It’s certainly getting easier to find healthier snacks at the store, but the convenience of healthier, pre-packaged snack food often comes at steep price. For most of us, homemade snacks are still the most practical, budget-friendly option.
For convenience, stick with whole food snacks that require little or no cooking. Fresh fruit, cut up veggies, olives, pickles, nuts and nut butter, sardines, soft- or hard-boiled eggs, and high quality cheese are always delicious choices.
And when you have a little more time to spend in the kitchen, try one of these favorite Primal snacks.
Frozen Yogurt Bark
This tart and refreshing icy treat is great for hot days. Try different versions using frozen blueberries, mango, shredded coconut, nuts, or maple syrup instead of honey.
- 9 ½ x 13 quarter-sized rimmed sheet pan
- Parchment paper
- 2 cups full-fat plain Greek yogurt (470 g)
- 3 tablespoons wild honey, or more to taste
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries (85 g)
- ½ cup raspberries (65 g)
Line the sheet pan with parchment paper
In a food processor, blend the strawberries and raspberries into a chunky puree.
In a bowl, mix together the strawberries raspberries, yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Use a rubber spatula to evenly spread the mixture across the sheet pan.
Put in the freezer until firm, at least 3 hours.
Break or cut the bark into pieces. Store in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer.
It doesn’t get any easier than this. Simply bake salami until crisp, for a meaty chip option that’s delicious dipped into guacamole, artichoke dip,
salsas, and other dips.
- Sliced uncured salami or pepperoni
Preheat oven to 375 ºF
Bake salami for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool until crisp.