I like to make my own snacks at home to avoid the processed options from the supermarket. If I do buy snacks from the store, I usually look at the ingredients and only buy those with 5 ingredients or less.
I thought I would share a few regulars in my at-home repertoire.
You can find these in your freezer section.Place in a microwaveable plate, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt and fresh cocked pepper to your liking.
When eating these, I kind of suck on the whole outside, and then pop the pods in my mouth. These are a great protein source.
Chili-lime Roasted Almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place about 2 cups raw almonds on a baking sheet. (I get mine from the self-serve clear bins at the grocery.) Drizzle with olive oil and stir well. Bake about 15 minutes, checking regularly. Remove from oven. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. chipotle, the zest of 1 lime and salt to taste. Stir. Store in airtight container.
Toasted Coconut Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Placed desire about of coconut flakes in a baking sheet. (I also find these in the self-serve, plastic bins at your local grocer.) Toast for approximately 5-7 minutes. Check frequently. You want a crisp but not burned texture.Sprinkle with sea salt and powdered sugar. Stir.Store in an airtight container.