Simple snack ideas

Published On: August 9, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: The Week Bureau

It’s a good idea to keep some food in your bag for those times when hunger pangs strike and you need something to munch on pronto. But don’t toss in chocolates and biscuits. There are really simple alternatives that can make snacking a lot healthier than it usually is. Here are some of our favorite snacks.

Crackers with peanut butter
Get some unsalted crackers and spread a layer of peanut butter on top of one and cover with another cracker. You can also thinly slice a banana and put that on top of the peanut butter spread before sandwiching it with another cracker. Quick, easy, and delicious. 

Roasted mixed nuts 
Don’t buy salted nuts that come in the fancy packaging at the grocery store. Buy various nuts in bulk at the wholesale market or the farmer’s market and then roast them before making mini packs on your own. On a hot skillet, lightly toast the nuts for a minute and let them cool. 

Banana pancake
It really doesn’t get any easier than this. Mash two large ripe bananas and mix it with two eggs and two cups of flour. Add two teaspoon of sugar and a sprinkling of baking soda. Heat coconut oil in a pan and make mini rounds of the batter. Cook till golden brown on both sides. 

Hard-boiled eggs
Eggs are one of the healthiest and most weight-loss-friendly foods you can eat. They have protein as well as vitamins K2 and B12. Two large hard-boiled eggs contain about 140 calories and 13 grams of protein.

Chopped apple with pomegranate
In a medium-sized tiffin box, mix one large chopped apple and one pomegranate and drizzle a dash of honey over it. This combination is just yum and amazingly filling too. Chill it in the freezer for a few hours and it makes for a crunchy summer delight. 

Cheese and cucumber mix
Another great combination is chopped cheese and cucumber. All you have to do is dice these two ingredients in equal quantities and give it a good toss. Add a dash of lemon and a little bit of salt and you have a crunchy mushy mix that’s filling and refreshing. 

Coconut macaroons
Shred coconut and mix it with condensed milk or regular milk depending on how sweet you want it to be. Make a thick batter and put small dollops (one tablespoon each) of the mix on to parchment paper on a tray. Freeze overnight and you have some tasty treats at hand. 

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