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Quick Cooking: Three On-the-Go Snacks

by Maia Muttoo Feb 25, 2019

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It’s easy to work up an appetite when you’re on-the-go. Here are three easy-to-make snacks that you can munch on while you’re running errands, finishing a work task or studying for exams.  

Trail Mix 

Trail mix is a classic snack for getting in carbs, protein, and sugar quickly.  

Method: Buy pre-roasted nuts and seeds or roast your own the night before. You can choose any varieties you like: almonds, cashews, walnuts, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds. To roast, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and cook for 10 minutes, tossing halfway through. Let the nuts and seeds cool before adding them to a reusable container with dried fruit, like raisins or cranberries. Add pretzels sticks for extra salt, or dark chocolate chips for sweetness.  

Apples with Almond Butter 

Apples are a great source of fibre and vitamin C, while almond butter provides beneficial antioxidants. Pair them together for a delicious snack that you won’t have to feel guilty about.  

Method: Chop your apple into slices, leaving on the skin. Spoon two tablespoons of almond butter into a reusable jar. Dip, and crunch – it’s that simple! 

Date Balls 

Date balls are the perfect energy snack for those with a sweet tooth and can be made with a variety of ingredients based on your tastes.  

Method: Remove the pits from your dates and chop them, so they’re easier to process. Pulse the chopped dates in a food processor or high-powered blender with coconut butter until smooth. Add cinnamon, unsweetened shredded coconut, and vanilla extract; blend again until smooth. Roll the mixture into balls, and place in the fridge to harden overnight.  

Need a snack that’s easy to pack? Look no further than these quick recipes that will keep you fueled no matter your task.  

Sources: HealthlineMedical News Today, and Naturally Nutty.