Healthy Snack Recipe
A quick healthy snack recipe has become a part of today's
lifestyle and is a very necessary part of your healthy eating
habit. When you're busy, you'll appreciate recipes
you have prep-planned and can prepare in under 30 minutes.
The inclination to put together from scratch, a healthy snack
when you're experiencing hunger pangs, will be less than strong.
You'll more than likely reach for the first thing you can grab.
Sadly though, allowing yourself to get to this
stage will result in you reaching for un-healthy foods to snack on. These will most probably be sweets or sugary
foods or pastries, because your body will be low in energy
and will therefore demand a snack to quickly boost itself.
It is important to remember that snacking when you're hungry -
even when it is a healthy snack recipe, should not be a
replacement or substitute for having a regular meal. Since
some snacks - though small, could lead to more frequent eating,
resulting in your consuming more calories than you would
perhaps have consumed in your regular meals.
Snacking in between meals when you feel the need however, is an
important element in your healthy eating habit. Apart from
getting rid of your hunger pangs, snacking does away with
extreme hunger that can often lead to you gorging yourself at
You'll find below 4 individual healthy snack recipe to help
you retain your health, vitality and nutrition.
Healthy snack recipe 1 -
Pitta Bread Pocket
1 Brown Pita bread
1 tomato sliced
1 tablespoon houmous
Pop pitta bread under grill for a few seconds to warm through
(optional). Handle with care.
Make an opening along one side of pitta bread and use the
houmous to spread inside.
Slice tomato thinly, inserting into the pitta bread pocket,
TIP: You can try variations of this snack by using a very
small amount of crumbled fetta cheese or anchovies instead of
houmous, mixed with shredded lettuce and a few chopped olives.
You can even develop this healthy snack recipe into a meal by
using left over roast meat, a full salad dressed with olive
oil and lemon dressing, chopped olives and thinly sliced raw
Healthy snack recipe 2 -
1 Ripe Banana
2 Tablespoons Natural Low Fat Yogurt
1 treaspoon unsalted chopped nuts of your choice
Slice banana in rounds and put into a bowl
Cut strawberries in quarters and place with bananas
Put yogurt on and then top with chopped nuts
TIP: Try with different variations of soft fruit.
This healthy snack recipe will also make a terrific
after dinner dessert, drizzled with a spoonful of honey
Both of the above snacks are ideal gap fillers, for when you
know you're not going to eat to schedule.
Healthy snack recipe 3 -
Crispy Cheese Slices
1 Slice of bread
Very small amount of butter or margarine
1 Tablespoon cream cheese with garlic and herbs
1 Tomato sliced
Heat grill to 180C (350F/Gas 4)
Spread bread thinly with butter
Spread cheese across middle of bread
Put tomato slices on top of cheese and cook
until golden brown
Healthy snack recipe 4 -
Vegetable Sticks with Houmous and Yogurt dip
1 Tablespoon houmous
1 Tablespoon natural yogurt
1 Small carrott
1 Qtr cucumber
1 Stick celery
Wash and slice the carrot, cucumber and celery into approximately
four long strips.
Mix together houmous and yogurt in a bowl (black pepper optional).
Dip sticks into mixture and enjoy!
TIP: This healthy snack recipe is an excellent
way of incorporating more fruit into your diet. Get into
the healthy habit of using fruit creatively for snacking.
You'll find some more healthy recipes
"Fridge pickers wear bigger
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and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You
must consult your doctor over all your health concerns.
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