Posted by Terra's Kitchen on Wed, Aug 31, '16
School days and busy schedules are on the horizon. Both kids and parents need snacks that are quick, portable and healthy to stay fueled from the bus stop to soccer practice. It is easy to fall into the trap of processed and unhealthy snacks as schedules become busier. After school snacks don’t have to take a ton of time to ensure they are healthy, quick and include some variety. Here are some of our favorite convenient healthy snacks for after school or any time.1.) Hummus is easy to make, healthy, and delicious. It is perfect as a dip for vegetables, crackers or pita chips. To make your own, simply throw chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper into a food processor and blend until smooth. You can also add avocado, garlic or even spinach to add flavor. Even easier than making your own, simply add one of our $5.99 Hummus with Multigrain Pita & Veggies grab and go snacks to your next vessel.
2.) Roasted chickpeas are another favorite snack that is full of protein and fiber. Chickpeas are used all around the world in Italian, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. Health benefits aside, they are easy to make. Chickpeas can be roasted with a variety of seasonings and spices to enhance their flavor profile. We love the spicy and sweet chickpeas from our Terra Buddha Bowl on their own, anytime! To make them, preheat your oven to 450°F and line a baking tray with foil. Dry chickpeas and then toss them with 1 tablespoon olive oil, chili powder, paprika, brown sugar and ½ teaspoon salt. Spread them evenly on the pan and roast for 20 minutes. Shake the pan every 5 minutes to ensure they roast evenly and then cool and enjoy!
3.) Oats are a snack that most people don’t think about outside of breakfast, however, they can be customized using nuts and berries to create a powerful snack. Our friends at Nuts.com love a Berry Nutty Oatmeal as a healthy snack. Start by combining ½ cup of rolled oats, and ¼ cup vanilla almond milk. Microwave for one minute, and sprinkle goji berries, chia seeds and hazelnuts on top.
4.) Fruit is a simple, healthy snack that often gets overlooked because it can sometimes take a bit of preparation. Leave the prep work to us and choose fruit to add to your next order. Options include watermelon, pineapple, mango and blueberries, or fruit burst. All of our prepped fruit snacks are packaged and ready to throw in your bag for whatever your day has in store.
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