Quick Low-Calorie Snacks You Can Make

When you’re in the mood to snack on something is the first thing you grab a bag of potato chips? Or do you simply starve yourself because you have nothing healthy to eat? Well, instead of starving or eating the wrong foods, why not make your own healthy snacks? There are tons of easy recipes out there that only take minutes to make. You don’t have to be a chef to make these, so there’s no excuse not to try them out.

Guilt-Free “I NEED Chocolate” Brownies

Ingredients:

– Box of low fat chocolate brownie mix
– 1 can diet soda

Okay, so maybe brownies aren’t exactly a snack; but sometimes something sweet is just what you crave! In times like these, low calorie brownies can be a huge life saver. All you have to do is mix these two ingredients together until they are well combined. Keep in mind the mix is going to be VERY liquid when you’re done mixing, but don’t worry. Pour the batter into a greased cake pan and then bake until a toothpick comes out clean.

Generally this will take 10 minutes longer to bake properly, but that depends on what you bake it in, the temperature you use and other factors. Use the back of the brownie box as your guide for what temperature to use based on the pan you’re using. These can be cut into perfect portions and used to snack on whenever you want! Want to add more nutrients? Simply add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the batter before baking and enjoy.

Baked Chickpeas

– 1 can chickpeas
– Your choice seasonings
– Olive oil

Start out by taking your chickpeas out of the can and rinsing them off so that the outer clear shells come off. After this, put the peas into a bowl and use a paper towel to get the moisture off of them. Next, drizzle them with olive oil so that they are all covered. Then, sprinkle on your favorite seasonings and toss until all chickpeas are covered with enough flavoring.

Spread these onto a cookie sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven until they are crispy. Allow them to cool and then place into a bowl for safe keeping. If you don’t plan on eating these right away, simple put them in a glass container or plastic bag. These are healthy, filling and great alternatives to other snacks, especially for children.

English Muffin Pizza

– Whole wheat English muffin
– Natural pizza sauce
– Shredded mozzarella cheese
– Various chopped vegetables

Simply split your English muffin in half and spread pizza sauce on each half. After this, sparingly spread the mozzarella cheese before sprinkling on your choice of chopped vegetables. Put these in your conventional or toaster oven for a few minutes, or until the cheese is melted. When finished you should have a healthy snack that is well under 200 calories (based on how much cheese and sauce you use) and that tastes great!

All of these recipes are easy to make and taste great. They can also save you from eating something super unhealthy and packed full of calories. So, whenever you’re starving something delicious, try these recipes out.

Author Bio: Popea Ionut is a freelance writer and a regular contributor @ TopSkin.org.

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