Are you keen to discover some easy and quick snacks to make at home?
When you’re feeling peckish, it can be all too easy to reach for the biscuit tin. In this blog, we’re sharing a variety of sweet and savoury snacks to help you curb your cravings.
Pesto & Salmon Parcels
These salmon and pesto parcels are ideal as a quick snack. You can pre-make them so you have some delicious snacks to hand for a few days, or share them with friends who stop by for a catch-up.
You could even serve them warm with a side of rice and vegetables or with a salad, but we think they’re great for a mid-afternoon snack to curb the cravings until dinner.
If you’re looking for quick and easy snacks to make at home, why not opt for these sweetcorn fritters? You can build them into a healthy meal, for example by serving them with avocado and eggs, or enjoy them on their own.
Try whipping up a spicy salsa to use as a dip, or consider adding some other vegetables to suit your personal taste.
Spicy Cauliflower Bites
These delicious spicy cauliflower bites are flavoured with sriracha, garlic and honey. The sticky, savoury snack is a tasty go-to when you’re in need of a little pick-me-up between meals.
Cauliflower is high in fibre and contains a high level of vitamins. It can aid in weight loss, reduce your risk of illnesses such as cancer and heart disease, and can boost your immune system.
The combination of sweetness, stickiness and spice is certain to trick your mind into thinking that this vegetable-based snack is from your local takeaway – ideal for a guilt-free afternoon indulgence.
Sweet Potato and Spinach Tortilla
A delicious twist on the classic recipe, this Spanish-inspired sweet potato and spinach tortilla recipe is great to add to your list of quick and easy snacks to make at home.
Sweet potato counts towards one of your five a day and is packed full of nutrients that help to support your health, such as reducing the risk of serious illness and improving your eye health. Spinach, too, has a plethora of vitamins that can help to support your immune and digestive systems.
Mixed Nut Medley
Nuts are a delicious and nutritious source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They can help to reduce your risk of heart disease and support your immune system, as well as protect against serious illnesses such as dementia and arthritis.
This roasted nut recipe uses honey to create a deliciously sticky, sweet and savoury medley of nuts which are great as a healthy, go-to snack. The crunchy texture makes them a great alternative to crisps or biscuits.
If you’re looking for a sweet snack to curb your chocolate cravings, this chocolate hummus recipe could be the answer.
You can choose from a variety of sweeteners (such as maple syrup or honey) to adapt the chocolate hummus to your personal taste. You can also include peanut butter, almond butter or coconut flakes to make it your own.
Chop up a selection of fruit to dip in the hummus for a deliciously sweet snack.
Strawberry and Avocado Ice Cups
If you’re looking for sweet, easy and quick snacks to make at home, then try your hand at these delicious strawberry and avocado ice cups.
Packed full of nutrients and perfect for the upcoming warm weather, these frozen smoothies will be a welcome alternative to ice cream, with the creamy avocado replacing the dairy and the strawberry giving it a deliciously sweet flavour.
At Friary Meadow, we’re passionate about making sure that our residents have easy access to healthy and nutritious meals. If you’d like to find out more about our homes, please contact a member of our team.
Alternatively, take a look at our previous blog to discover some more delicious recipes to try at home.