7 Days 7 Ways ….to introduce Taste “Naughty but Nutritional Nice” Snacks for Teenagers

By Michele Chevalley Hedge

 

  1. Smoothie heaven. An afternoon smoothie in the kitchen blender can be made in less than 3 minutes. Frozen berries or frozen banana, and ¾ cup of organic milk, rice milk, or almond milk, splash of vanilla extract. Go tropical and try using ¼ cup coconut milk in for an inviting Pina Colada flavour change too.

  2. Afternoon Salsa? Yes the nacho can taste good and be nutritionally good too. Look for baked not fried corn chips, lay on baking dish, place a drained can of kidney beans on top, a jar of all natural salsa, and sprinkle a small amount of cheddar cheese on top. Bake until cheese deliciously melts.

  3. Power up with Protein. To balance blood sugar when the afternoon slump hits try this simple protein ball. One cup of almonds or walnuts, ½ cup of seedless organic dates, 1/4 of shredded coconut, 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder. Place in kitchen whiz for 3 minutes. Roll into balls, enjoy immediately or refrigerate for tomorrow lunch box.

  4. Breakfast for Afternoon tea? Yes, if you’re looking for something quick that provides energy and stabilises your blood sugar think breakfast foods like eggs or oats. In less than 5 minutes, you can scramble and cook an egg and place in a wrap, and top off with a bit of all natural tomato sauce on top. Crave something sweeter... try oats, add some frozen blueberries and a slash of pure maple syrup.

  5. Munch and crunch. Tamari almond are not just delicious they are good source of protein and have no sugar. You can purchase tamari almonds, nuts and seeds or you can simply make them yourself by sprinkling some tamari on a baking sheet, place the nuts or seeds on top and place on a low oven for 15 minutes.

  6. Go crackers. There is a world of healthy crackers... wholegrain, brown rice, quinoa and flaxseed. They can be found in the local supermarket and often in the ‘health food aisle’. Often in this same aisle you will find low sugar peanut butter spread, ABC (almond, brazil, and cashew) spread, and other nut butters. Nut butters can provide essential fatty acids without added sugars. Excellent brain food for studying teenagers.

  7. The yogurt sundae. Create a creamy, sweet, eye-appealing sundae in minutes. Place a few scoops of natural yogurt in a bowl, place berries and/or slices bananas around the rim, add shredded or toasted coconut, chopped nuts on top. For chocolate lovers, sprinkle with cocoa nibs. Surprisingly much less sugar than the typical store bought fruit yogurt.

Michele Chevalley Hedge is a Nutritionist and Founder at A Healthy View, international author, mum of three teenagers and often referred to as the ‘modern day nutritionist’ because she knows that when it comes to our health, extremes do not work but ‘A Healthy View’ does. www.ahealthyview.com

The philosophy at A Healthy View is simple - no fads, no extremes, just good health. We are bringing back the love of food to allow for greater physical and mental wellbeing.
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