It’s back to school time of year and we have some easy and nutritious recipes to help you out when you are looking for ideas to fill that lunchbox or for that after school snack.
Coconut Yogurt Parfait – simplyquinoa.com
Yogurt doesn’t have to just be a breakfast food, it’s also an amazing snack. With the probiotics and healthy fats, you’re going to be nourishing your gut AND satisfying your system at the same time! Here’s how to make it:
1/4 cup non-dairy yogurt
1/4 cup (+ 1 – 2 tablespoons) almond milk
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 cup fruit of choice
1/4 cup granola
Mix together yogurt and milk until smooth. Stir in chia and hemp seeds and let sit 5 minutes. Once thickened transfer to a jar and top with fruit and granola.
Spinach Hummus Dip – simplyquinoa.com
Whipping up your own hummus is an easy way to save money and it’s crazy easy to make. You just whiz everything up in your food processor or blender, and you’re good to go. My favourite lately? This spinach hummus because I can easily sneak in some greens without even noticing. Spread it on a rice cake or piece of toast with some hemp seeds and pepper flakes and you’ve got yourself a delightful little snack!
Here’s how to make it:
1 can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
2 cups spinach
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup tahini
1 large garlic clove
Sea salt to taste
rice cakes/toast/crackers for serving
Process all the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Spread on rice cake thins and top with hemp seeds and sesame seeds. Enjoy!
If you liked these recipes, here are a few more quick and easy snacks:
- Health Blueberry Muffins
- Edamame Dip
- Dressed-up Kale Chips
- Kiwi Yogurt Cups
- Blueberry Apple Fruit Leather
- Fruit and Nut Energy Bar
- Vegan Quinoa Broccoli Tots
- Vegan Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
- Gluten Free Quinoa Crackers
- 10-Minute Mediterranean Tostadas