4 Healthy Snacks Ideas And Recipes

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4 Healthy Snacks Ideas And Recipes

How often do you snack? Some people can’t keep themselves from grabbing a tasty piece of something up to 10 times a day. For others, snacks replace regular meals. Unhealthy snacking leads to numerous unfortunate consequences, such as digestive problems and weight gain.

You can turn the unhealthy habit into a healthy one by choosing how you snack. Even though replacing meals with snacks is still unhealthy, replacing high-calorie tidbits with healthy food can improve your well-being without leading to weight gain. Below is a list of healthy snacks you can take advantage of starting today.

1. Kale Chips

Do you like chips? Regular potato chips you buy at the store are among the unhealthiest snacks you could come up with. Meanwhile, kale chips are an excellent choice for frequent snack lovers.

What you’ll need is kale, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of olive (or sunflower) oil, 0.5 teaspoons of coarse sea salt (or less depending on your preference).

  • Separate the kale leaves from the ribs.
  • Tear the leaves into 2,3 or 4 pieces depending on which size of chips you prefer.
  • In a bowl, mix leaves, oil, vinegar, and half the salt. Toss the leaves with your hands.
  • Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the leaves on it in one layer.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the salt over the leaves.
  • Bake for 10 minutes in an oven preheated to 325°F.

These chips are the tastiest when served right out of the oven. However, they can stay fresh for up to 10 days in a sealed container.

2. Apple Chips

Apples make great snacks. However, you may get tired of fresh apples pretty fast. Some people report that fresh apples boost their appetite. They can truly appreciate these recipes.

You’ll need 5 apples, ¾ cup of granulated sugar (optional), and 1 tbsp. of ground cinnamon.

Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl (you can replace sugar with other spices, such as vanilla).

  • Using a sharp knife, slice the apples to make circles about 1/8 of an inch thick.
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the apples around the sheet in one layer.
  • Sprinkle the slices with the mix from the bowl.
  • Bake for about an hour in the oven preheated to 225°F.
  • Turn them over and bake for another hour.

These chips have a long shelf life and can become your favorite healthy snack in the office, on the road, or during a hike.

3. Healthy Ice-Cream

This snack takes only five minutes to make and contains less than a hundred calories per serving. It can become your favorite food on hot summer days in the office.

You’ll need two cups of frozen fresh berries, half a cup of no-fat or low-fat plain yogurt, one tablespoon of honey, and one teaspoon of lemon or vanilla (optional).

  • Put berries, yogurt, and honey into a blender and blend for 2 to 3 minutes until you get a creamy mixture.
  • Place into a sealed freezer container and leave in the freezer for four hours or overnight.

This snack can stay tasty in your freezer for up to 10 days.

4. Turkey Roll-Ups

We all know that bread isn’t too healthy as a snack, neither are pitas, tortillas, and the like. This snack eliminated bread while keeping the rest of the healthy ingredients.

  • What you’ll need is 8 turkey slices (chicken slices will do too), spinach leaves, avocado, 4 hardboiled eggs, honey mustard.
  • Arrange slices of meat on a large plate.
  • Arrange sprouts, a slice of avocado, and a half of an egg on the meat.
  • Sprinkle with honey mustard.
  • Roll the meat up.

These roll-ups can easily replace a healthy breakfast and lunch.

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