Snacking – something we’re all guilty of. Crisps here, some chocolate there – and suddenly that ultra-healthy dinner you’ve been preparing doesn’t seem to appetising anymore. As avid snackers ourselves, we’ve done a bit of research and put together a fantastic list of tasty (and healthy!) snack ideas for taste buds of all ages.
1. Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Let’s be honest, is there anyone out there who doesn’t like perfectly salted chips straight from the oven? Sweet potato chips are a fantastic way to indulge in a family favourite – and staying healthy while you do it! After cutting chips into your ideal shapes, all they need is some olive oil and salt before going into the oven. Pair wedges with a main for dinner or simply have them out to nibble on
2. Crispy Kale Chips
Crispy kale chips are perhaps one of the easiest healthy snacks to prepare! They’re perfect if you’re in need of something to much on but don’t want to end up feeling way too full after. Simply drizzle a bit of olive oil and add a pinch of salt to kale. Pop it in the oven and in ten minutes, they’re ready to eat!
3. S’mores Banana Bites
While this S’mores alternative doesn’t involve a campfire, it’s still equally as fun to make and delicious to eat. Create a banana sandwich by cutting up bananas, adding a dollop of Marshmallow Fluff to the middle and freezing. Once they’re firm, dip half or all of the small sandwiches in chocolate and sprinkle on some graham cracker crumbs.
4. Apple Crisps
Not all crisps have to be savoury. If you fancy snacking on something a bit sweeter, apple crisps are the perfect solution. Cut apples into thin, equal slices. Add sugar and cinnamon to apples according to your desired taste. Place apples on a baking tray and cook in the oven until they are dried but still flexible.
5. Boiled Eggs and Asparagus Soldiers
Another cleverly healthy alternative to the classic dish is boiled eggs and asparagus soldiers. Boil eggs to your preferred hardness and steam asparagus. Then it’s just time to dip and enjoy. For some extra flavour, add a dash of sea salt to eggs and/or asparagus.