Health & Recipes
Cut out the sugary, salty, fatty and down-right unhealthy processed snacks when you head off on your next road trip. These 10 recipes will help put nutritious snacks in your—and your kids’— hands as you hit the road. From protein bars to roasted chickpeas, you’ll be packing up flavorful treats along with the rest of your luggage!  Don't feel like cooking before you go? Check out these 9 Healthy Snacks. 1. Cherry Walnut Bites This raw-food treat combines top anti-inflammatory agents, including tart cherries and omega-3-laden walnuts. A daily bite or two of antioxidant-rich dark chocolate (at least 70 percent cacao) is a worthy anti-inflammatory treat. Get The Recipe  2. Cheez-Bits Here’s a cracker recipe made with real cheese and no fake ingredients or additives. They're easy enough for kids to make, but tasty enough to impress friends at the next office party or get-together. They are especially good with tomato soup, but watch out, they go fast! Get The Recipe 3. Chewy Fruit Granola Bars These naturally sweet, fiber-rich bars make a great addition to any backpack or road-trip snack bag. Tailor to suit your family’s tastes: To the base mixture of oats, nuts, banana, and applesauce, add your favorite dried fruits in place of cranberries, mango, and kiwi. Get The Recipe
4. Maple-Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas
A crunchy treat, these chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are deliciously hard to resist. Chickpeas are naturally full of protein, fiber and antioxidant phytonutrients, so they make snacking downright healthy. Get The Recipe  5. No-Bake Chocolate-Coconut Protein Bars Cocoa, coconut, almond flour, nuts and protein powder form the healthful base of these bars, sweetened naturally with applesauce and your choice of stevia, unrefined coconut palm sugar, or erythritol. These won’t spike your blood sugar, but they’ll sure satisfy your chocolate cravings. The peanut butter drizzle makes a decorative and delicious finishing touch, though you can leave it out if you prefer. Get The Recipe Here
6. Chocolate-Date-Nut Bars
These crowd-pleasing, quick, and easy bars are packed with protein, antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3 fats.
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7. Cinnamon Apple Chips
 These super simple apple chips make a delicious and healthy snack. Get The Recipe Here  8. Sweet 'n' Sour Kale ChipsThese mineral-rich, pop-in-your-mouth crunchies are a low-carb alternative to popcorn, potato chips or French fries. The winning formula? Salty, sour, and sweet. Serve them with Roasted Yam and Onion Dip for a healthful and delicious dipper. Get The Recipe Here
9. Homemade Lemon-Ginger Gummy Bears
Gelatin, the key ingredient in these homemade gummies, contains collagen, protein and minerals that can help promote healthy skin, hair, nails and bones. The citrus, ginger and honey meld into an addictive, yet nutritious adult treat.  Get The Recipe Here  10. Raw Goji Cacao Energy BarsThese raw bars have just six ingredients: almonds, goji berries, cacao nibs, vanilla extract, and date paste. They’ll keep you going on long hikes or road trips without the crash that comes from too much added sugar. Get The Recipe Here    Many thanks to Delicious Living for these wonderful nutritious recipes to keep us fueled while we road-trip!