Healthy Snacks You Can Make At home
Chocolate bars, gummy bears, bags of chips, and other candies are all foods that we love to indulge in, sometimes for a snack and unfortunately sometimes even as a whole meal. There is no denying that all of these things taste amazing and we could probably eat our own body weight in ketchup chips, but on the other hand they make us feel bad and look even worse.
Of course these snack foods can make us fat, sluggish, and cause a whole range of health issues. That is why we are here today, to talk about healthy snacks that you can make at home, snacks which taste great, are good for you, and are really easy to make all on your own.
Spiced cashews are a fantastic snack to have on the road with you because they contain some healthy fats plus some carbohydrates too, both of which will give you energy. Also nut oils are known for being healthy while not causing much weight gain.
These cashews are spiced to an Indian taste and are covered in things like coconut oil, curry, ginger, cumin, lime zest, salt, and a whole lot more. They are easy to make and delicious to eat because they satisfy the salty need in all. Find the recipe for spiced cashews right here.
Baked Plantain Chips
Plantains are fantastic because they contain a wide array of essential vitamins and nutrients to keep the many parts of your body healthy. Plantains contains C, B, A, and K vitamins plus a few minerals such as zinc and potassium to keep your body going.
Making them is easy because all you have to do is to slice up a plantain into thin chips, drizzle them with some olive oil (something else that is quite healthy), spice them with a little bit of salt and pepper, and bake them. They make for a great sweet snack to replace those usual sweet tooth snacks. Get the baked plantain chips recipe right here.
Almond crackers are a great snack that you can take with you on the go. These crackers are very healthy because they contain only almond flour, water, flaxseed, and a little bit of salt. These are great snacks because they don’t have many calories, no sugar, no fat, are vegan, and provide a nice carbohydrate kick to get you through the day, plus they are also high in fiber which never hurts either. Get the recipe for these almond crackers here.
Fruity Roll Ups
Fruits are a great way to get your sweet and fix without eating too much unhealthy sugar, fat, or too many carbohydrates. These roll ups are simply to make and really healthy too because between the lemon, kiwi, and pineapple, these fruity rolls ups contain pretty much all of the vitamins that exist under the sun. They are sweetened with some coconut oil and maple syrup for some extra kick, but not too much of course because those do both contain a fair amount of sugar. You can find the recipe right here.
Honey Roasted Chick Peas
Chick peas aren’t naturally sweet, but they can sure be made sweet with some honey, not to mention really delicious too. The biggest plus side to honey roasted chick peas is that they are extremely healthy and contain tons of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and a wide variety of vitamins too.
These things are really healthy and easy to make too, not to mention that they will satisfy your nutritional needs and your sweet tooth too. All you need to do is slather the chick peas with honey and some coconut oil, roast them in the oven, and start shoveling them into your mouth at lightning speed. Here is the recipe.
Sweet Potato Skin Fries
For everyone who likes fries out there, sweet potato skin fried are a great alternative to the usual carbohydrate and fat loaded meal that is a plate of French fries. These will satisfy your need for salty foods and is great for people who like sweet things too.
Now these fries are baked instead of fried so you know that they are much healthier right off the bat, plus they are potato skins instead of whole potatoes which greatly cuts down on the carbohydrates too. The baked sweet potato skin fries are loaded with spices to make sure that they aren’t boring. They taste great so try the recipe right now.