Although conventional wisdom used to be that you shouldn’t spoil your meals by eating snacks, diet experts are now saying the exact opposite: a healthy diet incorporates snacking between meals. Healthy snacking can help curb overeating at meal time, stave off cravings for junk food, and keep you performing well throughout the entire day. But, it can be difficult coming up with good snack ideas for those following a kosher diet. To help get your brain jogging, here are some simple and tasty kosher snacks you can try incorporating into your diet.
Homemade Kale Chips
Kale is high in nutrients and low in calories, making it a great compliment to the rest of your diet. As a leafy green vegetable, it doesn’t create much excitement come snack time – that is, unless you make kale chips! Spread kale out on a baking sheet, coat evenly with olive oil, sprinkle with some salt and pepper, and pop them in the oven at 275 degrees for about 25 minutes. Turn them over and bake for another 5 minutes, and then they are ready to eat!
Not only are Lärabars made from a handful of simple ingredients, but they taste delicious as well. They aren’t just your run-of-the-mill snack bar. Each Lärabar displays on the front of the package how many ingredients it was made with, which is normally a combination of 2-6 fruits and nuts. But, just because they are simple doesn’t mean they are boring. In fact, you can indulge healthily with flavors like cherry pie, apple pie, and chocolate chip cookie dough!
Make Your Own Hummus
Made from chickpeas and tahini, hummus is a healthy source of carbs, fats, and fiber with no added sugar. However, some store-bought packages of hummus can contain high amounts of sodium, limiting its natural nutritional value. Solution: make your own hummus. It’s not nearly as hard as you might think. All you need are chickpeas, tahini, cumin, salt, garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, and water. For a simple recipe, check out this website.
Fresh Fruit and Nuts
Eating kosher snacks doesn’t have to be hard. In a pinch, you could simply grab an apple or some grapes and a handful of almonds for a satiating, nutritional snack. Don’t overthink it!
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