Sweet & Salty Snackers
Updated: Aug 10, 2019
One of the many challenges one faces while adapting to a healthier lifestyle is the craving for sweet and salty foods. This is especially true when blood sugar is low and/or when stressful situations arise. The option to grab something quick that can tick the subconscious craving box while nourishing the body and calming the system is essential.
While formal meal planning may be an easier task to plan and prepare for, during an afternoon slump having something close at hand that feels like a treat but will not derail your efforts can be a real life-saver!
Enjoying a variety of nutrient rich vegetables, nuts, seeds, fish, herbs, fats and animal proteins helps maintain the acid and alkaline balance of the body. The low levels of sugar and the higher protein, healthy fat, and fibre composition of these foods work to maintain a steady level of sugars in the blood, which contribute to feelings of satiety, steady and even energy levels, improved moods and the support and repair of the adrenals and corresponding systems.
It’s tasty too, if I do say so myself!
Sweet & Salty Snackers:
*courtesy of Wild Belly Wellness Co.*
• 4 Nori sheets, crumbled
•1/2 c. eachof: Flax, chia, raw sunflower,raw pumpkin and sesame seeds
• Little less than 1/2 c. Maple syrup
(blend slowly and add as needed to achieve “tacky” consistency)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together all of the seeds and nori.
Stir in maple syrup until all of the mix is coated and achieves a sticky consistency.
Pour mixture out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, cover with another piece of parchment
and press until 1/4 inch thick.
Bake for 45 minutes or so. Be sure to check often and remove when the seeds have slightly browned and are fragrant.
Allow to cool completely and break into pieces for a rustic presentation.
Makes almost one cookie sheet full. Enjoy with dips and spreads and our gorgeous and fresh Green Goodness Dip. Recipe coming soon!