The Best Natural Snacks – Enjoy a Snack and Improve Your Health

Snacking doesn’t have to be a bad thing. With tasty natural recipes, we show you just how fun a little healthy snack can be.

  • Try these chewy, guilt-free granola bars! Gluten free, additive free, and delicious!

Recipe: Homemade Granola Bars

What could be healthier than a granola bar, right? After all, a whole generation of health-conscious mammas are nick-named after granola!  A quick glance at the list of ingredients on a box of granola bars, however, will make you rethink granola bars as a healthy snack. One popular brand boasts on the front of the [...]

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  • Make your own all-natural, organic applesauce! One simple ingredient: Apples. So good and so easy!

Recipe: All Natural, Organic Applesauce

In our neck of the woods, this time of year is apple season.  Walking through our neighborhood, we pass by trees loaded with ripe apples...apples hanging on branches, apples peppering the ground under the trees.  Many people have fruit trees but don't use the fruit. Have you ever thought of asking a neighbor if they'd [...]

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  • Healthy Roasted Chickpea Snacks in BBQ, Salt and Vinegar, and Chili-lime flavors.

Recipe: Roasted Chickpea Snacks

Roasted Chickpea Snacks are fun, tasty, and good for you.  Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are high in protein, iron, and fiber. Seasoned with olive oil, spices and sea salt, this snack packs valuable nutrients as well as a flavorful kick! One 16 ounce bag of dried beans and a few simple ingredients will give [...]

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  • Nacho cheese kale chips: So good and so good for you!

Recipe: Nacho Cheese Kale Chips

 Nacho Cheese Dilemma I have to admit, I'm a sucker for nacho chips.  There's just something about the spicy, tangy flavor that makes you want to eat the whole bag!  But traditional chips are full of genetically modified corn, questionable vegetable oils, MSG, corn syrup solids, unpronounceable preservatives and cheez-with-a-Z. They also have absolutely zero [...]

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  • Lemon Watermelon Jello Wedges: The perfect summer treat!

Recipe: Lemon Watermelon Jello Wedges

I love summer day filled with copious amounts of sunshine, picnics, bike rides and jello. Yes, jello. Itʼs my new thing. Itʼs an incredibly refreshing conclusion to a long, hot day. I used to think jello only came out of a little, white box found on aisle nine at the grocery store. The mechanics of [...]

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  • 40 healthy snacks for kids and adults. No guilt. Just lots of yummy (and good for you) ideas.

40 Healthy Snacks: Eat up, guilt-free.

Healthy snacks. Funny what I used to think was "healthy" when it came to my snacking habit. Which, for the record, back in my processed food days was pretty bad. I was always hungry. And always grabbing a handful of processed crackers or other useless foods. But no more! Now when I feel hunger I [...]

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  • Homemade sprouted tortilla chips featuring five favorite dips!

Recipe: Homemade sprouted tortilla chips fried in healthy coconut oil

Homemade sprouted tortilla chips that have been fried in coconut oil are perhaps one of the rays of sunshine on those days where real food seems hard. That's because things like crackers and chips were my favorite way to consume my calories before I gave up processed foods. I spent most of my college days [...]

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  • Recipe for dried mangoes. Sweet, tangy, and good for you!

Recipe: Dried Mangoes – A sweet, tangy, and healthy treat

Dried mangoes. Is there anything better? I'm not sure. I remember when my friend first introduced me to dried mangoes during grad school. She forced me to eat one (rough, I know), and I was hooked. Unfortunately, I knew that these little store-bought gems were not the awesome health food that the package labeling would [...]

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  • Homemade yogurt fruit leather. Super tasty with the benefits of yogurt!

Recipe: Homemade Yogurt Fruit Leather

Let's start today's yogurt fruit leather recipe with a little story. The other day I was on a quest to do something cool with my dehydrator that I got for Christmas. I wasn't quite sure what the outcome would be, but I had read somewhere that you can dehydrate yogurt. Cool, right? I was told it [...]

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  • Homemade healthy fruit snacks! No food dyes, no refined sugars, only good stuff!

Recipe: Homemade healthy fruit snacks

Homemade fruit snacks are at the heart of the story I'm about to share. It's a story about being that mom. Sometimes I hate being that mom. You know, the mom who thinks her kid deserves only truly healthy fruit snacks. Well, I don't really hate being that mom. But I do hate being the mom that tries [...]

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  • Sure you can buy guacamole at the store. But why would you? Homemade guacamole is easy, delicious, and nutritious. Check out this recipe!

Recipe: Garden fresh homemade guacamole

Homemade guacamole. Is there anything quite as satisfying? I'm not sure. Something about the creamy avocado, the burst of flavor from the tomatoes, and the simple spices to give a little kick... it's just so satisfying. This easy homemade guacamole recipe is great for dips, tacos, fajitas, or even on a sandwich. Be sure to [...]

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