Quick Healthy Snack Ideas

Quick Healthy SnacksEveryone is busy with work these days, which makes eating healthy snacks an absolute necessity. If you need to refuel between work and company meetings, you need to eat something that can make your brain and body last throughout the day. Different recipes that are rich in vitamins and minerals can help you achieve this state.

Whether you like snacks that are crunchy, or a little bit of sweet on the side, there’s a recipe that can be found on the recently released Whole Foods Market App. These recipes can be made in batches ahead of time, and be packed in to individual servings. If you’re a smartphone user, here are a couple of the most popular recipes that you can find on the app.


Hempseed Apricot Chews

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Hempseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is good for the heart. Apricots are also rich in antioxidants; making it an ideal snack that one can eat every day. It also has essential fatty acids that are responsible for giving people energy throughout the day. This delicious Hempseed Apricot Chews can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Ingredients:
3 cups of dried apricots, chopped
1 cup of chopped pitted dates
1 cup of shelled hempseeds
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of gluten-free vanilla extract

Method:
Line a pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Using a food processor, pulse all the ingredients until it forms a paste. Pour mixture into the pan with parchment paper and press using a spatula to even it out. Cover and chill until firm. Cut into squares to serve.

Dried Apple Slices

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Apple, no doubt, is one of the best fruits to eat every day. It is rich in antioxidants, flavor, and helps keep the brain sharp. According to a study by the Journal of Food Science in 2008, eating apples has benefits for the neurological health and plays an important role in reducing the risks of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Apples also reduce the risk of strokes, making it such a good fruit to eat at any time of the day. Here’s a simple dried sliced apple recipe that you can munch on instead of feasting on chips.

Ingredients:
2 whole apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Method:
Preheat the oven to 225°F. Slice the apple as thinly as possible. Arrange them in single layer on 2 baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with cinnamon if you want. Bake for 1 ½ hours, and then flip the slices. Continue baking for another 1 ½ hours until they’re completely dry and crispy. Let it cool and then store in an airtight container.

Whole Foods Market is one of the newest companies to go along with the digital tide. Apart from the app’s recipe pages, the Whole Foods Market app also has a digital couponing function, which allows people to buy healthy ingredients for less.

Almost every company in the world has some form of digital presence now, and Whole Foods Market was right on track when it decided to increase its reach via mobile apps. Gaming Realms, proprietor of several online titles for online play, says that there has been an increase in smartphone adoption across the globe, which has increased the amount of apps downloaded annually. Many companies now grow their business via digital aids such as apps because it’s the easiest way to reach more consumers, as proven by the recent success of the Whole Foods Market app.

If you’re always buying natural and organic food, you may want to try this app. Not only will you be able to get healthy food items for less but you’ll also be able to explore new flavors through the app’s recipe section.

I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes.  Being free from food addictions is part of living life to the fullest, and I believe it is part of the freedom God desires for us to live in.  I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health!

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