Saturday, January 7, 2012

80 Healthy Organic Snacks

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After reading some other "snack" lists that were saturated with processed foods I decided to create a healthy, minimally processed, organic snack food list. I was very inspired putting this list on paper because there are so many snacks I forget about on a daily basis that are SO easy to prepare. So instead of grabbing a granola bar or chips from the pantry, try some of these....

1. 1 oz organic raw cheese
2. A handful of raw organic almonds
3. A handful raw organic sunflower seeds
5. Frozen organic grapes
6. Ants on a log (organic celery with almond butter and raisins)
8. Sliced organic apples with organic almond bar
9. Organic berry medley (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)
10. 1 frozen banana blended with 2 tsp cocoa powder
11. Organic popcorn, not microwaved (try seasoning with herbs instead of butter)
12. Organic apple sandwiches- slice apple in rings, top with organic nut butter, raisins, chocolate chips, and granola, top with another apple ring.
13. A handful organic cashews
14. A handful organic walnuts
16. Herb Balsamic Tomatoes or go even easier with just slicing tomatoes and topping with herbs
18. An organic orange
19. Sliced organic cucumber with organic garlic salt and dill
20. Smoothie popcycles -  use leftover smoothies to freeze for yummy treats
21. Parfait - make your own yogurt to have on hand all the time. Top with fruit and granola.
22. Organic homemade hummus with pita chips - simple hummus with garbanzo beans, tahini (or sesame seeds), a couple cloves of garlic, salt, and a splash of lemon juice.
23. Hard-boiled, organic eggs
24. Baked jalapeno poppers-I make a big batch and keep them in the freezer
27. Sliced mango
28. Sliced kiwi
29. Watermelon-especially good on HOT days!
30. Organic beef jerky - dehydrate your own and it's much healthier, and cheaper than buying organic beef jerky
31. Sliced cantelope
33. Blended Salad - put mixed greens along with any other veggie and a dash of salt in the food processor. TONS of nutrition in a few bites!
35. Organic raisins
36. Organic seed crackers
37. Raw organic cheese dipped in organic mustard
38. Organic dried fruits - avoid any with sulfur, dry your own is the best idea!
39. Dried veggies used as chips with hummus or other healthy dips
41. Homemade Pina Colada "Ice Cream" - Keep some of this in the freezer! You won't be sorry!
42. Chicken and Chile Wrap -  I like to keep the cooked chicken and chiles in the fridge for a quick snack with a small tortilla. It's also good to have on hand for throwing in packed lunches.
43. Organic pistachios - my kids love cracking open these babies!
44. Quick organic apple crisp - slice an apple and place in a small baking dish. Top with maybe a tb of organic butter, sprinkle with oats, cinnamon, and brown sugar. Bake until soft.
45. Organic olives - get the ones stuffed with garlic, Mmmm!
46. Homemade organic pickles - store bought is ok but it's a great idea to can them in the summer when cuc's are plentiful!
47. Homemade pickled green beans -  green beans are something in the produce section that are always cheap! So pickle some with tons of garlic, dill, and if you like spicy -some hot peppers!
48. Handful of organic blueberries - frozen ones are fun to eat in the winter
49. Handful of organic raspberries
50. Sliced banana topped with organic sunflower butter
51. Grape tomatoes - my kids love popping these into their mouths!
52. Salad with homemade dressing - my fav afternoon salad is organic mixed greens, green onions, organic sunflower seeds, and a little shredded organic raw cheese. I prefer this with an organic ranch dressing but I've never found a recipe that was just right, so -Try this dressing - Balsamic dressing
53. Cinnamon raisin ezekial bread topped with some organic homemade butter
55. Grilled pineapple with organic bbq sauce
56. Guacamole -avocado, tomato, onion, garlic, cilantro, salt and lime
57. Pico de gallo-Tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, cilantro, lime, salt.
58. Tortilla rolled up with organic sunflower butter and organic jelly - kid fav around here!
59. Taco roll-up - Tortilla spread with sour cream, salsa or guacamole, shredded organic raw cheese, beans, and green onions.
60. Baked tortilla chips - Slice tortillas into triangles, spray with olive oil - sprinkle either organic cinnamon and sugar, or try a savory blend. Bake until crisp.
61. Baked potato chips - Slice organic potatoes real thin, I use a slicing blade on food processor. Spray with olive oil, sprinkle with salt. Feel free to flavor with any herb combination after baking. Bake until crisp.
62. Organic bean salad - Any combination of organic beans (kidney, garbanzo, black, green bean, etc) tossed with organic italian dressing.
63. Organic peach
64. Organic apricot
65. Organic sweet potato fries -  Sliced and tossed with a little olive oil and salt. Bake at 400 for 10-15 min. My kids love dipping them in real organic maple syrup.
66. Chopped organic veggies dipped in organic ranch dressing
67. Quick chicken salad - Chop leftover organic cooked chicken, toss with homemade mayo and green onions.
68. Burrito in a bowl - Toss together organic black or pinto beans, organic diced onion, shredded organic cheese, organic salsa, organic sour cream.
69. Organic whole wheat banana bread
70. Fruit cabobs - any combo of organic fruit on a skewer, great for kids!
71. Organic bread dipped in balsamic vinegar and herbs - Keep this bread on hand -Yummy bread
72. Make your own tortillas for completely homemade wraps
74. Other fruit smoothies - blend frozen fruit with organic raw milk or orange juice
75. Organic fresh carrot juice
76. Make a big salad at the beginning of the week and dish some out as needed (different salad every week)
77. When making soup or chili, make a big batch and freeze small portions to whip out for snacks
78. Pomegranates - So messy, but so worth it, and so fun for kids
79. Organic Dates
80. Organic fruit leather-puree fruit and spread on parchment paper and put in dehydrator. Follow instructions for your dehydrator. We like to do a mixed berry combo with a little honey.

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