14 Tasty Snacks You Can Make Using 3 Ingredients
When you need something quick but more exciting than a banana, whip together one of these snacks that nutritionists, chefs, and food bloggers love.
courtesy Jennifer Kanikula, thesofulltraveler.com
For a healthy alternative to your typical chip or cracker snack, there’s baked chickpeas, which are so easy to make, you’ll want to have these on-hand all the time, says dietitian Jennifer Kanikula, RD, who writes the food and travel blog thesofulltraveler.com.
- 1 can chickpeas
- Olive oil
- Seasoning (e.g. salt, cayenne pepper, or chili powder) to taste
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Rinse chickpeas, drizzle with olive oil, then toss with your favorite seasonings. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake until crispy (about 30 to 40 minutes).
Fun fruit on a stick
courtesy Laura Burak
Fruit always tastes better in kebab form. This recipe is a quick and easy way to make a healthy snack. Add dips and you have a family favorite in the making, says Laura Burak, RD, a nutritionist based in Roslyn, New York.
- Strawberries, mango, or grapes
- Greek yogurt with cinnamon
Cut up fruit, then layer onto skewers in a repeating pattern. Serve with fun dips, such as Nutella or Greek yogurt with cinnamon.
Nutty butter dip
Courtesy Katrina trisko
This dip is super simple to make, and between the Greek yogurt’s protein and the nut butter’s healthy unsaturated fats, it’s the perfect snack to keep handy for after-school munching, says Katrina Trisko, RD, founder of Fueling to Thrive.
- 1 tablespoon nut butter (peanut, almond, or cashew)
- 1 teaspoon honey
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
Mix nut butter, honey, and yogurt together for a healthy, yummy dip. Pair with apple slices or other fruit you love. Find out the healthy snacks you should always keep in your desk drawer.
Cinnamon sweet popcorn
No matter how you pop it, popcorn is one of the easiest and tastiest snacks. This cinnamon-sugar riff on a kid favorite is sure to please, says Sidoti.
- 10 cups popped popcorn
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 7 teaspoons cinnamon sugar (1 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar)
In a large bowl, toss popcorn with butter. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over popcorn, then toss to coat. Next, try these 17 on-the-go snacks nutritionists keep in their bags.