Looking for healthy snack recipes? These are 5 mouth-watering and quick ideas to help you reach your weight loss goals.
Healthy snack recipes
It doesn’t matter how hard you work out, if you don’t eat healthy you won’t reach your fitness and nutrition goals.
Eating healthy takes preparation. First, you may need to clean out your pantry if there’s processed food in it. Try these food swaps to get started.
Next, fill your pantry and refrigerator with healthy products. These 5 recipes are a great starting point to stick with your diet.
- Roasted cauliflower hummus
- 4 ingredient paleo crackers
- Pecan pie energy balls
- Toasted almonds
- Healthy ice cream
Roasted Cauliflower Hummus
- 3 cups cauliflower, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1.5 tbsp tahini paste
- Juice from 1/2 lemon
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3/4 tsp salt
- Optional: smoked paprika and extra olive oil for serving
- Preheat your oven 400º F/200º C. In a bowl, toss the cauliflower with the olive oil and salt. Place on a sheet pan and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, until florets start to brown and caramelize.
- Place the cauliflower in a high-speed blender or food processor and add remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth (you might have to scrape down sides occasionally).
- Taste and adjust the seasonings. Place in bowl and drizzle with optional oil/paprika. Serve with veggies, fruit, almond crackers, etc.
4 Ingredient Paleo Crackers
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper (to taste)
- Optional: 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- Preheat oven to 350ºF/177ºC and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix almond flour, eggs, salt, and pepper in a blender until it forms a dough.
- Roll the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper until it’s about ⅛-inch thick.
- Remove the top layer of paper and cut into shapes (squares are easiest).
- Place the crackers on the baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and/or the parmesan cheese.
- Bake until lightly browned (about 12 minutes).
- Remove from oven and cool.
Pecan Pie Energy Balls
- 3/4 cup pecans
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 cup pitted and chopped dates
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- dash of salt (2 pink Himalayan salt)
- Preheat oven to 350ºF/177ºC. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place pecans on it, and toast in the oven for about 6 minutes.
- When they’re out of the oven and cooled, add dates to a food processor and pulse until they are chopped.
- Add the nuts, vanilla, and salt, and process until fully combined and it sticks together like a dough, about 2-3 minutes. If it’s too thick, add 1-2 tsp water.
- Remove the mixture from the processor and roll into 16 balls. Place in freezer for 15-20 minutes to firm, and then store covered in the refrigerator.
- 3 cups (450g) raw nuts (almonds or cashews work best)
- ½ tsp chipotle chili powder
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Pink Himalayan sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325ºF/165ºC and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Toss the nuts in a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients. Spread the nuts on a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Roast for 25-30 minutes, taking them out every 10 minutes and stirring so the nuts will evenly brown.
- When they’re done, you can add extra salt if you want, and allow them to cool before serving. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
Healthy ice cream
- 8 oz. frozen pineapple
- 1/2 cup banana slices or mango chunks (fresh or frozen)
- 1/2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth.
- If you are using frozen bananas or mangos, you might need to add a little water or almond/coconut milk.
- Serve immediately.
- Create new flavor combinations with other fruits.