Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks That Nourish Your Body

There are different schools of thought regarding the health benefits of snacking though the day… versus eating three square meals.

But if you do choose to snack, it’s important that you make your snacks as nutritious as possible.

Unfortunately, most “snack” food is pretty unhealthy. Chips fried in unstable omega 6 fats, pretzels made with refined carbs (and rife with cancer-causing acrylamide) and high sugar pudding cups and yogurt that drive up insulin levels might be easy grab-and-go options, but over time, they can add up to extra “padding” and even harm your long-term health.

Healthy Snack Recipes For All

Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on unhealthy processed foods to keep your energy levels up between meals. There are plenty of healthy snack recipes you can enjoy that will stave off hunger while nourishing your body and benefiting your health.

Healthy Snack Ideas That Work

When choosing snacks, it’s important to choose foods that are whole and unprocessed. Foods like nuts – especially macadamia nuts , coconut and almonds – mineral-rich seeds (like pumpkin seeds), high quality oil-packed or  fermented olives and low-sugar fruit (especially superfood berries) are superb choices. If you tolerate dairy well, you might also include high-quality, organic, grass-fed cheese or yogurt. Unsweetened coconut yogurt with organic berries is also a great choice for a healthy snack.

Need more protein? Rely on energy-boosting mackerel or sardines packed in BPA-free cans, or try a superfood smoothie recipe made with high-quality protein powder.

Find yourself craving sweet snacks? Don’t reach for a candy bar or most so-called “healthy” energy bars or even whole food bars. They’re little more than sugar (either added sugars or sugar from dried fruit) and filler proteins like soy. Try some of our healthy candy recipes that are low in sugar, high in antioxidants and healthy fats to satisfy your sweet tooth and provide real cellular nutrition.

Making Delicious Healthy Snacks for Kids

And speaking of sweet snacks, who loves sweet snacks more than kids?

Forget store-bought fruit leathers, vitamin-infused sour chews and sugar-packed granola bars (along with processed oat cereals and gold fish crackers!). Set your children up for a lifetime of health and a good relationship with food by providing them with healthy snacks to nourish their growing bodies and brains. Organic celery sticks and almond butter or sunflower seed butter or sliced organic strawberries and coconut yogurt dip are great options (learn about the importance of protecting your kids from pesticides here). For more portable, make-ahead snacks try gluten free Pumpkin Chia Blueberry MuffinsFlourless Sunbutter Cookies… and many other kid-friendly recipes here at Healing Gourmet.

 

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie (Dairy Free)

Chocolate Almond Butter Smoothie (Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 Tbsp. Maranatha No Stir Almond Butter (Creamy) 1 Scoop Jay Robb Chocolate Egg White Protein 1 c. spring or filtered water Instructions Add all ingredients plus 2-3 ice cubes in a blender or Magic Bullet. Blend until … [Read more...]

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie (Dairy Free)

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie (Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 1 Ingredients 1 Scoop Jay Robb Chocolate Egg White Protein 1 c. spring or filtered water 1 Tbsp. organic peanut butter Instructions Add all ingredients plus 2-3 ice cubes in a blender or Magic Bullet. Blend until smooth. Serve. … [Read more...]

Kale Chips

Kale Chips Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Serves: 4 Ingredients ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 1 bunch organic kale 2 Tbsp. organic extra virgin olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Rinse kale and dry thoroughly with a clean kitchen towel. Tear kale into chip-sized pieces and place in a large bowl, … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Smoothie (Dairy Free)

Sweet Potato Smoothie (Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 2 Ingredients ½ packet SweetLeaf Stevia Plus® Sweetener 1 c. spring or filtered water 1 medium organic sweet potato, baked, peeled, cooled 2 scoops Jay Robb's Vanilla Sprouted Brown Rice Protein Powder ½ c. Pacific Organic Almond Milk … [Read more...]

Raw Flax Crackers

Raw Flax Crackers Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 300 mins Total time 5 hours 10 mins   Serves: 20 Ingredients 16 tsp. Bragg's Liquid Aminos Braggs Liquid Aminos 64 Tbsp. whole flax seeds, soaked 4-6 hours 2 whole organic lemons, juiced Instructions Mix soaked flax seeds (it will be a gelatinous mixture) with aminos and lemon juice. Spread mixture … [Read more...]

Savory Grain-Free Crackers

Savory Grain-Free Crackers Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 45 mins Total time 1 hour 5 mins   Serves: 20 Ingredients ½ tsp. dried minced onion 1 tsp. organic roasted garlic 1 tsp. non-aluminum baking soda ½ tsp. organic paprika 2 tsp. dried organic basil 1 tsp. dried organic oregano ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt 8 oz. finely grated aged … [Read more...]

Grain Free Almond Crackers

Grain Free Almond Crackers Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 45 mins   Serves: 20 Ingredients 1 c. ground organic almond flour 1 large egg white 1 pinch Celtic sea salt Instructions Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, egg white, and salt until it forms a paste. Line a cookie sheet with … [Read more...]

Golden Parmesan Flax Crackers

Golden Parmesan Flax Crackers Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 1 hour   Serves: 12 Ingredients ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt ½ c. filtered or spring water 16 Tbsp. organic golden flax seed, ground ⅓ c. organic parmesan cheese, grated ½ Tbsp. organic garlic powder Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix … [Read more...]

Italian Sardines with Sun Dried Tomato & Flax Crackers

Italian Sardines with Sun Dried Tomato & Flax Crackers Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 1 Ingredients 2 pieces Mediterranean Organic Sundried Tomatoes ¼ tsp. organic dried oregano 1 crackers Foods Alive Original Golden Flax Crackers ¼ tsp. organic dried basil 1 can Wild Planet Sardines in Spring Water … [Read more...]

Strawberry Almond Cacao Nib Crunch

Strawberry Almond Cacao Nib Crunch Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 5 mins Total time 10 mins   Serves: 2 Ingredients 2 c. organic strawberries 2 oz. organic almonds, sliced 1 oz. Sunfood Nutrition™ Raw Cacoa Nibs Instructions Add strawberries to serving dishes. Sprinkle with almonds and cacao nibs. Serve. 3.2.2925   … [Read more...]

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