Healthy/Portable Snacks to Make at Home

fullsizeoutput_1ea2.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ea7.jpegfullsizeoutput_1ea8.jpegI 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.

IMG_3723.JPGYou can find these in your freezer section.IMG_3725.JPGPlace in a microwaveable plate, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute.  IMG_3726.JPGSprinkle garlic powder, salt and fresh cocked pepper to your liking.IMG_3730.JPG

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

IMG_3732.JPGPreheat 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.  IMG_3742.JPGRemove from oven.  Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. chipotle, the zest of 1 lime and salt to taste.  Stir.  Store in airtight container.

Toasted Coconut Chips

IMG_3751.JPGPreheat 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.IMG_3755.JPGSprinkle with sea salt and powdered sugar.  Stir.IMG_3754.JPGIMG_3757.JPGStore in an airtight container.

Happy snacking!



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