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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Espresso Shakeology Balls

Shakeology isn’t just for drinking – check out these espresso balls!  They’re packed with flavor and serve as a healthy snack when you’re craving something yummy.

Espresso Shakeology Balls

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 scoop/packet vegan café latte or café latte shakeology
  • ¾ cup gluten free rolled oat
  • ¾ cup all natural creamy/smooth almond butter (I like to get some from Trader Joe’s that has no salt added)
  • ¼ cup honey (raw, natural)
  • ½ cup sliced almonds (raw)

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well
  • Roll mixture into 24 walnut sized balls and place in a well-sealed container
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before enjoying

espressoshakeoHope you enjoy this yummy recipe!!  They’re addicting, so keep in mind 1 serving = 2 espresso balls!

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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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