Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult. After these tips, lack of time will no longer be an excuse for not adding some of these healthy snacks in your daily routine. One thing is for sure, all of them are easy to cook and always have at home.
Oatmeal, homemade granola, protein bars, nuts are some of the suggestions that you can start taking in your lunch box to work or to simply eat at home. Take a look at the ideas we prepared for you and venture yourself to try them.
How about betting in homemade granola? The healthy snacks new friend
We bet your social networks and phone gallery must be filled with recipes. You just haven’t rolled your sleeves to cook them yet, but we're sure you'll just try it once and you won't drop the granola anytime soon. It is easier than it looks.
We can add the granola to yogurt, fruit or simply enjoy it on its own. To help you, here it is a recipe:
You’ll need 100g of rolled oats, 150g of hazelnuts, 200g of almonds, two tablespoons of honey and some cinnamon. However, you can use any nuts you want.
In a bowl, add the lightly crushed nuts, mix them with the oats and the cinnamon. Then, add the honey and mix again.
After that, you just need to put it in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 20 minutes (mix it when 10 minutes have passed) and you’ll have your granola ready.
In the days you have a sweet tooth, add some chopped dark chocolate to your granola
Have you ever tried oatmeal porridge?
Oatmeal porridge is easy and quick to cook. They’re a great idea for your snacks or even for your breakfast. Like the granola, there are lots of recipes for porridge and it is ideal to adapt the ingredients to your taste. Nonetheless, we leave a suggestion:
Add two cups of water and one cup of milk or any plant-based alternative, to a pot
The next step is to add one cup of rolled oats
After that, you just need to add a cinnamon stick, one lemon zest and mix it until it starts to boil
The final step it’s really simple: to serve. You can substitute the cinnamon for cocoa, or keep experimenting with other ingredients you like. When you serve you can add some fruits, seeds or nuts. Enjoy!
Other health snacks to make and have at home
We have some more ideas for healthy snacks without you having to waste a lot of time in the kitchen. You can opt for rice cakes that don’t have any fat and are low in calories. However, since they are not that rich in nutrients, we advise you to add some toppings (like peanut butter) to increase the nutritional value.
Nuts can also become your new best friends. They are a very filling food, as a result of their fiber and unsaturated fat content. Almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts or cashews: the choice is yours. You can eat them alone or you can include them in recipes like yogurt, salads or smoothies.
Another snack that is very quick and easy to prepare is natural Greek yogurt where you can add, for example, berries, granola or even nuts. Fruit and cheese kebabs can also save you. All you have to do is use wooden skewers and insert some pieces of fruit and low-fat cheese into them.
If you’re a fan of fruit and peanut butter we have a suggestion for you: banana with peanut butter. What do you think? You just need to slice the banana and spread some peanut butter between two slices. You can also sprinkle them with some cinnamon if you want.
Is there anything simpler than preparing some hard boiled eggs? This can be another option for your snacks. And what if we suggested some dark chocolate? It’s a really nutritious alternative, with a good amount of soluble fibers and minerals. Preferably, you should opt for a chocolate with at least 70 to 85% cocoa content (but don’t overdo it).
After all these suggestions, your snack breaks will never be the same. If there were any doubts, there are plenty of options to start eating healthier. The most difficult part will be choosing.