Thinking of healthy snacks to make is hard when you hear”I’m hungry!” being yelled at you, many times a day. Get ready to combat back when the hunger strikes, with these no cooking snack recipes.
Here are 5 easy snack healthy recipes and instructions to make them. You will find these snacks easy and fast to make.
Make an apple on a fork-
Peel an apple, place a fork on the side where the stem was, and then put a cinnamon sugar mix on the top. You can roll the apple in it, or take a sandwich bag and shake it on.
Snack healthy with Apples!
Cupboard Trail Mix-
Maybe cupboard isn’t a good word for a snack, but it works here! Take a quick inventory of whats hiding in the cupboard. Pick out cereal, nuts,coconut, sprinkles, whatever you can find. Put the ingredients in a bag or bowl and mix together for a quick snack.
Trail mix made easy
Sundae Banana Recipe-
Slice bananas, top with a small squirt of whipped topping, or chocolate- add nuts or sprinkles on the top. If it gets to messy, put a toothpick in each one. This is also a good way to use up left over ice cream sundae supplies!
Bananas never looked so good
Make Peanut butter balls-
Mix peanut butter(try all natural peanut butter), powdered sugar (or if you are trying to cut down on sugar, add powdered milk instead) coconut, nuts, raisins, and cereal. Stir with a large spoon, until the mixture is well mixed. Form small balls and roll in powdered sugar, nuts or coconut.
Peanut butter good
Make a mini Vegetable Platter-
Cut up assorted veggies. Carrots, broccoli, cucumber,and celery are all good choices. Add a dish of Italian salad dressing on the side for dipping. You might be surprised how much your kids love this.
Once weve figured out what kinds of things to shop for and eat, how do we practice low fat cooking? You can say goodbye to knobs of butter in the frying pan. Instead, try:
Broiling: A fast way to cook fish, meat and poultry, as the food is under a direct heat source. The fat from meat simply drains away into the bottom of the pan.
Braising: This is where food is cooked slowly in a small amount of liquid at low heat in a tightly covered pot usually in the oven. You can brown the food beforehand if you like. Wine, broth or water are good braising liquids. This is a great way to cook tougher cuts of meat
Grilling: Outdoors or indoors. The fat drains away from the food
Marinating: Adds flavor and tenderizes meat. Great for preparing food for the grill or broiler
Microwaving: Be sure to turn food at certain intervals to ensure even cooking.
Pan-frying/searing: Another fast and efficient way to cook meat that seals in flavor.
Poaching: A great way to cook fish or chicken, by gently simmering in a flavored liquid.
Roasting: This can be done without using a great deal of oil, or by using broth to baste instead. Foil wrap can also be used to seal in moisture.
Sauteing: This allows us to cook food quickly in a small amount of hot oil. Make sure the oil is actually hot before the food is added, otherwise the food will absorb oil and become soggy.
Steaming: Great for fish and vegetables. Multi-level steamers allow a number foods to be steamed simultaneously.
Stir-frying Cut chicken, or beef, and vegetables into thin strips, lightly coat pan with oil and cook over high heat, stirring, and tossing. A wok is best for this.