6 of my favorite snacks {Recipes}

Who doesn’t love snacks? I love having these easy go to snack on hand, so when I get hungry I can have a healthy option. There are so many snack ideas, I am going to share with you 6 of my absolute favorites!

Roasted Chickpeas:

There are endless possibilities with these. Use in place of croutons, snacks on their own, in trail mix, ect. They are a kid favorite as well. The other day I ran out of Chickpeas so I tried with with red beans and it worked just as well.  There are a couple ways to make them you can do dry roasted and toast all your spices in a small pan and add the oil right before they are done, infusing the oils with all the tasty spices/herbs yumminess. The residual heat of the beans bakes the flavors in well as you toss them in a bowl. The other way you can make them is to coat them with the spices-herb flavoring before hand and them roast them.
Make sure before cooking them you drain, rinse and pat them pretty dry.

All of these combos can be cooked at 425 degrees and for about 30-40 min or until they are hard. If you coat them before hand then stir them every min. Make sure you place foils down on your baking sheet or spray it with some clean cooking spray. No matter how you like them they are easy to make, so good for you, and not to mention taste fabulous. Measurements to 1 can of beans is about 1-1/2 tbsp of oil and about 1 tsp or juice or liquid (ie soy sauce, juice, honey) add all the spices you want to taste, usually a couple of tsp will work or each.  Now here are some good combos  for ya. FYI–if you just want to use EVOO for the oil in all of them you can if you don’t have the others.

Savory & Spicy
*Lime juice, olive oil, chili powder, cilantro
*Garlic powder, grape seed oil, pepper and rosemary
*Soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, Chinese 5 spice
*Honey, safflower oil, basil, pepper, cinnamon
*Tomato juice, curry powder, ginger
Tarragon, garlic, fennel, honey, lemon juice
Smoked or sweet paprika, avocado oil, coriander, cumin, chili powder

*PB2 peanut butter powder, nut oil, stevia, coco powder
*Maple Syrup, allspice, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon
*Honey, apple cider vinegar, mace, cinnamon
*Lemon juice, honey, tamari, salt

Kale Chips
1 bunch kale
1 tbsp. EVOO
1 tsp. sea salt


Preheat an oven to 350. Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner or cloth. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.

Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

Note: You can also cook them at 275 for 30 min, especially if you have flavors your wanting to bake in.


Spicy: 1 tbsp. chili flakes, sprinkle with paprika and Cheyenne pepper

Savory: 1 tbsp. garlic powder and sprinkle with black pepper

Tangy: 1 tbsp. cider vinegar and sprinkle with sea salt.

Smokey: 1 tbsp smoked paprika and smoked chipolet

Sweet: 1-2 tbsp. Agave, pure maple syrup, or raw honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Rice Cakes w/ nut butter

2 plain rice cakes
2 tbsp. nut butter of choice (peanut, almond, cashew, pecan)

Take the 2 rice cakes and speak 1 tbsp of nut butter on each. Be careful because rice cakes are really fragile and can break really easily.

These are so good and filling. We like to eat mine with a little fruit on the side. So good:)


1 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup grass fed butter
Salt or cinnamon to taste.

Different seasoning, powered cheese, ect

Place popcorn in a popcorn maker, and pop, pop pop the kernels. Drizzle butter and salt to taste.

Coconut Yogurt w/nuts

1/2 -3/4 cup coconut yogurt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Handful of raw nuts of your choices (almonds, pecans, walnuts, ect)

Mix it all together and enjoy.

You can also sub the nuts for seeds if you wish like (pumpkin, chia, flax, sunflower, ect)
You can buy coconut greek yogurt in its single serving which makes it nice. Some have added fruit so make sure you check the sugar content or just buy plain and add the fruit your self. We enjoy ours also mixed with a little bit of homemade crunchy peanut butter or peanut butter powder and then dip apples in it. YUM!

Hard Boiled Eggs

10-12 eggs
Enough water to cover the eggs about 4-6 cups depending on how many you are making. 

Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling. 
Remove from burner. COVER pan. LET EGGS STAND in hot water about 15 minutes for large eggs (12 minutes for medium eggs; 18 minutes for extra large).
Drain immediately and serve warm. OR, cool completely under cold running water or in bowl of ice water, then Refrigerate.

We like ours with some sort of crunchy veg like celery, cucumbers, carrots, ect….You can also just eat the whites if you want. 

Hope you have enjoyed all of these snack ideas. Happy Snacking:)