Looking for some easy snacks to keep you motivated and energized during these difficult times? Take a look at the ideas below, that are sure to keep you healthy and motivated.
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1. Superfood-Packed Trail Mix
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The crunchy almonds and walnuts in this Superfood-Packed Trail Mix by Jesse Lane Lee are complemented by chewy goji berries, mulberries golden berries. I also like to add raw cacao nibs to make this trail mix feel like an indulgent snack. This trail mix contains a highly nourishing combo of nuts and superfoods that provide you with lots of energy and health benefits. You can also play around with the ingredients using whatever you have in your pantry.
2. Peanut Butter Granola
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This Peanut Butter Granola by Amanda Froelich is very, very simple. And because it’s so simple, you can easily substitute ingredients that you or your loved ones may not consume. For instance, some people’s digestive systems are sensitive to peanut butter. If this is the case, substitute almond butter!
3. White Bean Trail Mix Cookies
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4. Blueberry Lemon Coconut Protein Balls
Blueberry, coconut, and lemon form a symphony of wonderful flavor in these Blueberry Lemon Coconut Protein Balls by Diana Johnson. These are perfect for snacking on throughout your day. With just nuts, seeds, blueberry, and coconut as the base, they’re filling, energizing, and honestly taste like balls of candied blueberry muffins.
5. High-Protein Date and Nut Energy Balls
As a mid-day snack or to boost your energy before going to the gym, these High-Protein Date and Nut Energy Balls by Julie Zimmer are packed with high protein and heart-healthy fat and fibre. If you’re busy and on the go, popping one or two balls will keep you going until your next meal.
6. Chewy Homemade Granola Bars
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Granola bars are such an easy go-to food, and they’re pretty filling to boot. Theses Chewy Homemade Granola Bars by Wendy Irene are a big hit with my kids; they were constantly asking for them. I ended up cutting them in half to give them a smaller portion and make the bars last longer. My husband, kids, and I liked the granola bars so much we would have gobbled them all up in 2 seconds if I allowed it. The granola bars are chewy and sweet with a delightful peanut butter banana flavor. The chunks of chocolate with the tart cranberries, rounded off nicely with the toasted cashews, make the granola bars exquisite. I hope you, your family, your friends, and loved ones enjoy them as much as we did!
7. Protein Breakfast Bars
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These Protein Breakfast Bars by Vicky Coates can be eaten any time of the day and make a great snack. These bars are simply made up of a mixture of oats, nuts & seeds, making them full of fiber, protein and nutritional goodness. Not to mention that they are naturally gluten-free, vegan & paleo-friendly!
8. Cinnamon Crunch Granola
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You are searching for a sugar- and oil-free granola recipe that does not have an overwhelming list of ingredients? Then stop right there! This easy and tasty Cinnamon Crunch Granola by Melanie Jacobs is much better (and healthier) than all those boxed varieties from the store.
9. Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola
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This Sugar-Free Buckwheat Granola by Charmaine San Pedro is wheat-free, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, preservative-free, vegan, and sugar free! It’s a free for all, I tell ya! Delicious, the perfect amount of crunch, and a great on the go snack or breakfast. Alternatively, you can use rolled oats (make sure they’re organic gluten-free) instead of the buckwheat groats.
10. Super Quick Granola Bars
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These Super Quick Granola Bars by Nikki and Zuzana are filled with oats, healthy seeds and raisins. They were very simple to make and smelled delicious while baking. I love that these bars have very little sugar in them yet they till stay together without making a giant mess!
11. Superfood Granola Bars
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Now that I know the health benefits of hemp seeds I’m finding creative ways to get my daily hemp fix, like these Superfood Granola Bars by Nikki and Zuzana! I think of hemp seeds almost as a “superfood” because they have a tremendous nutritional profile! They have all 20 amino acids, easily digestible protein, essential fatty acids and they’re a great source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats. Vegan, raw, tasty, and oh-so-delicious, these bars are top notch for satisfying your hunger. The Omega 6 fats in hemp seeds are better for you than Omega 6 fats from animal foods, which makes these a great option to get your essential fatty acid intake!
12. Trail Mix Energy Bites
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Enjoy trail mix in bite form with these Trail Mix Energy Bites by Kat Condon! Made from rolled oats, cooked quinoa and loaded with nuts and dried fruit, these bites are a great energizing on-the-go snack!
13. Super-Simple, Nutrient-Dense Raw Chocolate Energy Bites
While decadent desserts are super tasty, sometimes it’s nice to make nutritious treats that can serve as quick, energy-boosting snacks. These Super-Simple, Nutrient-Dense Raw Chocolate Energy Bites by Christina Bedetta may look decadent, but they are packed with natural protein from the nuts/seeds, natural carbohydrates from the dates, and antioxidants from the cacao. They are also super simple and fun to make, especially if you choose to roll them in toppings! Enjoy!
14. Sweet Potato Granola
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Made with roasted sweet potato, loaded with fiber, nuts and seeds, this Sweet Potato Granola by Sara Oliveira is perfect to accompany coconut yogurt, plant-based milk or eat directly from the jar. Whenever baking sweet potatoes save 2 or 3 to make this granola, it will be a favorite!
15. Apple Walnut Spice Granola
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Chewy dried apples and golden raisins are little pockets of chewy sweetness throughout, and the walnuts provide a satisfying crunch. This Apple Walnut Spice Granola by Lisa Lotts makes a great topping for your favorite dairy-free yogurt, milk, or even ice cream!
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