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2 January Wednesday

HEALTHY SNACKS FOR THOSE SUDDEN MOMENTS OF HUNGER

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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

Yoğurt 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!

 

Ingredients:

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

 

Preparation:

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!

 

Ingredients:

3 bananas

2 glasses of oats 

2 tbsp of almonds 

1 tbsp of raisins 

1tbsp of grated coconut 

1 tbsp of honey

 

Preparation:

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

Peynirli avokadolu salata

Made of raw vegetables, this salad makes both a healthy snack and a diet meal!

 

Ingredients:

1 avocado 

2 small cucumbers 

20 cherry tomatoes 

100g of feta cheese 

1 small onion 

5-6 sprigs of parsley

 

Preparation:

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!

 

Ingredients:

1L of milk

13 dried figs

1 tsp of cinnamon

20g of walnuts

20g of pistachios
 

Preparation:

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!

 

Ingredients:

2 cucumbers 

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

 

Preparation:

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!

 

Ingredients:

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

 

Preparation:

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!

 

Ingredients:

15 dates

Half a glass of milk

50g of butter

4 tbsp of cocoa

2.5 glasses of oat bran

1 glass of coarsely ground walnuts

 

Preparation:

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!

 

These articles may also be of interest to you:

10 Vegetable Dishes from the Aegean Cuisine

7 Most Delicious Meals of Balkan Cuisine

10 Taste-Bud-Pampering Dishes from the Black Sea Region

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