Kids deserve some treat from parents or guardians. But instead of handing them out oily fries or chips bought from the grocery story, have these 5 vegetarian recipes that are not only delicious, but also healthy!
Snack 1: Truffle Potato Chips
3 –pound potatoes (peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
1/2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon truffle oil
salt and pepper (to taste; optional)
1. Boil potato sticks in a pan with water for 2 minutes. to large saucepan with enough salted
2. Drain, and set aside to cool.
3. Preheat oven to 425-degree Fahrenheit.
4. Place 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
5. In a large bowl, pour olive oil and toss potatoes. Coat well.
6. Transfer potatoes on the baking sheets.
7. Bake for 30 minutes. Stir potatoes and switch baking sheets after 10 minutes.
8. Remove potatoes from the oven and place into a clean large bowl.
9. Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan cheese, and mix.
10. Drizzle truffle oil and coat. Add some salt and pepper if preferred.
Snack 2: Apple Cranberry Granola Bars
2-ounce wheat germ
8-ounce rolled oats
3-ounce almonds (sliced)
2-ounce raw pumpkin seeds
1 and 1/2-ounce flax seed
1 and 1/2-ounce salted cashews (chopped)
2-ounce dried apples (chopped)
2 and 1/2-ounce dried cranberries (chopped)
1 and 1/2-ounce coconut (shredded)
2-ounce golden syrup
1 and 3/4-ounce light brown sugar
1-ounce unsalted butter (plus extra for pan)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Butter a baking dish.
2. Preheat oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit.
3. Toss almonds, pumpkin seeds, flax seed, oats, wheat germ, and coconut onto the baking sheet.
4. Place the baking sheet in the oven. Toast for 10 to 15 minutes.
5. In a microwave-safe bowl, pour golden syrup, honey, butter, and brown sugar. Mix to combine all ingredients.
6. Heat the syrup mixture in the microwave. Stir occasionally.
7. Add kosher salt and vanilla extract into the syrup bowl, and stir.
8. Remove the oat mixture from the oven. Set aside.
9. Reduce the heat to 300-degree Fahrenheit.
10. Pour oats and seeds into the bowl of syrup.
11. Add dried apples, dried cranberries, and cashews. Stir to coat and combine all ingredients.
12. Transfer the mixture into the baking dish. Spread evenly.
13. Bake for 25 minutes. Rotate just once.
14. Remove the dish from the oven and cool.
15. Slice to make squares, based on your preferred sizes.
Snack 3: Veggie Sticks with Yogurt Dip
fresh vegetables of your choice, i.e celery, carrots, baked potato (sliced into sticks)
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon green onion (minced)
1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped)
3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon fresh basil (thinly-sliced)
1 tablespoon fresh chives (chopped)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
salt and pepper (to taste)
1. Place vegetable sticks onto a serving platter or bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, pour all remaining ingredients together. Taste and see if you need to add more seasonings.
3. Add salt and pepper. Mix and taste. Adjust if necessary.
Snack 4: Frozen Banana Truffles
4 frozen bananas
2 teaspoon vanilla
4 teaspoon agave nectar
2 tablespoon tahini
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts (finely chopped)
1/2 cup coconut (shredded and finely chopped)
1/3 cup cocoa
1. Slice bananas.
2. Pour bananas, vanilla, tahini, agave nectar, and salt into the electric mixer or blender, and mix. Add more depending on the taste.
3. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and fridge.
4. Remove the banana mixture from the refrigerator. Mold with your clean palm into ball shape.
5. Spread coconut, nuts, and cocoa separately on plates.
6. Roll each ball banana mixture onto each topping spread.
7. Place each and every ball onto mini cup paper.
8. Refrigerate for an hour or more before serving.
Snack 5: Blueberry and Cucumber Smoothie
2 large cucumbers (peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1–2 tablespoons honey
1. Toss all ingredients in a blender.
2. Blend until smooth.
3. Transfer into serving glasses or a pitcher.
These are delicious, healthy snacks that you can offer to each of your kids. Whether it’s a sunny afternoon during the school weekend or a lazy morning in summer, they are incredible to taste. Your children would absolutely love these treats!
Who can resist such snack recipes if they are easy and quick to make? Your kids can even join you in preparing them. That’s a much better idea if you invite your kids to make delightful vegetarian snacks like the ones listed above.
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