6 Healthy Snacks for the Whole Family!
Posted on 11 July 2017
What is health?
Everyone has a different definition of what they consider to be health. Though our definition may vary, one thing is consistent. As an important part of our disease and health management, we must consider what we are eating.
Why should eating healthy meals and snacks be boring? I think it is important for us to explore healthy ways to eat, that are still fun and delicious. Something being fun and delicious is one thing, but something being relatively quick is another. Personally, I'm interested in both factors. I want a quick, healthy snack.
Here are some healthy snacks ideas that me and my family enjoy.
Applesauce Covered Bananas
- 1 banana sliced
- 1 cup of unsweetened applesauce
In a serving bowl, put your but nana slices at the bottom of your bowl and pour the applesauce on top.
Apples and Fruit Dip
- 1 apple sliced
- 1 cup of your favorite berries
- 1 tbsp organic coconut oil
- 2 or 3 dates (for sweetness)
Blend buries coconut oil and dates. This is your fruit dip.
Dip your sliced apples into the fruit dip.
Yumny for the kids!
- 1/2 bunch of kale
- 1 tsp grape seed oil
- 1/2 tsp salt or kelp seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wash and dry the kale thoroughly.
Break the kale off of the stem in chip size pieces.
Be careful not to make them too small, they will shrink.
Lay the kale on a pan with parchment paper.
Drizzle oil on top.
Move the kale around in the oil so that all of the leaves are coated with oil.
Sprinkle the seasoning on top evenly. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
They are ready...... They are gone!
Homemade Fruit Roll Up
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup strawberries
- 4 Dates for sweetness
Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Blend all ingredients.
Pour the mixture evenly on a pan lined with parchment paper.
Use a spreader if needed.
Put in the oven for 3 to 4 hours.
Coconut Covered Walnut Raisin Balls
- 1 cup walnuts.
- 1 cup raisins.
- Coconut flakes
Put raisins and walnuts in a food processor and pulse slowly 4 to 5 times.
Take the dough out and roll into one-inch balls.
Roll the balls around in the coconut flakes.
Put the balls on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas
- 1tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt or kelp
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Grape seed oil
In a large bowl, mix rinsed chickpeas with seasonings.
Pour grape seed oil to coat the bottom of the pan in medium to high heat.
When the oil is hot, pour in seasoned chickpeas.
Turn continuously for 15 minutes or until desired texture.
These are just my suggestions. I hope it will inspire you to experiment and find healthy snack ideas for your healthy lifestyle. Be sure to leave comments below. I love to learn new things!
Remember anything I suggest will be; Soy Free, Gluten Free, Meat Free, Dairy Free!