Healthy, low-calorie snacks
Do you need a change in eating habits? Do you want to start taking better care of yourself now that the good weather is beginning? Try these healthy, low-calorie snacks that you can make even if you’re not a kitchen expert.
Artichoke hearts are a very healthy snack due to their fiber content and active ingredients that improve digestive and intestinal health. A plate with 4 or 5 natural steamed artichoke hearts or canned Cynara hearts seasoned with lemon juice and oil is a very tasty and healthy option.
Due to its beta-carotene content, carrots are highly recommended to improve the health of our skin. Carrots are washed and peeled and julienned or thinly sliced. Then olive oil and a little salt are added and they are baked at 350º for about 10-12 minutes. Then you can allow them to cool. They can also serve as an aperitif.
Dehydrated fruits retain many of the nutrients of fresh fruit and are especially recommended for those who are away from home for a long time or for those that feel carrying fruit is a nuisance. Apples, pears or pineapples are usually the tastiest, either to eat alone, mixed with cereals or with yogurt.
Baked zucchini sticks
Another low-calorie and very healthy snack that you can cook in no time: the oven is preheated to 300-400 degrees. In a flat plate, mix a half cup of Parmesan cheese with breadcrumbs. Mix an egg white with a quarter glass of milk; the zucchini cut into sticks are dipped in that mixture. Then they go through the breadcrumbs and cheese. They are put in the oven with a little oil on top – if you spray it, even better – about 25 minutes or until golden.