Category Archives: Snacks

Sardine Salad

OK – Maybe this is more of a lunch than a snack, but its a very healthy snack!

I am still in experimentation mode on this one but for 1 can of sardines, here’s my estimates:

3 Tablespoons Veganaise

1/2 Avocado

1/2 lemon (I used miniature lemons)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp curry powder

1/4 tsp mustard powder

Salt and Pepper

Open up the tin of sardines and drain out the water (I used the ones packed in water)

Place in bowl and start mashing with a fork.

Add all the ingredients and mix together!

Add to some chopped veggies such as carrots, red pepper, cabbage, green onion, dandelion greens and grapes (I like a little sweet in there).

Enjoy your Omega-3’s!

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Homemade Seaweed Snacks

I’ve tried to broaden my diet and I hear that sea vegetables are the way to go to add in more minerals and other things that regular vegetables don’t have.  However, I am not keen on fishy tastes.  Enter in  seaweed snacks!  They are at least a lot more palatable than a seaweed salad – I like Trader Joe’s and Sprouts brand, yet when I read the labels closely, I’m not sure I like all the added ingredients going into them.  I decided I would rather make my own so I could control what goes into my body better.  I searched online and have adapted the recipes I saw with a coconut/sesame oil combination for a bit of a mellow “sweeter” type taste – and the added sea salt to balance it out!  I have been on a Himalayan salt kick so that’s what I use these days.  Enjoy!

 

Seaweed Snacks

4 Nori sheets

Coconut Oil ~ 1 tsp

Toasted Sesame Oil – ~1 tsp

Sea Salt – ~ ¼ tsp

  1. Cut 4 sheets of Nori into smaller, easier-to-eat rectangle pieces.
  2. In non-stick frying pan on medium heat, melt coconut oil and sesame oil.
  3. Add seaweed pieces and quickly toss in the oil – add salt as well.
  4. Cook for about 2 minutes and keep stirring; otherwise will burn (turns lighter color)
  5. Turn out onto plate and enjoy!

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The Ingredients – You can get the Nori sheets and toasted sesame oil at any Asian grocery store or sometimes at the specialty foods aisle at a supermarket chain store.

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Cut the sheets (4 at a time) to whatever size you like

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Heat up your nonstick skillet on medium heat and add 1 tsp of coconut oil and 1 tsp of toasted sesame oil

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Add your cut-up nori sheets and don’t forget the sea salt – stir constantly for about 2 min.  Just make sure they don’t burn!  If it turns a lighter color than what it went in as…you’ve burned them.

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Transfer cooked seaweed shapes to a plate and enjoy!

Snacks!

This is a snackematic blog, so I must share some of my favorite snacks at the moment – most are store bought, only one is homemade since I’ve been pressed for time, but the one I am feature is an easy snack to make – and share how to make.

Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds

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Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds

I do this recipe in my toaster oven just using a sturdy piece of tin foil in a shallow pan.

Ingredients:

2 cups raw almonds

Coconut Oil

Cinnamon

Pinch of Salt

I don’t give portions for the coconut oil since I haven’t actually taken the time to measure them.  I probably use about 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil to 2 cups of almonds.  And probably about a 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon.

So just mix the ingredients together in a small bowl or as I do, just all together on top of the foil that is spread in the small toaster pan.  I have the toaster oven preheated to 350 degrees and then I pop them in for about 20 minutes, shaking the pan about halfway through so those nuts are evenly distributed and getting toasted evenly.  I have tested this again and again since there is a certain crunch I want in the almond – not a chewy crunch (underdone), nor a too crunchy burnt crunch (overdone) -it is most excellent to have that perfect taste and crunch!

Plentils

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This is my new favorite chip and it is mostly made of lentil, but tastes great!  I don’t see these chips in many supermarkets, but it is easily ordered from Vitacost – Let me know if you want a referral – It will get you $10 off your first order!

Cassava Chips

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I guess this more of a guilty pleasure since the generic “vegetable oil” listed is so vague – but I try not to have too many of these chips.

Plaintain Chips (aka Banana chips)

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These are one of my favorite new snacks – I can get them from the Indian grocery store – Every time I go it seems there is a different brand – most of the time they are called Plaintain Chips, but  this recent purchase said “Banana Chips” – it is still using plaintains.

Wylde Pretzels

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I miss having pretzels since being gluten-free – I have tried a lot of different brands and find that I haven’t liked the taste of those pretzels (Snyder’s version/Glutino version) -this brand doesn’t actually taste like a typical pretzel (has more of a sesame-type taste), but I really like it – and the little rings are addicting!

Flattened Banana

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I love the concept that Trader Joe’s makes this as just bananas – no additives.

It is a great treat!