If you often find yourself out of options for quick yet healthy snacks, you're not alone. Many people stock up on biscuits, potato chips, or order pastries when hunger strikes.
Today we're sharing 8 simple real food snacks that you can make in under 5 minutes. You can indulge without worrying about unhealthy calories. Yum!
1—RICE CAKE WITH HEMP SEEDS AND NUT BUTTER
Take a brown rice cake and apply your nut butter of choice on top. Crown it with hemp seeds or pepitas and enjoy without the guilt of eating junk food.
2—CORN TORTILLA WITH CHERRY TOMATOES AND MASHED AVOCADO
We prefer corn tortillas because they are smaller and a bit more manageable, but wheat tortillas will still do.
Take one or two corn tortillas and lay them on a plate. Cut an avocado in half and scoop half of it onto the tortilla.
Smash the avocado with the back of a fork onto the tortilla. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and place on top of the tortilla. Sprinkle salt on top, and you're good to go.
3—EASY PIZZA WITH CHOPPED VEGGIES
Take an English muffin and cut it in half.
Top it with 1-2 Tablespoons of jarred marinara on each half, and a sprinkle of organic shredded mozzarella cheese. Put a few chopped veggies on top then place the muffin in your toaster oven.
Heat for 4-5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
4—CHOCOLATE BANANA PUDDING
This pudding is thick, creamy, full of healthy fats, and delicious too! Add a sprinkle of chocolate chips for extra tastiness.
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Peel the bananas and avocados and place them in a food processor. Add the vanilla, honey, and cocoa powder. Mix all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
Scoop the mixture into individual containers and refrigerate until you're ready to eat. Top it with berries, whipped cream, or a few chocolate chips to your liking.
This recipe takes longer than 5 minutes, but you can make the mix in 10 minutes and have the snack readily available to pop as desired.
1 1/4 cup oats
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup nut butter
2 tbsp ground flax seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup maple syrup
Stir all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover the bowl and let it chill in the refrigerator for half an hour, then roll into balls of a size you prefer. Store in an airtight container and keep in the fridge- this snack stays fresh for up to 1 week.
6—MICROWAVE QUICHE IN A MUG
This snack is filling yet highly nutritious.
1.5 tbsp whole milk
1 half of a piece of bread, torn
1 tsp butter or olive oil
A sprinkle of cheddar cheese
1/2 cup vegetables (any that you have)
Spray a mug with coconut or olive oil, or melt a little butter for coating the sides to avoid sticking.
Add the egg, milk, butter, or olive oil and whisk until combined.Then add vegetables, bread, and cheddar cheese. NOTE: do not thoroughly mix the ingredients, or they will settle at the bottom. Microwave until the mixture hardens.
7—TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE
How about a sweet/spicy smoothie for a healthy snack?
2 cups spinach
3 stalks celery
2 cups water
handful of cilantro
3/4 cup frozen mango
Blend the spinach, water, and cilantro. Add the remaining ingredients, blend and drink to your fill.
8—BAKED EGGS IN AVOCADO
Enjoy this tasty, nutritious, and quick snack.
1 avocado, halved and pitted
Salt & pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Crack the eggs into a bowl, keeping the yolks intact.
Arrange the split avocado halves in a baking dish against the sides to ensure they don't tip over. Gently scoop a yolk into each of the avocado halves. Add the egg whites until the hole is full. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and bake for 15 minutes, or until the eggs cook thoroughly.
The Sole Toscana Beauty Team