Fruit is one of the healthiest snack options. It not only satisfy our sweet cravings, but it also has fibre that is beneficial for a healthy gut. Instead of eating fruit in its natural form, it is nicer to make different snacks with it. Here are some healthy fruit snack ideas.
Frozen Fruit Yoghurt Bites
Put silicon cups in a muffin tray. Fill them with greek or flavoured yoghurt till two-thirds. Chop up fresh fruit that you like, such as kiwi and mixed berries. Fill the fruit cubes in yoghurt-filled cups. Freeze them for about 3 to 4 hours or until firm. You can also make flavoured yoghurt at home by grinding berries with greek or plain yoghurt.
Freezing grapes will make your experience of eating grapes altogether different. Grapes taste much better when frozen. You can satisfy your popsicle cravings without consuming any sugar this way. You can try freezing strawberries or raspberries too. Or freeze a mixture of grapes and assorted berries.
Homemade Healthy Fruit Roll-ups
Fruit roll-ups, also known as fruit leather, are a favourite kids snack. Homemade fruit roll-ups have far less sugar content and no preservatives. The method is super simple. Put a cup of chopped pulpy fresh fruit and a tablespoon of honey in a blender. You can put strawberries, mango or kiwi. Spread the pureed fruit on a silicon baking tray. Set your oven to the lowest temperature, and bake until the puree becomes dry.
Blueberry Coconut Balls
Process 1 cup of no sugar homemade blueberry jam, 1 1/4 cups of coconut flour, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk, and a 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Make balls of this mixture. And then roll them in shredded coconut. These energy bites are perfect for breakfast or post-workout snacking. Instead of using a jam you can cook blueberries, and use them directly if you don’t plan to store these energy bites for long.
Blueberry, Watermelon, and Feta Skewers
Cut watermelon in cubes. Also cut feta cheese in cubes. Put them on skewers. If you are making them for kids, then cut star-shaped watermelon bites with a cookie cutter. Drizzle honey on top. You can replace the feta cheese with bananas too.
A Healthy Fruit Pizza
Cut a round disc of watermelon. Spread a layer of fat-free Greek yoghurt. Then top with fresh fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and some fresh mint leaves.