Quick And Healthy Snacks For Busy People: 3 Recipes To Get You Started We live in a busy world, and we work hard and party even harder. However, this jam-packed schedule only means that it also becomes that much harder to eat nutritious food, what with the abundance of processed snacks that are not only easy to cook but also easy to take with you when you're on the go. If, during the busy workday, you find yourself reaching for those bags of chips, bars of chocolate, and other unhealthy snacks, stop right there ! This article is for you, because it contains snacks that are not only healthy but are also quick. They can all be prepared in less than ten minutes – and that's pushing it. Here are some healthy snack options that are easy to make and absolutely satisfying! 1. Spicy Smoky Sweet Popcorn Looking for something to munch on? Try something new and grab a bowl of popcorn but skip the butter. Popcorn is actually a healthy snack because it's whole grain and full of fiber, but it's the addition of too much salt, butter, and other flavorings that turns this snack into junk food. However, keep it healthy and preservative-free with this yummy recipe! Ingredients: 100 g bag microwave popcorn (choose lighter options to minimize calories) 1 tablespoon agave syrup ¼ teaspoon chilli powder ¼ teaspoon cinnamon Procedure: Pop the popcorn according to the ingredients, then transfer to a container with a lid and plenty of space to shake it up. While the popcorn is warm, pour in the syrup and sprinkle in the spices. Give it a thorough shake until all the popcorn is coated in this delicious mixture. You can then eat right then and there or save it for afternoons in the office! 2.“Cookie Dough” This recipe has quotation marks because it's not actually cookie dough, but it's just as delicious without being as fatty. It's made of flavorful substitutes, and best of all, you can eat it raw – no one will be telling you not to lick the spoon after this, because that's what this snack is for! If you need a sweet pick-me-up, try this out. Ingredients: 1 15 ounces can of chickpeas ½ cup mini milk or bittersweet chocolate chips, depending on your preference ½ cup light brown sugar ¼ cup either almond milk ¼ cup peanut butter (or the nut butter that you prefer) 1 teaspoon vanilla Procedure: Put the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a food processor and blend it up until the mixture is smooth. When that's done, take it out, pour the chocolate chips in, and again give it a mix. That's it! Eat it on the spot or chill it in the fridge for a while for a yummy and chocolatey treat. Roll into balls or simply lump it up into a container for the office. (It'll be delicious either way, and that's a promise!) 3.Berry Compote with Orange Mascarpone Cream It sounds super fancy, but this compote makes for a really simple and a super quick snack or a sweet ending to a delicious meal. It looks beautiful on the plate too, and you can easily serve this up to impress some guests ! For all the seeming extravagance of this dish, it's still a healthy snack because berries are bursting with vitamin C and are delicious to boot! Ingredients: For the orange mascarpone cream: ¼ cup mascarpone cream ¼ cup vanilla-flavored reduced-fat yogurt ½ teaspoon grated orange rind For the berry compote: 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blackberries 1 – 2 heaping teaspoons of stevia, depending on how sweet you want it to be ½ – 1 cup orange juice, depending on how liquidly you'd like your compote to be The juice of half a lemon Procedure: Put all of the berries into a pot along with the stevia and orange juice. Turn on the stove and let the mixture reach a boil; once it's gotten to boiling point, give it a mix and turn the heat down to a simmer. While that's cooking, get a separate bowl and mix the mascarpone, the yogurt, and the orange rind all together for the delicious topping. Allow the berry compote to simmer for about 2 – 5 minutes, depending on how soft you want your compote to be. Don't forget to give it an occasional stir. Once you're satisfied, turn off the heat and squeeze in the lemon juice. Serve by plating it up in a nice bowl and spooning a generous helping of the orange mascarpone cream on top! About the Author: FHMatch , all-in-one `Business in a Box’! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance|