10 Healthy vegetarian snacks


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If you're considering a vegetarian lifestyle or just want to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your family's diet, these healthy vegetarian snacks can give you a tasty transition.

Ants on a log

These easy-to-make (and completely customizable) vegetarian snacks will come in handy whether you need an after-school snack for the kids or just a road-trip munchy the whole family will love. Do yourself a favor: Print this list to keep on the fridge so you'll always have a healthy, go-to snack.

Ants on a log recipe

Ingredients:

  • Celery, rinsed and cut into short stalks
  • almond, cashew or peanut butter
  • Dried blueberries, cranberries or raisins

Directions:

  1. Spread nut butter generously into the groove of the celery.
  2. Dot with a line of dried fruit.

Baked yam chips recipe

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes or yams
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Thinly slice the sweet potatoes or yams and place them on a baking sheet, topping with a bit of salt.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through and crisp.
  4. Add additional salt to taste.

Carrot sticks with hummus recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh herbs of your choice
  • Minced garlic
  • Carrot sticks
  • Splash of water or olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a food processor, puree the garbanzo beans with the lemon juice, fresh herbs, garlic (and any other spices you enjoy).
  2. Add a little water or extra virgin olive oil to thin the hummus to your desired consistency.
  3. Dip carrot sticks into the hummus and enjoy!

Edamame snack recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag frozen edamame
  • Sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Thaw or quickly boil the edamame.
  2. Serve with a light sprinkling of sea salt

Granola recipe

Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats
  • Nuts of your choice
  • Dried fruit of your choice
  • Small amount of honey
  • Vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Toss rolled oats, nuts and dried fruit with some honey and a little vegetable oil and spread the mixture onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until ingredients are crunchy.

Mochi wrap recipe

Ingredients:

  • Frozen mochi
  • Nori

Directions:

  1. Toast the mochi in the oven or in the toaster according to package directions until crispy.
  2. Wrap nori around the mochi and serve with soy sauce or chili paste.

Rice cakes with nut butter recipe

Ingredients:

  • Rice cakes
  • Almond butter or peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Spread a tablespoon of almond or peanut butter on a plain rice cake.

Organic fresh fruit and yogurt recipe

Ingredients:

  • Organic fresh fruits (i.e., apples, nectarines, etc.)
  • Your favorite flavor yogurt
  • Granola (recipe above)

Directions:

  1. Slice your organic fresh fruits into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Serve on a platter with a cup of yogurt and granola for dipping.

Ball of nuts recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dried dates, soaked in hot water to soften
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 cup poppy seeds

Directions:

  1. In a blender, pulse until the mixture is made up of small chunks.
  2. Roll into small balls and refrigerate until you're ready to eat them.

Guacamole with jicama sticks recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1/4 cup tomato
  • Up to 1 jalapeno, seeded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Lime juice to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Jicama, cut into strips

Directions:

  1. Puree avocado, red onion, tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice and sea salt until chunky.
  2. Serve with jicama.

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