Tuesday, February 11, 2014

~5 Nutritious Snack Ideas with 5 or less Ingredients~

~Snack Recipes~

Each one of these snack recipes only require a few ingredients & thus are EASY to make!
And that's important in this busy Mama's household. The easier, the better :)
& as a bonus, my kids are learning that snacks CAN be healthy AND delicious as well!!


Note: ALL snacks are GLUTEN free & focus on REAL FOOD ingredients

Peanut-Yum Fudge

1/2 cup of extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 cup butter (unsalted preferred)
4 heaping tablespoons of pure cocoa
1/2 cup of raw honey
1/4 cup of organic smooth peanut butter (or almond butter)

Melt the coconut oil, butter & honey on stove top on low heat. Mix in cocoa & peanut butter. Keep stirring until you reach desired consistency.
Place in square/circle dish of choice. Store in fridge once cooled. Eat when you feel it's hard enough :)
Optional additions: chopped pecans, almond slivers, unsweetened shredded coconut
***Warning--> This will definitely NOT last long around the house!

Fun-Fantastic Popcorn

Bag of popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil (or extra virgin olive oil if you prefer)
sea salt
Flavor shot of choice--> dried dill, ground garlic, chili powder, popcorn spice mix with no additives

Melt the coconut oil. Pop the kernels using an air popper. Choose flavor of choice & voila :)

Chocolate Creamy Avocado Pudding

Ripe avocado (or 2,3)
Extra virgin coconut oil (about 1/4 cup)
Cocoa Powder (2-3 heaping tablespoons)
Raw Honey
1 ripe mashed banana

Mash ripe avocado in one bowl. On stove top melt coconut oil & mix in cocoa powder until a fairly consistent liquid. Add in honey until desired sweetness & stir. Once reached desired consistency add in avocado & ripe banana. Could use food processor or simply use hand mixer (if don't mind some lumps!)

Homemade Trail Mix

1/2 cup of raw or lightly roasted peanuts
1/2 of raisins
1/2 cup of raw or lightly roasted pecans, cashews or almonds
1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (or could use carob)
Optional--> dried cranberries, unsweetened coconut, raw sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, etc.

Mix ingredients in glass or other container. Keep on counter, or even in fridge for longer freshness.

Homemade 'Pop' Substitute

1/2 glass filled with club soda
1/2 glass filled with water
1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
5-6 drops of stevia sweetener
add lime/lemon or other fruit wedges for zest!
I actually tried frozen mango cubes & enjoyed it :)

Mix all ingredients together in a tall cold glass. Experiment with flavors.
*note: this recipe & other variations of it was found circulating around on Pinterest. Find the original I posted on my board here--> Rachael's "Natural Health" Pinterest Board

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  1. That peanut-yum fudge is calling my name... Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Hi Rach! Thanks for stopping by recently to link up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party and for following! I'm your newest GFC follower :)

  3. I'm going the have to try these. The fudge especially sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing these ideas with Thrive @ Home Thursday. Pinning this! :)

  4. Rachel...I think these all sound wonderful. I will have to try the chocolate avocado pudding. Thank you for sharing at WJIM's Monday's Musings. Blessings.

  5. Love these ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/02/try-new-recipe-tuesday-february-18.html

  6. This is a fun list with new ideas! Thanks for sharing. :)



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