Tag Archives: healthy snack

10 minute bars

1 Jul

5575803785_1f27c74eddOn a quest for healthy, quick snacks that will keep you satisfied?

Try out these nut/seed bars.

Easy to make, delicious and nutritious, these bars stick together nicely after cooled in the fridge for 1 hour or more.

This recipe makes for an excellent weekend project, to prepare for a busy week ahead.

Makes 12 bars – Prep time: 5 minutes – Total time: 10 minutes – Recipe adapted from George Mateljan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw or roasted peanuts/almonds/cashews/pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 cup raisins/dried cranberries/dried apricots/dried prunes/dates
  • 2 tbsp honey/maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Blend all ingredients, with the exception of the honey, in a food processor until fine but still having some texture.
  2. Add honey and process just long enough for it to blend in.
  3. Press into a square about 3/4 inch thick on a plate or square pan and refrigerate for about an hour or more.
  4. Cut into 2 inch squares.

Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of HealthAliciousNess 

Rock star snack idea

16 Jul

Dinosaur kale + homemade hummus + seasonal fresh raspberries, all in one?! Who knew these ingredients could come together to form an awesome savory + sweet snack for children and adults alike. We were so inspired by this unusual recipe from a great blog that we decided to try it out for ourselves.

Here’s how

Ingredients:

  • Dinosaur kale
  • Raspberries
  • Hummus

Directions:

Remove kale leaves from the stem. Add a dollop of hummus at one end of the leaf, then place a raspberry on top. Roll into a wrap, and dig in for a prefect summer snack!

whimsical whipped cream

20 Jun

Want to elevate your everyday strawberry experience? Whip up some homemade whipped cream! Start with organic whipping cream, then pull out your manual mixer, or your whisk and put your kid(s) to whisk! Turn on some music, and while your child(ren) are whipping, prep dinner while they prep dessert. First some bubbles will form, and eventually you will get peaks, and perfect cream. As you go, add a small amount of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness, and serve with your ready-to-dip berries. Yum!