We all know that feeling of appetite, which unexpectedly kicks in some time during the day. This is such an urge that drives us to dive right into the bowl of snacks. What is your idea of snacks? Are they packaged goods like biscuits, mass-produced cakes, etc. like ours? These tend to be the first choice in those moments, but it is more effective to suppress the hunger with healthier food which is also easy to prepare! Here are those healthy snacks you can prepare at home in a few minutes!
1. Yogurt Bar
Taking only a few minutes of your time to prepare, a yogurt bar is a very healthy snack to satisfy your belly. The only other thing you need is a little patience while it cools down in the freezer!
250g of yogurt
5 tbsp of honey
Half a water glass of red fruits (blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, etc.)
4 tbsp of oats
2 tbsp of salt-free pistachios
Mix yogurt and honey in a bowl. Then spread the mixture into a flat tray lined with greaseproof paper. Sprinkle on fruit, oats and pistachio pieces. Then leave the mixture in the freezer for at least five hours. After frozen, using a sharp knife, you can cut the mixture into triangles. Bon Appétit!
2. Oat Cookies
Healthy, easy, tasty and super simple to prepare!
2 glasses of oats
2 tbsp of almonds
1 tbsp of raisins
1tbsp of grated coconut
1 tbsp of honey
Firstly, mash the bananas in a bowl. Mix in the oats and the other ingredients and then leave in the fridge for 20 minutes. Set the oven to 160°C for a conventional oven. Make balls with the cooled cookie dough in your palms and then place them onto the tray. Press them to slightly spread them. Bake both sides for 15 minutes. Store in the fridge before enjoying your dessert!
3. Avocado Cheese Salad
Made of raw vegetables, this salad makes both a healthy snack and a diet meal!
2 small cucumbers
20 cherry tomatoes
100g of feta cheese
1 small onion
5-6 sprigs of parsley
After deseeding the avocado, slice it into small cubes together with the cucumbers. Cut the tomatoes into four slices, and finely chop the onion and the parsley. Mix the vegetables together. Then chop the feta cheese into small cubes before adding it to the vegetables. If you like, you can add some olive oil, salt and lime juice as dressing. Bon Appétit!
4. Fig Pudding with Cinnamon
A hearty and sweet snack made of very healthy ingredients!
1L of milk
13 dried figs
1 tsp of cinnamon
20g of walnuts
20g of pistachios
Leave dried figs in warm water for 10 minutes. Then remove them from the water and chop them into small cubes. Pour the milk into a medium-sized pot and bring it to a boil. In another bowl, mix the chopped figs, hot milk and cinnamon. Cover the bowl and leave for 20 minutes. When the figs swell, mix all the ingredients using a blender. Cover the bowl again and leave it for another 30 minutes. After allowing the dessert to cool in the fridge for two hours you can serve. Add walnuts and pistachios to taste.
5. Sauced Cucumber
You can prepare this healthy snack in just 10 minutes, it is just what you need to ease your hunger!
100g of feta cheese
100g of strained yogurt
Half a tea glass of finely ground walnuts
1 tsp of vegetable seasoning
4 sprigs of dill
Slice the cucumbers into fine strips without peeling them. Smash the cheese in a bowl for the sauce. Mix with strained yogurt, walnuts and vegetable seasoning. Finely chop the sprigs of dill. Now you can enjoy your sauce-dipped cucumber slices!
6. Pumpkin Chips
If your favorite snack was potato chips before, we’ve got a healthier version!
4 medium sized pumpkins
2 tbsp of powdered parmesan
2 tbsp. of sunflower oil
1 tsp of sea salt
Half a teaspoon of powdered red pepper
Wash the pumpkins with plenty water and dry them. Then finely slice them. Cover two baking trays with baking paper. Place the pumpkin slices one by one on the trays, taking care not to overlap them. Brush them with the sunflower oil. Sprinkle on the powdered parmesan, and add sea salt and powdered red pepper on top. Bake for 20 minutes in an oven that has been pre-heated to 200°C. Bon Appétit!
7. Raw Cookies
This fast-track cookie doesn’t require baking, and it’s as healthy as it is filling!
Half a glass of milk
50g of butter
4 tbsp of cocoa
2.5 glasses of oat bran
1 glass of coarsely ground walnuts
Heat the milk and butter in a pot until the butter melts. Add the deseeded dates and then crush them using a blender. Then add in the cocoa, oats and walnuts and mix well. Take out one spoonful from the mixture, shape it with a second spoon and then place it onto a tray which has been lined with greaseproof paper. Refrigerate for 1 hour before enjoying your cookies!
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