Kim & Stevie's Favourite Healthy Snacks

As you know Stevie & I are often on the run – we each run our own businesses, families and nurture our joint passion which is this fab little community called KickStart Fitness!! We spend a lot of our days being very physical and require healthy snacks on the go – plus our clients are always asking us….what are good healthy snacks??

We put our pretty little brunette & blonde heads together to make you a list of our faves……

Gluten Free, Dairy Free SNACKalicious!!!

  • apple & almond butter
  • sliced strawberries + sliced bananas sprinkled with hemp hearts and cinnamon <– serious yum
  • choco-banana-nut smoothie (1 frozen banana, 1 tbsp almond or peanut butter, 1 cup almond milk & 3 TBSP cocoa powder (or cacao)) <– awesome for sugar cravings
  • mary’s crackers and hummus (Scroll down for Kim’s famous zippy homemade hummus recipe!!)
  • veggies and hummus
  • rice cakes topped with almond butter & thinly sliced banana
  • hardboiled egg with veggies
  • mixed berries + small handful of nuts
  • popcorn popped on stove with coconut oil.  (3 TBSP coconut oil, 1/2c popcorn) top with bit of sea salt or nutritional yeast  <– fave for movie night
  • small bowl of homemade granola with fresh berries & milk of your choice (almond, coconut or cows)
  • homemade “Lara” Bars – sooo easy,  find recipe here

berries & hemphearts

 

A few extras for those not Gluten/ Dairy free

– unsweetened organic greek yogurt, fresh blueberries, a few chopped pecans and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup
– fresh sliced tomato with basil, fresh ground pepper & a tbsp of grated asiago or feta cheese
– Silver Hills Squirrely bread toasted with almond butter and banana slices

Kim’s Zippy Hummus (adapted from How it All Vegan – Sarah Kramer)

hummus

1 small onion chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
splash olive oil
2 cans organic chickpeas
3/4 cup tahini
1 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce or Braggs or Tamari
1/2 to 3/4 cup of lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp sea salt (optional)

Saute onion & garlic till clear, mix all ingredients in food processor, until desired texture (sometimes I add a bit more lemon juice & few shots of olive oil). Store in fridge. Makes a large batch suitable for a party and leftovers, so half the recipe if it’s mainly you eating it!!! Enjoy!