Choosing to eat healthier seems really hard sometimes. We shouldn’t have too much salt, sugar, or fat, no artificials, simple carbs or alcohol… Sounds like no fun at all! Luckily for us, there are more and more recipes available that try to imitate our favourite guilty pleasures into a more healthy version than ever. Not that we always have to eat healthy, but hey, why not choose a healthy option when you can. At #Fitgirlcode we are already a big fan of sweet recipes like banana ice cream and homemade brownies, and figured it was time for some…
Healthy salty snacks!
Here are my favourites:
Roasted Chickpeas: Preheat your oven at 220 C/ 425 F. Rinse and dry one can/400grams/2 cups of chickpeas. Mix the chickpeas with with 2 tbsps of olive oil, 1/4 tspn of cayenne pepper, 1/4 tspn of garlic powder, 2 tspns sumac (love sumac!!) and a bit of salt. Place them on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes.
Homemade trail mix: this one is super easy. Throw together pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, (salted) almonds and some raisins, or any other nut + dried fruit combination that you can think of, and there you have a nutritious and delicious snack.
Roasted cauliflower: this is my favourite! Preheat your oven to 220C/425F. Drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil over 1/2 head of cauliflower florets, and add a bit of salt and chili flakes. Place the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and roast them for about 20 minutes. So yummy!
Sweet potato crisps: perfect for if you are craving crisps! Preheat your oven to 190C/375F. Slice one sweet potato into very thin rounds. Place the slices next to each other on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with paprika powder, garlic powder and some salt. Then place the slices in the oven for about 15 minutes until they turn slightly brown. Let them cool for a bit while they get crispy and enjoy.
Healthy snack platter: Olives, crudités, and flax crackers with hummus or guacemole, so good!
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