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Back to School Snacks

Back to School Season is HERE and I know the aisles are full of all the best snacks, treats, and even Halloween candy already (𝘸𝘒𝘺 𝘡𝘰𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯). ⁣
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One of the biggest downfalls I see amongst my clients is not their actual meals, but rather the snack choices they’re making throughout the day. ⁣
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That being said, I wanted to come up with a list of some healthy back to school, work or even work from home snacks to look out for. ⁣
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Try your best to be sure you’re balancing your snacks with a carbohydrate source, protein, and/or healthy fat. Carb heavy snacks alone will simply spike up your blood sugar and leave you reaching for more sugar shortly after. ⁣
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Also, if you’re someone who struggles with portion control or find yourself munching from the bag, try to pre-portion out your servings as soon as you bring the box home so you’re less likely to overdo it. ⁣
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Take a pick from the protein list, healthy fat list, and carbohydrate list and you have yourself a healthy balanced snack. ⁣
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You can download a PDF with some of my favorites here.
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Here are some Mix & Match Examples: ⁣

  • Rice Thins with Hummus & Veggies
  • Cottage Cheese with Siete Cinnamon Churro Chips & Fruit
  • Apple Slices with Natural Peanut Butter & Cinnamon
  • Rice Thins with Cottage Cheese & Cherry Tomatoes
  • Snackable Veggies with Hummus and/or Avocado
  • Greek Yogurt with Flaxseed & Fruit
  • Adult Lunchable: Simple Mill’s Crackers, Chomps Stick, & Organic Cheddar
  • Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt with Apple Dippers (Recipe coming soon)
  • Cinnamon Roasted Apples with Greek Yogurt, Cinnamon & Sliced Almonds

Also, I know it can be tricky to know what to look for on ingredient labels. My general rule of thumb is the fewer the ingredients, and the more recognizable the better. ⁣
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Ideally try to steer clear of options with added sugars, inflammatory oils (𝘴𝘰𝘺𝘣𝘦𝘒𝘯, 𝘀𝘰𝘳𝘯, 𝘀𝘒𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘒, 𝘴𝘢𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳, 𝘴𝘒𝘧𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳, & 𝘱𝘦𝘒𝘯𝘢𝘡 𝘰π˜ͺ𝘭𝘴), and processed soy. ⁣
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What’s your go-to snack?! ⁣

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Super Food Macaroon Bars

Back to School Time is upon us! That means some extra, easily packable recipes from me. These bars make the perfect granola bar replacement and they are packed with super-foods and 100% gluten free. They would work great in your child’s lunchbox or as your own sweet treat! They are also packed full of my absolute favorite food: coconut! Β They are no bake and take minutes to make. You can even get the kids involved. Hope you enjoy them!

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Ingredients:Β 

  • 1-cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ΒΌ cup maple syrup
  • ΒΌ cup almond meal
  • 1 tbs. maca powder
  • 2 tbs. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ΒΌ cup goji berries
  • ΒΌ cup carob chips or cacao nibs

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl combine the coconut, maca powder, sea salt, and almond meal until combined.
  2. Next add in the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil, stirring well to combine.
  3. Lastly add in the goji berries and carob chips.
  4. If the mixture is not sticking well together add in another tablespoon of maple syrup.
  5. Press the mixture into a 6X6 container, cover, and freeze overnight.
  6. Slice into bars and store in the freezer.

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