Looking to make a positive life change regarding the foods you eat? Seek some inspiration for easy, healthy snacks for you and the entire family below:
1. Bliss Balls! There are many varieties of these delectable and nutrient dense balls available in the market. You probably have seen them popping up throughout most cafes and even in pre-processed packets at your local supermarket. Did you know that they are really easy to make? I didn’t until I decided to see if I could make them myself… turns out I could make them in around 10 minutes then consume them within 1 hour! The key is to make a big batch at once, that way they are available throughout the week to snack on whenever you need a little healthy pick me up. There are many recipes available to choose from, my favourite is by Sarah Wilson, author of I Quit Sugar https://iquitsugar.com/recipe/quit-sugars-superfood-protein-ball-mix-cacao-chia/
2. Homemade hummus with crisp vegies sticks are my second favourite. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare your vegetables and approx. 5mins to whizz up some of your own hummus. I love this snack not only because it is healthy and easy to make but because it is an amazing way to get wonderful nutrients throughout the day. Have a look at my go-to hummus recipe and then choose your favourites vegies (think carrot, celery, capsicum and tomato) to cut up and dip in.
3. Guilt free fudge. Although this one does take a little longer to prepare it is truly- madly- deeply worth it. A taste bud delight AND you won’t even believe me when I tell you that it is healthy as well as super easy to make. I dare you to try it. Just like the bliss balls and hummus and veggie-stick recipes above, you will be able to prepare this and keep in the fridge to snack on throughout the week. For the parents out there, this one is also perfect for school lunch boxes.
4. Another favourite of mine is the ‘Loving Lentil Patties’ by Bianca MacLachlan. This dish is absolutely delicious and goes well with a gorgeous healthy green salad. This is a go to recipe of mine because the patties keep well in the fridge and they are really quick to heat up for an afternoon snack. Bianca is a holistic health coach, yoga teacher and personal trainer who is also a marvellous cook! You can read more about Bianca at her at website http://vitalityhealthcoaching.com.au/ To view the recipe yourself (amongst other mouth-watering dishes) sign up to her inspirational and tremendously insightful blog/newsletter. You will then receive a link to a tasty FREE healthy E-Recipe book titled “Real Food for Real People” to download. ‘Loving Lentil Patties’ is amongst the many tantalising pages of wholesome foodie goodness.
5. The last treat that I would like to share with you all is none other than the most delectable nut-free paleo seed ‘School Bars’. I regularly keep a stash in the fridge to snack on throughout the day.
These (like all the above) healthy snacks would be perfect to pack and take along to a picnic. Have a read of our blogs on family picnic spots in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Ipswich for some location inspiration. Please see links below: