16 Hacks To Healthy And Handy Snacks:

Author: Amin Tabibzada
Publish Date: September 5, 2021

Explore these hacks to find healthy and handy snacks that save you not only time but also money. They are easy to make at home or can easily be purchased online or from your local supermarket. We will teach you how to choose healthy snacks over unhealthy choices. Making healthy decisions is a process to learn. It sounds nice to have a bag of salty potato chips, but this can be replaced with the healthier version of vegetable chips. It is just a matter of time to program your brain to choose the better snacks. Here are 16 hacks to your healthy snacks.

1. Spicy Toasted Chickpeas

Chips are an easy appetiser, but only few have substantial nutritional value. Instead, satisfy your crispy cravings by preparing a bowl full of roasted chickpeas, which can be seasoned to suit everyone’s taste buds. If you love spices, layer it. Have a chickpea snack, add some dried fruits and enjoy.

2. Fruit And Vegetable Sandwiches

Many fruits don’t need refrigeration and have a fantastic flavour. Just choose the dip you want (preferably apples and bananas), put a few spoons of nut butter in a small bowl and mix the fruits in. If your banana isn’t ripening in time, wrap it in some paper.

3. DIY Protein Bars

Packed protein and muesli nut bars can be tasty and are advertised as nutritious, but be careful they are unhealthy. Avoid the sugary bars purchased in-stores, instead, experiment them with different flavours and make them at home.

4. Carrot Chips In Curry

Long raw carrots are not the most exhilarating or intriguing snacks on the planet. To keep your taste buds joyful, get a peeler and strip some carrots and make carrot chips in the curry. These crispy orange strips take less than half an hour to make and taste good with a range of spices or just salt and pepper.

5. Carrot Cake Granola

Recipes with ‘cake’ in the title are usually popular but don’t have any robust nutrients, but this carrot cake granola is no exception. Made with grated carrots, nuts and natural sweeteners like maple syrup, a handful of this cereal is the perfect thing to have if you’re going to workout because it keeps you full between meals. Did we mention that this is still a cake?

6. DIY Fruit Leather

Remember the days at school when you and your friends would have fruit roll-ups during break times? They were the best, and there’s no reason not to associate them with our adult life. Simply choose your favourite fruit and let your taste buds relive your childhood, without the sugar crush. We know you’ll be big fans of it like we are. Green apple and other fruit peel recipes have nutritional boosts.

7. Protein Wrapping

Although regular bread can turn soft after sitting in a bag all day, the wrappers are much more useful. In addition, they offer a variety of flavours (and can coordinate to lots of dietary needs). Fill them with nut butter, hummus, vegetables, turkey, cheese, pesto or sausage, do whatever you want.

8. Homemade Granola Bars

Granola bars are excellent to snack on, but many of them found in-store shelves aren’t as healthy as their labels might reveal to show. Although the packaging looks healthy, they are often filled with high-fructose corn syrup, which has been linked to weight gain for a number of reasons. High fructose corn syrup causes obesity characteristics, increases body weight, body fat, high blood sugar levels and high cholesterol. Consumption of fructose and fructose-rich corn syrup increases obesity in both young men and women. But luckily these homemade sugar-free granola bars make the perfect alternative.

9. Granola Bites Without Zucchini Bread

Gluten-free and vegan, these bite-sized pieces are the perfect on-the-go snack for someone with gut problems. Simply mix the ingredients, throw them in the fridge and enjoy.

10. Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins

Whoever started putting vegetables in baking products was a genius. It can be difficult to get the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables in a day, so adding them to baked goods certainly makes it easier. These zucchini muffins are full of fibre and vitamins, are a great option for gut health and are also suitable for those who prefer a dairy-free or vegan lifestyle.

11. Vegetarian Popcorn Dorito

This healthy recipe uses nutritional yeast instead of cheese to make it vegan and so it’s not so full of dairy, so pack your baskets.

12. Whole Wheat Pita Chips

Before you take another bag of salt-laced chips, think of deconstructing a whole wheat pita bread and turning it into a handful of bite-sized pieces that are enjoyably crunchy, but are the better choice for you. In this recipe we like using seasoning and spices, but you can also go sweet by adding cinnamon, brown sugar or honey.

13. Nuts

Fresh fruits are magnificent, but they would be quite difficult to cut and eat a mango while on the move. Avoid this mess and get the nutritional benefits by packing dried fruits. But be sure to buy them without added sugar or sweeteners, like some of the foods bought at the shops have up to 25 grams of sugar per portion. Excessive sugar consumption can have some very dangerous consequences such as an increased risk of obesity and some risks can lead to cancer and heart disease. Sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain in children and adults have increased recently, based on a systematic review and a comparison with previous studies. Use snack bags to store your portions for a whole week or even month.

14. Homemade Vegetable Chips

Potato chips are loved by everyone, but packet types aren’t very healthy. But making them from scratch is very healthy, nutritious and simple to make . You can also experiment with ingredients  such as (green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots) and control the amount of sodium and fats in each batch.

15. Fresh Vegetables

Carrots, sweet capsicums and snow peas are just a few vegetables that can be stored as a snack and enjoyed throughout the day. To keep them cooler for longer, store the vegetables in a takeaway container or some tupperware.

16. Vegetable Salad Rolls

Not many people like eating salad, but salad wrapped in rice paper or seaweed is a whole other ball game. Simply chop your favourite vegetables into thin strips, add a little sauce, wrap them up and they’re good to go. Enjoy this recipe for chopping garden vegetable salad rolls or you can even use fruits.

Of course, it would be great if you could always have your hands on fresh, refrigerated refreshments during your stay. But for those days when a long trip is just too taxing and that makes your yogurt cup melt and drip everywhere slowly in the car, stock up on the above easy and healthy snacks. Your body will thank you.

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