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The Healthy Snack

From the depths of one small metal box covered with slender calved pink fairies and wistful looking princesses, I endeavour to supply my culinarily adventurous 7  year old daughter Coco with an  appetizing array of healthy snack lunch offerings for her to take to school each day.

I have discovered that the more ambitious  we become with the daily delights, the more disappointed we end up  by whats available on our supermarket shelves.

A trip to my local supermarket, recycled canvas bag in hand, had me tripping and fumbling my way through a product list on the back of a granola bar that contained no less than 39 separate ingredients.  I thought I was buying a cereal bar not a tub of polyunsaturated  cholesterol free omega enriched low salt margarine.  Healthy snack? I think not.

As I’m not one that normally sports a scientist in my handbag when I go to the grocery store whom is able to tell me what raising agents 170  and food acid 296 are doing shacked up together in my cereal bar alongside a mountain of sugar and a truck load of fat (breathe breathe), I decided that what’s best for me and little Miss Coco is a matter of refining and simplifying the snack  process.

So in times of great inspirational need, I find myself chatting with fellow foodie friends on twitter like @dragonskitchen and @figandcherry and visiting my favourite Internet food blogs to help me collect a beautiful selection of healthy snack recipes that I can now share with you in all there wholegrain glory.

I have avoided recipes that are high in fat, sugar and anything artificial or plastic sounding, as well as trying to keep it interesting and palate exciting for who is now a mighty pleased wee scholar.

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Microwave potato chips by Nooschi

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Baked masala vadai- Chef In You

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Baked chicken buns- Cafe Nilson

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Fruited muffins- Dishing Up Delights

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Bento box ideas- Soy and Pepper

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Watermelon pops by The Hungry Housewife

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Apples and nutella by Taste Duds

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4 ingredients Granola bars- Kiss My Spatula

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Peanut butter honey bars- Active Life Cooking

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Nut free granola bars by Vegan Visitor

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Potato chips- The Good Mood Food Blog

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Healthy chocolate cake by Healthy Indulgences

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Corn and black pepper crackers- NYtimes

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Monkey bars by Healthy Tasty Chow

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Popcorn snack mix- Latest Addictions

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Oatmeal Almond Cookies- ZOMTbakes

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Roasted Pepitas-The Brassica Diaries

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Smoothie roll up by Veggie Wedgie

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Banana choc granola bars- Bitchincamero

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Roasted Chickpeas by The Sweetest Kitchen

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Golden beet chips by  Foodista

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Multigrain energy bars- Wholegrain Gourmet

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Superfood your popcorn by Veggie Wedgie

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Garlic Edamame by The Cooking of Joy

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Cinnamon spiced dates by Veggie Wedgie

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Smoky cashew nuts by Dana Treat

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Oat Fig Bars from Artsy Foodie

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Granola Bars by The Sugarshop

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Apple chips by Food Lovers Journal

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Homemade snack bars by Food 4 Tots

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27 Comments

  1. Zoe said…

    Thanks Bridget! There are some great looking recipes there -- can't wait to try the choc cake :)

  2. Leslie Green said…

    Thanks so much for putting up my watermelon pops!!!

  3. Bridget said…

    @leslie Your watermelon pops are to sassy for words!!!

    Love,

    Bridge x

  4. Bridget said…

    @penny All I can say is lucky folks that live at your house this weekend!!!

    Love,

    Bridge x

  5. Nooschi said…

    Awesome post. There are a bunch of healthy ideas I want to try out now. Thanks!

  6. Bridget said…

    @nooschi Your welcome honey… And thank you for your beautiful contribution!

    Love,

    Bridge x

  7. Alisa said…

    Awesome!Love the apple chips and beet chips!

  8. Lilly said…

    What a great collection of healthy snacks from some awesome looking food blogs. Thanks for posting all of these!

  9. penny said…

    nice selection. I can make some of these this wkend. very keen on apple chips and baked chicken buns.

  10. Bridget said…

    @zoe…The chocolate cake looks to good to be true!!! Healthy and yummy… could it be chocolate heaven???

    Love,
    Bridge x

  11. Maija Haavisto said…

    I'd have liked to see even more fruit and nuts (outside of granola), perhaps some raw food goodies. But excellent list, nonetheless. Roasted chickpeas are one of my favorites and I admit to sometimes snacking on plain edamame with nothing but a little salt.

    Will be retweeting this.

  12. Bridget said…

    @lilly how beautiful are these blogs??!!! Lets share and spread the word!

    Love,
    Bridge x

  13. Bridget said…

    @Alisa I admit to being chip-a holic! So you can see why these healthy alternatives appealed to me!!! Will keep my hand out of the fried potato chip bags!!

    Thanks for visiting,

    Love,

    Bridge.

  14. Bridget said…

    @Maija This list is a work in progress and I continue to search the internet for exciting and interesting recipes to add to this ecclectic collection.

    Feel free to suggest any blogs we should be all visiting and thank you for the retweet.

    Love,
    Bridge x

  15. Dana said…

    Hey thanks for including me here! You did a great job and have some really diverse recipes here. I’m honored to be included.

  16. Bridget said…

    @Dana Thanks for a wonderful recipe honey!

    Love,
    Bridge x

  17. Bridget said…

    @lauren B Your welcome and thank you for posting such a beautiful recipe!!

    Love,

    Bridge x

  18. Lauren B said…

    Thanks for including my recipe in your post, Bridget! What a great idea for a list. I’ll definitely be checking out these recipes.

  19. DK said…

    Hey Bridget,

    Just saw this post now. Thanks for including my Baked Vadai in this super duper list :)

    Have bookmarked to check and try out others.

    Thanks once again for the compilation

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