Taking the time to make healthy snacks can seem like a huge hassle at the end of a long day. Processed foods can be an easy alternative, but is it worth it? Probably not. In ten short minutes or less, you can throw together a few ingredients that will be better tasting, less calories, and valuable to your nutrition. Martha Stewart has you covered. Sometimes, we just need a little inspiration.
1. Apples with cream cheese and raisins, and granola:
Sweeten any store bought cream cheese with a little honey. Halve an apple and scoop out the core, fill with cream cheese mixture, a little goes a long way. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and a little all-natural granola.
2. Updated ants on a log:
Halve a mini cucumber and scoop out seeds. Fill with hummus, top with chopped red bell pepper.
3. Mini pita pizza:
Separate a mini pocket pizza into two sections. Put in toaster, or toast in the over until golden brown. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and top with halved cherry tomatoes.Toast again until cheese melts.
4. Tropical Fruit Treat:
Cut pineapple and mangoes into long sticks. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir lime zest & agave syrup into low-fat Greek yogurt. Boom!