Healthy Snacks

I have been asked by several people what I snack on, here is a quick reference list. However, before you snack, alway ask yourself if you are hungry first. Most the time you are dehydrated and need to drink a glass of water. If you drink a glass of water and still feel hungry proceed.

1) almonds or any kind of nuts

2) Kind Bar. Check the sugar amount, and opt to have a half instead of a whole one.

3) yogurt with berries. I use the frozen variety, then you feel like you are having dessert 🙂 sometimes with a scoop of peanut butter. In our house, we call this the peanut butter surprise.

4) Chia Seeds in Juice. This is extremely filling and can last a few hours until your next meal.

5) Protein Shake-Opt for Whey Isolate

6) Green Juice – choose your greens (romaine, Spinach, kale), add a lemon, cucumber, and 1 inch of ginger root. (I also add an inch of turmeric root). Throw in some flax seed for those omega 3’s.

7) Piece of fruit

8) any kind of vegetables. My favorite is a handful of spinach 🙂

9) Hummus

10) My favorite: Kombucha

11) Hard boiled egg (pasture raised of course)

12) frozen grapes

13) Nori Sheets

14) Two moms in the raw bar (there is two servings in 1 bar)

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Easy Salted Beet Chips

Easy Salted Beet Chips 

This is a really easy snack.  I use my dehydrator I received for my birthday this year.  I will also post how to do this in the oven.  I love making my own snacks and granola bars.  I picked my beets fresh out of the garden today.

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Ingredients:

2 Beets

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Makes 4 servings

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

1.  Wash beets, remove roots and stalks.

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2. Slice into thin slices

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3. Throw in bowl, with olive oil with salt and pepper

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4. Place in single layer on your dehydrator or baking sheet.  If using oven, you can use parchment paper for easy clean up.

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5.  Dehydrate for an hour or until crisp or Bake for 30 minutes.