20 ideas for fast, homemade and healthy snacks

As we are always in a hurry, we choose to eat fast , but not always healthy, snacks . That’s because we prefer to eat on the street, instead of preparing homemade and nutritious food.

But as health care is becoming the subject of all debates, how about putting it into practice in your own home and starting with the simplest dish: the snack.

Whether it’s a dessert after lunch, a snack for the child to take to school or even to eat at night, the choice for healthier foods should prevail.

And to facilitate the construction of this new menu, Remédio Caseiro brings 20 recipes for quick, homemade and healthy snacks. All this to ensure tasty, simple and easy-to-cook meals. So, hands on!

Fast food recipes

1. Sweet Potato Brownie

A brownie is a snack that goes well at any time, even more so being a super-healthy version . So, check out our tip!

The surprise element of this quick snack is the sweet potato (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium unit of sweet potato
  • 1 this
  • 2 tablespoons full of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 cup of oat tea
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 flat (teaspoon) of baking powder.

Preparation method:

This recipe is even easier to make, just put the peeled potatoes on the fire until cooked. Then, blend all ingredients in a blender and grease a mold. Pour out the entire contents of your recipe and place the brownie in the oven at a medium temperature for approximately 25 minutes. ( 1 )

2. Chickpea Cookie

This homemade snack version is ready in just one hour and yields up to 22 units . In addition, it is an excellent option to replace industrialized stuffed biscuits. So, check out the ingredients and how to prepare them below!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seed
  • 2 tablespoons of rice flour
  • Salt, garlic and herbs to taste (parsley with chives, for example).

Preparation method:

Although the preparation is quick, it is necessary to soak the chickpeas for 10 hours. Afterwards, discard water and beat until it is in small pieces, without having to cook them.

Then mix all the ingredients together to form a dough, opening it on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. ( 2 )

3. Snack from the oven: pea pie

The pea pie recipe yields up to 12 servings and each has only 123 calories . In addition, each slice has 5.6 grams (g) of protein, 5 g of fat, 156 milligrams (mg) of sodium, 55 mg of cholesterol, 14 g of carbohydrates, and 1.6 g of fiber. Check out how to prepare it below!

Each serving of pea pie has 123 calories (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 3 glasses of skim milk
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled
  • 1 medium grated onion
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable cream/light margarine
  • 2 cups (of tea) of peas
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup (of tea) of grated cheese
  • Salt to taste.

Preparation method:

The first step is to put two glasses of milk on the fire along with the potatoes. Cook until they are tender. Then pass the potatoes in the juicer and reserve the contents with the milk.

Following the recipe, brown the onion in margarine or vegetable cream. Then add the peas, salt, milk and reserved potatoes. Mix all ingredients and cook for up to 5 minutes before removing from heat.

The third step is to make the dough. To do this, you will need to put the following items in a pan: eggs, wheat flour, cheese and the rest of the milk left over from the first step. Mix everything until forming the dough to be molded in a baking dish greased with margarine.

Make the “bed” of the pie, then add the filling made in the first steps and finish by closing the entire pie. In a preheated medium oven, place the snack and wait for 40 minutes. However, you can take the toothpick test or wait for it to turn golden. ( 3 )

4. Lactose-free banana cake

Those with lactose intolerance end up having trouble finding a snack that doesn’t contain milk. For this reason, it is ideal to keep in mind some recipes that can be made at home, guaranteeing that afternoon meal. See how practical it is!

Ingredients:

  • 6 units of dwarf bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups (of tea) of breadcrumbs
  • 2 cups (of tea) of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder.

Preparation method:

Start by smearing a pan with oil and breadcrumbs, and set aside. Then, blend the bananas and eggs in a blender. Afterwards, transfer this mixture to a mixer and add the remaining ingredients.

Once everything is a homogeneous mass, pour it into the form prepared at the beginning. Finish putting it to bake and observe until the cake turns golden and passes the toothpick test. This recipe makes 16 servings and each slice will average 206 calories. ( 4 )

5. Evening snack: vegetable chips

Got that hunger at night and you don’t know what to do to eat and still feel light? Then this recipe is for you! See below how easy it is to have a late night snack, healthy and tasty in  just 30 min ucts !

This dish is light and ideal for a late night snack (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium beet
  • 1 yellow sweet potato
  • 1 purple sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste.

Preparation method:

Start the process by washing the tubers. Then cut them into very thin slices and use a paper towel to dry them well. This last step is important because it prevents water retention in potatoes and beets, ensuring they are crispy.

Once this is done, place the oven on a medium-high temperature. While the oven heats up, place a drizzle of olive oil in the molds of your choice. Then place the slices side by side, without piling them up. Throw in salt, black pepper and, if you prefer, other herbs such as rosemary and oregano.

Now just put the molds in the oven and wait for about 10 minutes or until they dry. Once the snack is ready, just remove the slices with the help of a spatula. Allow it to cool down a bit and then serve. ( 2 )

6. Cold snack: light pineapple mousse

How about a cold dessert to enjoy after lunch? And the best part, without disturbing the diet or getting that “heavy” in the conscience, as there are only 96 calories per serving. See how easy it is!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (of tea) of water
  • 400 g of chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup (of tea) of skimmed milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered gelatin
  • 2 teaspoons of powdered granular sweetener.

Preparation method:

Bring the pineapple with water to a high heat and allow it to boil. Then lower the heat and let the fruit cook for 15 minutes, stirring the contents every now and then. After the specified time, place the pineapple in a blender to blend with the milk, egg yolks and sweetener. Let it beat for a minute.

The result of this mixture should be a homogeneous cream, which you must pass through a sieve. Bagasse that does not go through this process should not be used in this recipe. Already the sieved liquid must return to low heat. Stir for five minutes.

Now is the time to prepare the gelatin according to the directions on the package. They are usually prepared in a bain-marie until they dissolve. Then, just add it to the pineapple cream and stir well with a spoon.

Put the cream in a container and set aside. Beat the egg whites in an electric mixer until standing on the snow bridge. This content should be added gently on top of the cream. Finish by placing the candy in the fridge. After 4 hours the pineapple mousse will be firm and ready to be devoured for dessert! ( 5 )

7. Beirut light

The name can be complicated, but the recipe for this sandwich is very simple and has an average of 170 calories each serving. Check out the step by step of this delicious light!

This snack is easy to make and has an average of 170 calories (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 1 flatbread
  • 15 g or 1 tablespoon of light cream cheese
  • 40 g or 4 slices of light turkey breast
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce.

Preparation method:

Making beirut is very simple, just cut the bread in half, spread the  cream cheese , add the turkey breast, lettuce and soy sauce. Finally, wash the cucumber, cut it into thin slices and spread them over the lettuce. Then, just close the bread with the other half and that’s it! ( 5 )

8. Crispy chopsticks

Quick, homemade and healthy snack number eight is made very simply! The recipe features crispy chopsticks made with boiled baroa and grated carrots . Check out!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of boiled and mashed baroa (cassava)
  • 1/2 cup of raw grated carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup of sour sprinkles
  • 2 tablespoons of chia.

Preparation method:

After cooking the baroa and grating the carrots, mix them with the oil until puree. Then, in another pan, mix the flour, salt and chia. Soon after, add the puree and stir to have a homogeneous mixture.

Make chopsticks with the dough and place in a preheated oven at 180 ºC. Leave in the oven for 15 minutes or until they turn golden. ( 2 )

9. Oat, honey and banana pancake

Anyone who has a little more time available can make this recipe without regretting the taste. In addition to being tasty, the oat, honey and banana pancake is fit  and contains only 91 calories in a 50g serving. See the recipe below! 

A healthy and nutritious snack option (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas or 220 g of fruit
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal (30 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (50 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (20 g).

Preparation method:

Beat the chopped bananas, eggs, flour and honey in a blender. Then brush butter in a non-stick skillet and place a small ladle of dough. Form small discs and brown both sides of them. Then just serve it with honey and enjoy! ( 6 )

10. Homemade hamburger snack

The hamburger in this tip is very different from the common ones, because its protein is tuna . Even so, the recipe is simple and will surprise you!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of natural solid tuna or 170 g
  • 1 big tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 3 sprigs of chives
  • 6 tablespoons of rolled oats
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Butter for grease.

Preparation method:

Start by preheating your oven to 180°C. Then drain all the water from the tuna and set aside. Then it’s time to wash all the vegetables and cut them into small pieces, removing the seeds from the tomato.

Once that’s done, now all you have to do is join all the ingredients in a pen and stir until you form a homogeneous mass. Shape all the hamburgers and place them in a buttered pan lined with parchment paper.

Take the pan to the preheated oven from the beginning of the recipe and let it bake for 50 minutes or until the hamburger is very dry. ( 6 )

11. Simple homemade snack: coconut kiss

Who can resist a coconut kiss? What if it’s  light and still tasty? So, enjoy the following tip because it will make your mouth water!

A light version of the coconut kiss (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (of tea) of light condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon of light margarine
  • 1/2 cup (of tea) of skimmed milk
  • 50 g of dehydrated grated coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut milk
  • Light margarine for hand grease.

Preparation method:

The kiss is  light, but the way of preparation is the same as in the normal recipe. So, just put all the ingredients in a pan and bring to low heat. With a wooden spoon, stir all the ingredients until the candy starts to come off the bottom of the pan. This takes around 20 minutes.

Once that’s done, pour the kiss into a shallow dish and wait for it to cool. With your hands greased with margarine, start making the balls with all the dough. Each unit contains, on average, 42 calories. ( 5 )

12. Savory

Have you tasted savory dumplings ? Well, know that it is possible to make it at home without any stress, just following the recipe below!

Ingredients:

  • 8 tablespoons of rolled oats
  • 6 clear
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 300 g raw chicken breast in small cubes
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped broccoli
  • 3 small tomatoes
  • 1/2 spoon (of coffee) of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered yeast
  • Nutmeg
  • Parsley and oregano to taste.

Preparation method:

The first step is to make the stuffing, to do this, saute the chicken breast with the onion. Then add the broccoli until everything is golden. Once you reach this point, remove from heat and add with the chopped tomato.

Now that the filling is ready, leave it aside to cool and start the dough step. In this case, start beating the whites with the egg and then add the dry ingredients of the recipe.

Okay, it’s time to make the savory cupcakes. Just add everything, put it in the molds and bake at 180 °C for approximately 20 minutes. ( 1 )

13. Afternoon snack recipe

But if you’re really a fan of the traditional sweet cake, you’ll love this snack option: healthy orange cake . See how to do it!

Orange cake with coffee is a great tip for an afternoon snack (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (of tea) of finely flaked oats
  • 2 cups (of tea) of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (of tea) of wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 unpeeled orange
  • 4 eggs.

Preparation method:

Start the preparation by cutting the oranges and removing the seeds. Then, in a blender, beat the fruit together with the eggs and sugar. Then add the oats, flour, and the yeast last. Stir gently and place the dough into a mold.

Take the cake to the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test. ( 1 )

14. Dessert: coconut iced cake

This dessert is mouth-watering and leaves guests with their jaws hanging open! The candy is made in an hour and a half and will be the sensation after the family’s lunch. Check out!

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cup (of tea) of demerara sugar
  • 1 cup (of tea) of water
  • 1 packet of unsweetened grated coconut
  • 3 small eggs
  • 1/2 cup (of tea) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (of tea) of skimmed milk
  • 1 cup (of tea) of wheat flour
  • 1 cup (of tea) of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder.

Preparation method:

First, melt 1/2 cup of sugar with water and then add the coconut. Leave on low heat for 15 minutes until it turns into a syrup. Then, butter a pan and sprinkle a little demerara sugar. With the syrup ready, pour it into the pan and set aside.

The step now is to make the cake dough beating the eggs, the rest of the sugar and the butter. The objective here is to get a homogeneous cream, only after that you should add the milk and flour (little bit), always at minimum speed.

Finally, add the yeast and stir gently, incorporating the dough. After these steps, place the dough in a mold and place in a preheated oven at 180 °C. Bake for 40 minutes or until you pass the toothpick test.

Once ready, wait for it to cool, unmold and refrigerate. Serve very cold. ( 6 )

15. Homemade snack for school

The banana and oatmeal cookies are ideal for moms who want to offer a quality meal for their children even when they are not around. Just make the recipe and send it to school well stored so as not to compromise the snack’s durability.

Children will love this tasty and healthy snack (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe and mashed silver bananas
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • Cinnamon to taste.

Preparation method:

Mix the banana and rolled oats. Then make the cookies the size you want. Place them on a baking sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon to taste. Now just take it to the preheated oven and leave for 20 minutes. A nice tip is to consume the cookies with honey or jelly, making the snack even tastier. ( 2 )

16. X-Everything healthy

You know those sandwiches that have everything greasy? So, we brought in a healthier yet appetizing version of this dish. Do you want to try it? Check out the recipe below and make it at home!

Bread Ingredients:

  • 1 this
  • 1 tablespoon of boiled and mashed baroa or sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon of rolled oats or quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon of cottage or yogurt
  • 1 puff of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder.

Preparation method:

Place all ingredients in a container, stir and place in microwave oven on full power for 1 minute. Then toast the bread in a toaster.

Burger ingredients:

  • 100 g of ground duckling
  • 100 g cooked quinoa beans
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • Green onions, bay powder, black pepper and salt to taste.

Preparation method:

Mix all the ingredients and make the hamburger mold. Then grill in the skillet and assemble your X-All with whatever you want, such as egg, lettuce, tomato, arugula, onion and cottage cheese. ( 2 )

17. Vegan fast food

And vegan snacks couldn’t be left out of that list of practical and easy-to-make dishes. Learn below how to make cassava “cheese” bread !

Vegan option of traditional cheese bread (Photo: depositphotos)

Ingredients:

  • 200 g of sour powder
  • 300 g of sweet powder
  • 150 ml of olive oil
  • 500 g of cassava
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • shall
  • optional: chia, rosemary or others.

Preparation method:

Cook the manioc and make a puree. With the same water used for cooking, use half a cup and add oil. Leave on the fire until it boils again. Meanwhile, go mixing the types of sprinkles, salt and herbs (if desired).

Then, just pour the boiled liquid over the dry ingredients and keep stirring until it becomes a homogeneous mass. With your hands, make balls from the dough and place them in a greased mold. Place in a preheated oven for up to 25 minutes. And that’s it, just enjoy your vegan snack! ( 2 )

18. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

In just 20 minutes you will have a healthy, nutritious and crunchy snack. See how this is possible!

Ingredients:

  • Rinsed and dried half large pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ground black pepper
  • Shall.

Preparation method:

Preheat oven to 180 ºC. Remove the pumpkin seeds with a spoon, wash them well and dry them completely. This last step is important as it ensures that the seeds are crunchy, so you can use a paper towel or even a clean cloth to remove all the moisture.

Then place the seeds in a pan and add the oil, pepper and salt. Mix all the contents so that the seeds are well seasoned. Now, just distribute them in a form and put them in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes and they will be crisp and crisp! ( 2 )

19. Vegan Cocoa Mousse with Fruit

This recipe is divided into two parts, one for the mousse and the other for the topping. Follow up!

You can choose which fruits to use in your snack (Photo: depositphotos)

Mousse ingredients:

  • Juice of 2 medium oranges
  • 3/4 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of demerara sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 5 drops of vanilla essence.

Preparation method:

Blend all the ingredients in a blender, then pour the mousse into a bowl.

Topping ingredients:

  • 2 strawberries
  • 6 seedless grapes
  • 3/4 sleeve
  • mint leaf .

Preparation method:

Wash and cut all the ingredients, except the mint (you just need to sanitize). Place the fruit on top of the mousse and decorate with the mint leaf. Simple and easy! Furthermore, you can choose your favorite fruits and substitute the ones in the recipe. ( 6 )

20. Cereal bars

The famous cereal bars could not be left out of quick, homemade and healthy snacks. In addition to being tasty, this food is a “faithful friend” of those who go to gyms in the country or want to maintain their diet . So, check out how to make your own in up to 45 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 2 very ripe silver bananas
  • 2 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of raw chestnuts and crushed raw almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed flour
  • 2 tablespoons of unsweetened grated coconut.

Preparation method:

The preparation is very simple, just mash the bananas, add the other ingredients and mix everything with your own hands. Let the dough become as homogeneous as possible, then just pour it into a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the dough to bake in a preheated oven at 180 ºC and wait for 30 minutes. The tip is to take the first 15 minutes to demarcate the size of the bars. Only then put it back in the oven and wait another 15 minutes to enjoy your homemade snack. ( 2 )

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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