HEALTHY SNACK IDEAS
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
Left: Almond butter drizzle, granola, and hemp seeds
Right: Almond butter drizzle, coconut, and walnuts
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
1 can of drained chickpeas, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 clove garlic, 1/2 lemon, s&p to taste (blend in food processor)
1 Carrot chopped, 1 rice cake, Ithaca Lemon Beet hummus, pumpkin seeds, cilantro
Thinly sliced cucumber, hummus, white beans, everything bagel seasoning
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)
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!