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Top 4 Healthy Halftime Snack Recipes

It’s an exciting time to be a sports fan in 2022. With the Super Bowl coming up, the 6 nations, and the world cup at the end of the year, there will be plenty of opportunities to gather with friends and family to celebrate sporting highs and lows. With the sporting events come the halftime snacks, and this can be a bit of a stumbling block if you’re trying to eat healthily. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. We’ve done some research and asked our students and ambassadors their favourite half time snack recipes that are easy to make and, more importantly, nutritious, and delicious.

 

Check out our top 4 half time snack recipes below:

 

Love heart shape chopping board with pepper, tomatoes, and lettuce

Homemade Guacamole and “chips” By Ravneet Panesar

Guacamole and tortilla chips in a bowl

Ingredients

  • 3 avocados
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 limes
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • Fresh red chilli optional
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to season

Method

  1. Destone the avocados and scoop the flesh into a bowl.
  2. Peel and roughly chop the onion and add to the avocado.
  3. Pick the coriander leaves, roughly chop them and add the tomatoes, then continue chopping it all together.
  4. Add to the bowl with the avocado and onions.
  5. Juice 1 lime into the mix and add 1 tablespoon of oil, then season to taste with sea salt, black pepper (if preferred) and more lime juice, if needed.
  6. Deseed and finely chop and scatter over the chilli if you’d like a kick.
  7. Top with some coriander leaves.

You can check out Ravneet’s top tips on health and fitness advice on her website https://neetnutrition.co.uk/ 

 

Protein Banana Bread By Georgia Alpugan

Loaf of protein banana bread

 

Recipe

  • 1 banana for the topping
  • 1 cup of oats
  • 40g cocoa pea protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon of molasses
  • 200ml water

Method

  1. Mix all together making sure it’s blended well
  2. Bake for 20mins at 180 degrees.
  3. Serve and enjoy

Check out our student Georgia’s Instagram for more recipes and inspo: @healthyandhappea

Healthy Nachos by Jo Sardella

These delicious and healthy nachos make a great lunch, light dinner or snack! You can add your own healthy toppings.

 

Plate of healthy nachos with green leafy veg and tomatoes on the side

Ingredients

  • 2 large tortillas wrap
  • flesh of 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 50g cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons of greek yoghurt

For the lentil & tomato sauce:

  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 100g of canned brown or pui lentils (drained)
  • 1/2 vegetable stock cube
  • 75ml boiled water
  • 200g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon tomato purée
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Serves: 2

Equipment: Large baking tray.

 

Method

  1. Fry the onion and garlic in the oil in a frying pan over medium heat for a few minutes until soft.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée, bring to the boil stirring. Turn down to a simmer.
  3. Place the stock cube in a jug, carefully add the hot, boiled water to the jug and stir to dissolve the stock cube.
  4. Add the drained lentils to the frying pan and stir. Pour in the stock and stir well.
  5. Bring to the boil again, then turn down the heat and simmer for 10-15 mins, until the sauce is rich and thick. Add freshly ground pepper to taste. Keep warm.
  6. Cut the tortilla wraps into triangles, they can be randomly sized, place well-spaced out on a baking tray and place under a medium grill and toast until crisp and golden, turning half way. N.B watch closely as they can burn quickly.
  7. Remove from the grill and arrange the tortilla triangles on an ovenproof dish or large plate.
  8. Add dessert spoonful’s of the lentil and tomato sauce and greek yoghurt over the nachos. Arrange the avocado slices over the tortilla chips and finally sprinkle over the grated cheese.
  9. Place back under the medium grill until the cheese is melted. Serve straight away.

You can check out Jo’s new site for more recipes and nutrition packages here.

Yoghurt Bark By Jo Sardella

This is a delicious healthy snack or dessert, it tastes decadent but is very nutritious.

 

Yoghurt bark slices with nuts on top

 

Ingredients

  • 250ml greek yoghurt
  • 10g honey
  • 50g chopped mixed nuts as seeds
  • 50g chopped dried fruit
  • 50g dark chocolate (melted)
  • 20g shredded coconut

Equipment: 18cm x 27cm (approximate size) baking tray (lined with greaseproof paper)

Makes approx: 6no. 9cm x 9cm squares

Method

  1. Mix the yoghurt and honey together and spread out onto the baking tray to about 1cm thick.
  2. Sprinkle the nuts, seeds, dried fruit and coconut evenly over the yoghurt. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from the freezer and drizzle over the cooled, melted chocolate.
  4. Return to the freezer until frozen solid.

To serve, remove from the freezer about 5 mins before serving and cut into squares

You can check out Jo’s new site for more recipes and nutrition packages here.

 

Want to know more about nutrition and healthy snacks for yourself, your business, or your family? Check out our Nutrition courses here.