31.05.2020 – 17:09
Snacking on a low-fat diet: With homemade chips, roasted chickpeas and Nicecream
Snacks do not necessarily have to turn into kilos on the hips. We have put together 6 delicious and low-fat snack alternatives for you.
Being at home all the time in the last few weeks has resulted in many people putting an extra kilo or two on the scales. But it’s also not easy to pull yourself together when food is always within reach and treats fit so well with a cosy evening of television. But: it doesn’t necessarily have to be greasy chips or sugary sweets to satisfy the palate. We have 6 low-fat snacks for you who are happy and healthy!
Low-fat snacks: simply make your own chips
Chips and crackers in particular are among the most popular snacks on TV or game nights. But most of them are very greasy and some of them contain additives. It is not at all complicated to make chips yourself.
On the one hand, you can try out delicious alternatives such as sweet potato chips or vegetable chips, and on the other hand, you can decide for yourself which ingredients are used in which quantities.
For low-fat sweet potato chips:
- 2 large sweet potatoes (approx. 500 g)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Spices at will (paprika, rosemary etc.)
Slice the sweet potatoes into thin slices, mix with the other ingredients, place on trays side by side and bake in a preheated oven at 150°C fan oven for approx. 30-40 minutes. Then just let them cool down and enjoy.
Another great low-fat snack alternative is popcorn. If you make it yourself, you’ll know exactly what’s in it and you’ll bring home the cinema flair. And: popcorn is pretty easy to make yourself. That’s the way to do it:
- Popcorn corn
- 2 tablespoons of oil (e.g. corn germ oil or rapeseed oil)
- Some salt and spices of your choice (e.g. curry powder)
Put the oil in a large coated pan and cover the pan completely with it. Roast the popcorn corn in the pan for about 8-12 minutes with the lid on until they pop.
Roasted chick peas
If you had thought it: chick peas can be made into a really tasty low-fat snack. And that is if you roast them and refine them with tasty spices. Chips from a bag can almost pack it in.
What is particularly good about this healthy snack: Due to the fibre and protein it contains, they saturate for a long time.
For roasted chickpeas:
- 1 jar or tin of cooked chick peas (approx. 400 g)
- 1 tablespoon of olive or rapeseed oil
- ½ teaspoon paprika or curry powder
- A little bit of salt
Rinse the chickpeas thoroughly with water, dry them and mix them with the other ingredients in a bowl. Place the chick peas on a baking tray and roast in the oven at 180°C for about 20-30 minutes.
Who says that a tasty snack can’t also come in the form of a drink? Instead of the hot chocolate with cream or even the bar of chocolate, a turmeric latte is a great low-fat snack alternative. The hot drink is also known as golden milk and is simply made from milk (low-fat or vegetable milk, if you like), turmeric and some coconut oil and pepper. The latter two ensure that the healthy plant substances of the turmeric root are better absorbed by the body. Click here for the recipe for golden milk .
Have you ever heard of Nicecream? It’s the healthy sister of ice cream and a great low-fat snack – whether as a dessert or for snacking during movie nights. The great thing about it is that you basically only need frozen bananas for it.
There you go: Cut 2 bananas (one per person) into pieces and freeze them. If you want to mix the ice cream with other fruits like berries or peaches, freeze them as well. Then simply mix the frozen fruits in a mixer or food processor until creamy. Try Nicecream in the chocolate version: banana ice cream with chocolate.
Instead of spooning pudding, try it with vanilla curd cheese as a low-fat and figure-friendly snack. For this, simply mix low-fat quark with a little vanilla pulp or vanilla powder. Add fresh fruit or fruit compote and you have a delicious snack or dessert. If you like, sweeten the whole thing with a little honey or maple syrup. Mixed with a little linseed oil, it makes a healthy quark linseed oil cream that provides valuable omega-3 fatty acids and is incredibly healthy.
Conclusion on low-fat snacks
Of course we hope that we have brought you directly to the taste with these ideas for low-fat snacks. Perhaps you already have some of the ingredients at home and can therefore prepare a few treats directly.
And if that’s not enough for you, we have the best tips against constant snacking in the home office for you.
We have more figure-friendly and low-calorie recipes on our 300 calories theme page for you. In addition, you will find numerous tips and tricks for losing weight on our diets topic page.