Nothing better than gathering friends at home, right? And to make this occasion even more special, how about preparing some healthy snacks for happy hour? If you’re looking for inspiration, check out these five healthy and tasty snack recipes we’ve selected for you. With options for all tastes, these snacks are perfect to be shared with friends and also contribute to a more balanced diet. So, get your hands dirty and surprise your guests with these delicacies!
1. Vegetable Chips – Healthy Snacks
Cut vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, beets, zucchini or cassava into thin slices and place them on a baking sheet. Season with a little olive oil, salt and chopped or dried fresh herbs (such as oregano, basil or thyme). Bake at 200°C for 20-30 minutes, or until crispy. A crunchy and healthy option at the table.
2. Tomato-Onion Crostini
First, cut a baguette into thin slices and place on a baking sheet. Brush a little olive oil on each slice and bake for 10 minutes at 180°C, or until crispy. Meanwhile, chop an onion and a ripe tomato and sauté in a pan with a little olive oil until soft. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. When the bread slices are done, spoon some of the tomato-onion mixture on top of each one. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and bake for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. It’s delicious!
3. rustic potatoes
Cut potatoes into medium cubes and arrange on a baking sheet. Season with olive oil, salt, black pepper and chopped fresh herbs (such as thyme, rosemary or sage). Bake at 200°C for 30-40 minutes, or until soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.
4. Chickpea pate – Healthy Snacks
Pour a package of cooked chickpeas, a clove of garlic, a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper in a food processor until a homogeneous paste is formed. Serve with whole grain bread or toast and accompany with crudités (vegetables cut into sticks) for dipping. A refreshing and very healthy snack.
5. Chicken and Spinach Pies
First, preheat the oven to 180°C. In a bowl, combine 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken, 1 cup cooked and chopped spinach, 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup oatmeal, 1 egg, salt and black pepper. Place spoonfuls of the mixture into pie pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.
In conclusion, we hope these healthy snack recipes have inspired you to prepare something special to share with friends on a special occasion. Be sure to vary the ingredients and add your own “spikes” to give a personal touch to each of these snacks. Remember that it’s important to include a variety of foods in your diet, so don’t be afraid to experiment with new combinations and flavors. Good fun in the kitchen!