Creative ways for healthy snacks

Creative ways for healthy snacks
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Healthy snacks, what is the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear it ? Life is so good when we feel good, but its much better when we are healthy , energetic and eating healthy snacks 🙂  that’s why healthy habits should be embraced in our daily life 🙂

Healthy snacks are part of healthy life and if you embrace healthy habits in your daily life, you will enjoy your life more everyday and you will be able to play with your kids, grandkids or even doing daily activities that you were not able to. So a switch in your eating habit by eating healthy snacks can do the trick. Its about the small things that make difference in our lives.

Here are some creative ideas for healthy snacks give them a try and hear your stomach thanking you:

Lemony Avocado With Endive Dippers

Healthy snacksHow to make it:

Mash ⅓ chopped avocado with 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice and a pinch of kosher salt. Serve with endive leaves.

Nutritional facts: 143 calories | 12 g fiber | 4g protein | 9 g fat

 

 

 

 

Frozen Yogurt With Blueberries and Cardamom

Healthy snacksHow to make it:

Top ½ cup vanilla frozen yogurt with ½ cup blueberries and a pinch of cardamom.

 

Nutritional facts: 182 calories | 2 g fiber | 4 g protein | 5 g fat

Sesame Popcorn

 

Healthy snacksHow to make it:

Toss 4 cups popped popcorn with ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil and ½ teaspoon sesame seeds.

Nutritional facts: 152 calories | 5 g fiber | 4 g protein | 4 g fat

For a sweet healthy snack:

Dark Chocolate and Nut Clusters

Healthy snacksHow to make it:

Mix together ¼ cup unsalted roasted nuts and 1 ounce melted dark chocolate (70 to 80 percent cocoa). Drop onto wax paper; refrigerate until set.

Nutritional facts: 195 calories | 3 g fiber | 4 g protein | 14 g fat

Sweet Potato Fries With Chipotle Yogurt

Healthy snacksHow to make it:

Cook 14 frozen sweet potato fries according to the package directions. Mix together 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt and ½ teaspoon chipotles in adobo sauce and serve for dipping.

Nutritional facts: 208 calories | 3 g fiber | 3 g protein | 10 g fat

Crackers with Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread and Banana

Healthy snacksHow to make it:

Dividing evenly, spread 2 crisp bread crackers with 1 tablespoon chocolate-hazelnut spread. Top with 1 sliced small banana.

Nutritional facts: 214 calories | 6 g fiber | 4 g protein | 7 g fat

 

 

A great healthy snack idea is drinking smoothie here is a great one for you:

Mango and Raspberry Smoothie

Healthy snacksHow to make it:

In a blender, puree ½ cup coconut water, ½ cup frozen mango, ½ cup frozen raspberries, 2 ounces tofu, and 1 teaspoon agave nectar until smooth.

 

Nutritional facts: 173 calories | 7 g fiber | 6 g protein | 2 g fat

If you are watching your calories then these healthy snacks are the way to go, they are so healthy and super delicious and more than this they are less than 150 calories:

  1. Honey –glazed Almonds

Healthy snacksWhat you need:

1 1/2 cups raw, unblanched almonds

1 tablespoon sugar

1 1/2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle Chile powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon salt

How to make it:

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  1. Place the almonds in a medium nonstick skillet; cook over medium heat for 6 minutes or until lightly toasted, shaking pan frequently. Combine the remaining ingredients in a 2-cup glass measure. Microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds. Add honey mixture to pan, and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Arrange almond mixture on prepared baking sheet in a single layer; let stand 10 minutes. Break apart any clusters.

Nutritional facts: Calories 138| Fiber 2.6 g| Protein 4.6 g| Fat 10.6 g

2) Strawberry-Avocado Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips

Make the chips in advance, cool completely, and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Healthy snacks

What you need:

2 teaspoons canola oil

6 (6-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 cups finely chopped peeled ripe avocado (about 2)

1 cup finely chopped strawberries

2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon minced seeded jalapeño pepper

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

3/8 teaspoon salt

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare chips, brush oil evenly over one side of each tortilla. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over oil-coated sides of tortillas. Cut each tortilla into 12 wedges; arrange wedges in a single layer on two baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until crisp.
  3. Combine avocado and remaining ingredients; stir gently to combine. Serve with chips.

Nutritional facts: Calories 138| Fiber 3.6 g| Protein 2.8 g| Fat 6.7 g

3) Bruschetta with Warm Tomatoes

Healthy snacks

What you need:

2 1/2 cups grape, pear, or cherry tomatoes

3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 garlic clove, minced

Cooking spray

4 (1-ounce) slices gluten-free French bread

1 garlic clove, halved

How to make it:

  1. Combine first 8 ingredients, and let stand 1 hour.
  2. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add tomato mixture, and cook 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add bread; cook 2 minutes on each side or until toasted. Rub 1 side of each toast slice with the cut sides of garlic clove halves. Serve tomato mixture over toast.

Nutritional facts: Calories 129| Fiber 1.2 g| Protein 2.8 g| Fat 5.5 g

4) Cinnamon Crisps with Blackberries and Yogurt

This healthy snack recipe is just as tasty with fresh blueberries or strawberries. If you can’t find wonton wrappers, egg roll wrappers work equally well–just cut them into 3 1/2-inch squares.

Healthy snacks

What you need:

8 wonton wrappers, cut in half diagonally

Cooking spray

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 cups plain fat-free Greek yogurt

1 cup blackberries

4 teaspoons honey

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Arrange wonton wrappers in a single layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; lightly coat wrappers with cooking spray. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over wrappers; bake at 400° for 3 minutes or until crisp and slightly browned. Set the wrappers aside to cool slightly.
  3. Layer 6 tablespoons yogurt, 1/4 cup berries, and 1 teaspoon honey into each of 4 bowls. Serve each with 4 wonton crisps.

Nutritional facts: Calories 142| Fiber 2.2 g| Protein 9.6 g| Fat 0.6 g

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