Perhaps it's the "back to school" mantra surrounding my social media and shopping encounters; but lately, I've been on the hunt to find snacks that are both work- and school-friendly and, more importantly, diet-friendly.
Whole Foods' snack aisles inspired my latest three snack recipes that, at first glace, seem super simple -- as they should be. Guilt-free and nutritious (under 200 calories!), these bites bring satisfaction, color and crunch to a tedious task list on the job.
What's your favorite snack for mid-day work dining or after school breaks? Share in the comments!
Almond Butter and Dried Cherry Toast
- 1 slice whole grain toast
- 1 teaspoon all-natural almond butter
- 1 teaspoon dried cherries
- 1/2 teaspoon shredded coconut
Toast slice of bread. Top with almond butter while still warm. Sprinkle cherries and coconut.
Beet Chips with Avocado Dip
- 1/4 cup beet chips
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- Pinch of sea salt
Combine yogurt, lime, avocado and lime in a food processor until smooth. Serve with chips.
Elvis Protein Smoothie
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 small banana, frozen
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder, optional
Blend all ingredients until well-combined and smooth. Serve chilled.
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