Cooking healthy and junk free meals is a challenging task for all women. The right mix of ingredients and easy to do recipes are all you need to prepare a healthy snack for the mid-breaks. Recipes focused on fruits, veggies, legumes, whole grains and lean meats are ideal to keep you away from the junk food. Junk foods are loaded with saturated fat and sodium that increase the risk of stroke, heart attack and similar health conditions. Pre-packed and fast foods make you junk addicts therefore, choose for snacks that are healthy and more rewarding. Let us see some interesting recipes and ideas to prepare an easy snack that will keep you at miles from junk food.
Fruit And Nut Oatmeal
Oatmeal makes a fiber packed, healthy and a very inexpensive snack option. Control the portion of walnuts and cranberries to fit the dish in your wallets.
- ½ cup oats
- 1 cup water
- ¼ apple, chopped
- ½ tsp cinnamon powder
- 2 tbsp walnuts, chopped
- 2 tsp cranberries, dried
- 1 tbsp maple/pancake syrup (optional)
Method: Microwave oats soaked in water for one minute, stir and again microwave for 30 sec. Sprinkle cinnamon powder into the oatmeal and top it with chopped walnuts, apple and cranberries. Drizzle little maple syrup. You may use milk if you like so.
Use fresh tomatoes and sandwich them using little seasoning with salt and basil leaves. Grill or bake the sandwich for exotic flavors.
Yummy Greek Yogurt Recipe
The combination of this trio – Greek yogurt, raspberries and honey – makes a complete and healthy snack. The recipe is simple and filling for a 5pm slump. The fruits are rich in fiber and vitamin C, while honey is rich in antioxidants and the yogurt is a good source of protein.
Snacky Edamame With Risotto
This recipe comes from the Mediterranean continent which gives a creamy texture and a punch of flavor to your taste buds. Combine rice and unripe soya with a touch of butter and Parmesan cheese that imparts richness to the platter. Soya keeps cholesterol and fat low.
Banana With Delicious Peanut Butter
The carb-rich bananas with the protein filled peanut butter keeps you energized and going for long hours. Use variations like banana bites and sandwiches made of brown bread to curb your hunger.
Sprout And Carrot Wrap
Combine your favorite sprouts, carrots, corns and pomegranate with little all purpose seasoning and wrap them in wheat tortillas to munch a healthy and instant snack.
Grate a cup of beetroot, add salt and red chilli powder and mix well. Add wheat flour and knead into dough. Allow it to rest for few minutes. Roll out into yummy parathas rich in iron and fiber content.
Crispy Corn Cakes
Instant appetizers are loved by everyone. Try these corn cakes that will leave the smoky flavor on your tongue forever. Follow the quick steps to make them in no time and with minimal efforts.
- 2 1/2 cups corn kernels
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
- Green onions, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, paste
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/3 cup maida, sifted
- Salt and black pepper powder
- Oil for shallow frying
Method: Combine corn, green onions, shallot, and garlic in a large bowl. Add beaten egg and toss. Add maida and gently fold. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. Heat oil in a pan and spread small balls into it. Press slightly to shape like tikkis. Shallow fry till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with coriander chutney or sauce.
Rawa (Semolina) Appe
Rawa appe is a variant of tradition south Indian appe, made of semolina and veggies in the appe mold.
Method: Mix 3 cups rawa to 2 cups curd and 1.5 cups water in a mixing bowl. Keep aside. Grind ginger, curry leaves, green chillies and cumin seeds and add the paste to semolina mixture. Add finely chopped onion, tomatoes, coriander and salt to the mixture. You may add grated carrot or peas as per your choice. Let this mixture stand for an hour. Heat the appa mold, add oil and add mustard seeds for tempering to each mold. Fill the mold with the batter and cover it with a lid. Cook till the appe are golden brown. Unmold and cook on the reverse side. Serve hot with coconut chutney or tomato ketchup.
Instant Poha Pakoda
Make an instant snack using soaked poha or flattened rice, mixed with spices and gram flour. Make thin crusted tikkis out of the mixture and shallow fry till golden brown. For detailed recipe follow link:
Kick out all junk food when you have such delicious snack ideas. Prepare snacks with easy and beat your addiction to stay healthy.