Healthy Food Snacks
What are Some Great Healthy Food Snacks?
With summer on us, now is a great time to learn about some of the healthy food snacks that you and your family can take with you on vacation. Whether you are planning on going to the beach, on a road trip, or for a hike through the wilderness, it is always good to have snacks with you in case you get hungry – and there are no better snacks to take than those made with healthy foods. While the snacks made from high-fat chocolates and other such sugary sweets may taste good to you on the go, they are certainly not healthy and should be substituted for better, more nutritious snacks.
One of the best healthy snacks that you can bring with you is nuts. Nuts, while some are high in fat, have a variety of good nutrients in them that will fill you up and keep your energy levels high enough to make it to the next meal without a hitch. Just be sure not to eat too many salty or sweetened nuts or nuts that are too high in fat.
Another great idea for healthy snacks is to bring along some kind of trail mix, as long as that trail mix was made by you. Sure, the readymade trail mixes are fine for some people – but they are certainly not the healthiest variety, and you can put in whatever foods you want if you make your own.
Finally, you should make small sandwiches from lean meats and plenty of vegetables for you and your companions. These are best for long trips where you may be away from food for a while, as they will provide more nutrition than the other snacks listed above. The important thing to remember when making your healthy food snacks like small traveling sandwiches is to go light on the mayonnaise and the bread while focusing on lean meats like chicken or turkey and vegetables that can provide you with the proper nutrients your body needs.
Here’s one of my favorie healthy recipes:
-1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
-1 tablespoon chia seeds
-1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
-1/4 teaspoon sea salt
-2 tablespoons honey
-1/4 cup grapes, chopped
-3 tablespoons almonds, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, combine coconut, chia seeds, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
3. Spread mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
4. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring honey to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, or until reduced by half. Pour over coconut mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with grapes and almonds.