Monday, May 5

7 HEALTHY SNACKS


I am going to write some more about this in the future. I'm really pro-healhy eating, but I believe treating yourself every once in a while is very important too. Not allowing yourself to enjoy cake on birthdays isn't healthy. Taking care of your body and listening to it is. So by posting these healthy snack-tips I'm not saying you can't eat cake or whatever, because you can, and you may. It's all about moderation, not deprivation. Nourishing your body and listening to it's needs. If you feel like your body needs something healthy, well then you're in the right place (:


Banana and peanutbutter
Easy, delicious and nutritious. Just slice your banana in halves, top one halve with a (thick) layer of peanutbutter, put the other halve on top and indulge.

Oatmeal Cookies
Did someone say cookies? And did I hear 'healthy' too? I'm in baby. Making oatmeal cookies is fun, the cookies themselves are delicious and they're healthy too (when eaten in moderation). Try this recipe:

200 g oats
25 g butter, melted
4 tbs honey
55g grounded coconut
1 tsp baking pouder
3 tbs dried cranberries
50 g dark chocolate (72%)
125 ml hot water
Tiny bit of salt

Mix everything together (by hand). Roll little balls and put them on a baking sheet. Press them down until they look like little cookies. Bake them for 25 minutes in a pre-heated oven until they're golden brown (190 °C). Melt the dark chocolate (au bain-marie) and use a spoon to cover them in chocolate (make a zigzag motion with your hand to create cute stripes).


(Green) Smooties
To tell you everything I know about do's and don'ts for green smoothies I'll need a whole blogpost. Maybe even two. For now: use a good base, spinach or kale for example. Then add any fruit or other vegetable you like. One of my favourite combinations is spinach, cucumber, banana and almondmilk.

Mugcakes
I LOVE MUGCAKES. They're really easy to make and basically a quick replacement for normal cake. Besides that you can make them as (un)healthy as you want. My version is pretty healthy if I say so myself. And delicious too.

100 milliliter almond milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 banana
1 eggwhite
30 grams of coconut flower

Whisk the everything together until it's an even mixture. Pour it into a mug and put it in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on full power. Top with agave/maple syrup. Enjoy!



Avocado filled with egg
For a more filling and hearty snack I like to slice an avocado in halves and remove the kernel. Then fill the remaining hole with an egg and put it in the oven for about 10 minutes (200 °C). Add salt, pepper and other spices to your own taste.

Toast with avocado
Wholewheat toast topped with a thick layer of mashed avocado (add salt and pepper for even more amazingness). Yum!

Nuts
Craving crisps? Try having a good hand full of (unsalted) nuts. I think they're delicious and they're healthy and filling too. You can try roasting them with a little bit of maple syrup or some salt. Gives a simple nut just that little special touch.


What's your favourite healthy snack?


Love,
Laura

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