6 Quick Fix Healthy Snacks

Snacking has a bit of a bad image, but don't believe the hype. Healthy snacks exist and they can be a real nutritional boost to your diet. The best part? Healthy snacks are surprisingly easy to make, so you won’t need a lot of preparation time. That said, here are six quick-fix healthy snacks your body and mood will love. 

 1. Pear slices with peanut butter    

The pear and peanut butter combo is a super simple classic. A satisfying snack with a sinfully creamy texture and a sweeter than sweet taste packed with protein. Ready? 

  1. Cut a pear into 1cm thick slices and core the middle. 
  2. Spread some peanut butter onto each pear slice.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and Choco Chill poweder. Serve! 

With a significant amount of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, pears are a powerhouse fruit.  Peanut butter, on the other hand, is mostly protein and contains several nutrients including essential vitamins, magnesium, copper and healthy fats. 


2. Vegetable sticks with hummus

Keeping vegetables and hummus on hand is a great way to enjoy a filling, low-carb snack in a flash. What’s more, colourful vegetable sticks with yummy hummus is often a hit with little kids.  

  1. Cut vegetables into sticks. Good choices include carrots, cucumbers, peppers, snow peas and cherry tomatoes.
  2. Arrange the vegetable sticks on a serving platter or create individual cups.
  3. Place the hummus into a small serving bowl and add a spoon of Green Boost for added health benefits and plenty of goodness. Serve and enjoy!

Vegetable sticks are low in calories, high in fibre and loaded with vitamins and minerals. They also contain antioxidants that reduce inflammation. Hummus is a decent source of fibre, packed with plant-based protein and naturally high in healthy fats. 

3. Dates with nut butter in the summer

You can’t help but love the simplicity of this snack. 

  1. Using a knife, cut the length of 2- 3 dates and remove the pits. Place the pitted dates onto a tray.
  2. Spread a nut butter of your choice onto the dates and top with flake salt.
  3. Freeze the dates till they harden.
  4. Remove from freezer and enjoy!

This delicious snack contains two nutrient dense foods. Both dates and nut butters are high in fibre, minerals and vitamins. Additionally, dates contain disease-fighting antioxidants, while nut butters are packed with protein. Some popular butter choices include peanut, almond, walnut, pecan, pistachio and cashew. Try them all and compare flavours.

Banana ice cream

With more fibre and less sugar than classic dairy ice cream, this homemade banana ice cream is a healthy alternative at any age. A staple frozen treat, banana ice cream features the potassium-packed banana fruit. Potassium is one of the most important minerals in the body, helping to regulate muscle contractions, fluid balance and nerve signals. Bananas are also high in fibre, but low in calories.

  1. Peel and slice 2 ripe bananas. Arrange the slices on a tray or very large plate and freeze for 1-2 hours.
  2. Once frozen, put the banana slices in a food processor and add some cacao and water or a plant-based milk. 
  3. Using a food processor, pulse the banana and plant-milk/water mixture until it’s smooth like ice cream.
  4. Put the ice cream in a bowl, top with chopped nuts or vegan chocolate and serve. Alternatively, you can freeze the ice cream until it’s hard enough to scoop before adding toppings. 

Bananas are a great on-the-go snack, but why not turn them into a healthy indulgence? Banana ice cream for all mankind!

5. Apple Slice Cookies

Sometimes the best snacks are the easiest to make. Though the 'cookie' name may suggest otherwise, apple slice cookies are one such example. 

  1. Slice an apple into 1cm thick slices.
  2. Spread a nut butter of your choice onto the apple slices.
  3. Top with almonds (flakes, chopped, whole), coconut flakes and dried cranberries or pumpkin seeds. As an extra treat, top the cookies with vegan chocolate buttons.

Both apples and nut butters are rich in nutrients that provide lots of health benefits. From antioxidants to fibre, vitamins and minerals, this snack has got it all.

Vegan yoghurt cake snack

With plenty of protein, minerals, vitamins, fibre and healthy fats — vegan yoghurt cake is proof that healthy eating doesn’t need to be complicated.

  1. Mix 1 ¼ cups of plant-based greek yoghurt with one scoop of a protein powder of your choice (the protein powder is optional).
  2. Spread the mixture onto a lined baking sheet or large plate.
  3. Add a topping of your choice to the mixture. We recommend:
  • granola (check out this recipe of chocolate-flavoured granola made from our Choco Chill)
  • banana slices, raspberries or blueberries
  • chopped almonds
  1. Melt 70% vegan chocolate and drizzle on top and place in the freezer.
  2. Once frozen, cut into pieces and enjoy. You can store leftover pieces in a container in the freezer. 

This cool cake is an especially excellent high-protein snack for summer.  

The next time you are hungry between meals and have time constraints on your mind, try these delicious snacks. Healthy daily habits can include snacks with extra doses of high-quality nutrition that keep you energised throughout the day!

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