5 DIY Healthy Snacks

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Looking to snack today but also looking to keep it healthy? Here are five easy things to make, and a couple of them may even be able to moonlight as lunch…

Edamame Hummus

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Edamame

1/4 cup Tahini

Juice from 1/2 Lemon

2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth. If the mixture is too thick, thin it out by adding 1 tablespoon of water or vegetable stock at a time. Serve with a variety of chopped vegetables.

Sunflower Seeds, Almonds, and Walnuts

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Ingredients: 

1/3 cup Sunflower Seeds

1/3 cup Almonds

1/3 Walnuts

Sea Salt, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Place sunflower seeds in single layer on a baking sheet. Toast the seeds in the oven for 1-2 minutes, be careful not to burn them. Toss the toasted sunflower seeds, almonds, and walnuts together with a pinch of sea salt. Store in an air tight container.

Green Soup with Avocado and Jalapeno

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Ingredients:

2 cups Greens (Spinach, Arugula, or Kale all work)

1 tablespoon Coconut Oil

1 clove garlic, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon Shallots, roughly chopped

1 Jalapeno, roughly chopped

4 cups Warm Broth

1 Avocado

1 tablespoon Lime Juice

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Directions:

In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and jalapeño to the skillet, sauté for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add garlic and greens. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until greens are wilted down but still a nice green color. Transfer all items from the skillet to a blender. Add warm broth, avocado, and lime juice to the blender. Blend until completely smooth. Season with salt and pepper if necessary.

Spirulina and Jalapeno Mung Bean Dip

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Ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups Mung Beans, cooked 

1/4 cup Tahini

2 tablespoons Lemon juice

1 tablespoon Lime juice

1 Jalapeno, roughly chopped (Only use 1/2 if you want your dip more mild)

2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, plus more for garnish

1 teaspoon Spirulina

1 teaspoon Sea Salt, plus more for garnish

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth. If dip is too dry, thin with 1 tablespoon water at a time. Place dip in a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sea salt for garnish. Serve with fresh broccoli.

Cucumbers with Lemon and Sea Salt

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Ingredients:

1 Cucumber, sliced 1/4” thick

2 tablespoon fresh Lemon Juice

1 teaspoon Sea Salt 

Directions:

Arrange cucumber slices on a plate. Drizzle lemon juice over the cucumbers and sprinkle with sea salt.