Home made popcorn
Popping your own popcorn at home is a delicious, healthy and cheap alternative to the store bought varieties. Olive oil or peanut oil are fantastic oil choices for popping your own kernels, they provide a subtle and enjoyable flavor. Store bought varieties are often packed with sugar and salt, you would be surprised how healthy popcorn can be (when you pop it yourself).
Carrot and Celery Sticks
Cutting up container of carrot and celery sticks can be a real lifesaver! They are easy to eat and leave no mess behind! With a high water content these vegetables will keep you hydrated and satisfied.
Lettuce wraps (instead of a tortilla or bread)
Use your favorite sandwich fillings in a large lettuce leaf, a healthy alternative to a wrap or white bread. Use a toothpick to secure your wrap and enjoy!
A bag of frozen grapes to munch on may make you the most popular person on a hot day. They wont stay frozen for long, but they wont last long either.
Mix and match any of your favorite ingredients to create a satisfyingly sweet or savory trail mix. You can include any of your favorite nuts, seeds, dried fruits and grains. They can be roasted, be eaten raw or have a spice mix added to them. A classic favorite is the “nuts and bolts” trail mix, here is the recipe below.
2 ½ cups of nutri-grain cereal
2 ½ cups of unsalted mixed nuts
35g packet French onion soup mix
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
1/3 cup high quality olive oil
1/ Heat oven to 180° and line a baking tray with baking powder
2/ Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well to coat.
3/Spread onto baking tray and bake for 15 minutes (stir every 5 minutes)
4/ Set aside to cool, once cool store in airtight container or jar.
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