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7 Healthy Snack Recipes

7 Healthy Snack Recipes

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7 Healthy Snack Recipes

Healthy Hummus and Celery Snack!

This delicious healthy hummus and celery snack is perfect for lunch or a snack on the go. This recipe can be used with carrots or peppers, it’s up to yourself! This is a great quick snack and is in low calories and very tasty. This healthy recipe is very easy to make and can be used with fruit also like grapes or apples. Low calories all the way! It widely researched the benefits of eating raw vegetables, full of vitamins and minerals. Eating a healthy diet is so important in trying to lose weight. Celery is packed with vitamins A, K and C.

Celery has minerals potassium and folate, and is low in sodium. Celery has a positive effect on blood sugar also. This healthy hummus snack is packed with healthy goodness! Healthy hummus is made from chickpeas, olive oil, garlic and some lemon juice.

If you like smoothies and healthy juices see our 7 Healthy Drinks Recipes Page!

Chickpeas are loaded with protein. Healthy chickpeas are full of potassium, B vitamins and iron and magnesium. Hummus is a perfect snack and with added ingredients like garlic, olive oil and lemon juice, this healthy hummus and celery snack is borderline superfood. Olive oil is packed with antioxidants, this super oil is also used in many health products, medicines, cosmetics and soaps.

This healthy oil has saturated and monounsaturated fats and the great omega 3.  Super tasty, and lovely with some pasta, with great health benefits it also has vitamins E, K and iron. Put simply this is a tasty healthy snack packed with nutrition, you must try this healthy hummus and celery snack.

Low calories all the way!!!!!

Preparation time 5 minutes

Serves two-person

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Ingredients

Few sticks of fresh celery

Tub of hummus

Salt and pepper

Olives optional

Directions

Chop the celery into small baton size pieces.

Place some hummus on a plate and put celery around the hummus.

Season with salt and pepper.

Garnish with olives.

Enjoy!!!

Fruit and Hazelnut Healthy Snack

The combination of four fruits and hazelnuts is a superfood combo. Fruits are loaded with great vitamins and minerals. They are also energy boosters. Berries are low-calorie fruit and full of healthy goodness to fuel the body. Hazelnuts have great properties including unsaturated fat. Hazelnuts are high in magnesium and calcium with the added benefits of vitamins E and B. Hazelnuts are good to maintain a healthy heart and can have positive effects on muscles, joints and bone. Hazelnuts have been associated with helping to preserve developing cancer. Hazelnuts also help the body with digestion. Clementine’s full of antioxidants and help to prevent cell damage. Clementines have lots of vitamin C also and they taste so good also. This snack is perfect after a workout in the gym or a swim in a pool.

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Ingredients

1 x Clementine

50 grams of strawberries

50 grams of blueberries

50 grams of raspberries

Directions

Peel Clementine and break up into small segments

Place fruit on a plate with hazelnuts

Enjoy!!!

Healthy Avocado and Salmon Bread Recipe  

Sometimes you just need something quick and easy, but also healthy. This recipe is simple and quick, great after a good workout or a long walk after a day at work. Maintaining a good calorie intake is very important when you are trying to shed pounds. Some people can tend to eat badly because of a lack of preparation or difficulties with time management.  This snack is perfect to have in your lunch box. This recipe contains avocados, smoked salmon and cream cheese spread on wholegrain bread. Avocados are full of good vitamins and minerals. Smoked salmon is high in protein and low in calories. Whole grains are a fabulous source of fibre. Cream cheese spread not only fires up the taste buds, but it also has the benefits of vitamin A and B2. 

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Ingredients

 One slice of wholegrain bread with seeds 

100 grams of smoked salmon 

 Half an Avocado  

 1 x tub of cream cheese 

Directions

Spread some cream cheese onto the slice of wholegrain bread

 Peel and slice one half of avocado and place on tip of bread 

Place salmon on top of avocado 

Serve on a small plate

 Enjoy! 

Four Healthy Snack Jar Recipes

These snack jars are so handy to be able to have good healthy food if you’re on the go. There are so many options with these storage jars you can put some many different types of healthy ingredients into them. They are great to store in the fridge or to bring with you on a day trip in the car. We have included this recipe because it is so flexible and delicious. Let see what you can add to the storage jars to make them funky and delicious. You can have freshly cut yellow and red peppers cut into slices, add some fresh Greek yoghurt in a glass jar and top up with fresh yellow and red peppers. Another nice combination is granola and fresh berries. Granola is full of fibre, flax seeds and oats have been shown to lower blood pressure. Granola can help you maintain good gut health. Rice is also a great way to add energy into one of these glass jar snacks. Rice mixed with cooked or fresh vegetables is a super healthy mix to offer energy and a good level of vitamins and minerals. Rice is a good source of fibre and carbs to bring into your daily diet. These jars are great for kid’s lunch box also to give a healthy balanced tasty lunch. You have to try them! We have included 3 different snack recipes below.

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Recipe 1

Ingredients

1 x tub of natural yoghurt

1 x yellow pepper

1 x red pepper

Directions

Slice and cut yellow and red peppers in small strips

Half fill a glass jar with Greek yoghurt

Fill the glass jars with red and yellow peppers

Recipe 2

Ingredients

1 x Uncle Bens bag of boil brown rice

Leftover cooked vegetables, cabbage, peppers, celery, potatoes (you also use jarred vegetable also)

Directions

Fill Jar halfway with brown rice

Top up the rest of the jar with leftover vegetables, for example, cabbage, peppers, celery, and preserved gherkins

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Recipe 3

Ingredients

1 box of Granola

1 x packet of raspberries

1 x packet of green grapes

1 x packet of blueberries

Directions

Fill half the glass jar with granola

Top up with green grapes, blueberries and raspberries

Recipe 4

Ingredients

1 x tin of rice pudding

1 x tub of raspberries

1 x packet of blueberries

Directions

Fill jar up 3/4 full of rice pudding

Top up the rest of the jar with blueberries and raspberries

Enjoy!

We hope you find these recipes useful!

Thanks

XFitness

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