Fielding “I’m hungry!” requests from your kids takes up a surprising portion of the day. No more! Whip up a couple of these healthy make-ahead snacks so you’re ready when mid-morning or mid-afternoon munchies hit. 

Energy Bites


I may love these as much as my kids do! It’s almost like having little bites of cookie dough throughout the day. 


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

  • 2/3 cup toasted shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate chips)

  • 1/3 cup honey

  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Makes 20-25 energy bites

For the full recipe, click here.

Summer Granola 

Via Cooking in Bloom 

I love the multipurpose use of this granola from Cooking in Bloom. Eat it for breakfast or pack portions for an on-the-go treat. 


  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats 

  • ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds, shelled

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

  • ¼ cup raw slivered almonds

  • 1 cup rice cereal

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • ¼ cup honey

For the full recipe, click here.

Easy Homemade Protein Bars

By easy, this recipe means no bake and just a few ingredients. Bonus: they taste like a cinnamon roll! 



  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (40 g; a heaping 1/2 cup)

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 cup rolled oats (96 g)

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (26 g)

  • 1/2 cup natural almond butter (118 g)

  • 1/4 cup honey (74 g)

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon water *if needed

  • sea salt for sprinkling

Makes 8 servings

For the full recipe, click here.

Sweet Potato Chips 



If crunchy and savory is more your thing, make this healthy spin on chips. 

  • 1 medium organic sweet potato

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder

  • Salt to taste

Makes 4 servings

For the full recipe, click here

Easy 5-Minute Microwave Hummus 


Give baby carrots a boost with this simple hummus. 


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (NOT drained)

  • 2-4 cloves garlic (depending on how garlicky you prefer it)

  • 1/2 cup tahini

  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 3/4-1 tsp sea salt (depending on how salty you prefer it)

  • 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Makes 8 servings 

For the full recipe, click here