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5 healthy snacks to eat without feeling guilty

The options we have available to eat as a snack, whether it’s in cafes, bars or supermarkets, are not always the best options to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

A strategy to avoid eating those unhealthy options and also to satisfy your hunger, satisfy cravings and take with you wherever you go, is to prepare your own snacks.

In today’s article I’m going to teach you how to prepare healthy snacks recipes that you can take wherever you want. They are very easy and quick to prepare. Try them now!

Recipes for healthy snacks

You can prepare healthy snacks by using ingredients that are as natural and as little processed as possible and that maintain the maximum of their original flavor and properties.

The best ingredients to prepare healthy snacks are simply foods that are healthy, for example:

  • All kinds of seeds: chia, flax, pumpkin, sesame, among others. They are rich in minerals, fiber and are a source of healthy fats.
  • All types of oats, either in the form of flakes or flavored flour. Especially oat flour, with which you can make countless recipes: cookies, cakes, biscuits, bars, etc. …. It’s rich in fiber, protein and has a satiating effect.
  • Healthy fats, such as coconut oil or olive oil.
  • Nuts, such as walnuts and almonds. They’re rich in proteins, minerals, vitamins and unsaturated fats.
  • Vegetables: are rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and contain few calories.

Why are these foods healthy?

Because they’re mainly unprocessed foods, foods that contain little sugar, that don’t contain any hydrogenated fats and have an infinite number of benefits for your health, such as improving the health and maintaining a healthy immune system, for example.

Recipes

Crunchy carrot sticks

Carrots

Ingredients

You’ll simply need carrots, the amount you want, and spices to taste. My recommendation is: pepper, basil, garlic powder and salt.

Mode of preparation

  1. Wash and peel the carrots, remove the 2 ends of the carrot to make them more squared and cut them in an elongated way in the form of sticks.
  2. When they’re all cut you can put them in the oven at 180°C for about 5 – 10 minutes, according to the oven and according to your personal taste – if you want them softer or more toasted.

A recommendation: when they’re done, add a little olive oil on top to give more nutrients, more flavor and more juiciness to the carrot sticks.

The benefits of carrots are: in addition to improving eyesight (because they’re rich in vitamin A, a very important vitamin to maintain normal eyesight), rich in potassium, iron and calcium, and help you to control digestive problems as they’re rich in fiber.

Fit Popcorn (without fat)

Popcorn

Ingredients

A bag of corn without added salt, sugars or preservatives.

By the way, these amounts are for 2 people.

Mode of preparation

  1. Pour 10 tablespoons of corn in a glass bowl. For each tablespoon of corn, add another tablespoon of water to the bowl, then add iodized sea salt to taste.
  2. Then put transparent film to cover the bowl completely, make sure it’s tightly sealed so the popcorn can’t escape.Make several holes in the film so that all the air doesn’t remain inside.
  3. Place in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes at maximum power and you’re all set!

Recommendation: if you don’t like them salty, prepare them without salt, and at the end when they’re ready you can add stevia or fitness chocolate syrup, peanut butter or almond cream.

Healthy cookies

Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

You’ll need:

1 egg

50 grams of oat flour the flavor that you like most

5 grams of yeast

One spoonful of coconut oil

Mode of preparation

  1. Beat the egg a little with a fork.
  2. Put the oat flour and the yeast in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Mix the flour with the egg stirring with a fork and add the coconut oil, previously melted in the microwave for 10 seconds.
  4. On the baking tray, shape the cookies (not very thick). You can add a few pieces of pure chocolate on top, and place them in the oven for 15-20 minutes at about 180°C.

Fitness bars

Protein bars

Ingredients

10 dates

60 ml of water

1 scoop of whey protein, the flavor that you prefer

200gr of oat flour

1 tablespoon of pure cocoa powder

2 tablespoons of pure honey

1 teaspoonful of vanilla extract

For the coating:

Bitter chocolate chips for melting, 85gr

½ tablespoon of neutral coconut oil

1 handful of almonds

1 handful of pumpkin seeds

Mode of preparation

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl (except those for the coating). A doughy mass will form.
  2. Put the dough in a rectangular silicone mold for bars. You must press it with your hands so that it will be very compact.
  3. Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes at 180°C.
  4. While the bars cool down, place the coating in a cup with coconut oil and place for about 30 seconds in the microwave to melt it, then add the bars to give them a spectacular flavor.

Puffed Rice Cakes

Puffed Rice Cakes

This is the easiest and quickest snack to prepare, because you don’t have to cook it or wait for it to be ready.

You can put all kinds of healthy foods on these puffed rice cakes, but I’ll give you an idea: You can add peanut butter, apple slices and chia seeds. Try it, you’ll love it.

With these ideas, you’ll have healthy, tasty and easy to prepare snacks at your disposal that you can take with you anywhere. No need to compromise your diet to satisfy your cravings!

All recipes mentioned above are designed both for athletes and for all types of people who want to control their weight, that’s why they contain all necessary nutrients for an active and healthy life.

Try them and share your experience in the comments!

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About Pedro Giner

Pedro Giner
Pedro is graduated in General Nutrition and Sports Nutrition. He works daily to improve the health and fitness of those who ask him for it. And that's what he also intends with every word he writes, to inspire and guide others into a healthier lifestyle.

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