Are you looking for a way to satisfy your midnight cravings while eating healthy? Do you want to have a healthy yet filling snack between meals? If yes, we have you covered with these easy-to-make three-ingredient snack recipes. Read on to find out.
Do try out these delicious, indulgent and healthy snacks with three ingredients, and tell us what you think! They take the least amount of cooking time and effort!
Five Healthy Snacks with Three Ingredients
Here are some healthy snacks with three ingredients that are delicious and will keep you full between meals:
1. Grilled Tomato and Low-Fat Cheese Sandwich
A delicious tomato and cheese sandwich makes for the perfect meal to start your day or have as a snack. It is nutritious and easy to make. This meal contains around 143 calories.
Tomatoes are deliciously sweet and juicy and also rich in antioxidants. If you don’t like having raw tomatoes, a great way to add them to your diet is to include them in your sandwiches. Here is hw
- Whole-wheat bread
- Low-fat cheese slices
To prepare this delicious treat, thinly slice some tomatoes and layer them on a slice of whole-wheat bread. Then add a slice of low-fat cream cheese. You can repeat the layers if you want to make your sandwich bigger. Then add another slice of whole-wheat bread on top.
Take a grill pan and spread a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil using an oil brush to grill your sandwich. Preheat the pan before placing the sandwich as this way, your sandwich would have the perfect grill marks. Grill each side for 2 minutes until lightly golden and crispy.
Enjoy this healthy and indulgent treat to help you stay focused on your nutritional goals. Preparation time is seven to ten minutes.
2. DIY Three-Ingredient Trail Mix
Trail mix makes a perfectly healthy snack that you can easily prepare at home with three ingredients. Although the trail mix that you generally find at convenience stores contains several ingredients, it is best to check the nutritional labels before purchasing them. They may contain candies and milk chocolates which are a source of added sugars. You can stock up on the ingredients required to make a trail mix and prepare this snack whenever you run out.
Here is what you will need:
- Dried Fruits
To prepare the trail mix, simply take a bowl and combine equal proportions of nuts, dried fruit, and granola. You can make several servings of trail mix (a quarter cup of trail mix per serving) and store them for later.
Trail mix makes for an excellent healthy snack, especially when you are on the go. So, if you want a light snack during a hike and long hours of a college class, this easy-to-prepare snack will give you just the boost of energy you need. It would be best if you consumed trail mix in moderation. So, two servings per day should be good. Keep in mind that the excess of anything is bad, even if it is a healthy snack.
3. Healthy Strawberry Smoothie
Nothing beats a healthy chilling smoothie or a hot summery day. This three-ingredient snack will give you an instant boost of energy and hydration. Although this recipe involves using strawberries, you can replace them with any fruit you like. Replace sugar with natural sweeteners such as dates or honey to make this snack healthy.
- Fresh or frozen strawberries
- Low-fat milk
- Dates or honey (for sweetening)
To prepare this healthy smooth, take a handful of strawberries, one cup of milk, and honey or dates as required and add them to a blender. If you want your drink to be chilled, add some crushed ice. Blend, pour, and enjoy. The preparation time for this snack is five minutes.
4. Feta Cheese, Avocado, and Cucumber Salad
A healthy and delicious salad makes the perfect snack to add nutritional value to your diet. This refreshing salad will make you keep wanting more. The good news is you can meal prep this easy-to-make salad and store it in the refrigerator for two to three days.
Avocados are rich sources of healthy fats and potassium. They contain more potassium than bananas. Cucumbers are also packed with essential nutrients and minerals like vitamin K, vitamin B and C, and copper, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium.
- Low-fat feta cheese
To prepare this delicious snack, you will need low-fat feta cheese cubes, diced avocadoes, and diced cucumbers. Combine the ingredients well and add salt, pepper, and lemon juice for flavor. Enjoy!
5. Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli and Parmesan
Who doesn’t love pasta, right? Did you know you could make a perfectly healthy pasta at home with only three ingredients? Whole Wheat Pasta with Broccoli and Parmesan makes for a great healthy and delicious snack. Here is how you can prepare it:
- Whole-wheat pasts
- Fresh or frozen broccoli
- Low-fat parmesan cheese
To prepare this healthy snack, start by boiling some whole-wheat pasta and putting it aside to cool down. Add some extra-virgin olive oil to a pan and grill the broccoli until it is soft and properly cooked. If you prefer some other vegetables like carrots and capsicum, you can add those. Still, since this particular recipe only calls for three ingredients, it is as delicious as using only broccoli.
Add some salt, pepper, and red chili flakes for taste and add the whole wheat pasts and mix well. Add some low-fat cheese for garnishing. This step is optional. If you don’t want to have cheese, you can simply add mixed herbs to your pasta for garnishing.
Our Concluding Thoughts
In conclusion, you can get a healthy and fulfilling snack even with the most basic of ingredients and sauces if you know which ones to use and in what quantity. Some of these options may not be as good as a full-fledge proper meal, but they get the job done in your time of need when you have to have something quickly. We hope this guide was helpful.