Snack Smarter

written by alexa bricker

According to a 2019 survey, Americans will spend more than $28,000 on snacks in their lifetime. If that information surprises you, think about how many snacks you have in your pantry at any given time and the picture starts to become clearer.

There are so many varieties of snacks that most grocery stores have multiple aisles dedicated to them. But what separates a good snack from a bad snack? The truth is, there is no such thing as a “bad” snack—everything is OK in moderation. However, if you’re looking to snack smarter, look no further than the homemade snack options below.

Chickpeas, garbanzo beans—whatever you call them—they make for the perfect protein-packed snack. In this recipe, they’re roasted and tossed in a spicy buffalo sauce for great taste and crunch in every bite.

Pizza bagels, pizza bites, and the like are practically revered for their craveability, but they aren’t the healthiest option in the frozen foods section. Try these DIY pepperoni bites instead—you won’t be disappointed.

Chickpeas are at it again, this time for dessert. Store-bought cookie dough is often laden with unnecessary additives, but this recipe keeps it simple, using only what’s needed to make these bites equal parts healthy and delicious!

Share these healthy snack ideas with friends and family.

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Posted in March 2021 on Dec 15, 2020