Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy Snack Ideas

Apple Turnover

healthy snack ideasIngredients:
1 medium red apple
1 whole wheat low-carb 80 calorie tortilla or thin whole wheat pancake
1 tbsp of natural peanut butter
1 tsp honey or agave
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 packet truvia/stevia

Instructions:
Cut apple into small pieces and place in microwave safe bowl. Place in microwave for approximately 1-2 minutes until soft and tender. Sprinkle cinnamon powder, stevia/truvia over cooked apple and drizzle honey or agave on top. Mix together well. Spread peanut butter evenly across tortilla or thin pancake. Take apple mixture and evenly distribute on top of peanut butter and roll up so it resembles a wrap or burrito. Place in microwave again for another 30 seconds and enjoy!

makes 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: 290 Calories; 10g fat; 25g carbs; 3g protein

Low-Sugar Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

healthy snack ideasIngredients:
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3-4 packets of splenda
1/4 tsp of salt
1/3 cup oats or whole wheat flour
2-3 tbsp of milk
optional: 1/4 cup coconut flakes or walnuts

Directions:
Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Whisk splenda, flour (or oats), and salt; set aside. In separate bowl, beat egg and then add vanilla and peanut butter. Fold dry mixture into egg mixture. Add nuts or coconut and stir well. If mixture appears dry add 2-3 Tbsp of milk to moisten. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet to make a total of 6 cookies. Bake in preheated oven until browned, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire rack to cool completely. Serve with unsweetened almond milk to keep sugar intake low.

Nutrition Facts (per 2 cookies): 150 Calories; 7g fat; 13g carbs; 6g protein

Crudite with Zesty Hummus0909p113-hummus-carrots-l

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. hummus
4 tbsp of medium salsa
1 celery stalk cut into 3
5 baby carrots
1/2 small cucumber cut into long sticks

Instructions:
In small bowl mix together 2 tbsp hummus and 4 tbsp of salsa. Place cut veggies on a plate and use as dippers for a satisfyingly crunchy snack or appetizer.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving): 95 Calories; 4g fat; 13g carbs; 2g protein; 5g sugar

kaleCrispy Kale Chips

Ingredients:
 2 bunches of kale
2 tbsp of olive oil or avocado oil
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp of salt

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Remove the leaves from the stems using a knife and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with oil and massage oil throughout all the pieces. Use gloves if you don’t want your hands to get oily. Sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Bake until the edges are brown but not burnt. Approximately 15 minutes

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Nutrition Facts (1/4 serving): 77 Calories; 7g fat; 3.5g carbs; 1g protein

Banana Peanut Butter Rice Cakespeanut-butter-honey-rice-cake-sesame-seeds

Ingredients:
1 rice cake
1 tbsp of natural peanut butter
1/2 small banana, sliced
optional: 1 tsp of flax or chia seeds

Nutrition Facts (with seeds): 198 Calories; 9g fat; 23g carbs; 6.5g protein

Nutrition Facts (without seeds): 180 Calories; 8g fat; 22g carbs; 6g protein

 

 

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