Spicy Chickpeas - An Easy Snack

Spicy Chickpeas – An Easy Snack

Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are a very healthy legume that contains fiber, protein and a whole lot of nutrients – a great combination for a healthy snack. Spicy chickpeas can also be tossed into a green salad to add a bit of zing. You could also add a handful of these chickpea snacks to a homemade …read more

Craving Nuts? Almonds Are Amazing!

Craving Nuts? Almonds Are Amazing!

  There are many different nuts and they all make quick, healthy snacks. One particular nut, the almond, seems to be gaining popularity these days. Not only are almonds versatile and delicious, but they have an incredible list of health benefits! So here’s the scoop on almonds… Almonds are considered a nut by almost everyone, …read more

Amazing Amaranth Apple Bars

Amazing Amaranth Apple Bars

  These wholesome snack bars are gluten free, use dates and apple as the sweetener, and contain both fiber and protein for balanced nutrition. They can be made nut free.   Prep time: 30 minutes total Cooking time: 0 Refrigeration time:1 hour Yield: 8 snack bars   Ingredients: 10 Medjool dates, pitted ½ cup raw …read more

Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Nutrition Bars

Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Nutrition Bars

Prep time:  15 minutes Cooking time:  none Refrigeration time: 30 minutes Equipment needed:  food processor Yield: 8 energy bars   Ingredients: 12 large dates, pitted 1 cup raw sunflower seeds 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds 1 cup raw nuts – a mix such as walnuts, almonds, cashews, pecans 2 Tbsp chia seeds 2 Tbsp hemp …read more

An Apple a Day...

An Apple a Day…

  …. keeps the Doctor away.  An old adage that refers to the high quality of nutrition in an apple, one of the most widely consumed fruits all around the world.  Indeed, it is a very healthy, whole food. The apple tree is part of the Rosaceae or rose family of plants – a very …read more

Snack Attack

Snack Attack

There’s no denying that everyone, at one time or another, has had a snack attack. Views on snacking differ. Some feel that snacking is bad and that eating between meals leads to weight gain. Others believe that eating many small meals and snacks throughout the day is healthy for maintaining energy levels and optimal weight. …read more