Immunity boosting snacks

Nuts and granola bars

When you are low in energy it is a common feeling for the body to crave carbohydrates for that sugar surge. So you reach out for the easily available baked goods like muffins, cookies or cake slices. These foods are usually high in refined grains and refined sugar. By frequently eating these foods you can cause inflammation in your body leading to chronic diseases like diabetes and heart conditions. These granola bars are a great replacement for baked foods and a healthier way to energise yourself as well as to curb those sugar cravings. These additionally have invaluable properties of nourishing and boosting your health as they are rich in immunity boosting minerals and vitamins!

GRANOLA BARS

Please follow the method in my post ‘Healthy snacks’ – peanut butter granola bars’. Below are three kinds of granola bars with similar nutritional value and healthful properties.

BRAZIL NUTS, COCONUT FLAKES

 1/3 cup brazil nuts

¼ cup sunflower seeds

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 tbsp chia seeds

2 tbsp shredded coconut flakes

2 tbsp raw organic honey

10 mins oven on 160 F

Brazil nuts, seeds, coconut flakes and honey compressed in a pyrex dish

WALNUTS, APRICOTS, COCONUT FLAKES

 1 cup walnuts

50 gm Apricot chopped

3 tbsp shredded coconut

1 tsp chia seeds

¼ cup maple syrup

½ tsp sea salt

1 tbsp sunflower seeds

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

10 min oven 160 F

Walnuts, seeds, apricots, coconut flakes and maple syrup compressed in a dish

ALMONDS, PEANUT BUTTER, CACAO

 1 cup almonds

1 tbsp sunflower seeds

1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

1 cup peanut butter

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp raw cacao

¼ cup raw honey

½ cup organic peanut butter

1 tbsp raw honey

10 mins oven 160 F

Peanut buter, nuts, seeds, honey and raw cacao compressed in a dish

Author: Healthybalance

I am a certified integrative nutrition health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I run workshops on wellness and work with clients individually. My coaching involves enabling clients to address the root cause of any imbalances in their lives and to empower them to become advocates for themselves so that they can make long-term changes that lead to their optimum health and wellness. The work of an integrative nutrition health coach is to help clients understand the synergy that exists between the primary areas in ones life like sleep, exercise, satisfaction in our relationships, career and other such domains and the food we eat. I work with young adults ages 12 and above and women, mostly pertaining to weight loss, gut issues, and hormonal imbalances.

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