Healthy Snacks You Can Prepare Easily

· 10th March 2015

The best way of keeping hunger pangs at bay is by including some healthy snacks in our diet every day. In this article, we’ll share some interesting options with you that you might never have thought of. Let’s begin!

Vegetable samosas with yoghurt sauce

Ingredients required

For the dough:

  • 90 ml hot water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 225 grams flour
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

For the filling:

  • Salt
  • Green beans
  • 1 tomato
  • A pinch of curry powder
  • Green beans
  • 1 turnip
  • Peppers

Directions for preparation

You should start by sifting the floor into a bowl, followed by the water and oil. Knead the mixture properly until everything is mixed in well.

Then sauté the finely cut vegetables (exclude the tomato from this process as we will add it once the vegetables are cooked). Make small balls of dough after kneading it properly. Then, roll the dough onto a sheet, using a rolling pin.

Now, cut this dough into several circles and fold them to make semicircular shapes. Stuff vegetables into these folded dough shapes, then close the samosas and stick them together with a little water. Fry these samosas in a small amount of oil until they appear cooked.

Peanut clusters covered with chocolate

chocolate covered peanuts

This is by far one of the easiest healthy snacks you’ll ever prepare. Unsweetened chocolate is known to have quite a few healthy benefits. It has antioxidant properties and is good for cardiovascular health. Even diabetics are allowed to consume small quantities of unsweetened chocolate without any problem. On the other hand, peanuts also contain several antioxidants and are nutritious.

Ingredients required

  • 150 grams of skinned and washed unsalted, unroasted peanuts
  • 100 grams of unsweetened chocolate

Directions for preparation

  • Melt the chocolate with a double boiler, being carefule not to burn it.
  • Evenly sprinkle some peanuts to the tray and then add liquid chocolate until the peanuts are completely covered.
  • Wait for the chocolate to cool down a little, so that it can be divided easily. Now, gently divide the treats, creating small portions.
  • Once the chocolate is cool and solid, separate the portions and store them in a cool, dry place.

**Please keep in mind that peanuts can be replaced with any other dry fruit or nut variety you prefer. The point is to create new and healthy treats you can enjoy.

Frozen fruit with yoghurt

frozen fruit and yoghurt

Yoghurt and red/blue fruit are indispensable in our daily diets. You can use them to create a quick, healthy and sweet snack whenever you crave something fresh.

Ingredients required

  • Enought plain yoghurt to cover the fruit
  • Berries or other red or purple fruits as preferred
  • If you like your treats sweet, you can add some honey, agave nectar or other natural sweetener

Directions for preparation

– Mix fruits well and place them in  jelly moulds or small glasses.

– Continue adding yoghurt to the fruit until it is completely covered. At this point, add the sweetner if preferred.

– Cover the bowl and put it in the freezer.

– Your healthy stack will be ready for consumption in a few hours, depending on your freezer temperature.

Natural popcorn

natural popcorn

A lot of the food available these days is microwave-ready, frozen or packaged. Like popcorn. Most people love popcorn. This very healthy snack is perfect for the whole family, when prepared correctly.

However, the problem arises because the kind of popcorn we consume at the cinema or prepare at home in the microwave consists of large quantities of salt, chemicals and preservatives that are far from healthy. Not to worry! We’ll show you how to prepare popcorn that is both delicious and healthy. Let’s begin!

Ingredients required

  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup of unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 2 tsp of vegetable oil

Directions for preparation

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, and when it’s hot, add the popcorn. Continue stirring for a few minutes, until the corn is golden.
  2. Cover the pan as soon as you see or hear the popcorn starting to pop. This is to prevent them from jumping out and spilling all over the place.
  3. Carefully take out the popcorn once the sound of popping stops.
  4. Add some salt while the white popcorns are still hot. This’ll help to bring out their flavour.

Consuming ¾ cup of popcorn each day can fulfil your daily requirement of whole grains.

Switch to healthy and guilt free snacking options

There’s no need to deprive yourself of the flavours you cherish most just because you want a good figure. Why not look up some natural and healthy versions of your favourite desserts and snacks to get the best of both the worlds?

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