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2 Healthy Snacks that Will Get You Through the Work Day

Fitness and nutrition · Jan 24, 2022

Although you can buy different snacks these days, none of them can compete with homemade snacks. Here are 2 healthy snack recipes that can help you get through the day while working from home. They are made with simple and nutritious ingredients and are perfect to help give you the fuel you need to take on any day. 

Are you craving something sweet and chewy or salty and crunchy? These snacks taste delicious and are sure to please.

And best of all, they'll be made with love.

Healthy Snack Recipe 1: No-bake Energy Bites

Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almonds

  • 1/2 cup large flake oats

  • 1 cup dates, pitted

  • 1/4 cup dried apricots

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1-2 tablespoon coconut milk

For the Coating (optional)

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preparation

For the energy bites

  1. In a food processor or a blender, coarsely chop the almonds.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients except the coconut milk, and blend until the mixture starts to stick together (about 2 minutes).

  3. Slowly add coconut milk until the mixture holds together when pressed with your fingers.

For the coating

  1. Put the shredded coconut in a shallow bowl and the coconut milk in another one.

  2. Roll the mixture in your hands to make 15 bites.

  3. Immerse each bite in coconut milk and roll in the shredded coconut until the bite is completely coated.

  4. Refrigerate and enjoy.

Healthy Snack Recipe 2: Roasted Chickpeas

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 no salt-added canned chickpeas (19 oz/540 ml), rinsed, drained and patted dry

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder 

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp dry mustard

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil

Preparation 

  1. Place the rack in the middle position and preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

  2. Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the spices.

  4. Remove the chickpeas from the oven. Drizzle the olive oil over the chickpeas and stir until all the chickpeas are lightly coated with olive oil.

  5. Add spice mixture to chickpeas, stirring until evenly coated.

  6. Bake for about 20 minutes (stir after 10 minutes), until desired crispiness is achieved. 

  7. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Note

If the chickpeas soften after a few days, simply re-crisp them in the oven for 2-5 minutes at 325°F (170°C).

Authored by:
Care Centres Team
TELUS Health Care Centres

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