Healthy Fangirl: 3 Healthy Snack Ideas

Although I enjoy cooking, there are times when I want a quick and simple recipe for something to snack on. Easy recipes are my best friends, especially when they’re actually pretty healthy. I’ve been eating these 3 snacks constantly lately, so I figured I’d share!

1. Homemade trail mix

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This first one isn’t really a recipe its just throwing things together, but it’s actually really yummy. Traditional trail mixes usually have tons of added salts and sugars, and contain raisins (which I don’t care for). Instead, I throw together lightly salted mixed nuts, dried cranberries, and dark chocolate chips in little snack baggies. I usually always keep one in my purse because I love to snack and the mixture of these foods is super delicious.

2. Roasted chickpeas

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Chickpeas, otherwise known as garbanzo beans, are soo yummy and really good for you. I usually eat them in hummus form, but roasting them is a new and exciting snack. I loosely followed this recipe after checking out a ton on Pinterest, but I found leaving them in for as long as they instruct just burned them. All you really need to do is toss some olive oil, garlic powder, and parmesean cheese on a can or two of chickpeas and throw them in the oven. I put them in for 15 minutes, took the pan out and shook them around, and repeated until they looked dark and crisp, but not burnt. This recipe took me a few tries to get right, but it’s the perfect alternative to really salty and fatty potato chips.

3. Apple “cookies”

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This is another recipe I’ve seen all over Pinterest, mainly for good snacks for kids. I’m definitely not a kid but I love this fun alternative to a simple apple. All you have to do is cut the apple into little slices, and then add toppings. I love just using crunchy peanut butter but the possibilities are endless. You could add mini chocolate chips, granola, or even some honey. It’s probably a little easier to core the apple first, but I usually just eat around it or cut out the middle of each individual slices.

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