Some of you may be wondering what the heck I eat since I am not consuming anything with sugar. I know you are because Brenden thinks I am crazy. Here are some ideas for you!
Fresh fruits and veggies top my list of healthy snacks! A great addition to eat with vegetables or pita bread is hummus. Hummus is a great source of protein and is VERY easy to make. It is also a versatile recipe that you can get creative with. If you do a quick Google search you will find endless variety of recipes for hummus. Here are a few I found*.
Pinch my Salt
Video of Making Hummus --Imagine this is me. Someday I hope to have a video camera to make my own!
MckMama's Hummus Recipe
*Disclaimer: I have only tried MckMama's recipe for hummus, so I do not guarantee the other two are good. But just reviewing the recipes I pretty much can guarantee they are.
Here are some other snack recipes that would be wonderful replacements for packaged, sugar filled snacks.
1. Musings of a Housewife Homemade Granola Bars How-To Video.
(she is my blog idol! Check her blog out here )
2. Raw Veggie Cereal with Almond Milk
3. Honey Granola Crunch, by Jennifer Spears or MckMama
4 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup golden raisins
Cook and bring to a boil for just one minute the following:
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt
Mix everything together. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring and flattening every 5 minutes. Cool and enjoy!
Some other ideas for sugar free snacks:
Plain Greek yogurt with a little honey or fruit added in if you can not handle the plain by itself,
*This does not mean Jiffy or Peter Pan Peanut Butter. You can find natural peanut butter in health food stores like Whole Foods or in the "Organic/Health Food Section" of major grocery stores.
What healthy, sugar free foods do you snack on???
Coming Thursday.....What is the big deal with HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)?