Healthy Carbohydrate Snack Mix
One way to have a healthy, low carb treat is to make trail mix. There are a lot of delicious choices including dried fruits, roasted nuts and seeds and dried or jerked meat. I really like dates, plums and raisins but you should be cautious with the quantity of these in your mix because they are higher in sugars.
Here is my recipe:
In a large bowl mix together the following:
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1cup roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 1 cup cashews
- 2 cups chopped coconut toasted
- 1/2 cup chopped beef jerky
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 1 cup pecan pieces
Portion into small freezer bags and place in the fridge. There you have it, delicious grab and go snacks.
Mini Chicken & Cheese Roll-ups
This is finger food which can be snack time or an easy lunch item served with a small salad. It’s simple but really tasty.
You will need :
1 lb. shredded chicken (use your food chopper if you like) you can use left over fried or baked chicken or cook boneless &skinless chicken breast strips for the dish and cool them before shredding
- 1/4 cup minced celery
- 1/4 cup chopped green onion
- 1/2 tsp curry spice
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup Lite Ranch dressing
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 8 inch flour tortillas
Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Place a small scoop of mix in center of tortilla and roll into a small burrito shape. Place on sprayed sheet pan flap side down and repeat to fill the pan. Brush lightly with olice oil and sprinkle a little sea salt on each one. Bake at 400F for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. These are delicious with salsa or dipped in Ranch dressing.
Garlic & Black pepper Whole Wheat Cracker Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons oil (your choice, I use extra virgin olive oil)
- 4 tablespoons of water
- garlic powder
- black pepper ( coarse grind)
Mix together the flour and salt. Add the oil and knead mixture together by hand. Add enough water to make dough. Knead for about 5 minutes.
Spread onto oiled cooking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. Using a pizza cutter mark the dough for portioning into individual crackers. Bake 10 to 12 minutes a 325 degrees. Let cool for one hour. Break into pieces.
Enjoy! Put them in your child’s lunch or eat them as a snack with a healthy piece of fruit; you’ll be good to go!
Parmesan Garlic Whole Wheat Crackers
Omit salt. Add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and garlic to taste to the basic recipe for a gourmet cracker.
Savory Herb Crackers
Add onion flakes, rosemary, dill and a little bit of garlic for a taste explosion!