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Healthy Snack-ing

5 simple recipes that you MUST try.

Good news for all food lovers! Now you don’t need stop eating in order to maintain your weight. These dishes are quick to make and very satisfying: sweet, salty, crunchy – we have healthy options for all your cravings.

COOL CUCUMBER AND DILL SALAD

This fresh salad can be a great filler before dinner. Spray some olive oil and lemon on sliced cucumbers and sprinkle some chili flakes for an additional zing. Add and some chopped dill (soya) for flavor and you have a crunchy, super healthy salad ready for snacking.

cucumber salad
BAKED GRAPEFRUIT WITH HONEY

Treat your sugar cravings with this refreshing snack. Cut a grapefruit in half, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon powder and toss it into the oven for 15 minutes. Wait until the top has formed a caramelized crust. Pour honey on top and enjoy.

grapefruit

 

CRISPY CARROT OR BEETROOT CHIPS

Don’t we all love chips? It’s time to be smart about it. Bake them, don’t fry them! Preheat the oven to 350°. Line the baking dish with foil. Thinly slice beets and carrots and evenly cover them with oil. Arrange as many slices you can fit on to the dish without crowding. Bake until crisp, which usually takes around 20-30 minutes. Cool chips and use a butter paper to remove any excess oil. Use  salt and pepper according to taste.

Beet-chips
CHANNA CHAAT

The all time favorite Pakistani snack, the channa chaat, is  simple to make, delicious to eat, and unlike other healthy snacks, pretty filling. To prepare this treat for yourself, soak chickpeas in water overnight and boil until soft. Chop a handful of onions, tomatoes, green chili and coriander and add to chickpeas. Add a few tablespoons of yogurt and tamarind chutney and a little lemon juice for flavor.

channa

 

COTTAGE CHEESE AND APPLES

Slice apples and top them with some low fat cottage cheese. Or spread cheese on multigrain toast and top with apples and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy your pie without the calories!

apple