If you have a look at any healthy meal plans, you’ll find all kinds of breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes in them. Alas, none of these diets will work if you keep chewing common ready-made snacks every now and then. Does it mean no more snacks till the end of your days? No way! Let’s switch to healthy, easy to make, delicious snacks that will fill you up without affecting your waistline and your healthy eating habits! This time we won’t suggest choosing any of these 5 great ideas – try them all!
Healthy Banana Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 F. Mash 2 ripe bananas in a bowl. Add a cup of uncooked quick oats, mix thoroughly, then combine with ¼ cup of crushed nuts of your choice and a handful of raisins or pumpkin seeds (optional). Cover a baking sheet with baking paper. With a large spoon put the batter onto the baking sheet. Please make sure you leave a 1-inch space between the cookies. Put them into the oven for 15-20 minutes. Then take the baking tray out and let the cookies sit on the counter for 20-30 minutes.
Spicy Baked Apples
Take a few apples and cut the cores out so that you have a pretty wide hollow in each apple. Put the apples onto a glass plate, add some sugar or honey into each apple, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Add some raisins or crushed nuts of your choice. Cover the plate with a microwave-safe lid and put the apples into the microwave oven for 4-5 minutes. After the apples are ready, add some nutmeg to each and let them get a bit cool.
Tomatoes With Herbs and Goat Cheese
Perhaps, the easiest and freshest snack you can get – just cut tomatoes in halves and sprinkle each half with crumbled goat cheese and fresh chopped herbs (like parsley or watercress).
Pumpkin and Cashew Bars
Combine 1 cup stoned dates, ½ cup cashews and 2 tbsp. raw pumpkin seeds in a food processor. Then fold in ⅓ cup pumpkin protein powder and ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree. Add with 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and mix well. Cover a baking pan with baking paper. Spread the mixture on the baking pan, using a wet spatula. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and crushed nuts (walnuts, pecans or cashews). Use a spatula to press seeds and nuts into the batter. Put the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 3 hours, then cut the mixture into bars.
Broccoli Cheese Muffins
Preheat oven to 350 F. Cook 2 cups of broccoli and mash them with an egg. Combine the mixture with 1 cup of grated cheese and 10 Ritz crackers in a food processor. Make sure the mixture is homogeneous. Take a muffin tin and fill the cups up ¾ of the way with the muffin mixture. Crumple 2 more Ritz crackers and sprinkle over the muffins. Put the muffin tin into the oven for 15-20 minutes. Muffins should be golden-brown.