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Healthy Snack Ideas!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have a hard time deciding on a snack.  I want to be healthy, but those tortilla chips are sooooo tempting…& who wants to have to “think” about a snack?

That’s why I came up with this healthy snack list – snacks I’ve tried and LOVED, but won’t give you any guilt!  Enjoy the list, and if there’s a favorite healthy snack that you love – let me know that it needs to be added!

Enjoy!!

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Caprese Salad Bites

We took these out on a beach day for snacks, and they were a HIT.  Now, they are “healthy” as long as you don’t eat…like…10 of them (which is harder than it seems).  However, this recipe is SUPER easy, full of flavor, and packed with fresh ingredients.

Caprese salad bites

  • Servings: However many you’d like!
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Mozzarella, fresh (I used the Trader Joe’s mozzarella balls)
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Basil leaves (we used fresh from the garden, but you could buy them as well)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Toothpicks

Directions

  • Wash all cherry tomatoes and basil leaves
  • Place mozzarella ball, cherry, and basil on toothpick; this is one caprese “bite”
  • Repeat until you have made the desired number of caprese “bites”
  • Once finished, drizzle small amount of extra virgin olive oil on each bite, followed by a small drizzle of balsamic vinegar

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Enjoy!  These are soooo delicious.  Do keep in mind it’s important to keep moderation in mind – but these are great for a dinner party or any sort of get together!

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Oven Roasted Beets

Oven roasted beets are soooo tasty AND healthy!  They take a little while to cook through, but the recipe is super easy and so worth the time!  These are great during the summer, and are much better for you than the canned version.

Don’t like beets?  Try these before you swear off them – you may be surprised!

Oven Roasted Beets

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Beets, however many you’d like

Miscellaneous

  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking Sheet

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees20160608_092342
  • Scrub each beet and cut off leaves/stem close to the tip20160608_092438
  • Wrap each beet loosely in aluminum foil
  • Place foil wrapped beets on baking sheet20160608_092700
  • Place baking sheet in oven, and cook for 45-60 minutes. Check beets every 20-25 minutes to ensure that they are not burning; if they look dry add some water to each (about a tablespoon per beet) and re-wrap
  • When a fork can be inserted into the beet easily, they are done
  • Remove beets from oven, allow to cool
  • Peel each beet. Hold with paper towels and use those to peel the skin away; this will prevent your hands from staining20160608_110936

These beets are great for use in salads, as a side, or alone as a healthy snack!

Can’t wait to hear what you think!  Comment if you try this recipe! 🙂

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Perfectly Hard Boiled Eggs-in the Oven!

Hard boiled eggs are so convenient as a healthy snack or as part of meal prep by adding them to meals, such as salads.  Having to boil eggs on the stove was always annoying to me, so I was psyched to find this recipe!

I tweaked it just slightly by adding water to each muffin/cupcake cup, to ensure no brown/burn spots on the eggs – worked like a charm!  This recipe is so easy, and the shells peel off like a dream!  If you notice the eggs don’t cook through thoroughly, you may want to up the temp to 350.  For our oven, 325 degrees for 30 minutes had them turning out perfectly!

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

  • Servings: As many as you’d like
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • Eggs – however many you want to prepare(I use cage-free or organic eggs)
  • Water
  • Ice

Equipment

  • Muffin or cupcake pan
  • Large bowl
  • Tongs or large spoon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • Fill each cup of the muffin/cupcake tin about halfway with water. Place one egg in each cup20160417_133957
  • Place in oven and cook for 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven, and use tongs or large spoon to transfer eggs to large bowl of ice water. Allow eggs to sit in ice water for about 10 minutes20160417_141925
  • Remove eggs from water and peel shells off

Enjoy perfectly hard boiled eggs – done in the oven!  Filling each muffin/cupcake cup halfway with water will reduce the risk of “burn spots” on the eggs.  Enjoy!

20160417_144531Let me know how you like them!  I hope this saves you a little time and effort in your meal prep/healthy snack prep!

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