Snack foods can often be unhealthy, but hard to resist when a craving strikes. The following are a few go-to recipes that are nutritious but have just the right amount of flavor to satisfy an emergent appetite.
Chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans, are nutritious alone or in one of their more popular forms, in hummus.
For a different spin, this recipe for roasted chickpeas makes a crunchy snack that is good for you.
Just rinse the beans well before using them, toss with olive oil, salt and other favorite seasonings. This recipe calls for oregano, garlic powder, crushed red pepper and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, but any preferred spices and flavorings, dried or fresh, can be added to the mixture.
Spread out evenly on a baking sheet and let crisp in the oven for around 20 minutes with a watchful eye so that it doesn’t burn, as it requires stirring a few times. Once roasted, you will have an addictive snack that is naturally low in fat, a source of protein and provides carbohydrates for energy.
Simply slice, mix with olive oil and coat thickly with bread crumbs, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Bake them in a single layer on a baking sheet until brown and crisp. Comparable to the snacking quality of potato chips, this snack won’t set you back in empty calories and high cholesterol.
Calcium, Manganese and Vitamins C and B6 are just some of the nutritional benefits these crisps provide.
The Pioneer Woman has a great idea for easy french bread pizzas that are perfect for using up leftovers or bits and pieces of food items. From plain deli rolls, wheat bread or baguettes –
To personalized pizzas with all the toppings.
Just spoon on pizza or pesto sauce, top with shredded cheese and pile on the extras. Bake until hot and crispy and having a pizzeria experience right at home is super simple.
This idea can also be turned into a breakfast or dessert dish by switching out the ingredients.
Having a few new recipes to turn to can come in handy, especially when a snack attack hits.
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