by Alanna Ketler |
Have you been trying to eat healthier and perhaps started to adapt a more plant-based diet? Many people agree that they enjoy the benefits of eating healthier, but find it quite challenging to keep up with the diet while on-the-go. There are limited places with acceptable healthy snacks, so why not make your own to bring with you and be prepared next time that hunger creeps up on you! Your kids will love these too.
Here are 7 super simple, portable, healthy snack options to take on-the-go and keep on hand!
Raw Brownie Balls
1 1/2 Cups Raw Walnut Halves
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 Cup Cacoa or Cocoa Powder
10 Medjool Dates, pitted
Grind walnuts in a food processor or high powered blender. Add vanilla, cocoa powder, and dates. Continue processing until a dough-like texture is formed. Scoop out the mixture and roll into bite sized balls. Store in freezer until ready to eat, if so desired.
Dark chocolate is a simple pick-me-up for mid-day tiredness. Consider trying 80% cacoa or higher, with a low sugar content for the biggest benefit. Did you know that dark chocolate is actually considered a superfood?
Have a surplus of overripe bananas to use up? This recipe is an excellent, simple way to put those brown, mushy things to good use!
2 Overripe Bananas
1 Cup Quick or Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Peel bananas and place in bowl, mash with fork until only small chunks remain. Add oats and chocolate chips, mix to combine. Scoop by the spoonful onto prepared cookie sheet until mixture is gone and bake for 12-15 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy. (These can be frozen as well to prolong freshness)
1/2 Cup Almonds
1/2 Cup Goji Berries
1/2 Cup Cacoa Nibs
1/2 Cup Cashews
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
1 Tbsp. Melted Coconut Oil
Sprinkle of Himalayan Pink Salt
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix together. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
2 Cups Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup Sunflower or Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 Cup Raw Nuts, chopped (Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts)
2 Tbsp. Real Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp. Melted Coconut Oil
Sprinkle of Himalayan Pink or Sea Salt to taste.
Preheat oven to 300 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well and toss to coat. Spread evenly on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, stir the mixture around, and bake for 5 more minutes. Let cool, enjoy! Store in an airtight container or zipper bag.
1 BPA-Free Can of Chickpeas
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive or Sunflower Oil
1 Tbsp. Ground Cumin
1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
Himalayan Pink or Sea Salt to taste
Drain and rinse chickpeas. Lay out on tea towel, wipe away any excess moisture, and allow to thoroughly dry. Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, toss to coat. Spread evenly on cookie sheet in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool, enjoy! Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag
Okay, I know I probably didn’t need to state the obvious, but this is a great snack to keep in your car, or take with you to the office. An apple, banana, or orange is probably the most convenient snack there is!
Do you have any simple snack recipes that you would like to share? Please do so in the comments below!
by Alanna Ketler
Gathering of Minds
5th December 2015 London
Wild & Roar – The Alchemy of Appreciation! – Joel Gadzar
Joel will guide you through a playful, uplifting and inspiring approach to nutrition and wellbeing and share the tips for long-term success in establishing an authentic, healthy lifestyle that works for you.
Through an exploration of the four elements you will discover why mineral rich raw and wild foods matter and learn how to incorporate them into your everyday lifestyle.
· Correlation between the elements and pillars of health
· The best Mineral rich foods
· Raw foods and how to forage
This workshop will propel you to next level of wellness & vitality and inspire a deep desire to take charge of your health and inspire the people around you to do the same!
Joel is co-Founder, Director and Executive Chef of the hugely successful, innovative and vibrant Wild Food Café in Neal’s Yard, London.
Having spent more than half his lifetime devoted to discovering worldwide traditions of wellbeing and longevity his journey has led him to a deep exploration of body movement, detoxification and nutrition which he has been sharing and teaching internationally within the wellbeing industry for 15 years.