Healthy Tea Time Snacks
Teatime calls for some mouth-watering snacks. But if you are health conscious you might be keeping away yourself from indulging in some lip-smacking snacks because we usually associate tasty snacks with lots of oil and fried stuff. We understand you perfectly and hence we have brought you recipes of two healthy tea time snacks that you can enjoy regularly. So, cook up your favorite snack and enjoy your cuppa on a leisurely winter evening.
The first one in our list is sautéed corn. Corn is super healthy. It is a rich source of Vitamin B12, folic acid, and iron. It helps to lower your blood sugar and cholesterol level. Plus, it is fulfilling too. Sautéed corn with herbs is a perfect tea time snack to indulge regularly. Here is the recipe.
- Corn – 1 cup
- Mesmara extra-virgin olive oil – 1 teaspoon
- Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
- Tomato – finely diced, ½ cup
- Onion – finely diced, ½ cup
- Green chilies – finely diced, as per your taste
- Herbs of your choice – to garnish
- Salt to taste
Heat a pan and add onion, tomato and green chilies in it. Toss it lightly until the tomatoes are soft and the onions are translucent. Add the corn and toss lightly for a minute. Sprinkle salt and give a quick toss. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. Garnish it with your favorite herbs like oregano, rosemary, basil, etc. Voila, your yummy sautéed corn is ready!
Eggplant Parm Chips
This is an absolute delight! You can indulge in it as much as you want without worrying too much about your health. It’s healthy, nutritious, and of course, a perfect snack to curb your 5 PM hunger pangs. So, take out your recipe book and note down the recipe for this delicious tea snack.
- Eggplant – 1 medium size, sliced into thin circles
- Mesmara extra virgin olive oil – 1 tablespoon
- Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon
- Kosher salt – as per taste
- Parmesan cheese – 1 cup grated
- Seasoning – of your choice, Italian seasoning goes well
- Freshly grounded black pepper – 1 teaspoon
Take a paper towel and arrange the eggplants on it. Slightly season with salt. Let it sit on the paper towel to remove all the moisture from the eggplant. Remember, this is an important step. The chips won’t be crisp if there is moisture in the eggplants. Once you are sure there is no moisture in the eggplants, shift it in a bowl and toss with the olive oil. Add the cheese, toss in the seasoning, and rest of the ingredients. Take a baking sheet and arrange all the eggplant slices in layers. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Bake the eggplant slices for 50 minutes or until the slices turn golden. Your crispy and delicious eggplant parm chips are ready to munch on!
As the cold winter evenings are creeping in slowly, warm up yourselves with a warm cup of chai with these lip-smacking evening snacks. Don’t forget to let us know how it turned out!