Healthy Recipes #17 – Snacks

Last week we gave you two simple dessert recipe ideasĀ  Fairy cup cakes as well as Pavlova roll and now this weeks focus is on the first of our tasty snack ideas.

We at MaxNRG Personal Training aim to provide you with weekly breakfast, lunch, dinner and the occasional dessert recipe idea that will not only revive your taste buds but take you a step closer to reaching a leaner, healthier you!

This weeks two healthy snack options are:

  • Avocado, tomato and coriander salsa with crisp pita

  • Crab tartlets

Healthy option 1

Avocado, tomato and coriander salsa with crisp pita


  • 2 mini pita breads, split
  • olive oil spray
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning mix
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 250g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 small red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 180c
  2. Spray the pita bread with oil and sprinkle with the Cajun seasoning mix
  3. Place on an oven tray and bake for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp
  4. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small mixing bowl and season well with salt and pepper
  5. Pile onto the pita breads just before serving

Serves 4

Nutritional Info

CaloriesĀ  – 203
Protein – 3.5g
Fat Total – 14g
Fat Saturated – 3g
Carbohydrate – 13.5g
Sugars – 2.6g
Fibre – 2.7g

Healthy option 2

Crab tartlets


  • olive oil spray
  • 4 sheets filo pastry
  • 1 x 170g can crab meat
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons 99% fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Spray a 12 hole mini muffin pan with oil
  3. Spray each sheet of filo pastry with oil and stack them on top of each other on a clean surface
  4. Using a 7cm round cutter, cut 12 circles from the pastry and use to line the holes of the muffin pan
  5. Bake for 5 minutes, until golden and crisp
  6. Remove the pastry shells from the pan and leave to cool
  7. In a mixing bowl, combine the crab meat, coriander, mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce and lime juice and mix weel
  8. Fill the pastry cases with the crab mix

Serves 12

Nutritional Info

Calories – 29
Protein – 2.3g
Fat Total – 0.6g
Fat Saturated – 0g
Carbohydrate – 3.5g
Sugars – 0.9g
Fibre – 0.2g
To view more of our simple and healthy recipe ideas please visit our Nutrition Page

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