My Favourite Healthy Snacks

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I love Thanksgiving because I get to spend time with my family and eat a bunch of good food:) Who knows, I might even whip up a Chocolate Saskatoon Berry Pie with Cinnamon Apples inside! For today’s post, I’m going to share my favourite healthy snacks. Some of them are homemade, and others you can pick up at the store. The reason that I’m writing this post is because I love to snack on the weekends, but I want to make sure that I’m eating good stuff and not filling up on junk food. All of these snacks taste really good and are sure to satisfy, whether you’re craving something sweet or salty. It’s good to have a bunch of them on hand, so that on lazy days you don’t have to get up from reading your book and actually make something to snack on. Here’s my list!

Dried Apples I legit think that I’m obsessed with these things. They’re appley and crunchy and just YUM! I have a recipe for them on the blog, but I’ll admit that it takes a lot of work to make a good amount since they shrink in the oven, so I like to buy them. Just make sure that they’re natural and preservative-free;))

Granola Granola makes a great snack because it’s crunchy while being sweet, plus you can toatlly customize it by adding in whatever you like. I prefer to make my own granola, because store-bought ones often contain a lot of refined sugar, but their are some varieties that are healthier. There are currently two granola recipes on the blog.

Popcorn I love love love popcorn! It’s my salty snack of choice and is actually quite healthy. You just have to buy the right kind- avoid flavoured popcorns becasue they usually contain a lot of soduim or even MSG. I like the regular BOOM CHICKA POP popcorn because it pretty much only contains popcorn, oil and a bit of salt.

Crackers and Hummus Crackers and hummus is one of those things that I could eat all day! I love a good brown rice cracker and roasted garlic hummus. You could eat veggies and hummus too but crackers are way more carby and delicious;)

Fruit Dried fruit, fresh fruit, frozen fruit, all fruit is awesome and makes a great snack! I particularly enjoy eating frozen blueberries in the summer. Once I spilled them on the carpet and made a big stain though, that wasn’t fun;)🤣🤣

Muffins I have two healthy muffin recipes in the blog, and I like to make big batches and freeze them so that I can defrost one whenever I’m craving a soft, warm muffin.

Nice Cream Lately, I’ve been blending up some frozen mango or banana to make a delicious treat with a sorbet like texture. It’s soooo good!

Apples and Peanut Butter This may be my favourite snack of all time. It’s so simple yet so delicious! I use natural peanut butter to avoid the preservatives in the processed kind.

Those are some of my favourite snacks! I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars

Hi there! Today’s recipe is for 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars. They’re a simple, healthy and delicious snack that are great for after school. Easy recipes like these are really handy, because with school and sports I’m super busy and usually in a rush to grab a good snack. Hope you enjoy!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars

Serves: Makes 6-9 Bars

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups oats

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the bananas. Mix in the peanut butter and oats.
  3. Put the mixture into an 8×8 baking pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  4. Put the bars into a sealed container in the fridge and let cool before eating.
  5. Enjoy!

Hope you’re having a great week so far, and I’ll see you on Friday!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Chocolate Zucchini Energy Bites

Hi guys! As you know, school is coming up and it’s time to stock up on snacks to keep you going through the school day. These energy bites taste amazing, and the addition of oats, dates, hemp hearts makes them a hearty snack. Plus, you can sneak an extra serving of veggies into your day by adding zucchini! The cocoa totally masks it and you won’t even know it’s there. Enjoy!

Chocolate Zucchini Energy Bites

Serves: Makes 9 Bites

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 small dates
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts

Directions:

  1. Fill a bowl with hot water from the tap. Add in the dates and let them sit in the water for about 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. In a blender, pulse the oats until they resemble a fine flour. Add in the zucchini, dates, cocoa powder, and hemp hearts. Process until everything is combined.
  3. Scoop heaping tablespoons of the mixture into your hands and roll into balls. Place into a Tupperware and let sit in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving. Store in the fridge.

Making these in big batches so that you can always have a snack handy would be a great idea! See you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Carrot and Apple Muffins

Hi guys! As much as I hate to think about it, summer is coming to an end, and that means that I need to start stocking my freezer with food for the new school year! These muffins are super moist and tasty, made with grated carrot and apple, as well as some banana for sweetness. They’re sugar free as well, making them a great healthy snack;) The batch that I made went straight into the freezer after they cooled off, so that I can just throw one in my lunch bag and it’ll thaw throughout the day. Honestly though, I’m not sure that they’ll last until September. Here’s the recipe!

Carrot and Apple Muffins

Serves: Makes 9 Muffins

Total Time: 70 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 grated apple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs olive oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana, then add in the grated carrot, apple, vanilla, and oil. Stir until well incorporated.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the oats, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until a batter forms. It won’t be very runny, but this is normal.
  5. Scoop the muffin batter into a muffin tin lined with paper liners. Bake the muffins for about 40-50 minutes. I like to break one open and check the inside to see if it’s done. With these muffins, they’ll still look a bit raw in the middle after the 40 minutes are up, but if you leave them to cool completely then they’ll firm up a bit.
  6. Enjoy!

Hope you like this muffin recipe! It can easily be doubled if you want to make a larger batch;))) See you Friday.

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Apple and Peanut Butter Granola

Hi guys! I haven’t done a breakfast recipe in a while, and so I’d thought I’d share this Apple and Peanut Butter Granola. One of the first food posts on my blog is a homemade granola, and it’s pretty good, but when it comes to this recipe, I have one word for you; CLUSTERS! The mixture of mashed banana, peanut butter and vanilla creates more of a sticky “batter” when mixed with oats, and allows for big, delicious clusters to form. I also added in some apples and sunflower seeds, which give sweetness and earthiness. This granola would be great on top of smoothie bowls, yogurt, or simply with some almond milk.

Apple and Peanut Butter Granola

Serves: 4-6

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or chopped nuts of your choice)
  • 1 apple, diced

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas and mix them with the peanut butter and vanilla.
  3. Add in the oats, sunflower seeds, and diced apple.
  4. Mix until the dry ingredients are coated in the peanut butter and banana mixture.
  5. Spread out the granola on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes, then take out of the oven and stir around the granola, staring to separate the clusters.
  7. Place back into the oven until the granola is golden brown.
  8. Enjoy!

Hope you like this easy breakfast recipe! It should keep in the fridge for about a week and a half, so it’s great for meal prepping;) I’ll see you next week with more great summer posts!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)