How To Prepare Healthy Snacks Recipes Quick

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Staying energized throughout the day doesn’t have to mean reaching for sugary treats or processed snacks. These delicious and healthy recipe ideas are perfect for whipping up between meals, keeping you feeling satisfied and focused.

1. Energy Balls (Makes about 12)

Healthy Snacks Recipes - Lexi
Healthy Snacks Recipes – Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

These no-bake energy balls are packed with protein, healthy fats, and natural sweetness, making them a fantastic on-the-go snack.

Ingredients

1 cup rolled oats

  • ½ cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans)
  • ¼ cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, cherries)
  • ¼ cup nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

  • Directions

    1. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, chopped nuts, and dried fruit.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk together nut butter and honey until smooth.
    3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well until everything is evenly coated.
    4. Stir in chia seeds and salt (if using).
    5. Using your hands, roll the mixture into bite-sized balls.
    6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

    Nutrition Facts (per ball):

    Calories: 180

  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Protein: 5g

  • 2. Spicy Edamame with Herbs (Serves 2)

    This protein-packed snack is bursting with flavor and super easy to make.

    Ingredients

    1 cup frozen shelled edamame

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh herbs (chopped parsley, cilantro, chives – optional)

  • Directions

    1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
    2. Add frozen edamame and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
    3. Drain and rinse with cold water.
    4. In a large bowl, toss edamame with olive oil, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
    5. Garnish with fresh herbs (optional).

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: 190

  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 14g

  • 3. Greek Yogurt Parfait with Berries (Serves 1)

    This refreshing parfait is a delightful combination of protein, fiber, and natural sweetness.

    Ingredients

    ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • ¼ cup granola
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Drizzle of honey (optional)

  • Directions

    1. In a small glass or jar, layer half of the Greek yogurt.
    2. Top with half of the berries and granola.
    3. Repeat layers with remaining yogurt, berries, and granola.
    4. Sprinkle with chia seeds and drizzle with honey (optional).

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    Calories: 250

  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 15g

  • Conclusion

    These are just a few ideas to get you started on your healthy snack journey. With a little creativity, you can easily whip up delicious and nutritious snacks that will keep you feeling your best throughout the day. Remember to choose fresh, whole ingredients whenever possible, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and combinations!

    FAQs

    1. How often should I be snacking?

    There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but generally aiming for 2-3 healthy snacks per day can help regulate your blood sugar and keep you feeling energized.

    2. What are some other healthy snack ideas?

    Sliced vegetables with hummus or guacamole

  • Apple slices with almond butter
  • Cottage cheese with fruit
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Air-popped popcorn
  • Roasted chickpeas

  • 3. Can I substitute ingredients in these recipes?

    Absolutely! Feel free to swap out ingredients based on your preferences and dietary needs.

    4. How can I make these snacks even more filling?

    Adding a source of protein or healthy fat can help increase satiety. Some options include nuts, seeds, nut butter, or Greek yogurt.

    5. How can I store these snacks for later?