The term “snack” is often associated with greasy, high-calorie, unhealthy food. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way by any means, you just need some inspiration. Best snacks are the ones rich in flavor and full of healthy ingredients, and today you are going to learn about seven different snacks, perfect for a pre-dinner with friends or for a party.
But you may be thinking why are these snacks supposed to be healthy? Well, the answer is really simple: because all of them have Spanish olive oil as an ingredient.
Olive oils from Spain are heart-healthy due to its unsaturated fats and help reduce blood cholesterol levels. Being it a very special ingredient that deserves more recognition, you can learn more about the 10 key features of olive oil from Spain here.
Now, let’s go and find some healthy snacks!
The best snacks:
The king of healthy snacks has entered the room! The chickpea hummus is a delicious and worlwide famous snack from centuries ago. You just need a blender and in a few minutes it will be ready to serve. You can dip it with carrot, cucumber and celery sticks.
Also known as Coca de recapte, this is like a simpler version of pizza, but simpler does not mean worse at all! With roasted peppers, onions and some fresh thyme on top, once you try this typical Catalan snack, you will be coming back to it again and again. Cut it in small portions and you can even dip them in the hummus!
Everybody is going to absolutely love this snack. Take the classic popcorn but give it a surprising twist by adding some crispy bacon fried in Spanish olive oil and the great contrast between paprika and honey. It will fill you up with less calories than your typical bag of chips and it’s tastier so, even better.
Add an Asian touch and surprise your guests with som crispy yuba rolls. The tempura batter will make them extra crispy and light, this snack is a safe bet!
What’s not to love about guacamole? This Mexican avocado lime cream is also a classic at every party or family gathering, because of its freshness and great taste. You can dip it with some nachos or even some carrot sticks.
Sweet potato wedges can be made on their own or accompanied with goat cheese, honey and candied pecans. Maybe this is a combination that you wouldn’t normally think of, but be sure it is fantastic: the crunchy nuts, the crispy exterior and soft interior of the sweet potatoes and the salty touch of the goat cheese… amazing!
Maybe you have never heard of this snack, but it will surprise you. It is crazy simple to make and the pumpkin seeds fried in Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain are a healthy snack that everybody must try.
Now you know it is posible to make snacks that are delicious, surprising and healthy because of the Spanish EVOO, how cool is that? The concept “best snacks” has been redefined! Try them, you won’t regret it and your friends and family will absolutely love it.