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Nuts.com: My 3 Favorite Healthy Snacks this Easter season

Posted: March 23, 2016 | Author: jhansbrough


Recently, Nuts.com asked me about my three favorite healthy snack foods as we approach Easter. And now that I can go back to snacking between meals (which I gave up for Lent), I had the chance to reflect on the power of snacking on healthy foods. Here are my 3 favorites:

Bananas and Salty Nuts: I know that this sounds like an Elvis Presley-inspired food, but I totally enjoy eating a banana topped with a few salty nuts. The combination of sweet and salty, and the combined creamy and crunchy textures is so satisfying!

Dried Fruit, especially mangoes!  Mangoes are probably my favorite fruit. I love all of the varieties. But if they're not in season, I thank God for those Filipino companies that package dried fresh mangos that I can snack on all year long!  I can eat these like potato chips! These remind me of my childhood and my home country the Philippines.  I even like to add thin slices of dried mangoes to a salad with some chopped walnuts for a little sweet and tangy chew!

Fruit Smoothies:  Because I live alone, I sometimes struggle keeping all of the fruit that I purchase fresh. So, as soon as I see that some fruit may be losing it's freshness, I blend these all up in a blender with some yogurt, ice and local honey for a delicious non-wasting-still-kinda-fresh fruit smoothie!

Click for the recipe for this Blueberry Chia Jam Bar recipe.

 

What's your favorite healthy snack? Comment below, and check out some healthy snack options & healthy Easter snacks ideas page on Nuts.com for more options to consider, including this gluten-free Blueberry Chia Jam Bar recipe.

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