Snacking during a game night turns out healthy with these 5 easy snack ideas
By Andrea Roa of Mount EverBest
Game nights are so much fun; but when snacking comes and goes all night long, it can make us feel very guilty after. That’s why I’d like to share these very easy and healthy snack ideas that will take your game night to the top.
These healthy snack ideas are all inspired by our regular snacks like chips, spreads, dipping sauces or candies. The only big difference is they have way less calories since you have the control of their preparation. They are so easy to do, that you will be surprised about how yummy they are. I hope you like them!
1. Baked Potato Chips:
Ingredients: raw (sweet) potatoes, olive oil and your favorite flavors: salt, pepper, garlic or onion powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, lemon and more.
Preparation: cut the potatoes into thin slices and set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss the potatoes thoroughly with the chosen flavors and 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil (depends on the amount of potatoes). Put and separate the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until the chips are crispy. Rotate chips when they’re halfway.
2. Healthy Guacamole:
Ingredients: avocado, white onion, tomato, salt, pepper and lime.
Preparation: Peel and mash the avocado. Set aside. Finely chop 2 slices of a white onion and 2 slices of a red tomato into tiny pieces. Mix them with the avocado adding salt, pepper and a hint of lime. Keep blending and mashing the ingredients with a fork until the mixture is homogeneous. For the whole recipe and preparation, check here.
3. Whole-Grain Baked Tortilla Chips:
Ingredients: whole-grain tortillas. Optional: olive oil and salt.
Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut into triangle shape as many tortillas as chips you want and place on a baking sheet (1 single layer). Optional: add some salt and spread just a tiny bit of olive oil throughout the tortillas before cutting them. Remember, less is more. Bake for 15 minutes or until crisp, rotating the baking sheet once. They are great with the healthy guacamole.
4. Homemade Hummus:
Ingredients: Garbanzo beans, salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil.
Preparation: Leave the garbanzo beans soaked in water overnight. Cook the garbanzo beans for 30-45 min. Drain the water. In a food processor or blender, put the beans and add salt, pepper and garlic to taste. Add a tablespoon of olive oil or enough to get a smooth consistency (depends on the amount of garbanzo beans). Eat with some pita bread, stalks of celery or baby carrots. For the full recipe and preparation, check here.
5. Fruit Skewers With Yogurt Dip:
Ingredients: diced pineapple, diced kiwi, strawberries, blueberries, nonfat greek yogurt and honey. Small or medium sized skewers.
Preparation: Place a whole strawberry on top of the skewer, followed by a dice of pineapple, then a dice of kiwi and finally with blueberries. Leave space to hold it. Apart, prepare the dip by combining a cup of greek yogurt with 2 tbsp of honey or to taste.
How do you like them folks? As you see, these healthy snack ideas are so easy to prepare that you can even picture the process in your mind while reading. Are you ready to try some? What are normally your snack options for a game night?
Please let me know your thoughts, questions or recommendations down in the comment box. I’ll be happy to reply asap!
Andrea, Founder of Mount EverBest