I have a problem. I like to snack. No . . . I think I need to snack.
I think it all started when I was a teen. Lovely summer afternoons were spent on my bed with a couple fiction books and a two-pound bag of Wildberry Skittles.
My Wildberry Skittle days are over, but I’m still a snacker. In fact, as I prepare for next week’s True Woman Conference, I’m already thinking about what healthy snacks I’ll bring, and Energy Bars and Humus came to mind right away. You might enjoy making them, too:
Energy Bars (recipe from Joann Archer)
1 cup honey
1 cup crunchy peanut butter (I might try almond butter this time)
5 cups Quick cooking oats
6 ounces mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (I’m going to leave these out, but in the past I’ve enjoyed using butterscotch chips.)
Mix honey and peanut butter together. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Spread in a 9x13 pan and chill for about a half an hour. Cut into squares.
And here’s a recipe for humus from “The World’s Healthiest Foods” by George Mateljan. By the way, I’m borrowing this book from a friend, but I really hope to own it someday. It’s just so thick and great that I’m afraid to look online and find out how much it costs . . .
You can, of course, buy humus in the store if you’d rather not make your own. You can use it as a dip with pita chips; I’m going to eat it along with red pepper, carrots, broccoli, zucchini, and cucumber. (By the way, did you know that you can cut up and freeze veggies?)
15-oz Can Garbanzo beans, preferably organic (Be sure to say “Gar-BAN-zo” in a French accent—they’re so much more appealing that way!)
2 TBS Extra virgin olive oil
2 Cloves garlic
1 TBS Seasame tahini (I didn’t have this so I left it out. It tasted just fine without it.)
1 TBS Fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Puree these ingredients in a blender. Then add 3 more TBS of extra virgin olive oil, a little at a time, through the feed hole as the mixture is blending.
Okay, it’s your turn! What healthy snack ideas/recipes do you enjoy? I’d love to try them out.