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Healthy & Easy To-Make Snacks We Could All Munch on This Winter

Healthy & Easy To-Make Snacks We Could All Munch on This Winter

We’ve all had the feeling of having food cravings in the middle of the day or a few hours after lunch.

It may seem to be easier to go for convenience foods or a vending machine, but don’t let a stealthy snack bite spoil your health and fitness plans. Snacks may be yummy and healthy!

These simple, healthful snacks will lift your spirits throughout the coldest, darkest months of the year.

  1. Sweet Potato Chips 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 large, sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 1 tsp pure sea salt

Directions: 

  • Preheat oven.
  • Peel sweet potatoes and slice thinly, using a sharp knife. 
  • In a large bowl, mix the now sliced potato chips with olive oil, black pepper, and salt.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then flip the chips over and bake for another 10 minutes. 
  • For the last ten minutes, watch the chips closely and pull off any chips that start to brown, until all the chips are cooked.
  1. Cumin Spiced Almond

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups raw unsalted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, combine almonds, spices, and olive oil. Toss to coat the almonds.
  • Spread the almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until fragrant and toasted.
  1. Lemon Pepper Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed well and drained
  • 2 lemons, juice, and zest
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1–2 tsp pepper 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven.
  • Dry chickpeas and remove outer skins. 
  • In a large bowl combine lemon juice, zest, and olive oil.
  • Add chickpeas to bowl.
  • Top with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. 
  1. Baked Green Peas

Ingredients: 

  • 500 grams green beans
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal 

Directions:

  • Trim and rinse the green beans
  • Whisk the flour with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a large bowl
  • Beat the eggs and milk together in a second wide
  • Stir the breadcrumbs and oil together in a third large bowl 
  • Stir in the cornmeal and the remaining 2 teaspoons salt.
  • Toss the green beans in the flour until they are evenly coated
  • Dip the green beans now into the egg to coat, then toss in the panko. 
  • Bake until the green beans are crisp and golden-brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

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