When I am looking to have a snack I want to it to be balanced in protein and healthy fats so that not only am I kept full but my blood sugar stays in check. So here are 3 healthy snacks that have been staples for me lately.
Paleo Chocolate Pecans
These pecans are enrobed in a paleo chocolate and are the perfect snack. Grab a handful to nosh on or throw it on top of chia pudding or coconut yogurt. Either way these are one delicious easy treat.
- 3 tbsp cacao
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1/3 cup pecans
- 1 tsp maple syrup optional
Combine the coconut oil and the cacao until there are no clumps.
If adding maple syrup, add it now to the chocolate, though I love it without it! It all depends on your preference.
Dip each pecan into the chocolate and set on a sheet of parchment paper.
Chill in fridge 15 minutes or until hardened. You can also chill them in the freezer if you want to speed up the process.
When I am craving a snack, it is usually something salty. Shishito peppers are the perfect thing because you get some veggies in, but they are warm and salty. Plus, it is kind of like Russian roulette since 1/10 have a little kick.
- 1 bag shishito peppers
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
- pinch himalayan or sea salt
Preheat oven to 400F.
Combine shishito peppers with avocado oil and salt.
Roast for 5-7 minutes. You might hear a popping sound!
Beet Hummus On Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potato toasts are pretty much a staple in my fridge. They are one of the easiest things to just pop in the toaster and top. And lately, I have been loving to top it with beet hummus and a few greens if I have them on hand. I mean look at that color!
- 1 cup cauliflower
- 1/2 cup beets cooked
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 lemon juiced
Combine all ingredients into a blender.
Blend until smooth.
And if you are new to making sweet potato toasts, I simply slice my sweet potato lengthwise and bake it at 400F for 20 minutes. I then store them in the fridge and pop them into the toaster as needed!
If you try out these snacks be sure to tag me on Instagram, @keepupwithliv, so I can share!