Want To Satiate Hunger Pangs Of Teens? Try These 6 Healthy Snack Recipes!

Adolescents undergo rapid growth and development and therefore need consistent nutrient-dense snacks and meals to fuel their growing bodies. They need an optimal intake of both macro and micronutrients. 

However, the popular snacks available in the market are mostly high in refined sugar and other added sugars which can be extremely harmful to the health of growing teenagers. 

Therefore, through this article, we are going to talk about some healthy but delicious snack recipes that will help in satisfying the continuous hunger pangs of the hunger teens. 

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Try these 6 delicious snack recipes

1. Bento snack boxes

Bento boxes are food containers that have several compartments to help in keeping the snacks separated. They are generally used for school snacks and are quite a favorite among teens as they help in allowing the teens to mix and match their favorite foods. 

Some healthy snack recipes for bento boxes are

  1. Hard-boiled egg + veggie sticks + fresh fruits + whole grain crackers + guacamole
  2. Hummus dip + crackers + cheese slices + small watermelon pieces + yoghurt
  3. Cheese + crackers + bell peppers + clementine + spiced peas
  4. Pretzels + yoghurt + strawberries + snap peas
  5. Crackers + sauteed or air-fried meat slices + fried cherry tomatoes + cherries

2. Deviled eggs

Eggs are a reservoir of nutrients. They are not only abundant sources of protein but as well as healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This recipe has a slight twist as it contains greek yogurt too which is also an excellent source of proteins and healthy fats

Ingredients:
  1. 8 hard-boiled eggs peeled
  2. ½ cup plain organic Greek yogurt
  3. 2 tablespoon of yellow mustard
  4. 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  5. ¼ th tablespoon of garlic powder or minced garlic pieces
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Paprika or chopped parsley
Procedure:
  1.  Sliced half-boiled eggs into half
  2. Scoop out the yolk and add them to the food processor. 
  3. To the mixer, add all of the rest ingredients as mentioned
  4. Blend it till you get a smooth consistency
  5. Now transfer the yolk filling into the egg whites using a piping bag or spoon
  6. Now, at last, dust the eggs with some smoked paprika and chopped parsley leaves

3. Chicken and avocado salad

Some kids may scrunch their nose at the mention of avocado and salad in one sentence, but trust us when we say that this recipe is especially popular among kids at home

Ingredients
  1. 2 medium cooked chicken breasts shredded or chopped
  2. 2 ripe avocados pitted and diced
  3. ½ cup of corn 
  4. ¼ th cup of chopped green or red onions
  5. 2 tablespoons of cilantro finely chopped
  6. 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
  7. 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
Procedure:
  1. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients like the chicken, avocados, corns, onions, and chopped cilantro
  2. Now drizzle over the lemon juice and olive oil and add salt and pepper as required
  3. Mix them all and your salad is ready. 

4. Cheesy Italian Slider Sandwiches

Cheesy and gooey sandwiches toasted to perfection are one of the best snacks to satiate the hunger pangs of hungry teens. 

Ingredients:
  1. 12 Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls
  2. ¼ cup of red hot chili pepper spread
  3. 12 slices of your two different preferred meat choices
  4. Slices of cheese
  5. Butter at room temperature
  6. ½ tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  7. ¼ th tablespoon of garlic powder
  8. ¼ th tablespoon of onion powder
Procedure:
  1. Slice the top of the rolls and place the bottoms in the baking pan
  2. Spread the red chili spread over the buns
  3. Now layer it with your meat choices and cheese slices on each roll. 
  4. Now in a small bowl, mix butter, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder. 
  5. Use a pastry brush and spread it over the top buns which are added over the meat slides. 
  6. Now spread the sauce over the top buns
  7. Cover it with foil and let it sit for 10 minutes
  8. Meanwhile at that time, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  9. Bake it until you see the cheese melting. 
  10. Now uncover and allow it to get cooked until you see the buns getting slightly brown and crisp
  11. Serve warm. 

5. Quick fruit pizza

Pizzas are always a classic favorite among every age group and teens are especially no exceptions to the fact. However, not necessary that pizzas have to be loaded with unhealthy fats all the time, it can be also be made with cookie dough and fresh fruit pieces

Ingredients:
  1. Sugar cookie mix pouch
  2. Butter at room temperature
  3. 1 egg
  4. 8 ounce of block cream cheese at room temperature
  5. Marshmallow cream
  6. 4-5 fruits of your choice cut into small pieces
Procedure:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare the sugar cookie dough as mentioned in the package by mixing the butter and egg
  3. By using your hands, spread the dough evenly on a cookie sheet. Dot the dough with a fork so that air bubbles can be prevented. 
  4. Bake for 12 minutes till you see a light brown color. 
  5. Remove it from the oven and cool it completely. 
  6. Now in a bowl, mix marshmallow cream and cream cheese until you get a smooth and creamy texture
  7. Now apply the mixture to the baked base
  8. Now cover the pizza base with the fruit pieces of your choices. 
  9. Refrigerate and serve cold. 

6. Easy Pretzel Bites

Everyone loves pretzels and especially if it comes in bite-size then it is simply cherry on the cake

Ingredients:
  1. Pizza dough (you can buy ready-made or make it at home) 
  2. 1 egg
  3. Rock salt
  4. 1 ⅓ cups of baking soda
  5. Warm water
Procedure:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a bowl mix the baking soda with the warm water
  3. Cut the pizza dough into bite-sized shapes
  4. Now dunk all the pizza dough pieces in baking soda water
  5. Place the pizza pieces in the baking tray
  6. Alongside now whisk some egg and brush it onto the dough pieces
  7. Sprinkle the dough with some salt
  8. Bake the dough for 12 minutes
  9. Once you notice the dough has turned into golden brown, serve it warm and enjoy

Now there you go, some easy homemade healthy snacks for kids. It is not easy to satisfy the hunger of teens but these easy healthy snack recipes are great alternatives for the readymade unhealthy snacks found in the market. 

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