat and add the raisins and cinnamon. Mmmm!
A healthy cracker
Always good and always tasty, your favorite cracker. But with a healthy topping of course. See below. This is the easy to make for school or work.
Home: These are my favorite combinations:
50 g sunflower seeds
25 g pumpkin seeds
50 g linseed
2 tbsp poppy seeds
3 tbsp chia seeds (from the reform house)
Approx. 200 ml water
50 g carrot or parsley root
1 tsp salt and pepper
1 teaspoon bread spice
- Mix the sunflower seeds and the pumpkin kernels roughly and place them in a bowl.
- Add the linseed and the chia seeds with cold water to a high vessel and allow to swell for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, mix the swollen seeds with the carrots or parsley root, finely grated to the seeds with the spices, finely grated. Allow to stand for 30 minutes. There should be a soft, slightly flowing dough mass. If necessary, add some water. Cover a baking sheet with baking paper and spread the dough mixture thinly (approx. 3-5 mm).
- Let it dry for several hours in the oven at 70 ° C. Once the surface is firm, turn the cracker mass once. Place a second baking paper on the surface and place it on a second plate. Allow to dry for a few minutes until the upper baking paper is peeled off. Bake in the oven (dry) until a thin, kneaded nut-seed cracker bread is formed.
- Remove from the oven and cut into portions with a large sharp knife.
- Keep in a tightly closed container airtight.
Tip: The nutty crackers taste very good to salads, with dips and spreads or to cheese. In the picture below, I handed these to various local goat cheese with homemade apricot chutney
Do you have any tips for healthy snacking? Let us know!
Okay, a piece of cake, but I put it there. I think it’s really important to take two pieces of fruit every day to get all the vitamins enough. I want to challenge you to choose every day something different!
Ready: All fruit is possible. Hmmm, yummy such as pear, apple, banana or handful of grapes. But take a good look around at the grocery store and pick fruit that you normally do not eat! Or seasonal fruit , very cheap! Fruit is a great snack to take with you, easy! And soft fruit just transport in a bowl. But do not overdo, two pieces is enough, there are also a lot of sugars. Healthy sugars, though, but overkill is never good.
Home: Chop fresh pineapple, mango, blueberries, gooseberries, pieces of peach … mmmm. Mix possibly with a dash (soy) yogurt and a handful of nuts and seeds. Delicious !
Mmm, my guilty pleasure of the past. I went as a child with my mother to a small shop where big coconut bread layers in various colors, and the lady of the shop then slices cut off like it was a big ham. Great! And do not be confused by the name, there is no grain in the ‘bread’ to pass!
Ready: Two slices of your favorites coconut bread. A great tasty sweet snack on the basis of pressed coconut, sometimes juice and sweetened with honey. Note that you do not take coconut bread with sugar! it has such a natural tasty flavors, it looks so out. I love it! And like all snacks in this posting: coconut bread is healthy snacks .
Raw vegetables as Healthy snacks
Put a bag in your bag with pieces of raw celery, cucumber, carrot, peppers and / or radishes. And take a good sealable tray along with a tasty dip. For. In your break you pull your bag open, but dipping! Delicious crunchy vegetables (it can be even healthier?) With a thin, creamy dip.
for a real energy boost!
Ready: There are a lot of sugar in it, but sometimes you got there just really need. Think of dried figs, dates and apricots. But also, for example cranberries and mango! All just on sale at the supermarket. And of course that here also the raisins and currants. A nice variation on the usual fruit. Mix the variety of dried fruits as a healthy snacks in your bag for healthy reason.
Do you have any tips for healthy snacking? Let us know and leave a comment!