Snack Healthy With These Yummy Recipes

prep5 + soaking mins

cooking0 mins

Category snacks


These simple but impressive recipes for healthy snacks are from Nitish Kumar Singh, Executive Chef at Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa

Kefir Yoghurt Muesli

Kefir improves digestion due to its probiotic content. Known to restore balance in the gut, the probiotics can prevent and treat gastrointestinal disturbances, making it beneficial to the body.

Serves: One

¼ cup dried oats
¼ cup muesli
1 tbsp orange zest
2 tbsp grated green apples
1 tbsp black raisins
1 tbsp chopped almonds
2 tbsp Kefir yogurt
1 tbsp honey


  1. Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss them together well.
  2. Set the mixture aside to rest for a few hours to allow the muesli and oats to soak well and for the flavors to infuse.
  3. Pour the mixture into a jar or a bowl to serve and garnish with fresh berries and fruits.
  4. Serve cold.

Healthy Snack - Quinoa and Beetroot Tartare

Quinoa And Beetroot Tartare With Flax Seed Dressing

Quinoa is known to be rich in protein, high in fiber, and contains abundant amino acids with a low glycaemic index. The betalains pigment present in beetroot is an excellent aid for the eyes and the liver, and reduces blood pressure.

Serves: One

½ cup boiled quinoa
1 small beetroot, roasted and finely chopped
1 tbsp pomegranate arils
1 tbsp almond slivers
1 tsp chopped parsley
Beetroot to plate
Microgreens, to garnish
Red radish to garnish

For the dressing:
½ tsp roasted flax seeds
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil


  1. To prepare the dressing, blend together the flax seeds, honey and olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Add the quinoa, finely-chopped beetroot, pomegranate arils, almond slivers and parley to a large mixing bowl. Add the prepared dressing, and stir well.
  3. Thinly slice the beetroot and plate it as shown in the image.
  4. Mold the quinoa mixture and chill it.
  5. Serve cold, garnished with microgreens and red radish.

i Healthy snacks - Sweet potato and sago cake

Sweet Potato And Sago Cake With Mint-Carrot Dip

Sago contains antioxidants that neutralise potentially harmful molecules called free radicals. It is also known to be a good source of resistant starch, which reduces the risk of heart disease and enhances exercise performance.

Serves: One


½ cup sago, soaked
¼ cup boiled sweet potato
1 tbsp chopped coriander
Salt, to taste

For the bottom:
¼ cup roughly-chopped carrot
1 tsp fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp olive oil


  1. To prepare the dip, steam the chopped carrots until very well cooked and soft. Blend to a smooth paste with the mint leaves and olive oil, season and set acid.
  2. To prepare the cakes, mix together the soaked sago, the boiled sweet potato, and the coriander leaves. Season the mix. Make small patty-like shapes and sear them on a hot pan.
  3. Serve hot, with the dip.

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