5 Superfood Snack Recipes You Can Make at Home
Keep your energy high all day long with these bite-sized, whole-food snacks. Loaded with good-for-you nutrients such as healthy fats and protein, they are healthy without sacrificing taste.
From Whole Food Energy by Elise Museles. Copyright © 2016 by Quantum Books.
Cashew-Goji Berry Bars
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These naturally sweet bars are great on the go, so throw a couple in your bag for your next long hike.
Ingredients: dried dates, pitted prunes, raw cashews, creamy cashew butter, goji berries, vanilla extract, sea salt
Strawberry Oat Pockets
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If you liked Pop-Tarts as a kids, you'll love this healthier take. Plus, if you refrigerate the dough beforehand it'll be easier to roll out.
Ingredients: whole-wheat flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, sea salt, old-fashioned regular rolled oats, unsalted butter, whole milk, strawberry spreadable fruit, egg
Grain-Free Nut and Seed Bars
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These delicious snacks are full of nuts and seeds which offer not just fiber but healthy fats and and protein.
Ingredients: raw sunflower seed kernels, hazelnuts, shredded coconut, dried apricots, flaxseed, chia seeds, sea salt, creamy almond butter, coconut oil, honey, egg whites
Chocolatey Oat-and-Nut Breakfast Bars
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The almonds in these bars boast healthy fats and vitamin E, while the oats offer a hearty serving of fiber to help keep you satisfied.
Zesty Orange Chocolate Energy Balls
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Get that midday burst of energy by nourishing your body with these low-calorie, bite-size treats. Cacao powder makes this snack feel decadent and dessert-like, while cashews or almonds boost protein levels as an alternative to peanuts. Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and/or a pinch of chili powder to give these snacks a touch of heat.
Ingredients: cashews or almonds, Medjool dates, raw cacao powder, salt, vanilla extract, orange zest, shredded coconut (optional)
PB and J Power Bars
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Can't eat peanut butter? Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, is a delicious swap.
Lemon Drop Energy Balls
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The dates and maple syrup in this recipe add a touch of natural sweetness.
Apricot Vanilla Cashew Bars
Dried apricots are an excellent source of beta-carotene—good for your eyesight.
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