Have you found yourself snacking a lot more during this whole “Stay at Home Quarantine” time?
Like planning for a hurricane, I think we were all tempted to stock up on everything, including the unhealthy snacks we wouldn’t normally buy.
My family and I have definitely snacked more during these four weeks and have decided we need to change what we are snacking on.
I recently decided to focus on eating more anti-inflammatory foods. In my last blog post I shared why I made this decision as well as some helpful resources for anyone interested in learning more. ( I’ll share that link below)
Since we are still at home and a little more prone to snacking, I knew I needed to make some anti-inflammatory snacks that are easy to grab. Of course I also had to make sure I wasn’t buying the unhealthy options as well.
The first one I made and wanted to share, is one of my favorites!
I am not a huge fan of almonds but I can’t resist them when they are baked with cinnamon.
I found this recipe while doing the Daniel Plan a few years back. This is such an easy one and so delicious too.
For my visual peeps, I have also made a video and linked it below. Take a quick look for a step by step “how to” on this delicious snack and if you try it, let me know how you liked it.
You really can’t go wrong with this one. Fruit popsicles are a delicious snack for the whole family, especially this time of year.
They don’t take long to make and can be a fun activity to do with your kids since we are all spending more time at home. Or in my case, I made some while they were playing outside. They created their own slip and slide out of an old tarp and totally took me back to my childhood. Watching them laugh and use what they have to get creative, melted my heart and I wanted to add to their fun.
In the video below you will see the recipes I made. I will say this. If you want a sweeter popsicle, then use a fruit juice (orange juice, pineapple juice, apple or grape juice) instead of coconut water. For a creamer texture, you can also use coconut milk.
I used plain coconut water and although I enjoyed the pure flavor, my kids did say they liked them better with juice so I will be going back to that next time.
I also used mainly frozen fruits this time around but you can use fresh fruits if you have them.
Last, but not least, frozen fruit.
I know this sounds so simple and yes, you can buy them from the store but we have two fruits that we love frozen fresh.
Although my kids will eat frozen fruit purchased from the store, I like to buy grapes and mangos to freeze myself. In my opinion, there is a big difference when these two fruits are frozen the way I prepare them.
Frozen grapes are simple, I give them a good wash, then pat them dry with a paper towel. Then, I put them in a ziplock to freeze.
I started doing this after finding one too many bags of grapes going bad in the back of my refrigerator. My kids aren’t the biggest fans of grapes but frozen, they can’t seem to get enough! They definitely don’t last around our house. Frozen grapes are kind of like a bite size ice cream but without the dairy.
Frozen Mangos also have an ice cream like texture, in my opinion. Mangos are also another anti-inflammatory food which makes them even better.
There are so many recipes to share but I hope some of these inspire you and give you a few fresh ideas.
If you have a great healthy recipe, I would love for you to share it in the comment section below.
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