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Nutritious Nibbles To Beat Those Afternoon Cravings

Marc Gordon
Jan 01, 2020

We all know the struggle. Those post-work munchies have got us running to the refrigerator and back every 30 minutes, just to peek in and see what’s doing. And inevitably, nothing will have changed. It will be the same old condiments and leftover pizza that were sitting there five minutes ago. So if you’re looking for a way to beat those pesky cravings in a yummy and healthy way, here are some easy-to-make snacks that are sure to do the trick.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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These are not your average after-school chocolate chip cookies. If you’re looking for the perfect healthy snack that everyone in your family is bound to enjoy, try these oatmeal raisin cookies. They incorporate a wider range of food groups than most cookies, and the raisins make them just sweet enough without being cloying. Definitely a must-have if your kids are having their friends over for a playdate.

Customized Bruschetta

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Normally, bruschetta is something you order as an appetizer when you eat out at a fancy Italian restaurant. But it doesn’t have to be. Thanks to apps like Pinterest, there’s plenty of inspiration online for the perfect homemade Bruschetta. You can go classic with chopped tomato, garlic, and a sprinkling of olive oil. Or if you’re feeling frisky, try grilled peaches and crumbled feta cheese with some dried thyme and a drizzle of honey. These are guaranteed to impress.

Healthy Granola Bars

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Have you ever made your own trail mix? Well, making your own granola bars is basically taking your trail mix to the next level. This snack is super customizable, so you can throw in all of your favorite ingredients. From honey-roasted oats to sunflower seeds to dried cranberries, anything and everything goes. To give your bars a sweet boost that everyone will enjoy, drizzle them some melted dark chocolate.

Homemade Popcorn

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There are very few scents that are more nostalgic and craving-inducing than the smell of good old buttery movie popcorn. However, as tempting as it is to pop a handful of that freshly-popped goodness into your mouth, the calories you’ll gain are simply not worth the price. For a light and tasty alternative, try making your own variety at home, using a popcorn maker or pot. When it comes to flavors, the sky is the limit. We love sweet and salty kettle corn.