Healthy-ish Snacks, week 2

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i’m realizing that perhaps my snacks have a tendency to skew sweet and could probably use a little more presence from vegetables, so i’ll commit to calling them at least “healthy-ish” because they’re still better for you than a nutty bar and a diet coke (the favorite lunch menu of an ex-supervisor of mine).  here’s this week’s collection:

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1. Guacamole with fresh root vegetable “chips” (today it’s kohlrabi + turnip). (note: the guacamole was already brown on top by day 2 even with a piece of plastic wrap pressed directly to the top of it and the sliced veggie chips gave off a distinctly vegetal funk when i opened the jar, but they were still crisp and crunchy and as long as you’re okay with, say, the flavor of radishes, they tasted great too!)

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2.  Mango Melba truffles: pretty much the recipe linked to, but I soaked the mango in water a little longer this time and they turned out too sticky, so I rolled them in crushed almonds.  Also, I didn’t add the dates.  These might be pretty rich, so you might consider stretching the five truffles into two day’s snacks.

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3. Hummus with broccoli & pickled turnips (these could definitely use more broccoli, but the jar was too small to squeeze in more).

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4. CocoCashew mix + fresh cherries (I used these coconut chips)

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5. “Peach” Pie overnight oatmeal (contains: oats, almond milk, chia seeds, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon & nectarine)

I believe that last week’s most popular snack was the hummus and peas, so i feel less guilty about using hummus two weeks in a row now.

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4 Responses to Healthy-ish Snacks, week 2

  1. Your other mommy. says:

    I use a small amount of Fruit Fresh to keep my avocados green.

  2. Leslie says:

    I can’t wait to try #5 because I have all the ingredients! How do I buy your smoothie book? I meant to.

  3. Heather says:

    I found a promising tip for the guacamole that I plan to try in the future:
    http://www.thekitchn.com/the-best-way-to-keep-guacamole-green-tips-from-the-kitchn-193462

  4. Carissa says:

    That IS an interesting tip, but I wonder if it would work in this instance with all of the commotion that these little jars likely experience as they travel to and from church and then wherever you eat your snacks? Hmmmm…. might still try it next time. Thanks for the link!

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