Snack time is always a small party that can also provide the energy and nutrients necessary to complement the diet.
ADD FOODS THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE MAIN DISHES
The snack invites you to include attractive foods that are easy to take anywhere, because it is done at a time of the day when you are still active. But it should not be less healthy for that. On the contrary, it allows supplementing the diet with ingredients that have not been present in main meals.
1. A LOT OF FRUIT
It is the ideal time to take fresh fruit –such as bananas, tangerines, kiwis or apples–, to complete the daily servings of fruit, with its contribution of water, vitamin C and antioxidants.
2. AN IDEAL COMBINATION
The snack invites to gather fruits and nuts in delicious and nutritious snacks, such as figs and walnuts, dried apricots and hazelnuts, or dates and almonds. The carbohydrates and minerals of the former are coupled with the proteins, fatty acids and vitamins of the latter.
3. DRIED FRUIT SNACKS
Another sweet snack option is dried fruit snacks. They can be found ready-made or can be dehydrated with a homemade dryer. In any case, they are an attractive and pleasant solution for mid-afternoon.
Nuts and seeds combined with cereal flakes – in the form of granola or bars – can be true superfoods.
The more classic versions can be varied by adding popcorn or puffed quinoa or amaranth, along with sesame, hemp or flax seeds, with syrup and a light toasted touch.
5. SNACKS AND TOASTS
A classic snack is bread or whole wheat toast with oil or tomato, to which you can add vegan cheeses or sausages, from cashews to pumpkin. There is also a wide offer of biscuits, cookies and muffins made with wholemeal flour, oil, vegetable milks and healthy sweeteners.
6. GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS
Rice pancakes or corn nachos, along with all kinds of pates, such as avocado, olives, tofu or eggplant, are gluten-free options.
7. LIGHT SNACKS
Vegetable milks and their derivatives – such as yogurts, smoothies and desserts – are light alternatives. Made with cereals such as rice, oats and quinoa, and with nuts such as hazelnut or sesame, soy or horchata.
8. UNFORGETTABLE SNACKS
And finally, let’s respectfully remember the traditional goodies: olives, sunflower seeds, popcorn, coconut, lupins or roasted chickpeas. Combined with a fruit, they can become succulent and always nutritious snacks.