Healthy Snacks You Can Make At Home 2
Goji Berry Trail Mix
This is a great healthy alternative to those fat and sugar filled trail mixes that you will usually find. It does contain some fat and sugar, but not nearly as much as most other trail mix choices, plus it is very easy to make at home and take with you for those times when you are on the go.
This trail mix consists of chick peas, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, a small amount of chocolate pieces, some cinnamon, cayenne pepper, coconut oil, maple syrup, and of course the goji berries too. Not only is this recipe low in bad things like fat and sugar, but it also contains a nice variety of essential oils, complex carbohydrates to give you energy, and some much needed vitamins too.
Oven Roasted Beet Chips
You may not think of beets as a food that can be turned into chips, but you would definitely be wrong because these oven baked beet chips are both healthy and taste fantastic too. Beets are some of the healthiest things around, containing a wide variety of minerals and nutrients, plus a good amount of vitamins too. All you need to do to make yourself a serving of these beet chips. These beet chips are seasoned with salt, cumin, olive oil, and garlic powder for some great flavor. Find the recipe for these oven roasted beet chips right here.
Sweets are a thing of life and we all know that when we buy a bag of gummy bears, it will most likely be empty by the time we step in the front door. Sugar in high quantities is bad in general, that is a simple fact, but you can make gummy treats that are actually pretty healthy.
These cherry gummies simply involve mixing gelatin, unsweetened cherries, stevia, and some natural cherry flavor. These things are sweet, but don’t come with all of that unwanted sugar. Stevia is a great and healthy sweetener to make your foods taste great without giving you diabetes. If you would like to check out the recipe, here it is.
Honey Roasted Pecans
Nuts are a great way to get some essential oils, nutrients, and healthy carbohydrates too, all things which are necessary to keep you going throughout the day. Nuts are a great way to snack on salty foods throughout the day without the extra fat of something like a deep fried potato chip. Plus the honey which the pecans are roasted with is a great alternative to sugar. You can still satisfy your sweet tooth without making your gut grow exponentially.
These honey roasted pecans are very easy to make because all you need to do is roughly chop up the nuts, slather them with honey, and bake them on a low heat setting for a few minutes. You can also sprinkle some salt on them to increase their flavor, just beware that too much salt is never a good thing. Here is the recipe for these fantastic nuts.
Quinoa flour is a great thing to use to bake anything because it hasn’t been treated with as many chemicals as regular wheat flour, plus it is a lot healthier because it has a far higher content of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and a few other nutrients too. Quinoa crackers are actually delicious and very simple to make. All you need to do is to make the dough using quinoa flour, melted coconut oil (which is also very healthy), some water, and a little bit of salt for flavor. These crackers are fantastic with some cheese and some cold cuts. As well they are great for when you are on the go. Find the recipe for quinoa crackers right here.
Home Made Cheesy Kale Chips
If you love chips, but don’t want them to be made out of carbohydrate loaded potatoes and if you don’t want them to be fried in a vat of boiling grease, then these cheesy kale chips are the way to go. Kale is very healthy because after all it is green and that means that it is full of a variety of vitamins and other essential nutrients too.
These kale chips turn nice and crispy in the oven thanks to a bit of extra virgin olive oil and they are flavored with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. The cheesiness comes in when you add the nutritional yeast powder, which many people say tastes like cheese or a nutty cheese. Kale chips are a super healthy alternative to normal chips and will definitely satisfy your need for salty foods. Find the recipe for home made cheesy kale chips right here.