Whether you need to power up or power through, these Make-and-Take snacks are the energy lifters we could all use now.
Spiced Trail Mix
The nuts and seeds in this combo offer the tag-team duo or fiber and protein that will crush your between- meal cravings and pantry raids.
On a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment, toss 1 cup each Cashews and Pecans, ½ cup Pepitas , 2 Tbsp melted Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp Garam Masala(optional), ½ tsp salt , and ¼ tsp Cayenne and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Toss with ½ cup Unsweetened coconut Flakes and bake until golden brown, 8 minutes. Let cool, then toss with ½ cup each Golden Raisin and chopped Dried Mango.
Almond Oat Bites
Each ball is packed with nearly nine grams of protein (more than in one egg!), which makes them the perfect post-workout eat. Bonus: You’ll get a lift that really lasts.
In a bowl, combine 2 cups Old- Fashioned Oats, ½ cup Ground Flaxseed, 1 cup Almond Butter , 3 Tbsp Honey, 1 tsp Pure vanilla Extract, and ⅓ cup Dark Chocolate Chips. Roll into 1-inch balls and freeze until Firm. Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week.
Rainbow Quinoa Crackers
Crunchy, crispy, and full of the best kind of (good) fats,these little guys will convince you that whipping up your own at home is totally worth it.
Cook ½ cup Rainbow Quinoa; cool completely . In a food processor, pulse Quinoa, 2 tbsp Flaxseed,Chia seeds, Sunflower seeds, and Pistachios, and 1 tsp Salt Until quinoa is mostly pureed. Roll between parchment to ⅛ inch thick. Peel back the top parchment layer. Score 1 ½ by 3 inch line to create crackers. Bake at 350 F degrees until light brown around the edges, 30 minute. Flip, remove parchment, and bake until crisp, 25 to 30 minutes more. Break into pieces.
Tip: Spread with a schmear of soft cheese or Yogurt!