3 Quick & Easy Spring Snack Recipes

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Finally, warmer weather is upon us. It’s time to enjoy an active outdoor life again with running, hiking, and team play.

But all that activity will surely build up a powerful hunger! Stay fueled for your workouts and fun with these grab-and-go snacks you can feel good about.

Granola with Dried Fruit

Granola is old-school nutrition that is hip again. By making it yourself, you can make sure you have all the nutrition you need without the added sugar. Mix it up with your favorite grains, fruits, and flavorings. By including Promax bars, you’ll be sure to get the protein you need, too!

2 chopped PROMAX bars in your favorite flavors
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced nuts (almonds or cashews are great!)
1/4 cup seeds (pumpkin or sunflower)
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 Tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 half cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, or mixed dried fruit)

Combine all the ingredients except the fruit on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until golden, about 25 minutes. Let granola cool before adding fruit and storing in individual servings.

Hummus

An excellent source of protein, hummus makes a great dip-able, spread-able snack. Pack small servings of hummus along with pita chips, whole grain crackers, or even raw vegetables for a tasty snack or even a complete meal. Spread hummus on toast or a tortilla, with or without lean meat, for a delicious alternative to the sandwich. While you can pick up hummus in the deli section of your local grocery, it is fun and easy to make your own.

1 can of chickpeas
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
¼ cup of olive oil
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons tahini paste or peanut butter
1 teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon paprika
Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients except paprika into a blender or food processor. Process until smooth, adding more olive oil if necessary. Transfer to storage or serving container and sprinkle paprika on top.

Sweet Potato Chips

Potato chips are the go-to snack for outdoor games, picnics, and afternoon snacks. But by substituting vegetable chips, you can enjoy the salty flavor without the junk food. Instead, it’s a healthy treat! Make your own sweet potato chips and adjust the spices to your own taste.

2 small sweet potatoes
2 teaspoons olive oil
½ teaspoon paprika or other seasoning
½ teaspoon salt

Slice your sweet potatoes very thin with a sharp knife or mandolin slicer. Toss potato slices on two baking sheets with olive oil, seasoning, and salt. Arrange slices in single layer and bake at 375 for about 15 minutes or until chips are curling and edges are crisp. Transfer to paper towel to cool, then store.

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