By: Amy Greenburg
Looking for new and healthy ways to satisfy your snack attacks? Body Temple, a holistic women’s wellness centre in Singapore, recently challenged its members to share some of their best healthy snack recipes, 200 calories and under. Here are some of our favourites, which are simply too good not to share with readers – courtesy of ladies Visha Nelson, Belinda Araujo and Mary Fox.
Visha’s Poached Egg and Avocado Toast
Whether you eat for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up, this delicious treat is packed with protein – perfect to get you going.
* Organic egg
* Slice of gluten-free bread, toasted
* Half of an avocado
* 5 ripe, organic cherry tomatoes
* Half teaspoon of black sesame seeds
Method: Bring water to a boil and add in a teaspoon of vinegar to the water, if desired. Break an egg into an egg poacher and leave to cook for six minutes before removing. Slice the cherry tomatoes and avocado, arranging them on the toasted slice of bread. Place the poached egg on top and sprinkle the black sesame seeds on top, and enjoy.
Belinda’s Avocado Crunch
With just four simple ingredients, this snack’s easy to make and bursts with fresh, summer flavours.
* Organic rice cracker
* Organic lemon
Method: Mash a ripe avocado and add a dash of fresh lemon juice and spread it generously on an organic rice cracker (each cracker uses approximately 1/4 of an avocado). Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top, and enjoy.
Mary’s Hommus-covered Oatcakes
This snack’s super easy, and will stave off your afternoon hunger pangs; just spread, stack and eat.
* Clearspring organic oatcakes (traditional flavour)
* Yumi’s traditional hommus dip (or another brand)
* Baby cherry tomatoes
Method: Add a teaspoon of hommus to each oatcake, and top with three to four tomatoes.
Belinda’s Sweet Banana Treat
Another healthy creation from Belinda (she’s on fire!), this one’s an anytime snack, and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
* Small banana
* Shredded, unsweetened coconut
* Unsweetened, powdered cacao
* Crushed nuts of your choice
Method: Place unpeeled banana on a plate. Sprinkle coconut shreds, powdered cacao, crushed nuts and a dash of cinnamon, and enjoy.