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3 Healthy Snacks Recipes
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In need of some quick and easy snacks that are healthy too? Here are three recipes for snacks that are perfect for packing in your lunch, or just to eat! Tortilla chips, fruit & nut bars, and peanut butter bars.

3 Healthy Snack Recipes

Yesterday, having arrived home from my holiday on Wednesday, I finished unpacking the last few things from my suitcase. At the bottom of one of the bags was a pink-lidded Tupperware containing one last fruit & nut bar.

Before the holiday, I had decided to make some healthy snacks to take with us, so that we wouldn’t need to buy snacks. It can be tempting to just grab a chocolate bar or a packet of crisps from the supermarket shelf when you’re feeling a bit peckish, but if you make the snacks yourself, it’s cheaper, healthier, and just as tasty!

On Saturday, I woke up early and made some healthy muffins (recipe from Running with Spoons), banana oat cookies, homemade hazelnut chocolate spread, tortilla chips, fruit & nut bars, and peanut butter bars!

My Dad particularly loves the peanut butter bars, my sister really likes all of them, and my Mum loves the tortilla chips. There is definitely a snack here for everyone!

3 Healthy Snack Recipes

During the long car journey, we occasionally stopped for a snack before heading off again. We also sat on a picnic blanket and ate some of them as a snack lunch on the Monday. In the hotel room, there were some biscuits in individual packets with the teabags, coffee, salt & sugar packets in the corner. Instead of those biscuits, I was enjoying the banana oat cookies and the peanut butter bars!  lasted us the 4 days, with one fruit & nut bar leftover!

 

What are the 3 healthy snack options?

  • Fruit & Nut Bars

3 Healthy Snack Recipes

Have you tried ‘nākd bars’? These Fruit & Nut bars are basically cheaper, homemade versions of nākd bars!

Made with: dates, prunes, goji berries, desiccated (or shredded/flaked) coconut, sultanas, peanuts, almonds. The great thing about these is that you can use basically any combination of dried fruit/nuts – I just used what I had in the cupboard. As long as you’ve got 1 handful dates/prunes/sultanas/raisins, 1 handful dried fruit/goji berries etc., and 1 handful nuts, you’re good to go! Personalize them as much as you’d like!

  • Tortilla Chips

3 Healthy Snack Recipes

Anyone can make these tortilla chips. I promise you. All you need is a baking tray, a knife, an oven, corn tortillas and paprika. In fact, you don’t even need the paprika.

Made with: corn tortillas (Gluten free corn tortillas work too!)

  • Peanut Butter Bars

3 Healthy Snack Recipes

Quick and easy to make, these peanut butter bars are deliciously chewy and crunchy, like a flapjack biscuit! They are also drizzled with chocolate – no explanation needed.😄

Made with: peanut butter (duh), oats, rice krispie cereal, honey, protein powder/dried milk powder (optional), chocolate chips/coconut oil chocolate.

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3 Healthy Snack Recipes

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Enjoy!

3 Healthy Snack Recipes!

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

3 Healthy Snack Recipes!

Ingredients

    Fruit & Nut Bars:
  • •1/4 cup dates/prunes/sultanas*
  • •1/4 cup dried fruit/coconut
  • •1/4 cup nuts
  • •(optional) To add flavour, you can use extracts, cocoa powder etc.
  • Tortilla Chips:
  • •2 corn tortillas (gluten free if required)
  • •(optional) 1 tbsp paprika
  • Peanut Butter Bars
  • •1/2 cup oats (gluten free if required)
  • •1/4 cup rice krispie cereal
  • •1/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)
  • •3 tbsp honey
  • •(optional) 1/4 cup protein powder or dried milk powder
  • •(if really difficult to mix) 2 tbsp milk
  • •(optional topping) 3 tbsp chocolate chips OR 1 tbsp coconut oil + 1 tbsp cocoa powder + 1 tsp honey

Instructions

    Fruit & Nut Bars:
  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor. My Nutri Ninja did a great job of this, only taking 2 minutes! It will form a thick fruit-bar ball, with everything broken down (don't worry if there are a few lumps of nut, that doesn't matter.
  2. Flatten the mixture onto some cling film and shape into a rectangle. Wrap the cling film around it and refrigerate for about 30 mins.
  3. Remove from fridge and cut into bars.
  4. Store in the fridge in sealed container for up to 2 months.
  5. Tortilla Chips:
  6. Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan, 320°F).
  7. Cut the tortillas into small, chip (crisp) sized pieces, then place in one layer on a large baking tray. Sprinkle with paprika, then place tray in middle of oven.
  8. Bake for 8-15 minutes. Mine usually take about 10 minutes, but keep checking after 8 minutes as they can suddenly look overdone if you're not careful.
  9. Leave to cool, remove from tray and enjoy!
  10. Peanut Butter Bars:
  11. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, rice krispies, peanut butter, honey and optional protein powder. If it is very tricky to mix, add a dash of milk.
  12. Use your (clean!) hands to form a ball of mixture.
  13. Flatten into a rectangle and place on a piece of cling film.
  14. Either: Gently melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle over the top of the rectangle. OR: In a small pan, stir the coconut oil, cocoa powder and honey together until fully melted. Drizzle over the peanut butter bar rectangle.
  15. Place in fridge for 30 mins.
  16. Cut into bars. Store in sealed container in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

*I used 4 dates, 5 prunes, 2 tbsp sultanas, 1/4 cup desiccated coconut, 2 tbsp goji berries, 1/4 cup peanuts & almonds.

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2 Comments

  • Reply

    needtogetfit

    September 6, 2016

    The peanut butter bars are yummy – very more-ish! 😀

    • Reply

      Katie

      September 6, 2016

      I am glad you liked them!☺

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