Homemade Healthy Snack Ideas
Snacks are a small amount of food that we eat before lunch or dinner. But many time we forgot that snack is also an important meal of the day, which gives you extra energy to do work stuff and anything. We commonly eat junk foods and sweet on our snack break this is because we’re too busy to prepare a healthy meal. Here are homemade healthy snack ideas:
1. Apple Slices with Peanut Butter
Apple and Peanut Butter is a perfect combination. We all know that apples are rich in fiber and polyphenol antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart disease and improve the health of our stomach. While peanut butter gives additional benefits in our heart condition and controls our body cholesterol level. But we need to eat peanut butter in moderation because it is high in calories.
To prepare this snack just slice a medium apple and add 1 tbsp. of peanut butter as a dip.
2. Yogurt and Berries
You can also try this nutritious snack, plain yogurt and a mix of delicious berries. Yogurt provides all our body needs, like calcium, potassium, and protein. Yogurt is one of the healthiest food that helps you to reduce weight. While berries are one of the sources of antioxidant.
Just combine these two, you get a delicious and nutritious food you need.
3. Cherry Tomatoes with Mozzarella Cheese
Tomatoes are rich in potassium, vitamin C and lycopene, provide antioxidant that help to reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancer. And mozzarella cheese is rich in vitamin B12, protein, calcium. It helps to strengthen our bone condition and raising the levels of HDL cholesterol which help to lessen the risk of heart disease.
This combination is a perfect match that not just improve our health condition but also gives a heavenly flavor. All you need is to mix one cup of cherry tomatoes with 2 oz of mozzarella cheese, olive oil, basil, and salt and pepper then it’s done.
4. Turkey Roll-Ups
This is also one of the delicious snack ideas you must try. You can prepare this as a snack for your kids going to school. Turkey provides high-quality protein.
These turkey roll-ups are simple to make and provide you about 20 grams of protein. All you need is a turkey breast, cream cheese, and pickles or cucumber strips. Place the turkey breast into a large plate, spread the creams cheese and place the pickles or cucumber strips then roll up. You can also add bacon to give extra flavor and slice it into smaller pieces.
5. Spicy Avocado
Let add this avocado a little spice. We all know that fruits are the most satisfying and nutritious food around the world like avocado. Based on studies, avocado helps lower our cholesterol level, and capable to protect our skin from sun damage. Not just that, avocado also is rich in fiber, magnesium, and potassium that our body need in our daily life.
To prepare this, just simply slice a medium avocado, olive oil, add some salt and dash of cayenne pepper which gives extra spicy flavor.
Our health is our wealth. So never settle down to all comfort food which only gives taste satisfaction. Prepare healthy food you can bring at work and at school that will energize and gives nutrients to your body. Our goal is to promote healthy living not just for ourselves but also in our home, in our family.