Thursday, June 26, 2014

DIY Healthy Summer Snacks

Snacking can be an extremely dangerous or extremely helpful concept. Snacks can be great to hold you over in between meals, but if they are unhealthy food items like salty chips or sugary candy aren't the way to go. I have come up with a few of my favorite healthy snacks. Make these snacks ahead of time so you can take a few every days. Now let's not keep our food waiting!

Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwiches

1. Start off by taking a banana and slice it into slices.
2. Lay out half of the banana slices and spread a small amount of peanut butter on each slice.
3. If you would like, add a peace of fruit in the middle of the peanut butter.  
4. Stack the other half of the slices and top of the peanut butter and you have yourself cute little sandwiches. (Note: If you don't want to eat them all at once, you can keep them in the fridge for a couple of days and take a few out for each snack.)

Fruit Kabob

1. Slice up your favorite fruit (bananas, grapes, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, kiwi, etc.) into bite size pieces.
2. Take wooden or bamboo skewers and stick the fruit on it.
3. You can either place them in the fridge or in the freezer for a cool summer snack.

Home Made Strawberry Apple Sauce

1. Combine eight pealed, chopped apples, four fresh or frozen strawberries, 1/2 a cup of water, 1/2 a cup of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional) into a large sauce man and bring to a boil.
2. Reduce heat a simmer for 10 minutes or until the fruit is soft.
3. Mash the ingredients with a potato masher.
4. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
5. Transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth.

Bite Size Veggie Wraps

1. Take a tortilla wrap and lay it out flat. Slice the edges to make it a square or a rectangle.  
2. Fill the center with your favorite veggies (carrots, lettuce, tomatoes-just pretend that's a veggie for now-, cucumbers, red cabbage, etc.).
3.Roll the tortilla up.
4. Cut the wrap into small, easy slices and stick a tooth pick through each one to hold it together. Now you're done!

Hard Boiled Eggs

1. Begin by filling a sauce pan with water.
2. Place enough eggs to cover the bottom of the pan.
3. Place on a stove and bring to a boil.
4. After boiling for one minute, remove the eggs from heat and place them into a bowl of ice water.
5. Then remove the eggs and peal before you eat.


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