You will find some wonderful treasures in my recipes that make delicious healthy snacks. I make these for Bill and I so we always have a wee ‘something’ to hand when we feel like snacking.
1. Popcorn is crunchy, delicious, and a source of whole grain fiber. Plus, you can enjoy a large, filling portion! Make your own at home using organic sesame oil it’s so healthy and economical into the bargain.
2. Potato crisps are high in fat and it’s hard to eat just a few – Make some Kale Crisps with liquid aminos for a healthy substitute.
3. If you are not a porridge lover, for a nourishing start to your day, choose a whole-grain bran cereal packed with fiber, such as bran flakes. Add fruit and rice milk for the most nutritious beginning, or make some of my delicious tasting granola – visit my you tube channel to join me in the kitchen – See 5 minute breakfasts link in the recipe section.
4. Go for Real Juice – 100% fruit juices and vegetable juices are naturally rich in vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants.
“Fruit juice drinks,” however, are usually packed with sugar and empty calories so make your own.
5. Snack on Healthy Hummus – Hummus is a gratifying combination of nutrition when paired with fresh vegetables like baby carrots or celery sticks. Made from chick peas, hummus is a good source of iron, vitamin C, protein, and fiber. So enjoy the pleasing taste of hummus and skip the cheese dips.
6. Drink Marlene’s High Mineral Broth in place of your afternoon tea or coffee. It’s especially good to have a snack mid-afternoon. Many clients that I see suffer from energy dips particularly around 4.00p.m. When they take on-board my suggestion to have a snack around that time this probelm dissapears. Remember it is important to avoid ‘sugary’ snacks which give you a quick burst of energy and then an even bigger dip! There are so many quick and easy snacks to make at home so you know there are no added sugars or chemcials.
Marlene’s Top Healthy Snacks
Peanut Butter & Apple Slices
Raspberries & Blueberries
Wholegrain Bagel & Sugar Free Jam
Sweet Potatoe Wedges
Natural Corn Chips
Carrot/Celery Sticks with Hummus
Applesauce with handful of walnuts
Avocado slices and lemon juice
Crunchy Sprouted Chickpeas
Toasted Seed Bars
Roasted Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds
Roasted Almonds and Orange Slices
Homemade Fruit & Nut Bars
Rice cakes with Hummus or Peanut Butter
Sunflower Seed Cookies
Ginger Snap cookies
Dried Figs or Dried Apricots
Vegetable Juice or Fruit Smoothie
Frozen Red or Green Grapes
There are over 200 delicious healthy recipes in my current book ‘Macrobiotics for all Seasons’ for you to enjoy available on my website www.marlenewatsontara.com
In good health