3 Sweets and Treats in a Healthy Diet

When trying to eat healthy, finding snacks that aren’t full of all sorts of unwanted ingredients is a challenge. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or trying to take better care of your body, there seems to be no alternative but common fruits and vegetables or a handful of nuts. But it does not happen! Make some delicious snacks with some time on the weekends. That way, when you feel hungry and want a quick snack, you won’t be tempted to fall out of your cart. Not to mention, these recipes are as simple as possible. Here are 4 healthy snacks you can prepare right now:

Banana chocolate peanut butter chunks

All you need:

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil

How one:

  1. Peel a squash, grate it and cut it into circles about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Place some leather paper on a plate or baking sheet. Place about half a teaspoon of peanut butter on a banana piece, then top with the second slice of banana. You’ll make a temporary mini sandwich. Do this until the banana slices are all swallowed. You should end up with about 30 bites. Place these on two plates or two glossy-lined plates. Refrigerate to cool for about an hour.
  3. When the clock rises, melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl with coconut oil. Put in the microwave for one minute before stirring. Heat the mixture in the microwave for another 30 seconds and mix. Continue this until it is completely dissolved. Generally, the microwave should not take more than 2 minutes.
  4. Take the plate out of the fridge. Dip the frozen banana in the melted chocolate until half-covered. You can cover everything but to do this you need to double the chocolate and coconut oil.
  5. Place the bites on a plate and refrigerate again. Do the same with the second plate.
  6. Once all the bites have hardened (after about 15 minutes), you can store them in a frozen-safe container and enjoy! These bites can stay in the fridge for one to two months.

Quinoa chocolate drops

All you need:

  • 1/3 cup pre-washed quinoa
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 16 pitted whole date without added sugar
  • 1/2 cup raw, peeled nuts
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

How one:

  1. Place the water in a small cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes – or until all the water is absorbed. Quinoa should be kept warm while adding the remaining ingredients.
  2. Add the dates to the mixer and beat until a ball is formed. Take it out and place it in a medium mixing bowl. Place the nuts in a food processor and chop well.
  3. Add the dates, chopped nuts, peanut butter, and warm quinoa to a food processor and mix until all is well combined. Add the chocolate chips and beat again until dissolved in the mixture.
  4. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and shape into 1-inch drops or balls. Wrap each ball in ground nuts. Put them all in a bowl and refrigerate until done.

Service and enjoy!

Banana pudding

All you need:

  • 10 whole grains
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • A dash of kosher or sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • Recommended 0.75 cups 1 or 2% milk (or light canned coconut milk)
  • 0.5 teaspoons vanilla
  • Cut 2 bananas into thin slices

How one:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Fry the nuts for 12 minutes and allow them to cool while making the pudding. Once it has cooled, slice it into a food processor.
  2. In a saucepan mix the cornstarch, salt and sugar. Add egg yolks to the dried ingredients. Stir the milk slowly and keep stirring until everything is well mixed. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue cooking until you get a pudding-like consistency.
  3. Raise the fire and vanilla in my heart. While it’s still warm, switch to banana pudding for dessert. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top and serve!