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7 Healthy Snack Recipes

Date:09-07-2013 15:40:12 read:2
Category:Sports-->Diet

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A healthy snack is defined as one that is loaded with nutrients and low in calories. Healthy snacking between meals has today become an important health tip so that you neither consume heavy meals nor deprive your body of essentials nutrition. So, here are some healthy snack recipes that are quick to make.

1. Watermelons and feta

Melons are rich in vital nutrients. Watermelons can be had in many different ways but the best is always as a fruit. All that you can do is take watermelon cubes; crumble some feta cheese over it and sprinkle generously with finely chopped mint. All three ingredients are healthy, fresh and satiate hunger without adding undesired calories.

2. Dried apple crisps

If fresh apple is good in many ways, dried apples are both healthy and make ideal snacks. Firstly, core the apple and slice them whole. 1 to 2 mm slices are ideal. Dust them lightly with cinnamon powder and place them on a baking sheet. In the meanwhile, heat the oven to 160 degrees and cook for 45 minutes with occasional checks. The apple slices must completely dry out and turn light golden in color. These apple crisps can be stored in an airtight container for long. Granny Smith apples are the best for this snack idea.

3. Veggies and dip

There is nothing more fulfilling than eating healthy and whole foods with a dip. This kind of eating satisfies your belly and your taste buds. A guacamole dip is healthy, easy and quick. Take 2 ripe avocados, remove the seed and scoop out the flesh. Mash the avocado and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, a dash of pepper and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Finely chopped onions, de-seeded red chilies and tomatoes can also be added to the guacamole dip depending on what your preference is. Take 4 carrot sticks, 2 cherry tomatoes and 4 green beans with this dip for a refreshing experience.

4. Back to apples

There is so much you can do with apples. Take one small apple and cut it into thin slices. Spread almond butter on each slice and top it with raisins. Wholesome, nutritive and filling.

5. Frozen fruit sticks

A power packed snack that has a fancy name and a fancier appearance to it. Take the juice of two limes. Cut 4 passion fruits and scrape out the seeds. Add the pulp to the lime juice and put in 1 teaspoon of icing sugar. This makes the super easy drizzle sauce for the fruits. Next, take 3.5 oz halved strawberries, 8 seedless grapes and 3.5 oz each of mango and melon chunks. If need be, you can also introduce chunks of kiwi and pineapples. Run them into wooden skewers and drizzle the prepared sauce. Put the skewers in the freezer for about 45 minutes. Remove them and drizzle the remaining sauce and gorge on taste and goodness.

6. Seedy delight

Some seeds are powerhouses of nutrition. Yogurt is another delightful food. And mix the two; you have a energy filling experience. Take a serving of natural yogurt and incorporate sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds in it. Add a pinch of cinnamon for flavor. This is an anytime snack.

7. Chickpea poppers

You can use canned chickpeas or freshly boiled ones for this snack recipe but thoroughly drain them of their water and moisture. Use extra virgin olive oil, dried oregano and garlic salt on the chickpeas. Roast them at 400 degrees until they turn crisp.

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