27 healthy snacking recipes to effectively quell hunger during quarantine

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During quarantine we may experience more desire to eat than usual and this may be due to boredom, the simple fact of being at home, or the stress and anxiety that confinement can generate. While it is important to control intakes for non-real reasons (without hunger) we can also turn to satiating options such as the following 27 healthy snacking recipes to effectively quell hunger during quarantine.

To keep the body satiated and without the desire to eat, the most advisable thing is to look for options rich in protein or fiber and they will also help to avoid gaining weight, preparations that require chewing and that do not provide many calories.

Some suggestions are:

Spiced chickpeas

Ingredients

For 4 people
  • Canned cooked chickpeas washed and drained 400 g
  • Lemon juice 30 g
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika

How to make spiced chickpeas

Difficulty: Easy
  • Total time 50 m
  • Elaboration 10 m
  • Cooking 40 m

We start by preheating the oven to 200ºC and lining a baking tray with waxed paper. In a bowl, mix all the spices with the salt and lemon juice, beating a little with a fork until they are integrated.

We dry the chickpeas with kitchen paper, add them to the bowl and stir carefully so that they do not fall apart. We pour the mixture into the tray that we have prepared and spread it well. Bake for 40 minutes at 200ºC, stirring from time to time so that the chickpeas are made. We remove, let warm and serve.

With what to accompany the spicy chickpea snacks

This spicy chickpea snack recipe is best served cold or, at best, warm. You can prepare more quantity by doubling the ingredients, but remember to store them in an airtight container once they have cooled, so you will avoid them becoming too hard. They are ideal for an aperitif, combined with homemade potato chips and olives.

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Salty alternatives to fill up easily

In addition to the chickpeas shown above, we can choose other preparations rich in fiber and protein or crunchy that allow us to calm hunger easily and also have healthy options at our disposal when the bug calls us. Savory alternatives are as follows:

  • Chickpea flour salty biscuits ideal for celiacs and lovers of crackers or saltines.
  • Whole grain crackers with seeds, spelled and rye suitable for vegans and very rich in fiber, ideal to accompany with avocado or fresh cheese.
  • Crispy seed and oat crackers reduced in carbohydrates but highly concentrated in fiber and therefore require chewing for consumption.


  • Popcorn in the microwave very easy to make and recommended to accompany a series or our favorite movie, leaving aside commercial snacks.
  • Spelled crackers with a lot of fiber and healthy fats inside that we can taste alone, without more, or accompany with cheeses.
  • Oatcakes or salty oatmeal cookies that are very simple to make and that go very well to replace commercial options full of fats and refined flours.


  • Oatmeal, almond and seed buns very low in carbohydrates and rich in fiber, as well as in satiating proteins.
  • Roasted nuts with curry, ideal for obtaining vegetable proteins, fiber and unsaturated fats that are beneficial to the body.
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds or seeds ideal to keep during quarantine and to calm hunger healthily at any time of the day.
  • Spiced baked edamames that provide a lot of protein and fiber and are therefore excellent for snacking and effectively quenching hunger.


  • Potato chips and baked sweet potato recommended for lovers of potato chips who are looking for a much lighter and healthier alternative.
  • Crispy roasted carrot sticks very reduced in calories and therefore to be enjoyed without guilt.
  • Celery topped with cheese and olives that provide very few carbohydrates and are satisfying due to its richness in protein and fiber.
  • Crispy chickpea and zaatar crackers with a lot of fiber and recommended to accompany with fresh cheese that will add protein to the snack.

Satisfying, sweet and very healthy snacks

For those who are always looking for sweet snacks in the pantry, these are some satisfying and healthy alternatives that we can make at home:

  • Oatmeal and carrot cookies in which we can replace the syrup if we want zero added sugar and use sweeteners as sweeteners.
  • Fruit and vegetable chips with no more added than the ingredients of vegetable origin and very low in calories.
  • Banana and coconut cookies with sunflower seeds without flour or sugar inside and with a lot of fiber that satisfies.


  • Easy to make two ingredient cookies, without added sugar and rich in fiber.
  • Oatmeal and apple cookies without eggs, sugars or dairy, ideal for those who are allergic or intolerant to the classic cookie ingredients.
  • Fresh fruit skewers with which we can take advantage of all kinds of fruits that we have at home and calm the temptation of sweets healthily.


  • Bars of oatmeal and dried fruits without cooking, easy to make and without added sugar.
  • Two ingredient chocolates to make in minutes and accompany a tea or coffee these chocolates are perfect.
  • Oatmeal cookies and unsweetened yogurt with protein and fiber these cookies are highly recommended and can easily fill us up.
  • Sugar-free oatmeal and nut cookies packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats and the best, without any added sugar.
  • Oatmeal and date bars very easy to make and rich in quality hydrates with a natural sweet flavor derived from dates.
  • Cookies with seeds and nuts without flour inside and full of fiber, vegetable proteins and quality fats.

These are 27 satisfying and healthy snacks that will allow us to effectively quell hunger during quarantine and thus control the frequency and amount we eat.

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