Yum, yum… Quick nutritious snacks for school

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Now that school is back, let’s get the kids into the routine of eating healthy snacks. Yes, it does take a bit more time than just buying a pre-made lunch box in the supermarket, but believe me, it is worth it! Making sure the kids fuel their bodies with the best fuel you can give them, is setting them up for success!

Nuts About Veggies Dip

1 ¾ cups nuts (total) – use a combination of whatever you like eg. almonds, walnuts, pine nuts…

½ cup chopped red or orange bell pepper (I doubt they’ll even know it’s in there!)

Juice from 1 lemon

1 clove garlic, crushed

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon thyme

Fresh ground pepper to taste

About 3 tablespoons water

½ cup fresh basil

Combine all in food processor and puree until fairly smooth. Add more water if too thick. Use as a dip with veggies, or spread on bread as part of a sandwich

Cinnamon Fruit Dip

¼ cup nut butter – preferably almond or cashew but any will do.

¾ cup plain unsweetened yogurt

2 tablespoons apple butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix all until well combined. Enjoy as a dip with apple slices or any other fruit, or mix with a bowl of fruit to make a fruit salad.

 

 

 

Janelle Beedie

Mom and RHN Registered Holistic Nutritionist

janellebeedie@shaw.ca