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6 Healthy & Yummy Snack Alternatives

09 March 2021
6 Healthy & Yummy Snack Alternatives -  march hoy

When the snack cravings hit it is almost impossible to resist grabbing for a bag of chips or a pack of cookies – let’s not forget the secret stash of chocolates! We are all human and have inevitably given in to the temptation of the oh so yummy but unhealthy snackies.

The best way to resist temptation is to replace the potential for unhealthy snacking with healthier snack alternatives which is why we have made a list of healthy and yummy snack alternatives that you are sure to love.

Let’s dig in!

1. Baked Sweet Potato with Greek Yogurt and Walnuts

Hmm, baked potato! Who doesn’t love a warm spud with fresh butter?

Unfortunately, as much as we all enjoy it, a traditional buttery baked potato is not amongst the healthier end of snacks. Instead, you can satisfy the baked potato craving with sweet potato!

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

Preparation:

Microwave the sweet potato for 2 to 5 minutes until soft then split it open and top it off with some Greek yoghurt and chopped walnuts. Yum!

For only 194 calories you can have this easy recipe as a light lunch or even a side at dinner time.

Image credit:www.snacknation.com

2. Banana Ice Cream

Do not fret ice cream lovers – you will not have to totally give up on your favourite frozen dessert for a healthy eating plan with this super easy banana ice cream recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana

Preparation:

Slice the banana onto a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the freezer. Once frozen, remove and blend the banana slices until creamy.

How easy is that? And it is only 110 calories to boot! This does not only serve as a great sugar-free snack but also a refreshing dessert on those hot March afternoons.

3. Banana, Peanut Butter and Honey Roll-Ups

In the mood for pancakes? Unfortunately, pancakes are on the no-no list but you can have this super easy and super tasty pancake replacement!

Ingredients:

  • 1 flatbread
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ½ banana
  • ½ tablespoon honey

Preparation:

Mix the peanut butter and honey together and smear over your flatbread. Slice up your ½ banana and place the slices along the centre of the flatbread. Now all that’s left is to roll it up and enjoy!

Coming in slightly higher on the calorie count, this banana, peanut butter and honey roll-up is 313 calories but eating one can do no harm!

Image credit:www.snacknation.com

4. Blueberry Oatmeal Greek Yogurt Muffins

Are you a blueberry muffin lover? Who can say no to a delicious blueberry muffin?! Certainly not us!

This healthy blueberry muffin recipe is great for a quick morning breakfast or a lunch-time snack and is only 146 calories per muffin so haul out the muffin tray and get baking!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh

Preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C and grease/line a muffin pan with 12 muffin holders.
  • Combine 1 cup flour, oats, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, yoghurt, honey, milk and vanilla until combined.
  • Sift the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined. Add the blueberries to the remaining flour and carefully fold them into the batter.
  • Divide the batter evening among the muffin cups and bake for 20 minutes or until tops are firm and golden.

5. Caprese Salad

Looking for an easy light lunch? A Caprese salad coming in at only 160 calories is sure to hit the spot!

Not only is this salad nice and refreshing, but it also has a healthy dose of vitamin C and protein to keep you going for longer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 medium-sized Roma tomato
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 28g mozzarella
  • 2½ leaves fresh basil

Preparation:

Slice the tomato and mozzarella and layer with basil leaves. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil to complete.

Image credit:www.snacknation.com

6. Frozen Yogurt Fruit Bark

Do you love frozen yoghurt? Unfortunately, the kind that you can buy at the shop is terribly high in sugar making it a little less healthy than eating ice cream. But you can make your very own frozen yoghurt fruit bark that comes in at a low 66 calories with a total of 7g per sugar per serving – score!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large container of plain yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped fruit

Preparation:

  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Now mix the vanilla and plain yoghurt together. Once mixed, pour the yoghurt onto a baking sheet and spread it out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the chopped fruit on top of the yoghurt and freeze for 3-4 hours until solid.
  • Slice it up and enjoy!

Image credit:www.courtneyssweets.com

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Eating healthy is quite a large adjustment to make but hopefully, these super tasty and low-calorie healthy snack alternatives will help you on your quest to a healthier lifestyle!

Do you have any healthy snack alternatives that you would like to share with our followers? You can do so in the comments on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages.

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