Take a healthy snack break | Health & Food | fairfaxtimes.com

2022-07-23 02:30:19 By : Mr. Henry Du

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If you eat proper meals that each contain a lean protein, fiber from vegetables, and a small amount of healthy fat, you should stay satiated for hours. However, if you find yourself a little hungry in the afternoons, this is one of my favorite snack treats. 

These little powerhouses can give you some quick energy and they’re also perfect for an afterschool treat. They’re easy enough for kids to make themselves too! 

• Hummus with sugar snap peas, bell pepper strips, or cucumbers

• Nut butter with a green apple

• Grass-fed beef jerky or beef sticks (Chomps or Country Archer brands are good)

• Kite Hill dairy-free cream cheese with Wild Smoked Salmon on a Simple Mills GF cracker

• A handful of raw nuts

• Sardine Mash – 1 tin of Wild Planet sardines mashed, some diced red onion, chopped olives, and capers, squeeze of lemon juice, and combine over a bed of lettuce

Excerpt from Unprocessed Living: 3 Easy Steps to Transition into Healthy Eating by Cindy Santa Ana. Get more tasty recipes in my cooking classes, www.UnlockBetterHealth.com.

Prep time: 5 minutes, 15 minutes to roll about 30-40 balls

2 cups quick cooking, organic rolled oats

     (preferably semi-sweet, dairy-free, like Enjoy Life brand)

1. Put oats and salt in a food processor. Pulse 2-3 times until finely ground, but not flour-like. 

2. Add remaining ingredients, except for chocolate chips, and process until fully combined. 

3. Add 1/2 tsp water to bring the ingredients together. 

5. Add a few drops of water if needed to form balls. 

6. Form into balls or press into a square pan and cut into squares.

Notes: Makes 40-50 balls depending on how big you make each one. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container. If you want a more distinct cherry taste, chop the cherries instead of processing them in the food processor. You’ll have bigger chunks in each ball. 

*Don’t be tempted to leave out the amazing little chia seeds. These suckers are packed with fiber, protein, Omega 3’s, and tons of nutrients! You can put them in smoothies, oatmeal, sauces, water, pudding, and more! 

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