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5 Easy Homemade Snacks that won’t Make You Fat

5 Easy Homemade Snacks that won’t Make You Fat

“Appetites have only one word in their vocabulary – MORE. Appetites are never fully and finally satisfied. Even after the most satisfying meal imaginable, we eventually find ourselves rummaging through the pantry for a snack.”

Andy Stanely

Choosing healthy options and eating three square meals a day sometimes doesn’t satisfy your appetite and you look for something to eat even between meals. Eating snacks is the best option for satisfying your hunger between meals. But eating snacks and three meals a day can put up too much calories and make you plump because there is not a long list of easy and healthy snacks that can satiate your hunger.

Among the list of readily available list of snacks, some are exclusively high in calories like crisps, toast, biscuits, sandwiches, doughnuts, pastries, cake. Nuts can offer the service but they are full of fat and can make you get a large number of calories. You can eat fruit, but that’s full of sugar. You can even satisfy your hunger by eating 5 or 6 small meals a day but it sounds boring and takes too much time to prepare.

We are making it easy for you to find fun and easy snacks to eat between meals or in front of the TV. Our 5 easy super-tasty and healthy snack recipes can be prepared from ingredients commonly available in the home. These recipes can stop your quest for high fiber and high protein which can help you satisfying your hunger as well as keep your stomach flat.

1. Chicken Satay Pot

Chicken is one of the inclined resources of protein. The peanut butter can helps you to lower bad cholesterol and protects against coronary heart disease.

Ingredients

Chicken thigh: 80 g
onion: 05 g
ginger: 02 g
garlic: 02 g
chilli: 02 g
tamari: 1 tbsp
lime juice: ½ tbsp
peanut butter: 2 tbsp
coconut milk: 2 tbsp

Instructions 

  1. Cube the onions, garlic and ginger in small pieces and fry it in a pan. Fry it until soft and semi-transparent.
  2. Blend the fried onions, garlic and ginger with peanut butter and coconut milk untill . (Add the butter and milk slowly.
  3. Season with tamari and lime juice.
  4. Pour the soak over chicken thighs and leave them to marinate for more than 3 hours.
  5. Now grill the marinated chicken from all sides and cease it off in the oven at 200C for 15 minutes.

Chicken Satay Pot

2. Carrot and Apple Muffins

This sweet recipe will keep your metabolism high and will satisfy your mouth’s sweet urge.

Ingredients

Grated Carrots: 2 (medium)
peeled and grated apples: 170g or 2 (medium)
ground almonds: 100 g
raisins: 60 g
mixed spice: 1½ tsp
ground cinnamon: 1 tsp
baking powder: 1 tsp
ricotta: 75g
eggs: 3
vanilla extract: 2 tsp
cream cheese: 125g
honey: 2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with small muffin cases.
  3. Put all the ingredients in a bowl apart from 1 tsp of the vanilla extract, the cream cheese and beat with a wooden spoon until fully mixed.
  4. Divide the blend equally among the muffin cases and glide into the pre heated oven for 25 minutes.
  5. Beat the remaining vanilla extract, cream cheese and honey and some water if needed and pour the mixture on cold muffins and spread the cream icing on top.
  6. Sweet Potato Chocolate Protein Brownies.

Carrot and Apple Muffins

3. Sweet Potato Chocolate Protein Brownies

Sweet Potato Chocolate Protein Brownies are tasteful and nutritious as compared to other brownies with less sugar and more protein.

Ingredients

Sweet potatoes: 400g
chocolate whey protein powder: 2 scoops
egg: 1
baking powder: 1 tsp
chopped nuts: 2 tbsp
cocoa powder: 3 tbsp
oats: 20g
honey: 2 tbsp
coconut: 1 tsp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Boil the peeled and chopped sweet potatoes for 15 minutes and cool them.
  3. Add the protein powder, egg, honey, baking powder, coconut oil and chopped nuts and oats to the food processor and give it a quickly crack them
  4. Now the sweet potatoes in the cracked down mixture and combine everything through.
  5. Lubricate a baking tray, pour the blend onto it and put it into the oven for around 30 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely and slice.

4. Three-Seed and Cheese Flapjacks

Having almost 152kcals, this recipe is full of fiber and good fats.

Ingredients

Whole rolled oats: 150g
grated carrot: 1
mature grated cheddar or parmesan: 4oz
olive oil: 1 tbsp
eggs: 2
mixed seeds or omega 3 seed mix: 3oz
salt and black pepper: a pinch
dried rosemary: 1 teaspoon

Instructions

  1.  Pre-heat the oven to around 160C and lubricate a square 8” baking pan.
  2. beat the eggs and grate the carrot and cheese.
  3. Put the oats into a bowl with the carrot, seeds and all seasoning to mix everthing with your hands
  4. Then pour in the eggs and oil and mix everything so that you have a sticky ball.
  5. Pour and evenly press the mixture into the baking pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes until golden then remove and allow to cool before removing.

Three-seed and cheese flapjacks

5. Seed & Nut Protein Balls

With more than 8g of protein for around 100kcals, this recipe will take a few minutes to prepare.

Ingredients

Neat Nutrition Protein Powder: 2 scoops
blended oats: 1 cup
Wyldsson Porridge Topper: 1/2 cup (or your choice of nuts, seeds and berries)
cacao nibs: 1 tsp
almond milk: for splashing

Instructions

  1. Pop all the dry ingredients in a bowl and combine.
  2. Add the almond milk little by little to make it soft and mix until lumps are made.
  3. Roll the mixture between your palms to make balls.
  4. Its ready and eat when you want.

Seed & Nut Protein Balls