Healthy Snacks

Tomato Salsa Recipe

Tomato Salsa Recipe

This salsa recipe takes SECONDS to make. Ok, maybe a minute, but there is really no reason to buy pre-made salsa filled with those few extra ingredients that your body does not need. Keep it fresh, keep it healthy, and you will find that the flavor will never compare to store bought. Salsa is such a versatile dish. It can be used on tacos, in breakfast omelets, in a sandwich or melted into a panini, over nachos, as a dip, over grilled fish or chicken. Do not get stuck in a tomato salsa rut either. Try strawberry, mango, or pineapple salsa by simply...

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

  These muffins are a family favorite – we all love chocolate! I enjoy making them with my young son who is such a great little helper and loves to measure, stir, and line the muffin tin. Since he was just 14 months old, we always try to make muffins before friends come to visit, not only for a yummy snack, but also to make our home smell inviting.   COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS RECIPE   INGREDIENTS •  2 cups all purpose flour or whole wheat flour •  1/2 cup raw sugar (try to find a raw, pure cane sugar, or palm coconut sugar) •  3...

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Gluten-free Tortilla & Burrito Wrap Recipe

Gluten-free Tortilla & Burrito Wrap Recipe

I set out to create an easy wheat-free and gluten-free tortilla wrap recipe that did not involve expensive gluten-free flours or tons of random ingredients that I do not regularly have on hand. I also did not want to have to roll out the dough before cooking like flour tortillas require. I was looking for a simple “pour the batter into the pan” kind of thing. After trying a few different variations, I came up with this 3-ingredient recipe (plus optional seasonings) and could not be happier with the result. This is a new staple in our home...

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Homemade Mixed Berry {Soft Serve} Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Mixed Berry {Soft Serve} Ice Cream Recipe

If you have any type of frozen fruit, a banana, milk (can be dairy free), and a blender, you can make homemade mixed berry {soft serve} ice cream in two minutes flat. Take it from someone who used to own two gourmet ice cream shops….this easy recipe rocks. I never knew it could be so simple! No added sugar, no heavy cream, no freezer time needed. Just you and your blender, baby. To quote my 9 year old son, Gavin, as he scarfed his down, “Mom, you outdid yourself!” Too cute.   HOMEMADE MIXED BERRY {Soft Serve} ICE CREAM RECIPE   Note: To make this...

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Cheesy Herb & Tomato Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

Cheesy Herb & Tomato Stuffed Mini Peppers Recipe

  Having a snack attack and an empty fridge means thinking outside the box. Usually I grab an apple with peanut butter, or some cheese and crackers for a quick snack, but none of my usual “go-to’s” were on hand, so I tried something new. This is essentially just herbs and some vegetables (tomato and onion) with cheese, and given that colored peppers are a nutrition powerhouse (more vitamin C than an orange), this is a great choice to fuel your body between meals, or even as a meal in itself. This is what I would call a “no rules recipe”...

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Whole Wheat Banana Muffins Recipe

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins Recipe

  These super moist banana muffins made with whole wheat flour may be the ultimate healthy, grab n’ go snack if you make them yourself, especially if you make them using whole wheat flour. We buy a lot of bananas at my house since we are smoothie addicts, but sometimes the bananas ripen beyond my taste, at which point I peel and place in a bag in the freezer to use later for smoothies, baking, or pancakes. Make a triple batch of these muffins, stick them in the freezer, and throw one into your kids’ lunch box every day instead of a sandwich or for their...

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