Inspire Wellness ‘Snacks’

Peanut Butter Protein Bars

2014-02-24 005These bars are so good.  In fact, so good that if you are not good with baked goods in the house, I would recommend cutting into portions and putting them into separate snack baggies.  Each bar has 15g of protein!  They are super easy to make and perfect for serving a healthy snack for you and your kids.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (local is best)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds

Instructions:

Mix peanut butter and protein powder together.  Then add honey, oats and chia seeds. Press into a pan (I used a round baking pan, but could use a pyrex too).  Refrigerate for a couple hours.  Cut into 10 bars.  

Per Serving: 225 Calories, 14g Fat, 3g Fiber, 8g Sugar, 9g Protein

 

 

 

Crunchy Chickpeas

roasted chickpeasI saw a few different flavored chickpea snacks in the organic aisle today at the grocery and wanted to come home and experiment on my own.  So, after looking at some recipes I decided on salt & vinegar!  I thought that sounded like a yummy snack when craving a little salt!  They actually turned out pretty good.  Not as vinegary as a chip but that was a positive thing for me.  My kids ate them too!  Overall, a great, healthy snack loaded with fiber and protein.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo)
  • white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425.  Drain & rinse chickpeas.  Pour into bowl and cover with vinegar.  Let soak for 10 minutes or longer.  Drain and place on paper towels.  Pat dry.  Pour back into bowl with olive oil. Toss.  Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread chickpeas on top.  Sprinkle with salt.  Bake for 35-45 minutes depending on your oven.  You want them crunchy but not burnt.  

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