Peanut butter is a great snack food, but it can be high in calories and fat if you eat too much of it. Here are some healthy peanut butter snacks that will satisfy your sweet tooth without the added sugar or unhealthy fats.
Banana Peanut Butter Smoothie
Bananas are an excellent source of potassium, which helps to regulate blood pressure and keep muscles from cramping up. Potassium also helps maintain water balance in the body. This smoothie combines bananas with creamy peanut butter for a delicious treat that’s packed with nutrients.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chips are a tasty addition to any cookie recipe, but they contain lots of empty carbs. Instead, try baking these cookies using almond flour instead of wheat flour. Almond flour has less than half as many carbohydrates as regular flour, so you won’t feel like you just ate a bunch of doughnuts after eating one!
Homemade Trail Mix Bars
Trail mix bars are a fun way to get kids involved in meal prep. They’re easy enough for little ones to help make, and they taste amazing. Try this recipe for homemade trail mix bars made with almonds, oats, dried fruit, and chocolate chips.
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal raisin cookies are another classic favorite. You don’t have to use store-bought oatmeal raisin cookies when you can easily make them at home. Just combine whole grain rolled oats, brown rice syrup, applesauce, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and eggs in a bowl until well combined then roll into balls and bake.
Apple chips are a healthier alternative to potato chips and other junk foods. Simply slice and dehydrate apple slices on a parchment paper lined baking sheet until crisp. Dehydrated apple chips are crunchy, flavorful, and low in sodium.
Hummus is a dip that originated in the Middle East, where chickpeas grow well. It’s usually served with pita bread, but you can enjoy hummus as a spreadable appetizer by itself. To make spicy hummus, add cayenne pepper and/or chili powder to plain hummus before serving.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
Cinnamon toast cereal is a childhood favorite, and there’s no reason why adults shouldn’t love it, too. The secret to making cinnamon toast cereal is to not overmix the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients slowly while mixing gently. If you do overmix the mixture, the cereal will become gummy rather than crispy.
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Strawberries and pretzels may seem like strange pairings, but they go perfectly together in this salad. The strawberries provide sweetness, while the salty pretzels give the salad a nice kick.
Blueberries are a delicious superfood that offer more antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables. These muffins are loaded with blueberries, and they’re perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
Pumpkin pie is one of those desserts that tastes great hot or cold. Make your own pumpkin pie spice blend to sprinkle on top of this cool smoothie bowl.
When it comes to healthy snacks, you don’t need to sacrifice flavour. With these recipes, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favourite’s without feeling guilty about it.