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Looking for some healthy snack ideas that require a little extra effort during quarantine?

Here are a few of my favorites that have been featured on my page throughout the year!

Sweet & Salty Rice Cakes

Salty Rice Cake: Avocado with lemon, everything bagel seasoning, and chickpeas

Sweet Rice Cake: Peanut butter, banana, blueberries, and cinnamon

Loaded banana

Left: Almond butter drizzle, granola, and hemp seeds

Right: Almond butter drizzle, coconut, and walnuts

Cucumber Salad

2 mini cucumbers, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 lemon, 1 tbsp hemp seeds, 1 tsp salt

Thin Spanish Rice Cakes

Rice cake "Stackers" with refried beans and plantain slices

Turmeric Hummus

1 can of drained chickpeas, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 lemon, s&p to taste (blend in food processor)

Hummus plate

1 Carrot chopped, 1 rice cake, Ithaca Lemon Beet hummus, pumpkin seeds, cilantro

Cucumber Bites

Thinly sliced cucumber, hummus, white beans, everything bagel seasoning

Orange tray

Orange slices with cinnamon, salted mixed nuts, and Enjoy Life Foods dark chocolate chunks

Ants on a log

Celery with peanut butter and raisins

Apple & Celery tray

Apple with cinnamon & granola, celery with raisins, with almond butter to dunk.

Guac & Tortilla Chips

Homemade oil free corn tortilla chips (baked then topped with salt & lime juice) and fresh guac (avocado, onion, cilantro, & lime juice)

Fresh fruit

A classic that needs no explanation


Hope you got inspired by some of these! If you make any make sure to #coolbeansnutrition on instagram so I can check it out! It is my personal opinion that the more appealing the food, the more likely you are to want to eat it. If you take the time to make yourself a pretty fruit or veggie tray you are more likely to enjoy them instead of eating raw carrots out of a bag and then you will just end up heading for the chips instead.

Just remember - the best snacks are those that you know all of the ingredients!



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A food and nutrition expert who can work in a wide variety of employment settings, including health care, business and industry, community/public health, education, research, government agencies and private practice. RDNs are accredited health professionals that must meet state and government regulations to maintain their credential in addition to completing continuing education. RDNs can practice something called Medical Nutrition Therapy to improve the health of those who suffer from chronic diseases. 

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