Healthy Food

Snack Ideas

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Mini Veggie Platter:

Perfect way to get those veggies in with a fun and festive platter:

Ingredients: 

2-3 large carrots (cut)

3-4 mini peppers (cut)

crackers 

hummus 

 

Great way to cut down on time is pre-cut your veggies the night/day before to be used when snack time hits! 

Happy snacking (:

Peanut Butter Toast:

One of my favorite snacks that are filling and also satisfies my sweet tooth cravings.

Ingredients: 

1 piece of Ezekiel bread (toasted)

1-2 tbsp peanut butter

1/2 banana sliced 

sprinkle of cinnamon

 

I love using Ezekiel bread because all of the ingredients can be pronounces, the ingredient list is low, and because it's kept refrigerated it lasts a lot longer!

Happy snacking (:

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Cinnamon & Sugar Chickpeas

This is a great high protein snack option that can be used multiple ways! Great to eat on their own, on ice cream, any type of warm dessert! 

Ingredients: 

2 cans of garbanzo beans

2 tbsp. olive oil 

4 tbsp. dark brown sugar 

2 tbsp. cinnamon 

Let's Get Cooking: 

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or any type of non-stick mat

2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

3. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Once dry remove the skin (or keep on but the skin removed makes a crispier chickpea). Pat all of the chickpeas dry making sure there is little to no moisture.

4. Cook the chickpeas alone for 15 minutes. 

5. While cooking combine olive oil, sugar, and cinnamon mixture together.

6. Remove from oven after 15 minutes and add the cinnamon, sugar, and olive oil mixture. 

7. Place back into oven for another 15 minutes. Once cooked let them cool off before placing into a container.

Pumpkin Energy Balls

If you're a pumpkin lover this one is for YOU! Great snack when you're on the go and need to grab something quick.

Ingredients: 

1/4 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup blended oats

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional) 

1/2 cup nut butter (or peanut butter)

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup chia and flax seeds

2 tbsp. pumpkin spice 

Let's Get Cooking: 

1. Combine all dry ingredients (oats, chia, and pumpkin spice) 

2. Add in wet ingredients (pumpkin puree, nut butter, honey) 

3. Once all combined add in chocolate chips and store in fridge for 20 minutes 

4. Roll into balls and store in fridge 

*not pumpkin puree does make them softer than the peanut butter energy balls - but once stored longer they will harden*

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Honey Glazed Chickpeas

This is another great high protein snack! If you loveeee your honey then you looveeee this one. 

Ingredients: 

1 can chickpeas 

1/2 tbsp. olive oil 

1 tbsp. honey 

2 tbsp. sugar (optional - my batch didn't have any) 

Let's Get Cooking: 

1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Pat dry with paper towel and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

2. Place chickpeas on parchment paper or a non-stick mat. 

3. Cook for 20 minutes until chickpeas are golden brown.

4. Remove from oven and drizzle olive oil and honey seasoning.

5. Roast for another 15 minutes - shaking around every 5-10 minutes.

Peanut Butter

Energy Balls

Hello friends! One thing I’ve been doing a lot lately along with meal prepping with snack prepping!

After searching Pinterest and Youtube for hours, I found this recipe for peanut butter energy/ protein balls that take about 10-20 mins to make and perfect for on the go snacking OR a late night treat.

directions:

☆ combine all dry and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl MINUS the chocolate chips

☆ once mixed, add in chocolate chips

you can either roll them into balls right after or...

☆ wait 15-20 mins to harden, roll into balls, and store in fridge

 

save and share! if you try these out let me know!