3 Guilt-Free Go-To Snacks
Here are some snack ideas to fill you up without leaving you feeling guilty. Can you guess which one is my go-to this month?
Apple with Almond Butter – Slice up an apple and spread a bit of almond butter on each slice. For an added nutrient boost, sprinkle hemp seeds on top.
Veggies & Hummus – See my hummus recipe here, or if you get store-bought, avoid unnecessary ingredients, added sugar or preservatives (the shorter the ingredient list, the better). Hummus is great with snap peas, carrots, cucumber or raw zucchini.
If you have a little more time, here’s a recipe for Homemade Snack Bars (on elanaspantry.com). Cut them up into squares and store them in the fridge for a quick snack.
1 1⁄4 cup almond flour
1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 cup grapeseed oil
1⁄4 cup agave nectar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1⁄2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1⁄2 cup pumpkin seeds
1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds
1⁄4 cup blanched slivered almonds or chopped raw almonds
1⁄4 cup raisins, dried blueberries or cranberries
In a small bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
In a large bowl, combine grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla
Stir dry ingredients into wet
Mix in coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds and dried fruit
Grease an 8” x 8” inch baking dish with grapeseed oil
Press the dough into the baking dish, wetting your hands with water to help pat the dough down evenly
Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes
Cool bars in pan for 2 hours, then cut and serve