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.
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!
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
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
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
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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