When we talk about snacks to have a great time, we tend to think about fatty unhealthy nibbles. It’s the time to discover another kind of healthier nutritious snacks! They are so easy to make that the fun can start right in your kitchen! They are perfect for the next match, party or even a great cozy night in.
Easy healthy homemade snacks recipes
The possibilities for easy healthy homemade snacks recipes with olives are endless. Let’s share an easy olive spread recipe that your family will love.
- 1 jar (5 oz) of Italica Sliced Salad Olives with Pimiento
- 1 small garlic clove
- 1 -1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 -1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1 -1/2 tsp capers
- 1 anchovy fillet
- Italica olive oil
This dish can be ready in 10 minutes. Mash the olives in a mortar, and then add the rest of the ingredients: garlic clove, thyme, rosemary, capers and add the anchovy fillet last.
Add a drizzle of Italica olive oil while you mash the ingredients, so the mix becomes thicker. Put it in a small container and then in the fridge.
Et voilà! An easy healthy homemade snack spread. Quick and nourishing.
This recipe can have many versions. You can use a different herb combination, such as oregano or fine herbs, always using the same amount. Let your imagination run wild and combine the ingredients you prefer to make your own snacks.
Healthy homemade snacks for kids
This is a quick and easy snack that can be fun to make for kids too. A birthday party or a get together can be the perfect excuse to make it! And, if you need more reasons, remember that:
- Healthy homemade snacks for kids are good for digestion, so they avoid problems during meals.
- They are full of fiber and magnesium, both very important in a healthy diet for your little ones.
- As these are very easy recipes, even kids can give a hand in the kitchen, so they are not only being healthy but also having a great time!
A fun and easy recipe to make with kids is skewered appetizers. Birthday parties will look different with this easy and healthy recipe. Many ingredients are possible, need some tips?
Ingredients (Makes 12 skewers)
- 1 jar (7 oz) of Italica stuffed queen olives with pimiento
- 24 cherry tomatoes
- 6 oz feta cheese
- 6″ wooden skewers
- Italica olive oil
Cut the feta cheese into cubes for the skewers.
Use the following order: 1 tomato, 1 olive, 1 cheese cube, 1 olive, 1 tomato.
You can use any order, but this is the tastiest combination.
Once you have assembled all the skewers, drizzle some olive oil on top of them.
You can use other ingredients and another kind of oil. We recommend Pure Avocado Oil for a softer taste that kids will love.
Homemade healthy vegan snacks
These can be nutritious and 100% veggie snacks if you prefer. For example, you just need to remove the anchovy fillet in the first recipe to make a healthy vegan snack. This way it can also be an environmentally friendly snack.
Olives also have many properties, such as being gluten-free, so they are perfect for the gluten intolerant. Enjoy these good-for-everyone healthy homemade snacks!