Healthy Snack Ideas for Summer
Everyone loves to snack in between meals whether its summer or autumn. Why indulge in a bag of store-bought, unhealthy snacks when you can make your own? Try these summer snacks that are quick to make, delicious and made with wholesome ingredients:
Hummus on Toasts:
Toast some slices of multigrain bread. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and top up with hummus, fresh cherry tomatoes, and basil leaves. Sprinkle some sumac and indulge in this tasty snack.
Savory Rice Cakes Three Ways:
Rice cakes make for versatile snack recipes. Place three rice cakes on a serving dish. On the first one, spread some hummus and top with sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil leaves. On the second one, spread fresh guacamole and top with some chili flakes. On the third one, spread some cream cheese and top with caramelized mushrooms and fresh dill.
Asian Rice Bowl:
Roast your favorite vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, eggplant with a touch of olive oil. To make the sauce, mix honey, tahini paste, salt, soy sauce, lemon juice, chili flakes, and pepper. To assemble the bowl, add cooked basmati rice, a handful of veggies, crispy baked tofu, edamame beans and drizzle the sauce. Use the finest basmati rice for this snack recipe.
To make the hummus, slice some avocados. In a food processor, add the avocados, chickpeas, tahini, garlic, salt, pepper, mint, lemon juice, and olive oil. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and chili flakes before serving. Fill a small jar with the hummus and top with some cucumber, carrot and bell pepper sticks.
Mix some grated zucchini, salt, pepper, ground garlic, thyme, basil, flour, parmesan cheese. Scoop the batter and shallow fry in olive oil until golden brown. Serve hot with a side of Greek yogurt & harissa dip.
Fruit & Chocolate:
Melt dark chocolate chips with coconut oil and orange zest. Pour the melted chocolate in a fondue pot. Serve with seasonal fruits like strawberry, apple, banana, orange slices, figs, and peaches.
Healthy Dips & Chips:
To make the classic guacamole dip, mix avocado, coriander, salt, pepper, lemon juice, onion, tomato. Blitz in a blender for 5-10 seconds for a smoother consistency. To make hummus dip, mix hummus with spicy harissa paste and top with pomegranates and mint. Bake some sweet potato chips with a touch of olive oil, and paprika. Season with salt and pepper while it is hot. Serve these delicious dips with a side of chips to dunk into it.
Say goodbye to grab-n-go unhealthy snacks and make these recipes for yourself. With snacks so healthy and delicious, indulge guilt-free.