If snacking is something you struggle with, today’s video and recipes are going to be super helpful for you!
I’m back today with a fun, easy recipe round up for you…
People always ask me “What can I eat as easy, healthy snacks?” This is a question I get a lot, so if you’re working on cleaning up your snacking routine this post will help…
Today I’ll be showing you how to make 3 easy snack recipes:
- Vegan No-Bake Cookies
- Avocado Toast (YUM!)
- Overnight Chia Seed Pudding
These 3 recipes are staples in my diet and help me stay on top of my fitness and fat loss routine. First watch the video to see demos of how to make each of them, then scroll to the bottom of this post to get the actual recipes for each snack!
Pssst… If you choose only ONE of the 3 recipes to make, I recommend choosing the vegan no-bake date cookies. They are an amazing grab-n-go breakfast, quick snack or anytime treat and you will be absolutely BLOWN AWAY that they are just a few natural ingredients.
Medjool dates are loaded with potassium, which makes them an incredible post-workout recovery snack. Potassium has been shown time and time again to help aid in muscle recovery, and Medjool dates have more potassium by weight than their more commonly known counterpart — bananas.
They also contain lots of healthy fiber and micronutrients and are a great source of natural energy. So keep in mind — even if you don’t have time to necessarily make a full-blown recipe like these 3 snack options I’m sharing with you today, you can always keep a few Medjool dates on hand as a quick, healthy snack all on their own.
They’re portable, compact, all-natural and delicious! Learn more about Natural Delights Medjool dates here.
And remember — no matter what time of year, snacking shouldn’t be hard.
Keep it simple with these 3 easy recipes or this cool new Smoothie Calculator tool which helps you keep track of your smoothie macros and calories in one interactive tool! Because don’t forget, smoothies like this one are another awesome, quick and easy snack idea too!
Last but not least, special thanks to Natural Delights for making today’s video possible and providing the Medjool dates used in this vegan cookie recipe. You won’t even believe they’re healthy they taste so good.
PRO TIP: You can find Medjool dates in the produce section at the grocery store.
Now watch the video below to see how to make them:
Now on to the recipes themselves!
These 3 recipes are so simple to make, so I encourage you to keep them in your kitchen arsenal! As long as you keep the ingredients on-hand, you should be able to whip each of these up in about 5 minutes or less (with the exception of the Chia Seed Pudding, which takes at least 2 hours to set).
Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
Vegan No-Bake Cookies
I love using dates as the base for no-bake recipes like this because they have more potassium per pound than a banana, and the reason I started here is because potassium has been shown to help aid recovery!
When you combine that recovery power with the power of the healthy fats and satiation from the nuts in this recipe, you’ve got yourself a powerhouse combo. I make a batch of these once every few weeks and store them in the fridge for “grab & go” easy access any time.
- 1 cup soaked, pitted Natural Delights Medjool dates
- 1 cup mixed nuts (pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts and pecans)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix in a food processor until emulsified. Add in 1 more cup of nuts and pulse until a dough forms. Shape into cookies and refrigerate to set. Top with OR roll in finely chopped nuts or coconut flakes before serving.
- 1-2 slices whole grain or sprouted bread, toasted
- 1/2-1 medium-sized avocado
- 1 cup+ mixed greens
- pinch of sea salt
- dash of black pepper
Toast your bread and top with a bed of lettuce. Slice avocado into cubes, then mash on top of bread before topping with your sliced hard boiled eggs or other toppings. Sprinkle in sea salt, ground black pepper or other seasonings before serving for extra flavor!
Chia Seed Pudding
This is a great overnight snack option and is also really great for meal prep! You can use coconut milk or almond milk in this recipe, but I prefer coconut because it gives it a really delicious and rich sweet taste.
- 1 can lite coconut milk
- ½-1 cup chia seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla
Mix together in a mason jar, seal and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Once the chia seeds expand and soften, serve and top with your favorite toppings.