Sweet N’ Salty Roasted Almonds + More Healthy Holiday Snacks
Got family in town this week? Keep everyone healthy by stocking the kitchen with quick and easy snacks that your fam can grab when they’re on-the-go doing last minute holiday shopping.
When I visit my parents for Christmas, they always stockpile the fridge with my healthy eating essentials — natural peanut butter, sprouted english muffins, eggs, carrot sticks, spinach, sweet potatoes, etc.
When I’m rushing around to find stocking stuffers or get in a holiday hustle workout though, I don’t always have time to make a meal from scratch. Grubbing on the go sometimes means grabbing whatever is handy, which unfortunately could be Christmas cookies or caramel corn. Not good.
This year, I’ll be combatting the unhealthy snack attacks by preparing several quick and easy bites to have on hand for when holiday hanger hits.
Check em’ out!
5 Healthy Holiday Snacks
1. Sweet + Salty Roasted Almonds
After recently learning how incredibly easy it is to roast your own nuts, these have become a staple in my kitchen.
- 16 oz Almonds
- 1 Egg White
- 1 T. Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Sea Salt
- 3 Packets of Stevia (or sweetener of choice)
- Set oven to 350.
- Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread nuts over evenly.
- Bake for about 15 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don't burn.
- Let nuts cool for about 10 minutes.
2. Sweet + Salty Popcorn
Same concept as the nuts: cook popcorn kernels (not that buttered movie popcorn in a bag) on the stove or in the microwave and then spray with olive or coconut oil and sprinkle with salt, cinnamon, and stevia.
Or go the savory route and try spices like paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, rosemary, thyme, etc.
3. Ready-To-Sip Juices + Smoothies
Naked Juice knows it’s hard to keep a packed house healthy during the holidays, so they’ve packaged their classic juices in huge 64 oz and 32 oz jugs to keep the whole family feeling good this season.
Keep these on hand to get your greens in on those days that you do end up favoring Christmas cookies to fruits and veggies.
Pictured here are the Green Machine, which has 50% of your Daily Value of Vitamin A in an 8 oz serving, and Blue Machine, which has 100% of your Daily Value of Vitamin E and B6.
4. Healthy Homemade Granola
Why go for the store-bought version when you can easily whip up a batch of your own healthy homemade granola?
5. Cranberry Chocolate + Chia Cookies
These Christmas cookies are the kind you can feel good about eating. These babies are gluten-free, low-sugar, and full of nutritious ingredients.
Weigh In: Do you bake special treats for guests over the holidays? What are your favorite healthy holiday snacks?
This post is sponsored by Naked Juice but all opinions are my own.