Back to School Healthy Snacks

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Now that the New Year is here and school has been back in session our family has been trying to jump back on board with healthier habits. It can be hard to go from all the yummy holiday treats and foods to clean eating so hopefully this helps with everyone in your family by taking small steps back into eating smarter.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Apple Slices By Mom Endeavors:  

Ingredients-

  • 2 medium size apples
  • 1⁄4 C. creamy peanut butter
  • 1⁄4 C. Heath baking bits
  • chocolate chips (optional)
  • Mandolin slicer (optional but so handy)

Turkey and Cucumber Sandwiches by The Kitchen is my playground: 

Ingredients-

a wide cucumber
spreadable cheese {such as cream cheese or Laughing Cow cheese wedges}
fresh or dried dill
sliced deli smoked turkey
salt & pepper

Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries by Family Fresh Meals: 

Ingredients-

1 (6oz) Container of fresh blueberries

1 (6oz) container nonfat blueberry Greek yogurt. NOTE: I have also used honey, vanilla and strawberry

Paleo Nut Energy Bars by Taste of Lizzy T: 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 20 dates finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients.
  • To prepare the 9×13 pan, line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray it with cooking spray. Press the nut mixture into the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes. Allow the bars to cool for 5 minutes, then pull on the wax paper to remove them from the pan. Use a pizza cutter to slice the bars into rectangles of the size you’d like.

Banana Pineapple Coconut Smoothie by Gluesticks & Gumdrops: 

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 c. pineapple juice
  • 1/2 c. coconut water
  • 1/4 c. coconut flesh (optional)
  • 1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 c. ice

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to blender.
  2. Pulse for about two minutes, until ice is smooth and mixture is thick and creamy.
  3. Pour into glasses, and top with whipped cream and toasted coconut.