Easy Quarantine Snacks

I don’t know about you but….I’m constantly diving into snacks this week! I can’t stop snacking so I wanted to share with you a handful of my fav snacks for you to enjoy during your quarantine.

Air-popped popcorn
Unlike pretzels or chips, popcorn is a whole grain.Stick to lightly salted varieties, or flavor your popcorn with herbs and spices.

Cheesy popcorn
Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast over 2 cups air-popped popcorn.

Frozen grapes
Freeze 1 cup of grapes and enjoy them as if they’re sorbet.

Cinnamon apple
Sprinkle an apple with cinnamon for a treat that tastes more decadent than it is.

Nuts
A handful of 20 pistachios, 12 almonds, or 14 peanuts makes for a nice “good” fat and protein snack.

Mediterranean tomato
Dice 1 medium tomato and top with 2 Tbsp. feta cheese and a pinch of salt.

Cottage cheese and melon
Combine ¾ cup of melon with ½ cup of low-fat cottage cheese for a sweet dessert.

Mediterranean rice cake
Spread 1 Tbsp. of hummus on a whole-grain rice cake. Top with 2 cucumber slices.

Frozen nutty banana
Roll ½ a peeled banana in 1 Tbsp. chopped peanuts, pressing so that the nuts stick to the banana. Freeze. Enjoy!


 

RECIPES

Cookie Dough Energy Balls

These cookie dough energy balls are a healthier way to get your cookie dough fix!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup all-natural almond butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup almonds, finely chopped
  • scoops Vanilla Whey Shakeology
  • 2 Tbsp. mini semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well and roll into 13 balls, about 1-inch in diameter each.


Coco-Loco Wonder Whip

Skip the expensive, sugary store-bought ice cream and make this easy, healthier Wonder Whip!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs
  • 2 tsp. pure cacao powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla (or coconut) extract
  • Pure maple syrup (or raw honey*) (to taste; optional)

Combine yogurt, coconut, cacao nibs, cacao powder, extract, and maple syrup (if desired) in a medium bowl; mix well.


Homemade Guacamole

This guacamole recipe is simple and bursting with bright flavors like tomatoes, onions, fresh lime juice, and cilantro.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed ripe avocado (approx. 2 large)
  • ¾ cup seeded, chopped Roma tomatoes (approx. 2 medium)
  • ½ cup chopped onion, (approx. ¾ medium)
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. seeded, chopped jalapeno pepper (approx. 1 medium) (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. lime peel (lime zest) finely grated, (approx. 2 limes)
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Combine avocado, tomatoes, onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno (if desired), lime peel, oil, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; mix well.

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