- Posted September 6, 2013 by
Organic Homemade Snack Foods
When we think of crunchy snack food, most folks usually rip open a bag, sit in front of the TV and munch away mindlessly. Most of the time the snack comes from a bag.
I don’t know about you guys, but when I used to tear open a bag of my favorite snack food, one thing was inevitable: in a few minutes the bag was reduced to crumbs, and my belly was bloated from all the salt, sugar, and extra carbs. Bagged snack foods(esturgeon recette) are engineered to keep you munching until you are way too full.
Often people are misled by snack foods that are labeled “organic.” When something says organic, people tend to think it must be healthy. Not so. A cookie is a cookie, guys. A potato chip is a potato chip.
If you can stick to a few, my hat goes off to you. If you are like the rest of us, those organic packaged snacks might be doing more harm than good. Next time you grab a bag of your favorite organic pre-packaged snack foods, take a look at the ingredients and calories – not to mention the price. You might want to take matters into your own hands.
Nutrient Dense and Flavor Filled…
With two little kids and no time for extra exercise (yes, I do exercise each and every day, but for no more than about an hour,) I was inspired to start taking control over crunchy snack cravings. My goals were to use fresh, minimally processed organic ingredients and to keep the nutrient density and flavor high. I wanted crunch with lots of added value. If I choose to eat something, I want it to count in a positive way.
I have been enjoying test driving all kinds of homemade snack foods on my three- and six-year-old and my hubs. Today, I am sharing three success stories with you. Two are salty and savory, and one is a bit sweeter. May I also mention that your costs are greatly reduced when you use whole food ingredients vs. big branded bags? You can also greatly reduce the amount of sodium and sugars compared to the packaged snacks. Good stuff all around.
Super Fit Kale Chips
How much is a bunch of kale? Not so much. How healthy is it? Very! You can season these with your favorite spices. From curry powder to smoked paprika, anything goes. You can also use them to top salads to add some crunch, instead of croutons.