5 Healthy Snack Ideas

August 29, 2011

Herb and Garlic Tortilla Chips

Buy tortilla wraps (pita bread works just as well) and cut into thin triangles. Brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Toast in a 180C oven for 5-10 minutes. Serve with hummus or a cucumber yoghurt dip. For an alternative try sprinkling the tortilla chips with dukkah or Moroccan spices before baking.


Cruskits are a great crispy bite and are only 60 calories for 2 slices. Top one with avocado and sliced turkey, and the other with low-fat cream cheese, tomatoes and coriander. They’re also great for when you’re craving sugar: try cottage cheese and jam for a twist on traditional scones.

Gourmet Popcorn

Popcorn makes for a great mid-afternoon snack as it’s very filling. Buy plain popcorn and create your own flavourings, that way you control the fat. Try chilli flakes and finely grated parmesan, truffle salt or finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes.

Fruit N Nut Mix

Those prepacked fruit and nut mixes you buy at the supermarket are pretty boring, but there are some delicious combinations you can make yourself. In a sandwich bag toss together a handful of crunchy almonds, pistachios, dried cranberries and cherries, pumpkin seeds and banana chips.

Kale Chips

Look around your local grocers’ or farmer’s market for kale as it’s bursting with vitamins and makes a snack that’s way better than chips. Try this super easy recipe:

Heat your oven to 200C. Tear the kale leaves into rough pieces and drop into a bowl. Drizzle over a little olive oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat the kale. Spread over a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 15 minutes till crisp.

What’s your favourite healthy snack?

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