Healthy Snacks for Family Winter Evenings

There's something about spending winter evenings with loved ones. As the weather sets in, kids and adults yearn for comforting snacks to enjoy while watching TV. To make these moments more delightful, we've put together a collection of nutritious snack ideas perfect for family gatherings during the winter season.

Nauras Abul Haija Editor in Chief
Nauras Abul Haija
Published on:Oct 9th 2023 |Updated on:Mar 10th 2024
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Healthy Winter Snack Recipes

Warm Cinnamon Spiced Baked Apples

Skip the hassle of baking an apple pie after an exhausting day. That's why we've chosen a fast, healthy recipe that everyone will adore without worrying about weight gain. You only need two ingredients: apples and cinnamon, which adds a naturally sweet touch and fills your home with an inviting aroma.

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Dice six apples into bite pieces. For children, consider peeling the apples; however, leaving the skin on provides a crunch if they can handle it.
  • Sprinkle around a teaspoon of cinnamon over the diced apples and mix thoroughly.
  • Arrange the seasoned apples on the prepared baking tray.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Indulge in this flavorful treat with your loved ones.

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Quick Banana and Chocolate Muffins

This is a dish that can be whipped up in no time, whether you're using a pressure cooker or a conventional oven. This recipe is a hit among moms for its nourishing qualities, delicious taste, and ease of preparation. It's a healthy snack for family gatherings, breakfasts, or even packing in lunchboxes for school.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of yogurt
  • Four eggs
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • One tablespoon of butter
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • One cup of oats
  • One ripe banana (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup of baking chocolate chips
  • One tablespoon of chia seeds
  • One tablespoon of baking powder
  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

If using an oven, preheat it to 180°C. Combine yogurt, eggs, honey, and melted butter until smooth. Gradually add the ingredients and mix until combined. Gently fold the mashed bananas and chocolate chips until incorporated into the batter.

Lightly grease the muffin or cupcake pans, place them on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. If you opt for a pressure cooker, bake them for 10 minutes. Share these low-sugar muffins with your family on winter nights alongside a beverage for a cozy family gathering.

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Oat Cookies

It is a treat enjoyed by both kids and grown-ups. Nutritious, delightful, and just right for those winter evenings. Your loved ones will adore this recipe for crafting the delectable oat cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups of oats.
  • Two large carrots grated.
  • Two apples were grated.
  • One cup of pumpkin puree.
  • 1/3 cup of ground flaxseeds.
  • One large egg.
  • Three tablespoons of honey.
  • Two tablespoons of butter.
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • One teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt.

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the ingredients: oats, ground flaxseeds, vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix them well before adding the remaining ingredients until the mixture is uniform. Mold the dough into balls. Arrange them on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, and then allow them to cool down before serving.

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Roasted Chickpeas

Nothing beats the satisfaction of indulging in crispy snacks that are wholesome and easy to whip up with minimal ingredients for a winter night treat.

Ingredients

  • Two cans of chickpeas
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • One teaspoon of paprika
  • One teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • One tablespoon of lemon juice

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 200°C. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drain the canned chickpeas, mix all the ingredients, and evenly spread them on the parchment paper. Roast in the oven for around 40 minutes, remembering to stir every 15 minutes.

 

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Vegetable Chips

Who doesn't love chips? They are always the favorite snack for both adults and kids. However, store-bought chips are processed foods, which everyone is advised to limit to protect their kids from obesity. Therefore, we're sharing with you a recipe for making healthy chips.

Ingredients

  • Two medium-sized potatoes.
  • One medium-sized beetroot.
  • Two large carrots.
  • Four tablespoons of olive oil.
  • One teaspoon of salt.

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Then, Peel the vegetables and wash them thoroughly. Slice them thinly, and add the salt and olive oil, ensuring the slices are well-coated. Spread the vegetable slices over the parchment paper and place them in the oven until they become crispy. Enjoy them with your kids, guilt-free!

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Nauras Abul Haija Editor in Chief
Nauras Abul HaijaHead of Content in Omooma

Nauras is a mother of three, and the Head of Content of Omooma platform. She holds a master’s degree in French language and literature from the USA. She studied French following her passion for languages, she speaks 6 languages, 4 of them fluently. Before dedicating her career to creating and Marketing content, her professional experience included secondary education, higher education, translation, editing, writing, and managing web content. She has a great interest in all topics concerning motherhood and raising children, with a special passion for education.

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