Working on building a healthy lifestyle and coming up with healthy food ideas can be difficult for anyone. Yes, it may be a challenge, but in life, all things come with a challenge. Eating healthy can always seem like a stressful and unpleasant thing, but I only think that’s the case when you let it be.
Don’t let your mind take over and present you those unhappy thoughts about eating healthy. Filter those negative thoughts out. Think about in the long run and how once you maintain this habit, it will be something that you can quickly put into your day to day routine.
Instead of making this a daunting thing lets create a good practice and make healthy dishes fun. Just like we enjoy making brownies or cookies, let’s take that same motive and apply it to make a healthy meal.
For this week’s delicious healthy recipes, we are going to be cooking up some easy snack dishes for when you are craving a little something during the day. Snack time will now be something that you look forward to every hour.
Peanut Butter Popcorn
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp dark chocolate chips
2 Tsp all-natural creamy peanut butter
1 pinch sea salt) Himalayan salt
4 cups of air-popped popcorn
Instructions: First, you are going to melt your chocolate. Then you are going to prepare a pan of water, and you’re going to place it on the stove and let it come to boil. Once that has come to a boil, you will place a heatproof bowl over the boiling water.
Make sure to take the pan off the stove. Now you are going to add your chocolate chips, peanut butter, and salt to the bowl and stir until the chocolate melted. Then, you will drizzle your melted mixture on top of your popcorn and voila you have a delicious popcorn snack.
1 ¼ cups dry old- fashioned rolled oats
½ cup nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter)
3 tbsp chopped dried apricots
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbsp dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp flaxseeds
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp chopped raw almonds
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
Instructions: You are going to combine your oats, nut butter, maple syrup, apricots, chocolate chips, almonds, flaxseeds, chia seeds, extract and salt into a mixing bowl. You are going to mix all those ingredients and make sure you mix them up well. Once you finished mixing those ingredients, place the container in your refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Putting the mixture in your fridge to cool makes the mixture easier to roll in small balls. Once cooled for 30 minutes, you are going to take your mix out and with clean hands roll the mixture into 20 balls approximately tbsp each. When you’re finished making them into small balls, you can store them into an airtight container in the refrigerator and save them for up to two weeks.