12 Energy-Boosting Snacks – So Easy to Prepare Under 15 Minutes!

Kids always get hungry no matter what time and season is. During summer days, they usually just watch TV and play games. Even if they are mostly relaxed at this season, their tummies would still look for some crunchy, salty, or sweet foods. As parents, we like to give our kids foods that they won’t only love, but also make them healthy and strong. Therefore, include these recipes in your list. And I promise, you can easily prepare them within 15 minutes.

#1 – Dark Chocolate Blueberry Clusters

Dark Chocolate Blueberry ClustersImage source: sohowsittaste

1 cup fresh blueberries (rinsed)
1 cup dark chocolate chips or wafers
1/4 cup pecans (chopped)

1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment.
2. Place chocolate chips or wafers in a microwave-safe container and microwave for 30 seconds or until the chocolates melt. Stir constantly.
3. Remove the melted chocolate from the microwave oven.
4. Toss blueberries and pecans into the chocolate. Mix and coat berries and pecans.
5. Scoop out chocolate-coated berries with pecans and place on the baking sheet.
6. Place the baking sheet into the fridge and refrigerate for 20 to 30 minutes.

#2 – Berry Oatmeal

Berry OatmealImage source: berryripe

3 cups oats
1 cup blueberries (or raspberries or strawberries)
a pinch of nutmeg
a pinch of ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
a pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup almonds (toasted, sliced)
1 cup Greek yogurt (non-fat plain)
3 cups of water

1. Bring water to a boil.
2. Stir in oats and turn off the heat after a minute. Continue stirring.
3. Add cinnamon, honey, nutmeg, yogurt, and salt.
4. Pour berries and coat with the mixture.
5. Place in a serving cup or small bowl.
6. Sprinkle with roasted almonds.

#3 – Gluten-Free Oat-Walnut-Banana Pancakes

Gluten-Free Oat-Walnut-Banana PancakesImage source: mynewroots

1 banana (ripe)
1 banana (sliced)
1/3 cup walnuts
2/3 cup rolled oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon olive oil
2/3 cup nut milk
drops of coconut oil
maple syrup
a handful of walnuts (chopped)
chocolate (extra-dark, grated)

1. Throw walnuts in a blender or a food processor until they become sand-like powder. Remove walnut powder.
2. Blend oats until become powder-like or flour.
3. Place both powders/flours in a bowl.
4. Add baking soda and sea salt. Stir to coat and combine. Set aside.
5. Add 1 ripe banana, vanilla extract, olive oil, and nut milk to the food processor or blender. Turn it on to combine all ingredients.
6. Add the mixture into the bowl of walnut-oat mixture (become batter). Mix well and set aside at room temperature.
7. In a skillet, heat drops of coconut oil.
8. Pour spoonfuls of batter in the skillet. Cook for a minute or two, and then flip over to cook the other side. Remove from the pan and place in a serving a plate.
9. Place the next pancakes on top of the other.
10. Put sliced banana, chopped walnuts, and grated dark chocolate on top. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve.

#4 – Orange Creamsicle Overnight Oats

Image source: breakfastdramaqueen

2/3 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup yogurt
1 cup milk
1 orange (peeled and chopped)
3 tablespoons coconut (shredded)
2 tablespoons blueberries (dried)
2 tablespoons almonds or pistachios (chopped)
2 tablespoons raisins (dried)

1. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, chia seeds, yogurt, vanilla extract, and milk.
2. Add chopped orange into the mixture. Stir thoroughly.
3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes or hours.
4. After refrigerating, stir in coconut, almonds or pistachios, blueberries, and raisins into the bowl of oat mixture.

#5 – Homemade Potato Fries

Homemade Potato FriesImage source: foodographer

4 large potatoes (cut thinly lengthwise)
1 onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves of garlic f (finely chopped)
1 cup of canola or olive oil

1. Heat oil in a skillet.
2. Add onions and sauté.
3. Add potato slices and saute until slightly golden brown.
4. Add garlic and sauté for 15 minutes.
5. Drain fried potatoes on a parchment.
6. Sprinkle with salt and mix. Serve with ketchup.

#6 – Homemade Popcorn

Homemade-PopcornImage source: barefeetinthekitchen

1/2 cup popping corn
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1/4 cup brown sugar

1. Heat oil in saucepan.
2. Toss corn and coat with sugar.
3. Cover, but shake the pan to avoid burning corn.
4. Remove from heat. Drain.
5. Pour into a bowl and serve.

#7 – Thai Iced Tea Popsicle

Thai Iced Tea PopsicleImage source: ohmyveggies

1 and 1/2 cups of water
8 black tea bags or 1/3 cup tea leaves
1 can full-fat coconut milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar

1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat.
2. Add tea bags or tea leaves and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Let the teas sit in the hot water for 5 more minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain the leaves.
3. Stir in coconut milk into the tea.
4. Transfer the mixture into a pitcher and refrigerate for 5 to 10 minutes to cool it.
5. Remove the tea mixture from the fridge and stir well.
6. Pour tea mixture into each popsicle mold.
7. Place all popsicle molds in the freezer, and wait until they’re frozen before serving.

#8– Blueberry-Kale Pops

Blueberry-Kale PopsImage source: ohmyveggies

1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup baby kale leaves
2 cups grape juice

1. Blend all ingredients using a food processor or a blender.
2. Pour the mixture into each popsicle mold.
3. Place all molds into the refrigerator, and freeze.

#9 – Mango-Coconut Jamu

Mango-Coconut JamuImage source: mynewroots

1 mango (peel, cut into chuncks)
1/2 banana (frozen)
1/4 cup of coconut milk or 1 young coconut
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 cup coconut water
ice cubes

1. Toss all ingredients into a blender or a food processor, and blend.
2. Transfer into glasses.
3. Pour ice cubes and serve.

#10 – Blueberry Coconut Super Smoothie

Blueberry Coconut Super SmoothieImage source: greenkitchenstories

1 cup fresh blueberries
1 frozen banana
1 fresh ginger (minced)
a handful of walnuts
2 tablespoons coconut flakes
1/2 cup coconut water
1teaspoon lime juice

1. Toss all ingredients into a blender or a food processor, and blend.
2. Add more ginger if you want it stingier.
3. Transfer into glasses and serve.

#11 – Beetroot-Strawberry Smoothie

Beetroot and Strawberry SmoothieImage source: greenkitchenstories

1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 raw beetroot (peeled, shredded into thin pieces)
3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
2 tablespoons dried goji berries
2 fresh dates (pitted)
2 tablespoons chia seeds or flax seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 pinch ground vanilla or vanilla extract
1 cup almond milk or soy milk

1. Throw all ingredients in a blender or food processer, and blend.
2. Pour into glasses and serve.

#12 – Gluten-Free Creamy Vanilla Shake

Gluten-Free Creamy Vanilla ShakeImage source: minimaleats

ice or ice cubes
500g vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 cup almond milk
a half of a vanilla bean
soy whipped cream
chocolate syrup

1. Crush ice in a blender.
2. Pour in the rest of the ingredients and blend.
3. Transfer into glasses.
4. Add soy whipped cream.
5. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.
6. Serve.

For sure, you heard your belly grouching, too, because these snack recipes are obviously yummy! By that, it also means that every kid would love them. Don’t forget to treat yourself sometimes, as well, since they’re very easy to make!

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