1) Homemade chips

Who would have known that a microwave can make delicious, easy, potato chips?! To make chips, you will need: potato, 1 tbs vegetable oil, salt. To make these, slice a potato as thin as possible. Then grab a bowl or plastic bag and toss the potato slices with about 1 tbsp of vegetable oil, or until each slice is coated. Lightly coat a plate with some more vegetable oil, and place each slice individually on the plate, making sure they aren’t piled on top of one another. Cook in the microwave for 3-6 minutes, or until lightly browned to a crisp. Add salt or any seasoning of choice (some suggestions: cajun, garlic, pepper, or nutritional yeast).

2) Guacamole with carrots, celery, or organic tortilla chips.

To make guacamole, you will need: 2-3 ripe avocados, 1 tbsp salsa or diced tomatoes, a juiced lemon or a lime, half of an onion, one clove of minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Peel avocados and mash in a bowl. A food processor works as well, but be careful not to blend everything up too much, as it is meant to be slightly chunky. Stir in salsa or tomatoes, lemon or lime juice, garlic, onion, and salt and pepper. Serve right away, or to further blend flavors, chill for about 30 minutes. For an extra splash of flavor, add cayenne, cumin and/or cilantro to taste.

3) Apple, cinnamon, and PB

Slice an apple, toss in cinnamon, and add peanut butter or nut butter of choice. This snack is a great source of protein and fiber that should satisfy your hunger for hours.

4) Tomato avocado sandwich

Tomatoes and avocado’s complement each other in more ways than just taste. Studies have found that the healthy fats in avocados help to absorb almost 5 times more lycopene from tomatoes. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant which is associated with decrease risk of cancer and inflammatory diseases. So slice a tomato and an avocado and pair it with some toasted bread. Also great with some salt and pepper!

5) Peanut butter-banana sandwich

Satisfy your hunger while improving your mood. Packed with protein and fiber, this sandwich will keep you full. The high levels of tryptophan in bananas, which is the the precursor to “feel-good” hormone serotonin, will keep you smiling. It’s a win-win!

6) Green smoothie

Quickly get multiple servings of fruits and veggies in a delicious, green smoothie. We recommend:

Chocolate- PB-banana smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ½ tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Peanut butter or nut butter of choice
  • Nut milk
  • Handful of greens (spinach, kale, lettuce)

Berry smoothie

  • Handful of frozen berries
  • ½ a banana (preferably frozen)
  • Nut milk or water
  • Handful of greens (spinach, kale, lettuce)

Tropical smoothie

  • Handful of frozen mango
  • Handful of pineapple
  • ½ a banana (preferably frozen)
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • Nut milk 
  • Handful of greens (spinach, kale, lettuce)

7) Kale chips

Kale is packed with fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, and K, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Kale chips are a tasty way of getting its many nutritional benefits! Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Remove center stems. Toss kale in 1-2 tbsp vegetable oil, or until coated. Sprinkle with salt and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, until crispy. For enhanced flavor, we suggest adding some nutritional yeast, garlic, or cayenne.

8) Popcorn

Popcorn is a healthful snack in many ways, but unfortunately traditional bagged popcorn is lined with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). This is a toxic ingredient that can linger in the body for long periods of time and has been linked with infertility, cancer, and other diseases. Luckily, this can be avoided by popping your own kernels! You will need: ¼ cup popcorn kernels, 1-2 tbsp coconut oil, and salt. Heat oil in a pot on high for a couple minutes. Add the popcorn kernels and put the lid on top. Once finished popping, transfer popcorn to a bowl. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Also great with vegan butter, nutritional yeast, or garlic powder.

9) Chickpea snacks

You’ll need: 1 can chickpeas, 1.5 tbsp olive oil, salt and spices of choice. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drain and rinse chickpeas thoroughly in a strainer. Gently dry with paper towel. Coat in olive oil, transfer beans to a tray, and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Watch that the beans don’t burn. When finished baking, sprinkle with salt and/or spice of choice.

10) Banana ice cream

Peel and slice bananas. Put in plastic bag and freeze (can take up to 2 hours, or leave overnight). Put in processor or blender until a smooth texture. If needed, add a little non-dairy milk. Serve right away or freeze in a container. Try mixing it up by adding peanut butter, cocoa, cinnamon, or vanilla. Also great topped with chocolate chips!