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 mealtimes.

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 onion.

    Healthy snack recipe 2 - Fruit Combo

  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 4 strawberries2 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 here.

    "Fridge pickers wear bigger knickers".

    The information on this site is purely of educational value and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You must consult your doctor over all your health concerns.

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