Tasty mid-day snacks

by By Hector Tan (htan@sph.com.sg)
published on 22 June 2016

Do you often feel peckish in the afternoon at the office?

Ms Angel Chua, 27, a marketing executive, makes it a point to pack some snacks to work whenever she can.

Ms Chua said: “I try not to buy takeout or eat processed food. So I prepare snacks at home and eat them in the office.

Here are recipes of three easy-to-prepare snacks.

1. Avocado toast

Chock-full of healthy fat, fibre and vitamins, avocados are tasty and keep you full.

Ingredients

1 avocado, sliced

2 slices of bread, toasted

Black pepper

1 lemon

Olive oil

Method:

1. Layer sliced avocados on the slices of toast. Squeeze lemon juice over avocado slices.

2. Season with black pepper before eating.

2. Mixed nuts with honey

This is a delicious way to get your daily dose of protein. Use other types of nuts, or add fruits if you like.

Ingredients

2 to 3 cups of mixed nuts (almonds,

walnuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, pine nuts)

½ cup of raisins

2 tbsp of rosemary

2 tbsp of olive oil

Salt

Honey

Method:

1. Add olive oil, honey, salt and rosemary to nuts mixture. Ensure that they are evenly coated.

2. Spread mixture on a baking tin and roast in preheated oven at 350 deg C for 10

minutes. Let mixture cool before packing.

3. Roasted chickpeas

Roast these healthy legumes to get extra crunch.

Ingredients

1 cup of chickpeas

1 tbsp of olive oil

1 tbsp of cinnamon

Method:

1. Roast chickpeas in oven at 200 deg C for five to 10 minutes, or until golden

brown.

2. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle on cinnamon before serving.

Recipes courtesy of Ms Angel Chua