I am getting ready to go on vacation, so today I am re-blogging a great post about healthy snack ideas by Kimberly Snyder. I hope you are also fitting in some time to relax and get away this summer!
7 Healthy Snack Ideas
These are perfect for adults and kids of all ages. My favorites are the black bean burrito and the almond-banana smoothie. All these snacks are free of high fructose corn syrup, processed grains, peanuts and dairy, unless you choose to add those things. What’s your go-to healthy snack?
Black Bean Burritos
Wrap some black beans with a gluten-free, whole grain tortilla, and hold the cheese. You won’t even notice that cheese is missing, especially if you toss in some chopped tomatoes, avocados, and other tasty veggies.
Bugs on a Log
Talk about visual appeal! Make these kid-friendly celery boats with a little bit of almond butter (you can buy it or make your own in a food processor) and some organic raisins. This is the fun, kid-friendly type of food your children while eat up, but it’s really quick and easy for you, as well.
If you’re following Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Detox Solution, then chances are you’ve already got some millet bread (or another gluten-free bread) around the house. Lightly mash an avocado and spread it on your bread for a delicious and easy sandwich. The smooth, buttery avocados make it so you don’t need mayo or margarine, and kids like their slight sweetness.
Put a banana, some almond milk, and a little cinnamon in your blender and mix it up for a sweet shake. The cinnamon and banana add sweetness!
Hummus & Veggie Sandwich
Get out the millet bread and spread it with homemade hummus, which you can make from garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, and a little garlic. Top with some crunchy veggies. Or, you can serve the hummus as a dip with small veggies.
Kids love pasta, but most contain wheat and gluten. You can find quinoa pasta in many natural health stores with no gluten, and kids like it just as much as they like the wheat-based products. Cook up a batch of quinoa pasta and serve it with a homemade tomato sauce or toss it with some lightly steamed or stir-fried veggies.
Healthy trail Mix
Mix up a batch of delicious, healthy trail mix using foods like almonds, walnuts, raisins, goji berries, pecans, and sunflower seeds. Avoid cashews and peanuts, which may have high levels of toxic molds and can be allergenic.
You can read the full article here. I love Kimberly’s blog and I also follow her Beauty Detox diet when I need to hit the refresh button. Check her out!