Easy Low Calorie Snack Recipes
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Snacks are small meals which are to be taken between meals. It is an essential part of our diet. Snack comes in various forms. Previously, snacks were prepared from the ingredients available at home. Now we get variety of snacks at various food joints. Some people opt for a heavy snack while some opt for a light meal. The health freak usually chooses to have fruits, milkshakes or smoothies, protein bars or even salads. These snacks are us low in calories. So here are some easy snack recipes which are too delicious. Opt for such low calorie recipes and enjoy your diet.

Nut-Free Chocolate Cherry Snack Bars

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups unsweetened puffed wheat cereal

3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries, coarsely chopped

1/2 cup honey

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips or finely chopped bittersweet chocolate

Method:

1. Position a rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 300°F. Line an 8-inch-square pan with parchment paper, letting it overhang on two opposite sides.

2. Toss cereal, oats and dried cherries (or cranberries) in a large bowl.

3. Combine honey, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring, until the honey is more fluid and the salt is dissolved. Pour the honey mixture over the dry ingredients and fold until everything is moistened and sticky and let it cool for 5 minutes.

4. Fold in chips (or chopped chocolate) until evenly distributed. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a fork. Using the back of the fork, press the mixture very firmly all over.

5. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 35 minutes. Run a knife along the unlined sides of the pan to detach the bars.

6. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack to room temperature, about 1 hour. Use the ends of the parchment to lift the bars from the pan. Gently peel off the parchment. Use a heavy sharp knife to cut the bars.

Quick and easy low calorie chocolate bars are ready to eat.

Crunchy Granola Wedges

Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup wheat flakes

1 cup sunflower seeds or chopped nuts

1/2 cup honey

1 cup dried cranberries

A pinch of salt

Method:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Spread oats, wheat flakes and seeds (or nuts) on a baking sheet. Bake until fragrant and starting to brown, about 10 minutes.

3. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Cook 1/2 cup honey in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, without stirring, until large foamy bubbles form and it starts to darken at the edges, 2 to 4 minutes.

4. Immediately pour the toasted oat mixture into the honey, add cranberries and salt and stir until completely coated. Quickly press the granola into the prepared pie pan using a heat-resistant spatula coated with cooking spray and cool it for 30 minutes.

5. Cut into wedges and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

So here are two extremely easy snack recipes. These low calorie recipes are extremely tasty, healthy and delicious to eat and super easy to be prepared.


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