summer snacks

Get through the day in style with light summer snacks

During the warm part of the year, many people prefer snacks that are filling but easy to digest. Find out about healthy fresh snacks for the summer months in the health tip.
As the days get warmer, people tend to want snacks that are easily digestible. The following snack ideas will help you get through the summer in good health and with plenty of freshness.

Watermelon and strawberry ice lollies

Strawberries and watermelons are 90% water and are also excellent sources of vitamins and minerals. That's why they are ideal as low-calorie snacks. Strawberries provide even more vitamin C than oranges, plus they are rich in folic acid.

Ingredients for 10 lollies

  • 400 g watermelon
  • 500 g strawberries
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 10 lollipop sticks

  1. Peel the watermelon, then roughly dice the flesh and remove the seeds. Wash the strawberries, remove the stems, and halve.
  2. Puree all the ingredients in a stand mixer or with a hand blender.
  3. Spoon the pureed mixture into the ice-cream moulds and place in the freezer for about an hour. Then insert the wooden sticks halfway into the fruit mixture and continue to freeze for another four to five hours.

Roast chickpeas

Chickpeas contain protein, iron and magnesium.

Ingredients for 1 baking tray

  • 2 tins of pre-cooked chickpeas (250 g drained weight each)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • If desired: spices such as paprika, curry powder, pepper or garlic powder.

  1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees with top and bottom heat.
  2. Drain the chickpeas, rinse and then leave to dry or pat dry.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  4. Mix the dry chickpeas in a bowl with the olive oil and spread on the tray.
  5. Then cook the chickpeas for 20-30 minutes in the middle of the oven until golden brown. Turn the chickpeas twice during cooking to ensure that they are evenly browned.
  6. Remove the golden-brown chickpeas from the oven and season immediately with salt and spices. It's best to season the chickpeas while they are warm.

Raspberries with coconut crunch

Raspberries contain a lot of vitamin C. Their high fibre content makes you feel full for a long time and aids digestion. Coconut chips turn this snack into fun with a bite.

Snack tip: Sprinkle 125 grams of raspberries with a tablespoon of coconut chips and enjoy.

Rice waffles with cottage cheese and cucumber

Rice cakes are the perfect snack when hunger strikes. They are rich in fibre and contain practically no fat – 100 grams contain just 2.8 grams of fat. You can combine the rice wafers with cottage cheese and cucumber to make a refreshing protein-rich snack.

Recipe suggestion: Take two rice cakes and top each one with a tablespoon of cottage cheese (50 grams in total) and four slices of cucumber. Season the whole thing with salt to taste.

Apple cinnamon bliss balls (vegan)

Whether as a healthy snack between meals or as a mini-dessert with coffee, these home-made apple and cinnamon balls are suitable for almost any occasion.

Ingredients for 20 to 25 ballsApple cinnamon bliss balls

  • 150 g apple slices, dried
  • 80 g walnuts
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 40 g oat flakes, fine
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon (approx. 10 g)
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 pinch of salt

  1. Place all the ingredients in a stand mixer/blender. Blend well several times until a fine, sticky mass is formed. The mixture must be moist enough to form balls. If the mixture is too dry, simply add one or two tablespoons of water and mix again briefly.
  2. Then form small balls.
  3. Apple-cinnamon balls can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a good week.

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