Ready to take a break from all the social engagements that revolve around eating and drinking somewhat less than vibrant foods!
Part of this back to school, back to health preparation has been recommitting to menu planning!
Admittedly not one of my favorite things to do, but having even a vague idea of what I might be making for kids’ school lunches, my lunches and family dinners, sure does take the edge off.
And I have to say, anything that can ease the “excitement” (read: stress and anxiety) that this time of year is bringing to my household is most welcome!
One thing I’ve found for myself, our cleansers, and my kiddos alike is the importance of not forgetting to include quick and easy-to-grab snacks in my meal plan.
Who doesn’t love a good snack?
The problem is when a good snack turns into a snack attack…And the definition of a snack attack is that it’s a creeper! Before you know it, boom! You’re hangry, your thinking brain goes completely offline, and you find yourself standing in front of the vending machine. And I have to say, there’s nothing vibrant about the vending machine!
This week I’ve rounded up my favorite 7 snacks that you’re going to love! These are family and office friendly, so share them and beat the snack attack at it’s own game!
With love and healthy snacks,
7 Healthy Snacks You Will Love
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Romaine Banana Wrap – My all-time favorite raw snack. Preparation is simple. Just take one large romaine leaf, smear it with your favorite raw nut butter (I love cashew butter) and roll it up with a banana (peeled, of course!) inside.
Green Pea Hummus – Forget the store-bought hummus that can be loaded with unhealthy preservatives, this hummus is super easy to whip up. Plus kids love it with carrot sticks and cucumber wheels.
Roasted Curried Chickpeas – Move over potato chips. If you’re looking for a crunch, this is the ultimate snack for you. Chickpeas are a great source of fiber and protein and these little guys are loaded with flavor.
Nut-Free Joy Balls – Have a nut allergy? Switch to pumpkin and sunflower seeds with these protein packed Joy Balls. Loaded with healthy fats, these treats are loved and coveted by all.
Creamy Banana Chia Pudding – Looking for something a bit decadent and naughty? Try this rich and creamy chia pudding and you’ll never miss those vending machine Junior Mints.
Homemade Trail Mix – It doesn’t get any easier than this. Just toss everything into a bag or glass container, shake, and you’re out the door. Filling and satisfying, this is one of my go-to’s. Just don’t forget the cacao nibs (when not cleansing, of course!).
Jo Schaalman and Julie Peláez are co-authors of the book The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body, and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they've lead thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They've been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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