Healthy Snack Ideas – How Does ‘Good For You’ Fudge Sound?

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chf1Most snack foods that we buy are sadly lacking in nutrition and are usually full of empty carbohydrates. But, the one thing they are not lacking in is calories.

They are usually loaded with calories that for most of us have no hope what-so-ever of burning off during the course of the day and end up with an ever widening waistline.

So, how can we find healthy snack ideas that will give us some ‘good stuff’ and contribute to our health rather than taking away from it? After all snacking can be your secret weapon for keeping you pumping with energy and helping control your weight by lessoning the chances of a full on binge. That is as long as you replace those high carb, low-nutrition snacks with the right healthy snack ideas.

Fitting healthy snack ideas into your diet

A healthy diet does not mean you have to stop snacking. By choosing healthy snack ideas you can meet your energy and nutritional needs without tipping the scales. Too often though, it seems easier to snack on potato chips, popcorn, cookies, candy and soda which negatively impact our health.

The best way around this is to consider making yourself and your family healthier snack options so when you need a snack between meals it is there ready for you which can save you reaching for the unhealthier options that are all around us every day.

Healthy snack ideas that include raw uncooked ingredients like nuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit and even vegetables will give us the highest level of nutrients. Although the word ‘raw’ does not sound all that appealing you will be delighted when you sink your teeth into a raw health snack idea like the recipe below.

This is a wonderful example of how delicious healthy snack ideas that are raw and uncooked really are.

Mouth-watering Chocolate Fudge Recipe…

 ‘Good For You’ Fudge

Ingredients:

2 cups cashews,

1 cup walnut pieces,

1 cup dates, 1 cup raisins,

4 tablespoons cocoa or carob powder,

1 cup water,

1 cup ground flax seeds,

chopped nuts.

Soak dates and raisins in same bowl for at least 30 minutes, then drain. The flax seeds can be omitted but you will need to reduce the water to ½ cup.

Method: Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined. Spread in a cake or baking tin. Sprinkle with chopped nuts and freeze for a few hours. Cut into pieces.

There is really no need to resort to the old ways of making things like fudge using mountains of sugar and butter and turning what could be a nutritious healthy snack into a dietary nightmare. You will be hard pressed to know the difference between the two as far as taste goes but the difference in nutrient values is profound.

These healthy snack ideas are great for children and you can pop a few pieces of a recipe like this fudge one into a child’s lunch box knowing that they are been offered something nutritious unlike the ‘other kind’ loaded up with unhealthy sugars and fats, totally devoid of nutrition.

Get your own healthy snack ideas recipes

This fudge recipe is just one you can find in Healthy Snacks and Treats  available in an affordable eBook. Just go back to the home page on this website and you will be on the order page of the downloadable recipe eBook. Within minutes you can have you own copy and be making your first batch of delectable healthy snack ideas that you can feel good about putting into your body and those of your family.