There's nothing more relaxing and wholesome than a healthy cup of tea. But what's a cup of tea without a little snack to go with it?
Here are five of the most delicious and healthy tea time snacks to try out next time you have a cup.
1. Kale Chips
It doesn't get much easier or healthier than kale chips! They'll give you the satisfying salty crunch of a regular chip with none of the guilt.
You can buy these in the health food section of most grocery stores, or you can make your own! Just preheat your oven to 200°C, pull apart your kale leaves into bite-sized chunks, and toss them up real good. Mix them in a bowl with some olive oil, place them on a lined baking tray, and pop them in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Season with salt and you've got delicious kale chips that work great for snacks for tea!
2. Veggie Sticks & Dip
Tea is always best with crunchy finger-food, and this is about as easy as it gets.
Just stock up on your favorite veggies (try carrot sticks, celery, snow peas, and peppers) and dip and you're good to go! A yogurt dip or classic ranch works great. You can also make your own dip if you have a favorite recipe.
Serve these chilled for a nice contrast between the hot tea.
Scones are a tea time classic, and it's no wonder why. The somewhat dry flakiness compliments tea so well that some people choose to dip their scones right in their mug!
There are tons of delicious scone recipes available across the web. To make them as healthy as possible, go for something that incorporates dried fruit like cranberries. The fruitiness will compliment your tea, whether you're a dunker or not.
If you are a dunker, try something without a glaze. You might not want to get glaze in your tea!
4. Trail Mix
Because nuts aren't just meant to go with beer, you know.
Trail mix is one of the easiest go-to tea time snacks. It's easy to take handfuls in-between sips, and they can also be quite healthy! Just avoid going too salty -- you probably won't need the salt when you follow up each bite with a warm sip of tea.
Try a mix of cashews, almonds, peanuts, and walnuts. You can also throw some dried fruit, like raisins and cranberries, in the mix! This is a great choice whether alone or at a tea party.
5. Turkey Roll-Up
For something a little different, but healthy and tasty, try a turkey roll-up.
All you need is a few slices of turkey breast, cream cheese, and cucumber strips. Layout your turkey slices, spread cream cheese across them, and put a few slices of cucumber inside. Then, roll up the turkey and enjoy!
This is a healthy, easy, and surprisingly delicious dish!
Get Healthy With These Tea Time Snacks
The five tea time snacks above will help you keep healthy when you want food with tea.
They're easy, they're fun, and most of all, they'll complement that hot cup of tea flawlessly. So, it's time to get brewing!
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