Nutritious Healthy Snacks Ideas
What kind of snacker you are? Are you looking for gluten-free snacks or nutritious healthy snack ideas that are fully-packed with neither protein nor not much sugar? Here is a list of healthy snack ideas to satisfy both the sweet and savory palette.
1. Kale Chips
The kale is amazingly healthy. It is full of antioxidants like kaempferol and quercetin and lots of fiber. These mixtures lessen blood pressure and can reduce the chance to have colon cancer. A cup of raw kale will provide 100 percent of RDI for vitamins A, C, and K.
This recipe is very easy that will provide 150 calories:
- 1/2 tsp. of salt
- 1 tbsp. of olive oil
- 1 cup bite-sized of kale leaves
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Put the kale pieces in the parchment-lined baking sheet and then bake with 350° F for just 10-15 mins.
2. Cucumber Slices with Hummus
Hummus and cucumbers are very healthy when we combine them together. The cucumbers carry cucurbitacin E, a substance that has an anti-cancer effect. While the hummus that created from olive oil, garlic, and chickpeas that lessen inflammation and can improve heart health. A cup of chopped cucumbers dipped on a 3.5 oz of hummus has 180 calories.
3. Cottage Cheese with Flaxseeds and Cinnamon
The cottage cheese, cinnamon, and flaxseeds each of them have amazing and surprising health benefits. They are all super-duper healthy snacks. The cottage cheese is rich in high protein that is very substantial and having a full-fat variety that contains conjugated linoleic acid that could help you to reduce your body fat.
Flaxseeds are very essential for weight loss, reduces breast cancer risks and blood sugar control. While the cinnamon can improve gut health and lower your blood sugar.
Here are the easy way recipes that merge all 3 amazing ingredients to create a 15 g of a protein having less than 150 calories.
- 1 tbsp. of flaxseeds
- ½ cup of cottage cheese
- ½ tsp. of cinnamon
- If desired add stevia or some sweeter to create another flavor
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it well.
4. Chia Seed Pudding
The chia seeds are full of fiber that can be added in all kinds of diets, which includes ketogenic and vegan diets. Chia seeds are rich in
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- if desired, add stevia or other sweeteners
Mix the chia seeds and the water in a bowl. Then refrigerate it for at least 30 mins. Lastly blend with peanut butter, cocoa powder and sweetener.
5. Whey Protein Shake
The whey protein shake is a perfect snack every time that you need filling on the next meal. According to the study, it shows that the whey protein could help you in gaining muscle as well as losing fats and can improve your body composition.
Here is the recipe for the whey protein shake which contains 150-200 calories and 20-25 grams of protein, but it depends on the kind of powder you will use.
- 1 scoop of whey powder.
- 8 oz (225 grams) of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup of crushed ice
- If needed add stevia or other healthy sweeteners.
Stir all the ingredients on the blender then process it until it becomes smooth.