• Sarah Lesikov

10 Healthy Snack Recipes with 5 (or less) Ingredients

♫ Let's talk about snacks baby! Let's talk about you and me! Let's talk about all the good things, and the bad things that we eat. ♫

How many times have you been hungry and in a rush, so you decide to grab some junk food? Don't worry, you are definitely not alone. The secret "ingredient" is finding some easy snacks you can prepare ahead of time, while not taking too much of your time.


It is easy to fall off the wagon when we do not prepare ourselves for the success we want. With our busy lives and booked schedules, trying to cultivate a healthy lifestyle can be an uphill battle without the right preparation. Think about all the times you got mad at yourself for not allowing more time to get done with what you need. Everyday has the same number of hours in it. It's up to you to manage them efficiently. ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS PREP!

Preparation only needs two things for success: find a time, and then stay consistent. Here are some healthy snack ideas to help you get (re)started:

ENERGY BALLS

ENERGY BALLS

Ingredients

½ Cup Rolled oats

2 Cups Pitted Dates

½ Cup Walnuts

¼ Cup Water

2 tbsp Raw Honey

Instructions

1. Blend rolled oats in a food processor until you get a consistency like flour

2. Then add all ingredients

3. Roll mix into ½ inch balls

Optional: Roll in shredded coconut for an extra treat. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

FRUIT BARK

FRUIT BARK


Ingredients

2 cups Vanilla Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup Blueberries

1/2 cup Raspberries

1/2 cup Kiwi

2 tbsp Raw Honey

Instructions

1. Place all ingredients in a bowl, mix gently with a wooden spoon

2. Place on a wax paper sheet

3. Freeze for 3 Hours


COUSCOUS SALAD

COUSCOUS SALAD (4-6 Servings)


Ingredients

2 cups Couscous

3 Persian Cucumber

1 cup Cherry Tomatoes

⅓ cup Italian Parsley

Oil & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Instructions

1. Salt & pepper ingredients

2. Cook your couscous for 15 mins, and in the meantime, chop all your ingredients

3. Let Couscous cool down, and add mix-in all ingredients in a large bowl

4. Add oil & balsamic vinaigrette and salt and pepper to your own preference


AVOCADO CHOCOLATE PUDDING

AVOCADO CHOCOLATE PUDDING (2 Servings)


Ingredients

4 Avocados

¼ cup Coco powder

½ cup Almond Milk

3 tbsp Honey

Instructions

1. Puree in a food processor

2. Served chilled

Optional: Top with your favorite berries & nuts

FRESH WATERMELON SALAD

FRESH WATERMELON SALAD (2-4 Servings)


Ingredients

½ Watermelon

3 Persian Cucumber

4 cups Arugula Salad

⅓ cup Feta Cheese

⅓ cup Walnuts

Oil & Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salt & pepper

Instructions

1. Cut all your ingredients

2. Mix into a large bowl

Optional: Sprinkle some chives for extra taste.

BANANA OAT PANCAKES

BANANA OAT PANCAKES (4-6 Servings)


Ingredients

1 Egg

1 cup Rolled Oats

½ cup Almond Milk

2 Bananas

1 tbsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

1. Use a food processor to blend all ingredients into a "pancake-like" consistency

2. Cook on a nonstick pan/skillet

Optional: Use coconut oil for a sweeter taste

OVERNIGHT OATS

OVERNIGHT OATS (Single Serving)


Ingredients

½ cup Rolled Oats

½ cup Almond Milk

1 tsp Flax Seeds

½ cup Fresh Fruit

1 tsp Honey

Instructions

1. Layer all your ingredients in the order listed into a mason jar

2. Top off with nuts or shredded coconut for an extra twist

Optional: add more almond milk for soaked oats

FROZEN BLUEBERRY BITES

FROZEN BLUEBERRY BITES


Ingredients

1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt

2 cups Blueberries

2 tbsp Raw Honey

Instructions

1. Place all ingredients in a bowl

2. Mix gently with wooden spoon

3. Place individual blueberries on wax paper sheet

4. Freeze for 3 Hours


QUICHE MUFFINS

QUICHE MUFFINS (6-8 Servings)


Ingredients

6-8 Brown Eggs

1 Cup Choice of 2-3 veggies (Ex. mushrooms, spinach, red bell peppers)

Instructions

Beat eggs

Mix in all ingredients into a muffin pan

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 mins

Season to your preference

Optional: Use egg whites for an ultra healthy quiche muffin

STRAWBERRY BANANA LOAF

STRAWBERRY BANANA LOAF


Ingredients

2 cups Rolled Oats

2 Eggs

2 Bananas

1 cup Strawberries

¼ cup Almond Milk

Instructions

1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor

2. Place in baking pan

3. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 mins

Tip: add more almond milk and chunks of strawberries and bananas for a more moist loaf. You can also sprinkle brown sugar on top halfway through the cooking for a sweeter, caramelized taste. The key to successful eating lies in successful preparation. Even easy recipes are impossible without the appropriate time allotted. Find time by pinpointing a day (or days) you can use for meal/snack prep; and then stick to it! Once you do that, all you gotta do is find a few easy, healthy recipes to make. Do you happen to know where we can find some? ;-)