September Snacks – Real Food 'Jello' and Granola Bars

September Snacks – Real Food 'Jello' and Granola Bars

It's that time of year - the time for busy! Whether you're headed back to school, you have kids who are, or if it's just time to hunker down after a lazy summer, this September I'll be sharing snacks that are easy to whip up and will keep you energized and healthy! Here are two simple and nutrient dense recipes that offer a healthy twist on conventional snack favourites - Jello and Granola Bars.  

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Protein Powerhouses- Almond Coconut Muffins and Chia Seed Jam!

Protein Powerhouses- Almond Coconut Muffins and Chia Seed Jam!

I love finding new recipes that give me a great protein-filled snack to satisfy my hunger and  keep my energy levels up.  Adding a protein to a snack is a great way to keep your blood-sugar levels balanced so you don't experience a high and then "the crash".  So many of us have a mid-day slump that makes us reach for a cup of coffee or a sugary snack.  This might pick us up in the short-term, but in the long-term it just sets up the cycle for another crash. By adding a protein to our snack, the energy is released more slowly, resulting in blood sugar levels and energy that is balanced.  Some of my favourite on-the-go snacks are fruits with nut butter, hummus with vegetables or a smoothie with added seeds and protein powders.  And now, a new favourite, thanks to two of my favourite recipe blogs, these amazing Banana Almond Muffins with Blueberry Vanilla Chia Seed Jam!

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