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Healthy and Convenient After-School Snacks
Are you finding it a challenge to get the kids to skip the usual junk-food processed snacks? If so, then you’ll be happy to hear that it’s simple to get them to snack healthier. You need a stash of healthy alternatives that they like. Try these healthy after-school snacks. They are made with vegan, non-GMO hemp. The kids will love them and so will you.
#1 Blueberry Hemp Bites
Those store-bought granola bars have tons of added sugar and unnecessary additives. Instead of stocking your pantry shelves with processed granola bites, make a batch, or two of these Blueberry Hemp Bites to keep on hand. They taste so good and are so simple to put together that your little peeps will love helping you make these. Hemp hearts add 10 grams of protein per serving. They also provide all essential amino acids that your little one needs to support their growth.
#2 Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie with Hemp Protein
Do your kids love peanut butter cups? The store-bought ones contain emulsifiers and other additives to keep them shelf-stable. Try this Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie. It is made with real, whole ingredients, including non-GMO hemp hearts. It contains plenty of hemp seed nutrition — however, no one but you has to know. This is a secretly healthy snack for any kid who has a sweet tooth.
#3 Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats
These Rice Krispie Treats are vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. They take just five minutes to make and taste just like peanut butter cups. You can substitute your favorite nut butter, if peanut butter isn’t your thing. They are already healthy, but to ramp up the nutrition even more, add ¼ Humming hemp hearts to the mix. That way, you’ll get hemp seed benefits too. Just stir them into the rice crispy mix until they are thoroughly coated.
#4 Coconut Hemp Granola
Put a new and healthier spin on snack time with this Coconut Hemp Granola recipe. This fun and easy-to-make granola mix will lead to lots of smiling faces and happy tummies. It uses hemp hearts, which are raw, hulled hemp seeds. They have the perfect ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids, which is 3:1. These essential fatty acids play a critical role in brain development, memory, and learning. The hemp benefits don’t stop there. They also contain a good amount of plant-based protein, which is a building block for healthy bones.
#5 Hemp Infused Veggie Chips
Resist the urge to give in at the grocery store and purchase those processed chips that are always stocked right at the check-out lane. They contain maltodextrin, glutamate, and other unnatural ingredients. Instead, keep snack bags of veggie chips on hand. The good news is that you don’t need a clunky dehydrator to make veggie chips at home. All you need is a microwave and five minutes to spare. You can use sweet potatoes, beets or zucchini. Here is the recipe. It works for both veggie and fruit chips. After removing chips from the microwave, spritz them with hemp seed oil and hemp hearts. It will add a nice flavor to the chips.
Pick up a bag of Humming hemp hearts at GNC, Albertson, Fred Meyer, and Safeway today.