1. MOZZARELLA STICKS
You know how the classic mozzarella sticks recipe is not that healthy choice for two reasons:
First they’re usually covered in breadcrumbs, and second they’re fried.
Well, what about rolling them into a grounded seeds mixture instead of the breadcrumbs, and baking them in the oven on a baking sheet?
Well that’s a pretty healthier option.
I rolled them in eggs and then in grounded sunflower and flax seed mixture, spiced with oregano and sea salt.
And they tasted amazing, you have to try them.
Bake them for 15 minutes in a preheated oven, or until they turn golden.
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2. CUCUMBER CIRCLES WITH HUMMUS
Cucumber is one of the healthiest snacks you can get, because it’s 90% water.
Peel it nicely, cut in thin bands, and serve it together with your favorite hummus recipe.
I got a Hummus Cookbook a few months ago and it helped me learn so many healthy recipes, how to combine it and simple ways to do it right.
If you’re not into cooking, here’s my favorite hummus I order from Amazon – it’s clean, organic and with with every ingredient on point
It’s a great combo, you’re going to love it!
3. SEED CRACKERS
I’ve tried many seed cracker recipes, but my all time favorite is the one with peanuts.
You’re going to need:
- 200 grams of baked unsalted peanuts
- 60 grams sunflower seeds
- 30 grams flax seeds
- 30 grams sesame seeds
- 2 egg whites
- 2-3 teaspoons Himalayan salt
- 20 ml water
Blend all the seeds, and then mix them together with the other ingredients.
Place them on a baking sheet, and bake them 10-15 minutes on a preheated 180 degrees oven.
You can add other spices by choice.
If you’re not into cooking, here’s my recommendation of clean and healthy seed crackers you can buy, they’re called Flacker – I love them!
Beef or turkey, jerky is a great snack.
It’s a good source of protein and it takes a bit of mouth-power to eat, so you’ll find yourself more satisfied.
As long as you double check for the hidden sugars i your next package, you’re all set.
Here’s my favorite Jerky beef.
5. SPICY ROASTED CHICKPEAS
Roasted chickpeas are such a great idea to satisfy your snacking cravings in any part of the day.
They’re salty, crunchy, spicy, and yet, healthy.
The only ingredients you’re going to need are:
- chickpeas (canned or home boiled)
- olive oil
So, preheat the oven to 230°C.
Toss the chickpeas and olive oil together in a large bowl until the chickpeas are lightly coated and then stir in the spices, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and minced garlic, and mix the nicely.
Spread them onto a baking sheet, and pop in the oven for about 20 minutes, stirring the pan halfway through.
You’ll know they’re done when they shrink up a little bit, and get crunchy on the outside.
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Or, if you’re not into cooking anything at all you can find them on the market, here’re my favorite chickpeas you can have on the go.
6. Roasted chestnuts
I love chestnuts!
Boiled or roasted – they’re the perfect snack to satisfy the cravings.
Preheat your oven to 180°C and place the chestnuts in a single layer on a baking tray.
The important thing here is you have to cut your slit into the chestnut before putting them on the pan.
Bake them for 15-25 minutes, it all depends on how large they are.
You don’t even have to sprinkle salt over them, because they are really delicious on their own.
Make sure to not eat more than a cup of them – they’re not that low in carbs, but they’re filled with fibers and pretty healthy.
Pistachios are tiny, but they pack a powerful nutritional punch.
They contain protein, fiber and a wealth of vitamins and minerals.
Adding pistachios to your healthy eating plan is a great idea for weight loss, healthy body and heart.
A hand or two for snacks will set you up, just make sure to look for pistachios that are roasted without salt or with sea or Himalayan salt, to keep these nuts as nutritious as possible.
8. BABY CARROTS WITH CURRY DIP
This is a great snack for those who love dips.
The curry dip is my all time favorite, you just have to mix full fat Greek yogurt, mustard and a teaspoon of curry.
You can add any other spices by choice to this base, and it will still taste amazing while dipping with your baby carrots.
9. GREEN BEANS FRIES
People say if your food is green, your food is good
Well, depending on this, my next snack idea is pretty good because is all green, and yet so delicious.
What you should do is place the green beans into a larger bowl, pour olive oil, salt and spices you like and a little bit of Parmesan, and stir everything well.
Add them on a baking sheet and bake them on 200°C until they turn into chips.
You can do this same thing on almost every veggie, and they will taste amazing.
You can also buy green beans chips nowadays – yummm!!
10. FROZEN BLUEBERRY YOGURT BITES
If you have a sweet tooth, and don’t want to ruin your weight loss efforts, this might be a great thing to try.
This is actually one of the best desert snack for weight loss.
You’re going to need:
- 1 pint container blueberries
- 1 cup sugar free Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon stevia
Stir together the yogurt and the stevia and gently fold in the blueberries to coat in the yogurt. Scoop them up with a fork, and place them on a baking sheet, making sure not to have them touch.
Freeze them for about an hour, and get ready to snack!
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11. UNSALTED PEANUTS
Peanuts are not that bad of a choice, as long as you watch the portion and make sure they’re not loaded with sodium.
If so, try to pick baked ones, spiced with Himalayan or sea salt, and you’re all set.
12. PAPRIKA STICKS WITH GUACAMOLE
This is my number 1 snack when it comes to having some friends over.
Just mix up your favorite guacamole recipe, cut out paprika sticks and start dipping.
You can combine paprika sticks with curry sauce too, they’re the number one snack when it comes to loading up with Vitamin C too.
13. COTTAGE CHEESE
I like to refer to it as my fit ice-cream.
If you can’t make it to dinner, cottage cheese might be the perfect fit.
Just make sure you choose a low-sodium brand, because others can really sneak in the salt.
14. SUNFLOWER SEEDS
This is so contagious, once you start snacking it’s so hard to stop.
Buy sunflower seeds with the shell (these are sea salted) and feel free to snack a whole cup.
Seeds and nuts are not dangerous at all of you workout daily and if you eat low carb, sugar free foods.
15. PARMESAN ROASTED TOMATOES
This snack idea is an easy and fast one, you have to try it.
You just need:
- a couple of tomatoes
First, rinse the tomatoes and slice them into halves.
Toss gently with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Arrange the tomatoes on a baking paper, and top them with grated Parmesan cheese.
Roast for about 15-20 minutes on 200°C on preheated oven, or until the Parmesan cheese melted and the top is slightly browned.
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