Kale chips as a healthy snack
Kale is often added to salads, but it’s also very easy to make crispy chips from the winter vegetable.
- First, wash the raw kale thoroughly and remove the leaves from the stalk.
- Tear the leaves into smaller, bite-sized pieces and dry them completely.
- In a bowl, mix olive oil with salt and add other spices and herbs to taste
- Toss the raw kale slices in the prepared olive oil
- Place the slices on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and place them in an oven preheated to 130 degrees.
- Bake the chips for about 30 minutes, opening the oven door slightly from time to time to allow steam to escape.
- Enjoy the crispy vegetable chips!
Edamame: Simple, delicious, and healthy the Japanese way
Edamame is Japanese-style soybeans that are quick and easy to make too.
- To do this, add the raw beans to a pot of salted, boiling water and cook for about 5-8 minutes.
- Then remove the beans from the pot and sprinkle with sea salt. You can either squeeze out the soft beans by hand or put them on with your mouth.
- Tip: In the meantime, you can prepare a delicious dip from soy sauce, vinegar, and grated ginger
vegetables and hummus
One of the simplest and at the same time tastiest and healthiest snacks are Fresh vegetables.
- To do this, cut the peppers, cucumbers, carrots, and any other vegetables into finger-sized pieces. Use hummus as a tasty dip and enjoy this easy meal.
- You can find out why hummus is an ideal and healthy dip in another practical tip.
Vitamin-rich snack: dried fruits
Whether figs, raisins, bananas, or apples. There is a delicious selection of dried fruits for everyone. These are not only tasty and healthy, but they also keep for a long time if stored appropriately. Dried fruits are high in calories but still very healthy. A perfect snack for the evening – regardless of whether you buy the snack ready-made or prepare it yourself. You can read about the ways in which you can dry the fruit yourself here:
- In the oven: Cut the fruit into thin, seedless slices or cubes and place them on baking paper. Make sure the slices don’t overlap. Set the oven to around 50 degrees and bake the fruit with the door slightly ajar to let the moisture escape. You may need to turn thicker pieces periodically.
- Preparing it in the oven can take many hours, so it should be done in advance for a quick snack to hand one evening.
- In the dehydrator: You can dry the fruit more easily with a dehydrator. To do this, read the instructions for your device and follow the instructions.
Fruit yoghurt as a healthy alternative
Store-bought fruit yoghurt is usually full of sugar and therefore not very healthy. But you can also easily mix your own variation.
- Simply mix yoghurt with some jam and add fresh fruit. This snack is suitable for any time of the day, whether for breakfast, before bed, or in between.
- To get an even tastier result, use homemade jam at best. You can read about how you can easily make this yourself in our practical tip “Make jam yourself”.
- If the yoghurt is not filling enough for you, you can also add a few teaspoons of oatmeal and mix it in.
Colourfully mixed snack classic: the trail mix
The delicious mix of different nuts and dried fruits are a perfect snack for the evening, but also at work or at school. It’s high in protein and healthy fats.
- So instead of grabbing chips or similar snacks while watching TV, just grab the trail mix.
- However, pay attention to price and quality.
Apples with peanut butter
A very popular and fruity snack in the USA:
- Slice an apple and spread each slice with a little peanut butter.
- Such a delicious, healthy snack with not many calories can be prepared quickly.