I have really enjoyed finding new and healthy snack options via Pinterest. These are a few that have become staples in our pantry and are snacks that I have no problem giving Dieter on a regular basis.
I made these just this weekend and they are delicious! If you’re looking for a sugary sweet cookie this really doesn’t fit the bill but I think you should still check it out. They are wheat-, egg-, sugar, and dairy-free. You could eat them for breakfast or as a quick and filling snack and there is a lot of room for the addition of your own ingredients. I didn’t have coconut so I just added an extra cup of rolled oats. And as another note I used a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter as a form to make the cookies.
So I have a little disclaimer with this recipe. Make sure they don’t burn! Both times I’ve made this crunchy snack I’ve burnt about half of them so next time I will decrease the oven temperature to 400 degrees (from 450) and check them every 10-15 minutes. The first time I seasoned them with curry powder and they were pretty good but the second time I simply ground some sea salt onto them (along with the olive oil) and they were delicious! Dieter really likes these because they are so crunchy. I would definitely be careful with young children though since they could present a choking hazard.
After the first time making these I learned one thing…I need to double the recipe! They are a bit tedious with all the rolling out and cutting but I really think it’s worth it. They are much heartier than regular wheat thins plus they end up being a lot cheaper too. I add 2 tablespoons of whole flax seed to the dry ingredients for even more substance. These are always in our diaper bag as a handy snack for Dieter.
These apple chips were so simple to make! The only tricky part is cutting the apples thin enough if you don’t have a mandolin (which I don’t). All you do is cut the apples into 1/8th inch slices (don’t worry about peeling or coring) and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You bake in a 200 degree oven for about three hours. You can check them periodically and take them out once they are crunchy. For a twist you can sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar before baking them. Easy, cheap, and yummy!