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Mama's Easy Clean Snacks

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"! 

Something Salty

Easy Guac
1 avocado
1/4 cup tomatos, diced
1/2 lime, juiced
salt & pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mash avocado to desired consistency.
  2. Mix in tomatoes, lime juice, salt & pepper.
  3. Serve with chips, fresh veggies (carrots, celery, cucumbers, etc.), or gluten-free crackers, like I did!

Something Sweet

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

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Roll & press the mixture into 1 inch balls, then place on parchment paper.
  3. Place in freezer until firm, then transfer to an airtight container
  4. Keep in refridgerator (good for 7 days) & enjoy!

Something Crunchy

Kale Chips

1 bunch of kale
1 tbs olive oil
salt & pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Thoroughly wash & dry (really well) the kale.
  3. Tear kale leaves in 1-2 inch pieces, discarding the tough stem and ribs, & place in a big bowl.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil & toss with your hands, coating them evenly.
  5. Arrange the leaves in a single layer, being sure NOT to overlap, on an undgreased baking sheet & sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. For extra crispiness, turn each leaf piece over at the halfway point.

Something Spicy

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

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray or lightly coat cookie sheet/pan with olive oil.
  3. In a bowl, toss chickpeas with olive oil, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  4. Spread chickpeas on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, turning halfway (at 10 minutes).
  6. Remove and let cool.
    Eat 'em straight up or enjoy them topped over your salad!

Something Cold

Mango-Lime "FroCo"

Topped with unsweetened shredded coconut.

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)

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor, or blender.
  2. Blend until you get the creamy, froyo-like texture you desire & there are no more mango chunks. Do not overblend because it will melt!
  3. 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! 

 

 

 

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