Unhealthy snacking habits can add a few extra pounds and unwanted flab to your body. While you can’t avoid snacking altogether, you can certainly switch over to healthier snacks, to keep in shape. Choosing food items like fruit, yogurt, granola bars, vegetables, and whole wheat grains for preparing snacks is many times better and healthier than pre-made snacks. Healthy snacks provide you with a variety of vitamins and other nutrients, thereby promoting good health. Healthy snacking, on the right time, also helps in increasing immunity. In fact eating small meals and snacking healthy in-between will increase your body’s metabolism and you will be able to digest food faster. Below given are some healthy snack recipes for you to try. Happy snacking!
Easy & Healthy Recipes For Snacks
Pickled Celery sticks
- 1 bunch Celery
- 1/2 Lemon (sliced)
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Hot Pepper Flakes
- 10-12 Black Peppercorns
- 2 tsp Sugar
- 2 Bay Leafs
- 1 tbsp Mustard Seeds
- 6 cups Water
- 1 1/2 cups (with 3/4 cup of water) White vinegar
- 1 large Jar
- Cut the celery into 2-3 inch sections that are about 1/2 inch wide.
- Boil water in a pot. Add in bay leaves, lemon slices and 1 tbsp salt.
- Now, add celery and boil for 2 minutes. Take out the celery and let it cool.
- Add ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp sugar, garlic, hot pepper flakes, mustard seeds and black peppercorns into the jar.
- Then, add celery into the jar and also add vinegar and water. Seal the jar and shake well, so that the ingredients are mixed nicely.
- Refrigerate for several days, before eating.
- 6 tbsp Rolled Oats
- 1½ cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 5 to 6 tbsp Low Fat Butter
- 1/2 cup Milk
- Preheat the oven to a temperature of 350 degrees. Grease 2 baking sheets. Set them aside.
- Grind the rolled oats in a blender, till they are medium-coarse.
- Add ground oats, whole-wheat flour, all purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix the ingredients well.
- Mix in butter and stir well. You can also mix the ingredients in a food processor, so that they are nicely combined.
- Add in 1/3 cup milk and mix well. Make dough that just holds together. Add more milk if required.
- Divide the dough into 3-4 portions and roll out one portion at a time, with a thickness of ¼ inch.
- Then, cut the dough circles about 3 inch wide.
- Transfer to baking sheets and poke some holes into them.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown in color.