I had someone ask me the other day what my guilty pleasure was...
It has been and will probably always be snacking!
There is nothing like a good dip, wrap or crunch in the mid-afternoon!
Am I right ladies?
Today I'm sharing 3 of my family's favorite healthy snacks!
Stick around for these easy, vegan, and healthy recipes!
1. Dark chocolate fruit bowl
This is heaven in your mouth girl! You should never feel guilty about eating chocolate but you can rest assured that this little snack will still be giving you some nutrients while you get that chocolate fix!
1/2 cup dark chocolate (be sure that this is vegan most dark chocolates are from my personal experience)
2 cups fruit of choice - I love strawberries, grapes, and even bananas in this!
Melt your chocolate in the microwave in 10-second intervals this essential!
In between each interval stir until fully melted.
Mix in fruit
2. Coconut date balls
These are so easy and are great for when you're craving a sweet! I like to store these in the fridge with a stasher bag and enjoy them whenever I have a sweet tooth!
12 Medjool dates pitted
1 cup pecans
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
Soak your dates in water for 10 minutes to soften then drain the water
In a blender or food processor mix your dates, pecans, and salt until fully combined
Scoop out the date mixture with a spoon and roll into tiny balls
Roll the balls in the coconut
Chill for 30 minutes
Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks!
3. Eggplant hummus
I saved the best for last with this one! This recipe is inspired by an Italian restaurant here in Curitiba, Brazil! As an appetizer, they give out eggplant hummus and crackers. It's SO good that I had to recreate it!
Here's the recipe...
1 medium-sized eggplant
1 green pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs vinegar
1 tbs oregano
1 tbs thyme
salt and pepper to taste.
Bake on 350 for 40 minutes stirring every so often.
Once the veggies are brown take them out of the oven and mix in the blender till hummus texture.
Chill for an hour and enjoy on bread or with fresh veggies!
Which recipe are you gonna try first? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading,
Zoe Cordeiro <3
Zoe Worlund Cordeiro
Zoe grew up in the heart of the South, Huntsville, AL. After spending most of her life avoiding animal products, she became a Vegan six years ago and hasn't looked back! Zoe is passionate about loving people, stewarding the planet's resources well, exploring new places, and pursing a relationship with Jesus. After a two-year cross-cultural & international relationship, Zoe said "Yes!" to her Brazilian-designer husband, Gabriel. After their wedding in March of 2020, Zoe settled in his hometown of Curitiba, Brazil and they hope to travel the world together.