6 healthy pre-dinner snacks
These healthy snack ideas will keep pre-dinner hunger at bay, without ruining your appetite’and your diet
Light and healthy
Dinner’s not ready yet-but it’s been hours since lunch and everyone’s famished! Don’t spoil the delicious meal you’re preparing by filling up on unhealthy foods. Try these light and healthy snacks to curb those pre-dinner cravings.
Tortilla Chips with Fresh Mango and Tomato Salsa
Here is a fresh-tasting, colourful salsa that is rich in vitamins and valuable antioxidants. It is a perfect dip for crunchy, homemade tortilla chips, quickly baked rather than deep-fried for a healthy, low-fat result. Either corn tortillas or flour tortillas can be used to make the chips.
Get the recipe: Tortilla Chips with Fresh Mango and Tomato Salsa
Lemony Shrimp Gambas
This shrimp recipe makes a tasty and healthy snack-researchers say eating shrimp improves the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL, which keeps you arteries clear) to bad (LDL).
Get the recipe: Lemony Shrimp Gambas
Heart-y Antioxidant Almond Snack Mix
This snack mix is a nutritious take on the sweet party mix often referred to as “puppy chow.” With less butter, less sugar and more fibre and antioxidants, this version doesn’t have to be reserved just for parties.
Get the recipe: Heart-y Antioxidant Almond Snack Mix
Crudites with Three Dips
Few foods are healthier than raw vegetables, so serve these crudites with tempting low-fat dips for a starter. Or, for a light lunch, this recipe serves four. You can also offer fruit and whole-wheat pita bread for dipping.
Get the recipe: Crudites with Three Dips
This creamy dip is similar in texture to guacamole. It’s great as an appetizer spread on whole-grain crackers, or as a dip for vegetables. Try it warmed or add it to mashed potatoes for a side dish with a garlicky twist.
Get the recipe: Artichoke Dip
Sundried Tomato and Basil Crostini
Little bites of bliss, bursting with all the flavours of the Mediterranean-here, sundried tomatoes are marinated with a blend of Italian herbs. These tomato and basil crostini are so delicious, your guests will never guess how healthy they really are.
Get the recipe: Sundried Tomato and Basil Crostini
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