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7 Quick and Healthy Snack Recipes To Make For School

7 Quick and Healthy Snack Recipes To Make For School

Apple stacks and homemade granola bars are delicious sweet treats to take on the go. (via Jessi Gross/sophomore)
Throughout the day, students are always in search of a snack to tide them over between classes. Although the Student Store and Student Union are convenient, students may not may not be able to stop by during the day...especially if they've happened to max out their accounts. Luckily, there’s an easy and fun way to make snacks that are both healthy and delicious that can be made before school. The best part: they can be made in a few minutes and are perfectly portable for school.  Here are a few wholesome and easy-to-make snacks that are healthier alternatives to junk food favorites. 1. Apple Almond Butter Stacks One option is a snack made from kitchen staples: apples, almond butter, and granola. Chef Mom’s Apple Almond Butter Stacks are a great source of protein, fiber, and vitamin C and best of all, it’s satisfying and filling. Recipe: -2 organic apples (preferably Fuji) -¼ cup creamy almond butter -¼ cup vanilla granola ¼ cup of mini chocolate chips (if you want to add a little sweetness) For a look at how to make the scrumptious Apple Almond Butter Snacks, watch sophomore Mackenzie Manofsky's video tutorial here: 2. Snack Bites Recently, the raw and vegan food trend has become increasingly more popular in South Florida. This 6-ingredient recipe for Livvy from 86 Lemon's Easy Snack Bites is a great healthy alternative to a cookie craving.  Recipe:  -1 cup raw sunflower seeds  -½ cup raisins -½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut -2 tsp raw honey or raw agave nectar  -2 tbsp. Cacao powder  -¼ tsp. Salt  3. Kale Chips 
Kale chips are easy to make and delicious to eat (via justgrimes, Flickr).
Potato chips are delicious, but a glance at the fat content will show that a healthy alternative is preferable. Modern Day Mom's Kale Chips are a significantly healthier alternative that not only taste delicious with the sea salt and paprika, but also have an extremely small fat content compared to chips.  Recipe  -½ lb curly kale  -2 tbsp. Olive oil  -¼ tsp. Smoked paprika  -½ tsp. Coarse sea salt  4. Peanut Butter Granola Bars
These granola bars are perfect for a quick snack during the day (via jeffreyw, Flickr).
Protein-packed bars are a great snack to whip out during the day, and the Minimalist Baker’s Peanut Butter Granola Bars are the perfect ones. With only three ingredients, this sweet treat is wholesome and great to take on the go.  Recipe  -1 ½ cups date (pitted)  -½ cup natural peanut butter  -½ cup rolled oats  5. No-Bake Zucchini Bread Granola Bites Canadian food blogger, Cookin Canuck, created an all natural vegan granola recipe that has a hidden ingredient: zucchini. Her No-Bake Zucchini Bread Granola Bites only take 15 minutes to make and taste just like a granola bar.  Recipe  -1 ½ cup oats  -⅓ cup sliced, chopped almonds  -1 tbsp chia seeds  -¾ cup almond butter  -2 tbsp and 1 tsp honey or agave nectar  -¼ tsp ground cinnamon  -¾ cup (packed) grated zucchini  6. Green Apple Fruit Leather Normally, fruit leathers contain tons of sugar and preservatives. Oh My Veggies found a way to make this treat sugar-free, by using naturally sweet apples to add a hint of sweetness to her Sneaky Green Apple Fruit Leather Recipe  -6 small apples (fuji) peeled, cored, diced -½ cup water  -½ tsp. Ground cinnamon  -1 cup packed baby spinach  7. Cranberry Orange Chex Mix  Chex mix is the quintessential snack food for most students, but they are packed with unwanted preservatives and filled with white carbs. Look no further for a healthier Chex Mix alternative than Eating Richly’s Cranberry Orange Chex Mix recipe that will fulfill salty and sweet cravings.  Recipe  -¼ cup butter, melted  -¼ cup packed brown sugar  -¼ cup frozen orange juice concentrate  -⅛ tsp ground cinnamon  -⅛ tsp freshly grated nutmeg  -9 cups assorted cereal squares  -1 cup sliced almonds  -½ cup dried cranberries  Aside from being super quick to make, these snacks are also a fun activity to do with friends. These tasty treats will fulfill cravings, while also supplying the body with necessary nutrients. The best part is that these snacks are portable, so when hunger strikes at school, they’re easy to eat on-the-go in just a few bites. Sources: Chef Mom, 86 Lemons, Modern Day Moms, Minimalist Baker, Cookin' Canuck, Oh My Veggies, Eating Richly

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