Easy fun: preparing healthy snacks for the holiday


Holidays are holidays, and the diet is on schedule. Some strictly follow this postulate and do not make an exception even for solemn family dinners. And yet, you can afford some gastronomic pleasures. It’s good that there are nuts and dried fruits. They make useful and delicious treats. The ideas of healthy holiday snacks are shared by Semushka — a popular brand of natural healthy food products for the whole family.

Walnut bruschetta with pesto

Bruschetta with nuts and pesto sauce will usefully replace the high-calorie snack sandwiches that are traditionally served at the table for holidays in any family. The highlight of our recipe will be cedar nuts “Semushka”. Delicate sweet shades are in good harmony with the salty taste of cheese and organically complement the tart honey. And the unique nutty aroma creates a feeling of a magical holiday.

Cut into thin slices of whole-grain bread, rub with garlic and lightly sprinkle with olive oil. We place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper and brown them for 10 minutes in the oven at 180 °C. Then we spread pesto sauce on hot bread and sprinkle generously with pine nuts. Serve these bruschettas warm, while they exude an incomparable aroma.

Dried fruits with a secret

A skillful combination of sweet and salty can also be used for another light snack-stuffed dried fruits. Here we will need dried fruits “Semushka”. They are made from selected fruits of the highest quality, so they have preserved their original taste.  The perfect pair of them will be made up of nuts “Semushka”. This is another natural product in its pure form, created for the festive menu.

Here are some options for low-calorie mini-snacks. We take 10-15 dates, make longitudinal incisions and remove the bones. Instead, we insert cashew nuts and carefully fill them with feta or ricotta. Along with dates, you can take large prunes, put a slice of turkey ham inside each one and tie it with a thin thread of smoked cheese — you will get another interesting option. The third type of snack will be made with dried apricots. Soak several large dried apricots in boiling water for 5 minutes, dry them with a paper towel. Spread 1 tsp of cottage cheese, almonds on each and sprinkle everything with finely chopped mint.

Stuffed eggs with fire

You can stuff not only dried fruits, but also eggs. In our case, the filling will be nutty. A portion of such a snack is quite permissible for those who keep themselves in shape. Especially if you take a hazelnut “Semushka”for the filling. Large whole kernels, thanks to a special roasting, have acquired an even more saturated multi-faceted taste, and their aroma has revealed itself in all its glory. For the speed of cooking, this is also a plus — you do not need to dry the nuts in a frying pan or oven.

First, we boil 5-6 eggs, carefully peel the shell so as not to damage the protein. Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks. Pour 80 g of hazelnuts into the blender bowl, grind them into fine crumbs. Add the remaining boiled yolks, 2-3 crushed garlic cloves, salt and pepper to taste. You can add intensity to the sharpness and put 0.5 tsp of adjika in the filling. With the help of a pastry bag, we fill the halves of egg whites with it and put them in the refrigerator to freeze. Before serving, garnish the appetizer with tomatoes and herbs.

Light Eggplant roulettes

Eggplant rolls often decorate the festive table. The dietary version of this snack will please those who take care of the figure. The main ingredient here is walnuts “Semushka”. They make a thick velvety paste with a rich nutty taste that can not be compared with anything.

Cut 2 eggplants into thin plates, sprinkle with salt, leave for 20 minutes and dry with paper towels. Brush them with vegetable oil and fry them in a grill pan on both sides. The kernels of the nuts are already dried, they do not need to be fried additionally, depriving them of valuable properties. In addition, valuable elements are preserved in them, which is only for the benefit of losing weight. Grind 80 g of nuts into crumbs, mix with 3-4 crushed garlic cloves and half a finely chopped bunch of parsley. Season the filling with salt and hops-suneli to taste, season with low-fat sour cream or yogurt. We put 1-2 tsp of the filling on the edge of the eggplant strip and roll up the roll. You can sprinkle cheese on top and send it to the oven for a few minutes. Serve eggplant rolls with nuts, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs.

Such a healthy layered salad

On holidays, it is customary to prepare hearty puff salads. If desired, you can lighten them, preserving the sophistication and richness. Just add the pecan “Semushka”to the recipe. This nut comes from Chile will give the salad bright exotic notes and saturate with benefits. Red dried plums will make a good pair for him. The taste combination will be more interesting, and the salad will be charged with an additional portion of vitamins.

Boil a small chicken breast in unsalted water, cool, cut into small cubes and spread a layer on a dish. We salt the white meat and lubricate it with natural yogurt. Then there are layers of three boiled proteins and grated carrots. Each new layer is smeared with yogurt, and the top one is covered with crumbs of chopped nuts. Now the salad needs to stay a couple of hours in the refrigerator so that it is soaked and saturated with flavors.

A festive table and a beautiful figure are quite compatible things. You just need to connect your imagination to the case. Let our selection of recipes charge you with inspiration and tell you the right direction. Semushka will help bring any recipes to life. The brand line includes natural products that meet the highest quality standards. Nuts and dried fruits abounding in valuable elements will become an excellent basis for refined and healthy snacks. So at a festive dinner, you will be able to indulge in small pleasures even for those who are usually used to denying themselves them. 

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