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5 Whole Food, Plant-Based Healthy Snacks for When You Want to Impress

fruits and vegetables with hummus

There may be times when you feel the need to put a bit more effort into snacks you’ll be sharing, and the good news is you can have both style and substance with these delicious, nutrient-dense offerings from Food Revolution Network’s Plant-Powered & Thriving (PPT) and WHOLE Life Club (WLC).

1. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Sometimes a tiny tweak to an old classic is just the thing. Adding roasted red peppers and green onions to this tried-and-true hummus recipe gives it a smoky, satisfying taste and a lovely color. Definitely more delicious than a red Instagram filter!

2. Apple Nachos Supreme

Quick word association game: I say “apples,” and you say… “nachos”? Well, maybe not until you try this ridiculously beautiful, creative, and delicious dessert-snack hybrid. The apple slices form the base and are smothered (or lightly drizzled, your choice) in healthy caramel sauce and are topped with pretty much anything you like: popcorn, shredded coconut, non-dairy chocolate chips, nuts, nut butter, and so on.

3. Blissful Nut Balls

These healthy sweet treats are like convenient, bite-sized lumps of trail mix goodness. The base consists of rolled oats, peanut butter, and maple syrup. The add-ins are up to you and your imagination: sunflower, sesame, and pumpkin seeds; dried and fresh fruits; and other yummies like carob or cacao powder and shredded coconut flakes.

4. Raw Chai Bars

Get all the zesty spice found in a cup of chai in these raw, whole food bars. Both crunchy and chewy in texture, their healthfulness comes from the combination of nuts, spices, and fruit.

5. Spicy Sweet Potato Bakes

Take some long, thin sweet potatoes. Cut ‘em into wedges. Coat ‘em with just enough olive oil to make spices stick to ‘em. Then add those spices: paprika, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder, and more. Bake ‘em until you’ve got dirty fries that can’t be beat.

(exerpt from Food Revolution network)

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