It is officially fall! So today I am rounding up 3 of my favorite fall snacks I have made that are super festive but are still good for you. Plus, these are all great to take on the go.
When it comes to snacks I like to make sure there are three things in every snack: protein, fat and fiber. All these things help to stabilize blood sugar, reduce cravings and prevent you from getting hangry.
Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix
I love this recipe because you can make a big batch at a time. I grab some and put it in a stasher bag to keep in my purse or clinic bag. Full of healthy fats and warming spices this mix is great because it is only lightly sweet.
- 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 2/3 cup cashews
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup almonds
Preheat oven to 400F
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir.
Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or avocado oil spray.
Empty mix onto sheet into one even layer.
Bake at 400F for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before storing, I keep mine in a mason jar.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Smoothies can be great to take on the go, and though carrot usually has its place in spring. I really like it in the fall too. The cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar while the dose of carrot boosts the immune system.
- 4 walnut halves
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 carrot
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 3 ice cubes
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Place in a reusable to go cup.
Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars
These are perfect to take on the go, and making your own granola bars has never been easier!
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
- pinch himalayan salt
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup pecans
- 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine all ingredients into a bowl and stir.
Grease a baking pan with coconut oil to ensure it doesn't stick.
Pour mixture into pan and press down.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
Store bars in fridge for up to 2 weeks.
What are your favourite fall inspired snacks?