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Self Care Saturday: Healthy and Yummy Snacks to Bake


We all love a nicely baked treat. Sometimes those treats can leave us feel guilty for munching on them. There are a few healthier alternatives I turn to when I need something for the week ahead as a snack at work or at the end of my day. These are easy and delicious treats you will return to again and again.


Kale Chips

Picture from Oh She Glows

Ingredients

  • Kale bunch

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. Wash your kale and pat dry. Cut up the leaves into chunks.

  3. Toss kale in olive oil and lay out on a baking tray.

  4. Sprinkle salt over kale.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy.


Tone It Up's Blondie Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond butter (or peanut butter)

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a mini muffin pan.

  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.

  3. Pour batter into muffin tins and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Oh She Glows' Banana Bread Muffin Tops

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled

  • 1/2 cup packed pitted Medjool dates

  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 and 1/8 tsp sea salt

  • 2 cups rolled oats or quick oats

  • 3-4 tbsp chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add bananas, dates, coconut oil, and vanilla to food processor and process until smooth.

  3. Add in cinnamon, baking powder, and salt and process again.

  4. Add in 1 1/2 cups of rolled oats and process for 4-5 seconds allowing to combine.

  5. Carefully add in the remaining oats and chocolate chips and combine for another 4-5 seconds.

  6. Spoon large spoonfuls onto baking sheet into a ball.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes then rotate pan and bake for another 7-9 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Happy baking!

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