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5 Easy To Make Healthy Snacks

The kids are back in school which means it’s back to routine. Finding ways to improve this new routine around the family schedule is no easy task. If your kids are like most kids, they’re always looking for a snack after school, whilst doing their homework or when their friends are over; Here are a list of 6 healthy and easy to make snacks for the entire family to enjoy.

Spicy Kale Chips

Gluten Free Spicy Kale Chips


What you need:

  • 4 cups torn curly kale leaves (remove stems)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. After lining two baking sheets with parchment paper, arrange kale on sheets. Brush with oil, and then sprinkle with salt and chilli powder. Bake for 20 to 25 mins or until crisp. Cool completely before serving.

 

Crunchy Peanut Butter-Coconut Bananas

Crunchy Peanut Butter-Coconut Bananas


What you need:

  • ⅓ cup cornflakes coarsely crushed
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt (fat-free optional)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 bananas

In a small skillet mix together crushed cornflakes and coconut. Over medium heat stir together until coconut is browned and then remove from heat. Separately mix yogurt and peanut butter.

 

Cut banana into thick slices and spread peanut butter mixture onto slices and then sprinkle with cornflake mixture. Sandwich with another banana slice on top.

 

Baked Pita Chips

Savory Baked Pita Chips


What you need:

  • 2 pita bread rounds (6 inches)
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon chili powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Split pita rounds and cut each half into six wedges. Brush wedges with olive oil . In a small bowl combine garlic powder, salt, chilli powder and if chosen, cayenne pepper. Sprinkle powder mixture over wedges. Place wedges on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Mini Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

Mini Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits


What you need:

  • A 32 ounce carton vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 cups fresh red raspberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries
  • ½ cup low-fat granola
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Spoon 3 tablespoons of yogurt into parfait glasses or dishes. Add in berries, granola, almonds. Drizzle honey on top.

Barbecue Roasted Chickpeas

Barbecue Spice Roasted Chickpeas


What you need:

  • 2 cans chickpeas (15 ounce), rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon barbecue spice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl combine chickpeas and all other ingredients. Spread evenly in one layer across baking pan. Roast for about 30 mins or until crisp and browned. Stir once halfway through roasting. Cool completely.

 

 

 

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