After a long day at work, you just want to fall down on the couch and eat all the junk food you can find. Understandably, working hard gets you tired so you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen just to have a quick snack to eat. But are you really going to be happy after you eat all the sugary, salty or unhealthy food? Most likely you will feel bad about the decision and the food itself won’t make you feel better or give you any energy. What you need is some healthy ways to snack!
Here are 15 delicious foods to replace your lazy snacks!
Let’s start with that bag of chips you got waiting for you. It’s easy and delicious, but there are quiet a few replacement possibilities. Try zucchini chips.
It’s easy to make: just cut the zucchini in thin slices, season to your liking and bake them. Easy as that!
So I also looked up a sweeter version of chips. So try these apple chips. They are super easy and delicious. I promise you won’t eat store-bought chips any more after this.
All you do is cut an apple in thin slices, possibly with a mandolin slicer. Than you line them on a plate and leave them in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Enjoy your apple chips!
Popcorn is the next easy-to-buy and also easy-to-make snack. It’s so good to just buy ready-made popcorn… But does it really taste that much better than homemade? I personally love it when it’s fresh, crispy and warm.
So here is the option to make it at home. First you pop the popcorn, than add the parmesan and end with drizzling the rosemary oil over. Let is rest for about 5 minutes and you can enjoy delicious fresh made popcorn!
If you ever researched for healthy snack options, I’m sure you have seen these. The perfect combination of banana, peanut butter and chocolate. But this time you can make it a little more fancy by adding almond butter instead. Little tip: On the page with the recipe, you’ll find a way to make almond butter at home!
So how can you make these heavenly bites? Well, put some almond butter between two slices of banana, Freeze the bites. Melt chocolate and dip them in it. And freeze again. Your frozen bites are ready to be enjoyed!
You want to know how healthy they are? You want to know the secret? The crust is cauliflower. Yeah, I said it. You are going to enjoy these babies without a worry.
First you make the base by shredding cauliflower, heating it and combining with egg, mozzarella and herbs. You bake the crust first. Than you add toppings and bake again. And that is all, delicious and healthy mini pizzas!
Yeah, you most like have had these before. But not with this twist. I think we left the junk food behind and moved on to the good foods.
Try the beans on a stalk version. Cut up some pieces of celery, add guacamole and black beans. Healthy, quick and very tasty.
This is one of those great ideas where you can add your own twist. You can use any fruit you like or whatever you have left over.
Simply place some yogurt in a silicon cup, press fruits of your choice in and put it in the freezer. Let is there overnight and done are your frozen yogurt treats.
Easy to make at home and adjust to your own liking: trail mix! Mix and match all kinds of nuts and add you favorite extras.
Try this version with walnuts, cashews, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, raisins and dried cranberries. Put all the ingredients in a bowl, mix it and it’s ready to go!
On the warmer summer days, you probably want a refreshing snack to eat. Cucumber is one of the best refreshing foods out there. These roll-ups will make you very happy.
You start by making slices of the cucumber. You top it with some humus, feta, red pepper and season it with some salt and pepper. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Refreshing, delicious and healthy.
Yep, all the ingredients for this recipe are in the title. I think if you simply want to eat fruit and want to all a little something to it, a dip is a great option. It doesn’t take long, but you might just enjoy your fruit that little bit more.
Combine the peanut butter, honey and yogurt in a bowl. Stir until smooth. Dip in your favorite fruit.
If you need a healthy dip for fruit, you also need a healthy dip for vegetables. Or for anything else. Just add it when you want, because it’s healthy.
Combine yogurt, garlic, parsley, chives, dill, onion powder, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk. Let is chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite vegetables.
I had to add this. Chocolate is my favorite thing in life. And I have had this healthy version before too. I can tell you it is the best thing in life.
Combine maple syrup, vanilla, avocado and cacao in a blender. Mix for about 30 seconds. Add some water and set in the fridge.
You can make almost any ice cream healthy at home, but this seemed like a good basic recipe. Everybody loves banana and peanut butter.
Combine frozen banana, peanut butter, almond milk and cinnamon in a blender and mix till smooth. Freeze for one hour and serve with toppings.
The smell of fresh baked cookies is possibly the best smell ever. So why not bake some? Here are some healthy oatmeal cookies.
In one bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. In a different bowl, combine egg, oil, sugar and vanilla. Combine all the ingredients together. Line up balls of the dough and bake for 15 minutes.
Make this and you got a to go snack for a week. Healthy and filling granola bars.
Combine oats, sunflower seeds and almonds and place in the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, add honey, sugar, butter and salt and heat it on medium heat. When the oat mixture is done, add it in the honey and mix all the ingredients together. Bake for 25 minutes.
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