The month of the Autumn are full of parties and snacks, but unfortunately, the vast majority of these holiday season treats are storebought and full of unhealthy ingredients like processed sugar. Here are some healthy fall snacks that aren’t just healthy, but they taste great and are sure to be a hit with kids!
- clementine oranges, peeled
- 1 stalk of celery
Cut the celery stalk into “pumpkin stems.” Cut a 1-inch piece of celery from the stalk, and slice this lengthwise into thin strips. Place each “stem” into the center of the clementine.
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup orange slices, cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup unsweetened yogurt
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Apple slices
- Sliced almonds
- whole almonds
- whole wheat bread slices
- round snack crackers
- cream cheese or vegan cheese, softened
- Cut the bread slices into 4 1/2- 5 in diameter circles using a large cookie cutter or with a knife. If using a knife, you can create a template out of cardboard to make the slices more uniform.
- Cover the bread with a layer of cream cheese.
- Use the snack cracker with a raisin on top for each of the owl’s eyes. Place a whole almond in between the two crackers for the owl’s nose.
- Slide two almond slices directly under the owl’s “eyes” for ears.
- Use 3 almond slices under each owl eye to create the owl’s wings. There will be a set of 3 almond slices on both sides of the owl with a cream cheese gap in between.
- cinnamon powder
- dehydrator or oven
- parchment paper or silpat liner
- Core and slice the apples. Lightly sprinkle with cinnamon powder.
- Arrange slices on your dehydrator tray and dry at 115 until the apples are completely dry, but not hard and brittle. 115 degrees will make this a “raw” food recipe.
- If using the oven, set to the lowest temperature and arrange apple slices on baking sheets lined with parchment paper or a silpat liner. You can leave the oven door slightly cracked open to reduce the oven temp while baking. Bake until the apples are dry, but not hard.
- Savory popcorn
- 8 cups non-gmo, popped popcorn
- 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp powdered thyme
- 2 tsps finely ground rosemary
- 2 tsps sea salt
- 2 Tbsp pastured butter or refined coconut oil, melted
Toss all ingredients together until thoroughly coated. Add more salt to taste if desired.
- 8 cups, non-gmo, popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup dried apple pieces
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans,
- 2 Tbsps grass-fed butter or coconut oil, melted
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- Combine the butter, honey and spices together and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Put the popcorn, apples and pecans into a large bowl.
- Cover the popcorn mixture with the butter mixture and toss to combine
- Inspiration:Growing up herbal