Healthy snacks: Fast & easy

Friday, July 17, 2015

We all love to snack. Snacks are our best friends. They are a little meal placed between 2 bigger meals that are usually sweet or salty, but always delicious. Of course you have the standard carrot and celery sticks, but lets shake it up and have fun!
Here are some snack ideas that you can enjoy at any time of the day...

Sweet Potato Fries
Or wedges, or mash... however you like it. You should always have a sweet potato in your pantry. Chop it up into oddly shaped sticks and pop them into the oven, with out any oil, for 15 minutes (depending on the size you slice them). And voila! 
Try cooking them with a little rosemary and salt, or season them with some spices, dip them into sour cream or simply eat them as is. 


Avo on toast
I love avocado on toast for any time of the day. Shake it up with different bread. You can add sliced tomato, eggs, vegemite, bacon, feta, chilli, lemon... 


Pesto scrambled eggs
We all love a good scrambled egg... Next time you cook try adding a couple of table spoons of green pesto, you won't regret it! Or try having it spread of toast with a gooey eggs like in the picture


Omelettes 
Omelettes are defiantly one of the easiest and yummiest snacks to make. All you need is eggs and anything that you have in the fridge! Cheese, ham, bacon, shallots, tomato, carrot, zucchini, mushrooms... anything that you have, throw it in!


Vege Patties
If you have around 20 minutes on your hands, you should give vege patties ago. I have been making these babies for years. All you need to do is grate a heap of veges... carrot, potato, pumpkin, zucchini,  sweet potato... mix with a egg or two- just to hold it all together- and make handful size patties. Cook them in a fry pan in a little pit of oil, or bake in the oven.
I love to eat mine on a sandwich with some tomato sauce... Yum!



Pop Corn
I love popcorn. I usually eat it a couple of times a week. I remember growing up I used to have a little bit of icing sugar sprinkled on it... The part that I love about popcorn the most is that it can be sweet or it can be salt. Try it with rosemary and parmesan or a little bit of spice. Here is a link to 30 different recipe ideas http://greatist.com/eat/healthy-popcorn-recipes


Roasted chickpeas
Ohhh... these are delicious! All you need is a tin of chickpeas, drained, add your favourite flavour and  roast in the oven for 20minutes or until crunchy. My favourite adding a little bit of garlic mixed onto them and sprinkle with parmesan right before you put them into the oven.


I'm all of a sudden hungry after typing this post! 
What are some of your favourite snacks?

Emily xx

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