Healthy Snack Recipes

AvocadoHummusAvocado Hummus

Yields 12 (2 TB/serving)

INGREDIENTS:

15 oz. can chickpeas 
1 tsp. olive oil
2 ripe avocados
1 ½ TB tahini
TB lime juice 
1 clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cumin 
Cilantro
Red pepper flakes

DIRECTIONS:

Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. 
Season with salt and pepper to taste, add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 - 2 minutes longer.
Serve topped with cilantro and red pepper flakes. 
Serve with homemade pita chips or fresh vegetables.

NUTRITION PER SERVING:

Calories: 126
Fat: 9 grams
Carbohydrate: 9.1 grams
Protein: 3.5 grams
Sodium: 116 mg
Fiber: 3.9 grams

CranberryFlaxGranolaBarCranberry Flax Granola Bars

Yields 15 servings (bars)

INGREDIENTS:

½ cup of brown sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup pureed prunes (use baby food)
3 egg whites
¼ cup ground flax seed
2 ½ cup regular oatmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup white chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

Blend peanut butter, pureed prunes, egg whites, and stir in flax, oatmeal, cinnamon, and salt.
Once well mixed, blend in cranberries, white chocolate chips.
Spray a 9 x 13 pan, and pat down the mixture into the pan with wet hands.
Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until set.
Cut as soon as removing from the oven. Once cooled remove the bars from the pan.

NUTRITION PER SERVING:

Calories: 137
Fat: 7 grams
Carbohydrate: 18 grams
Protein: 6 grams
Sodium: 100 mg