Cooktop Cove: Grab a fork and mash up a banana for this healthy no-bake snack idea (+6 recipes)
There's something to be said for finding a good snack food. Especially one that's easy to prepare. But, when you're trying to eat a little healthier, fast snacks aren't always the best option. Many quick snacks are full of salt, sugar and other ingredients you should eat in moderation.
This list of recipes includes a few healthier alternatives that not only have fewer unhealthy ingredients, but they're easy to make too.
1. Healthy no-bake blondies with chocolate chips (h/t Laura Fuentes)
Made with coconut flour and natural sugars (honey and bananas), you can indulge in these tasty treats with little guilt. The mini chocolate chips add just the right amount of chocolate to satisfy that sweet tooth.
2. Frozen blueberry yogurt bites
These couldn't be easier to make! As a bonus, they are super low in calorie and easy to toss in a little bag to eat on your way out the door. The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of stevia, but you could opt for a flavored Greek yogurt instead.
3. Gingerbread-spiced almonds (h/t Amy's Healthy Baking)
These tasty nuts are gluten free and paleo friendly. The savory (gently sweet) flavor is like a little taste of the holidays all year long. If you wanted to amp the sweetness a little, you could
dip them in dark chocolate.
4. Healthy baked carrot chips (h/t A Spicy Perspective)
A chip you can eat as much of as you want? That sounds like a dream. This simple treat is easy to make. While the recipe calls for oil, sea salt, cumin, and cinnamon, you can adjust the flavors to match your tastes (a little chili powder and garlic anyone?).
5. Strawberry oatmeal bars (h/t Well Plated)
This treat is perfect for families with mixed tastes. The optional glaze adds a sweeter touch to this dessert, but the bars are just as tasty without it. Even better, each serving is only 100 calories.
6. Peanut butter energy bites (h/t Chef Savvy)
If you don't feel like baking, then you'll love this treat. You can make these healthy treats without ever turning on the oven. Each treat is loaded with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, so you'll stay full and give your sweet tooth a little satisfaction.
7. Cinnamon apple crisps (h/t Carrie's Experimental Kitchen)
At just 88 calories per serving, you can enjoy this sweet treat while you watch your favorite show (and not feel bad afterward). The sugar in this recipe is optional, and you may not need it if your apples are sweeter.
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