Summer’s almost behind us and as St. George heads into fall, it’s time for another round of healthy, DIY snack recipes! Below are a few simple, easy ideas for making your own homemade, health-conscious snacks:
Homemade Guacamole with Veggies
Any guacamole you buy at the store is packed with preservatives, so avoid the chemicals by making your own, homemade guac. It’s simple: just mash up an avocado, spritz it with lemon, add a pinch of salt and voila, you’ve made your own, fresh guacamole that’s low in calories and rich in both fiber and nutrients. Eat it with fresh veggies rather than chips and you’ll be consuming a winning combination of monounsaturated fat in the avocado and fat-soluble vitamins in the vegetables!
Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies
For something sweeter but still health-conscious, try baking some delicious raspberry oatmeal cookies. This recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking replaces refined sugar with honey for sweetness, uses whole-wheat flour and are filled with protein-rich oats. And the best part is that they’re low-fat and less than 100 calories each!
Roasted chickpeas are an easy and convenient snack to pop in the oven if you’re looking for something light and healthy! And while they’re often sold at premium prices at your local supermarket as a packaged snack, they’re much more affordable to make on your own. Simply drain, rinse and pat dry a can of chickpeas. Once dry, toss them with olive oil and seasoning of your choice, then roast them in the oven at 400 degrees until crispy. For different, sweeter flavors, try cinnamon, brown sugar, or a little honey!
Check back in future weeks for more go-to recipes and healthy snacking suggestions! What do you like to snack on most during the day? Tell us in the comments below!