Healthy Snacks Recipe That You Can Stash At Work

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Problem with what to eat during snacks at work? We will discuss some top healthy snacks recipes that you can bring at work. This can help you maintain your healthy diet and not only that you can as well fight your junk food cravings most especially when you see your coworkers munching on your favorite chips.

Chocolate-Apricot Nut Bar

Make your own dried fruit and nuts bar that surely you’ll love. This is far better than craving for chocolates or other sweet treats that can ruin your healthy diet. Sharing the recipe from WholeLiving.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • Coarse salt
  • 1/2 ounce dark chocolate, melted

Directions:

  1. Mix all apricots, almonds, 1 tablespoon coconut, and a pinch of salt in a food processor until finely ground.
  2. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment, leaving an inch overhang on all sides. Transfer mixture to pan and press firmly to form a rectangle.
  3. You can use a parchment when you remove it from the pan. Pour in the chocolate into the mixture and sprinkle with coconut.
  4. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes to be firm before you slice into bars.

 
Snap Peas with Kale Dip

Craving for stir fry? This green leafy snack is one best alternative and easy to prepare. And contains a lot of Vitamins and minerals that can give a lot of good benefits on our health.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups thinly sliced kale leaves
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • Pinch red-pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups trimmed sugar snap peas

Directions:

  1. Bring your pan into medium heat, Add garlic and kale, season with salt and cover. Stir occasionally, until tender for about 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Transfer to a food processor. Add cottage cheese and puree until smooth. Season with pepper flakes and lemon juice.
  3. Bring a pot of well-salted water to a boil and cook peas until bright green and tender for 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to an ice-water bath; drain. Serve with dip.

 
Healthy Granola

Try to make your own granola to save at least 30% less calories and fats as compared to the one bought in a grocery store. This snack is rich in fiber and omega 3 for a healthy heart.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1/8 cup flax meal
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar, optional when adding dried fruit

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease baking sheet with canola oil (you may also use cooking-oil spray or line baking sheet with nonstick foil). In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flax meal, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. In a small bowl combine the apple juice, maple syrup, honey, and optional brown sugar. Mix well.
  2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until the mixture is fully combined and moist. Spread the mixture on the greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and stir, breaking the large chunks into smaller pieces. Bake for an additional 8 minutes or until crisp. Remove from oven and allow to cool. While still warm, stir to break up any remaining chunks. When completely cool, store the granola in an airtight container.

With those healthy snack recipes provided above, now you are ready for a fit and healthy lifestyle even while at work. Don’t forget to always drink lots of water and your daily exercise routine for a healthier and youthful look.

* Recipe source: WholeLiving.com

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