Friday, September 28, 2012

7 Ideas for Clean Eating Snacks

Thanks for checking out my next installment of ideas for clean eating, you can check them all out here:

All of the following photographs are taken by me and are of meals I made in my home.

Idea #1: Stuffed Apple Rings - Kids & adults will both love these and you can find the recipe on Save Green Being Green.

Idea #2: Frozen Fruit & Berry Pops - Another great recipe I have on my blog and another snack that kids love too! As a mom, it's important that my kids like what I am making too because I don't have time/space for multiple meals/snacks.

Idea #3: 1/2 C Cottage Cheese and 1/2 C raw carrots - Super simple to whip together and put in your cooler to take along.

Idea #4: 1/2 C Hummus and 1+C raw veggies - Hummus is very easy to make and require just a few ingredients and you can add a variety of other things to it to change the taste. This is some Kalamata Hummus that a friend (fellow clean eater) brought over for our lunch playdate with our kids.

Idea #5: 1/2 C Hummus and Pita Bread and Veggies - So, here is a another hummus variety; this one is a garlicky hummus. I served this with some celery and pita bread squares. If you have not made pita bread, you have to check out my recipe. It is SO easy! And Tasty!

Idea #6: Protein Smoothie/Shake with Berries - How I make this depends upon if I have time to sit and enjoy it or if it an take-along snack. If I am enjoying this smoothie I will add a cup of ice to the blender as well which helps me up my water intake. What I like about a frozen smoothie over a shake (no ice) is that it feels more like a treat, especially when I use a chocolate protein powder and pair it with raspberries or strawberries. And if I want to pump up the protein some more, plus have extras to share with my kids, I will add in a 1/2 C of plain greek yogurt (which is how it is pictured above) in addition to the berries & ice.

Idea #7: Ants on a Log - Yes, I have kids, so having some clever kid snacks is par for the course. You can use any kind of nut butter you want in your celery sticks, or even hummus works great too. And switch up your "ants", not only raisins work, but also dried cranberries and dried cherries.


Dianna said...

Yummmmmmmm and thank you I am always looking for ideas for quick and yummy snack that are more than health for all of us-- quick is my favorite.. Thanks

Unknown said...

All of these snack ideas look very healthy. My favorites are the Apple Rings.

msmissy02 said...

Thanks for the great snack ideas! The smoothie looks delicious!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing these snacks. I watch my grandkids quite a bit and am always looking for healthy snack choices to give them.

Unknown said...

These are great ideas. I love the stuffed apple rings.

Unknown said...

These all look so good!! I struggle with coming up with new snack ideas sometimes so thank you for posting!