A healthy and nutritious morning snack plays an important role in keeping our energy levels pumped up until the lunch time arrives. However, how to get a complete bang from your snacks, is something not everyone knows. This depends on the type of morning snack chosen. For example, a banana is always a better choice over fried chicken or a donut. The correct choice of evening or morning snack is the key to maintaining the nutritional values as well as keeping the calories in control. These following recipes are not only overloaded with nutrition but are also below 100 calories, keeping all important components in place.
Caramelized salted nuts
Nuts are a popular evening or morning snack. However many can find it boring to have the same snack everyday. This caramelized salted nuts recipe is a twist to the boring nuts and makes for a perfect morning snack. Nuts have good fatty acids and proteins that make you feel fuller for longer and act as an instant pick-me-up! Carry one serving of this recipe and enjoy as a morning snack!
Preparation Time- 5 minutes Cooking Time- 5 minutes
Total time- 10 minutes
Course- Snack Time
Type- Vegetarian, contains nuts
Energy- 99 K Cal
Fat- 10.65 g
Carbohydrates- 3.86 g
Total Dietary Fiber- 1.4 g
Sugar- 2.07 g
Sodium- 200.6 mg
Ingredients for the Caramelized Salty Nuts:
- Light brown sugar, packed 3 Tbsp.
- Water 2 Tbsp.
- Unsalted butter 1 Tbsp.
- Kosher salt Large Pinch
- Mixed Nuts (Walnuts and pecan halves recommended) ¾ Cup
-Put the brown sugar, water, butter and kosher salt in a heavy, preferably non-stick, skillet.
-Bring to boil, stirring.
-Boil for 1 minute before adding the mixed nuts. The mixed nuts can contain walnuts, cashews, peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts. Go crazy with the mix!
-Stir and toss until the nuts are thoroughly coated with a glaze, about 3 minutes. If they start to smoke, take them off before they burn.
-Transfer nuts to sheet of greased foil or parchment paper and quickly separate with forks.
-The syrup may seem a little chewy at first, but it becomes crisp when it cools completely. The nuts keep for at least 3 days at room temperature in an airtight container.
No flour Brownies
People with a sweet tooth like to have something sweet in the morning snack. Just 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes is all it takes to get this flour-less brownie batter in the oven and baking to fudgy, crackly-topped brownie perfection! It is best enjoyed hot but you can easily carry a piece with you to work and reheat it just before consumption.
Preparation time- 5 minutes Cooking time- 30 minutes
Total time- 35 mins
Serves – 18
Course- Snack time/Dessert
Type- Vegetarian, contains eggs
Energy- 100 K Cal
Proteins- 1.6 g
Fat- 7.5 g
Carbohydrates- 9.2 g
Total Dietary Fiber- 0.7 g
Sugar- 8.23 g
Sodium- 13 mg
Ingredients for flour-less brownie recipe:
- Unsalted butter ½ Cup
- Chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark) 1/2 Cup
- Granulated sugar ½ Cup
- Eggs 3 Large
- Unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ Cup
– Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8×8-inch baking dish or pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
– Place the butter and chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate chips are melted and smooth. Remove from microwave. Whisk in the sugar then the eggs one at a time until batter is smooth. Add the cocoa powder and stir until well incorporated.
– Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely in pan.
Satisfy your sweet cravings with these healthy, delicious, easy to prepare Dry Fruit Energy Balls or Laddoos. These naturally sweetened energy balls are loaded with the goodness of whole foods like nuts and dates. Dates are a good source of fiber, various vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc. Make a big batch and enjoy these yummy snacks as you go. You can have these as an evening or morning snack.
Preparation Time- 10 mins Cooking Time-10 mins
Total time- 20 mins
Servings- 12 small balls/ladoos
Course- Snack Time/Dessert
Type- Vegetarian, contains nuts
Energy- 100 K Cal
Proteins- 1.33 g
Fat- 4.5 g
Carbohydrates- 16.3 g
Total Dietary Fiber- 1.8 g
Sugar- 13.54 g
Sodium- 23.6 mg
- Medjool dates or any soft dates pitted 10
- Toasted nuts coarsely ground 1/2 cup
- Oil 1 Tbsp.
- Honey (if required)
-Dry roast the nuts in a pan, add the nuts in the pan without oil and place it on medium heat. Stir the nuts in between until warm and lightly toasted.
-To roast in a microwave: Layer the nuts in a single layer in a microwave safe plate. Pop in in the microwave for about 1 minute to 1 and 1/2 minute.]
-Grind the dates in a food processor or mixer. Transfer it to a pan, add oil and cook it on medium heat till the dates soften.
-Add the ground nuts to the dates and mix well until it all comes together. Taste and add few teaspoons of honey if needed. Take it off the heat.
-Let the mixture cool slightly. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and roll it into balls with the palm of your hands. Store in an airtight container and enjoy an energy filled snack anytime.
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