A trend of healthy eating is sweeping the globe. During the early stages of the pandemic, governments’ from around the world made it perfectly clear that eating unhealthily can increase your chances of becoming critically ill with the COVID-19 virus. If you want to put down the junk food, go green, and secure your health, there here are some healthy veggie snack recipes that you need to try right now.
Sheet Pan Potatoes
One of the easiest, healthiest, and quickest snacks that you can whip up is sheet pan potatoes. Most people use goose fat to crisp their potatoes, but you can use olive oil for a healthier, more vegan-friendly option. All you need is a bag of potatoes, half a cup of olive oil, and a packet of ranch seasoning. They are easy, delicious, and straightforward to make. Stick them in the oven and let them do their thing.
Pickled Cabbage, Carrots, and Cucumber
A tasty snack from Japan that is doing the rounds at the moment is pickled cabbage, carrots, and cucumbers. This is incredibly simple to make. Simply combine a carrot, half a cucumber, and a quarter of a cabbage (all cut into strips) into a Ziploc bag. Add a teaspoon of salt and rub well. Let them sit in your fridge for between two to three hours, then dry them with a towel before eating.
If you love sweet veggie treats, then why not bake a pumpkin danish? All you need is a packet of crescent dough, pumpkin purée, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, sugar, and water. This tasty snack is a great accompaniment to a bowl of ice cream on a warm summer’s day!
Instant Pot Beets
Beetroot is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It is also very tasty. Instant pot beets are as simple as they sound! According to a similar recipe from Corrie Cooks, beetroot can be an ‘immune-boosting goldmine’. During a health crisis like this, beetroot can be a great addition to your diet. Simply cook beets in water, a touch of butter, and salt. Some prefer to vinegar their beets, but that is up to you.
Miso soup is a healthy, tasty snack, that is easy to make. For traditional miso soup, you would use dashi stock, which is fish-based. Omit this for a vegan-friendly miso soup! Combine miso paste, Shiitake mushrooms, sliced tofu, green onion, salt, and pepper into boiling water. After about twenty minutes of cooking, remove from the heat. Miso soup can be served with white rice or noodles.
Aubergine is delicious whichever way to cook it. If you want a healthy veggie snack recipe, then simply coat sliced aubergine in breadcrumbs, egg, and flour, and then fry it in olive oil. Alternatively, you can bake them if you do not want to fry them. You can do the same with courgette. Both aubergine and courgette are very good for you and should be included as part of a healthy diet.
Eating green is the sensible thing to do. Omitting junk food from your diet might be the best decision that you ever make. When you begin to eat healthily, you no longer need to worry about health complications arising from your diet.