Mama's Easy Clean Snacks
I don't know about you, but I love to snack. I'm such a snacker. Some days I just wanna nibble, but I don't want it to compromise my efforts at leading a "mama sana" life. It's like a mini-meal in between meals, and I like my meals, like I like my snacks; easy and clean. I know how easy it is to just go for that quick-fix (hello, bag of chips!), cause we're so famished and don't have the time (or patience) to make something beneficial to our bodies, but I got you. I've composed a list of my favorite, simplest, go-to clean snack recipes. I've got something salty, something sweet, something crunchy, something spicy, something cold; whatever you're craving, I'm sure I've got something that can itch that "spot"!
1/4 cup tomatos, diced
1/2 lime, juiced
salt & pepper, to taste
- In a bowl, mash avocado to desired consistency.
- Mix in tomatoes, lime juice, salt & pepper.
- Serve with chips, fresh veggies (carrots, celery, cucumbers, etc.), or gluten-free crackers, like I did!
Almond Butter Oatmeal Balls
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup almond butter
1 cup oats
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbs chia seeds
2/3 cup toasted coconut
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Roll & press the mixture into 1 inch balls, then place on parchment paper.
- Place in freezer until firm, then transfer to an airtight container
- Keep in refridgerator (good for 7 days) & enjoy!
1 bunch of kale
1 tbs olive oil
salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Thoroughly wash & dry (really well) the kale.
- Tear kale leaves in 1-2 inch pieces, discarding the tough stem and ribs, & place in a big bowl.
- Drizzle with olive oil & toss with your hands, coating them evenly.
- Arrange the leaves in a single layer, being sure NOT to overlap, on an undgreased baking sheet & sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. For extra crispiness, turn each leaf piece over at the halfway point.
Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
1 15 oz can of Chickpeas, rinsed, drained, & dried
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray or lightly coat cookie sheet/pan with olive oil.
- In a bowl, toss chickpeas with olive oil, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt.
- Spread chickpeas on cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway (at 10 minutes).
- Remove and let cool.
Eat 'em straight up or enjoy them topped over your salad!
1/3 cup coconut milk
2 1/2 cup frozen mango pieces
1 fresh lime, juiced
2-4 tablespoons of honey, or agave
a pinch of salt (optional)
- Place all ingredients in food processor, or blender.
- Blend until you get the creamy, froyo-like texture you desire & there are no more mango chunks. Do not overblend because it will melt!
- Top with nuts, fruit, granola, whatever you'd like! Serve immediately! Enjoy!
I promise you, you and your family will LOVE these snacks!They are my personal favorites. I love how eating clean DOESN'T have to be hard and it CAN taste GOOD; anyone can do it! Feel free to try different things, mix it up and play around with different flavors. Maybe peanut butter, instead of almond butter, or a berry "FroCo", rather than mango, etc. The food world is your oyster! Happy snacking, mama!