Easy Healthy Homemade Snacks

Easy Healthy Homemade Snacks

As the Earth to the Sun, even our world revolves around snacks. No matter the time, snacks are always on our minds. They pack an aroma that paints a picture in our brain that won’t fade away. Even their wrapper’s crackle catches our attention in an instant.  

Snacking comes from cravings. As long as there are cravings, snacks will always hold a place in our hearts… and stomachs. But why do thoughts of snacks take us straight to the grocery store? Isn’t there more to snacks than those perfectly salted chips that are difficult to resist? Let’s try and turn our gaze to the kitchen. 

Processed foods – though popular and pleasing to our mood, can be pretty upsetting for our bodies. Cereals, chips, biscuits, and more, get altered to have us find them amazing. However, processing, the process that boosts their taste, may lead to extra salt, sugar, and other chemicals entering our bodies. Here’s where homemade snacks step in. 

Not only do homemade snacks provide an opportunity to taste something different, the control over ingredients lets you choose what and how much of it you consume. Start eating healthy with the recipes for these healthy homemade snacks.

Carrot, zucchini and ricotta muffins

  1. Wholemeal self-raising flour – 1 cup (160g)
  2. Self-raising flour – 1 cup (150g)
  3. Brown sugar – 165 g or 3/4 cup
  4. Zucchini – 1 (roughly shredded)
  5. Mixed spice -1 tsp
  6. Egg – 1
  7. Canola oil – 125ml (1/2 cup)
  8. Buttermilk – 125ml (1/2cup)
  9. Ricotta – 80g (1/3 cup)
  1. Before beginning, preheat your oven to a temperature of 180 degrees. Then take a 12-hole, 80ml muffin pan and line it with paper cases.
  2. Mix the self-raising flour with the wholemeal self-raising one and add it to a large bowl. Then, add the carrots, zucchini, mixed spice, and sugar into the same bowl. Start mixing the ingredients by stirring. 
  3. Break the egg into a jug. Add buttermilk, ricotta, and oil to the jug and whisk these contents. After the contents of the jug get mixed, add them to the mixed contents of the bowl. Stir them until they combine but do not mix them to a great extent. 
  4. Pour the mixture properly into each of the 12 muffin moulds. Now, bake them for 25 to 30 minutes or until the skewer at the centre of each mould gets removed without any batter stuck to it. Then, serve the muffins hot or at room temperature. 

Green smoothie

  1. Avocado (ripe, roughly chopped, and without the seed) – 1
  2. Spinach – 60g
  3. Cucumber (roughly chopped) – 1
  4. Apple (roughly chopped and without the seed) – 1
  5. Coconut water (chilled) – 500ml (2 cups)
  6. Fresh ginger (cut properly) – 2 tsp
  7. Lime (remove the coloured skin, peel and chop roughly) – 1
  8. Ice (crushed) – 1 cup
  9. Pumpkin seeds – 1 tsp
  10. Chia seeds – 1/2 tsp
  1. In a blender, add avocado, apple, ginger, lime, spinach, ice, cucumber, and coconut water. Then begin mixing these ingredients. Continue the process until they form a smooth mixture. 
  2. Now, pour the mixture into glasses as per the number of people. Maintain equal amounts in each glass. 
  3. For better taste and to boost the visual appeal, garnish each glass by adding pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, and the coloured layer of skin from lime’s peel in small amounts. 
  4. Serve this smoothie immediately.


The list of healthy homemade snacks does not end with these. First, try these recipes, then explore and discover new delicacies. In addition to calories, remember that when feasting on healthy homemade snacks, you also have control over the quantity. This, and many more health benefits lie ahead as you start your healthy snacking journey!

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