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7 Irresistible Real Food Snacks

Posted Jul 05 2013 10:38pm

I absolutely love a good snack and I eat one every day!  I enjoy eating healthy snacks that taste amazing and satisfy me when I get hungry between meals. If you’re a busy person, you’re probably looking for easy snacks which you can eat at home, school, or work that will keep your energy level high throughout the day.


With all the unhealthy commercial snacks in the supermarkets tempting you with their slick packaging and cheap prices, I’ve decided to start sharing my favorite homemade, real food snacks from bloggers that I really respect and admire. These recipes are truly mouth-watering and health-promoting at the same time!


I will also be including my own healing foods snacks in these posts. I will be featuring new snacks regularly on my blog along with hosting a “Super Snack Saturday” party on my Facebook page starting on July 13th. Visit and like my page so you can see all the tasty recipes and holistic health tips being shared daily.




NOURISHED KITCHEN Cheesy Kale Chips with Miso, Garlic and Dulse

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo

Cheesy Kale Chips


Jenny McGruther is the creator of Nourished Kitchen, one of the most celebrated traditional real food blogs on the internet! Jenny and her husband created and manage a progressive farmers market in the heart of Colorado ski country that nourishes their community with healthy, real foods. Nourished Kitchen’s goal is to promote sustainable agriculture and nutrient-dense, whole foods in everyday kitchens. Jenny’s blog focuses on whole, unrefined foods prepared according to traditional methods that optimize nutrient density.

Jenny’s motto is “Cherish your body, nourish your kitchen.”  I have followed Jenny’s incredible blog for many years and her delicious recipes, online cooking classes and eBooks , along with a wealth of information on nutrient-dense traditional foods has really helped made a big difference in my life. Jenny’s tasty kale chips are crisp, cheesy and have the perfect balance of umami flavor that is so addictive. You won’t be able to eat just a few of these chips.


BEYOND THE PEEL Homemade Almond Power Bars

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Paleo

Homemade Almond Power Bars


France & Joshua Sprague is the dynamic husband and wife team behind Beyond The Peel Whole Living. This fantastic couple is on a mission to help 100,000 people make the journey to long-term healthy eating. They use education, entertainment and inspiration to show people that “healthy food” is really just real food that provides the maximum amount of nutrients while at the same time being absolutely uncompromising in its flavor.

France creates all the whole food recipes for their blog and all of her recipes are easy to make and absolutely yummy! Beyond The Peel’s ecourses and ecookbook is an excellent resource to get you started on the path of healthy eating. If you’re looking for a snack that will give you lots of energy, you have to try France’s almond power bars. These irresistible bars are a great healthy snack especially if you work out on a regular basis.



Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo

bae7a73a86531bff2204abdc7db904af5d04f5ff Blender Girl's Roasted Beet Dip


Tess Masters AKA Blender Girl is the dynamo who created Healthy Blender Recipes a very popular health food and green living site that is helping people around the globe to get healthy using their blenders, food processors, dehydrators and other kitchen appliances! I simply adore Tess and her sensational blog!

We first met at a workshop for Women of the Green Generation  of which we are both members, and I immediately connected with her giving and friendly spirit. In addition to running her blog, and making tasty, alkaline, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian recipes, Tess is also an actor and presenter in Los Angeles, California. Tess’s roasted beet dip is packed with healing herbs and spices and its scrumptious taste will have you asking yourself how beets could be so good!


HEALTHY GREEN KITCHEN Guacamole with Pistachios

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo

guacamole with pistachios from Healthy Green Kitchen


Winnie Abramson is the fabulous lady behind Healthy Green Kitchen, a completely captivating blog where she shares her passion for real foods, healthy home cooking, and green living. Winnie posts delectable, healthy, seasonal recipes on the blog, as well as documenting her entertaining adventures in organic gardening, backyard chickens, and beekeeping.

Winnie’s new book “ One Simple Change ” is coming out soon and I can’t wait to get it! Since I’m a big avocado fan, I had to include Winnie’s drool-worthy guacamole with pistachios in my real food snack post. This creamy, crunchy, slightly spicy guacamole will make you a lover of avocado in no time!

GOURMANDE IN THE KITCHEN Chocolate Dipped Nut Bites

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Paleo



Sylvie Shirazi is the lovely lady who created Gourmande in the Kitchen a gorgeous site that explores the pleasures of eating simple, real, wholesome foods while celebrating your inner “Gourmande.” Sylvie is a professional food photographer and her food pictures are truly beautiful!

All of the mouth-watering recipes she creates on her site are the way I like to eat and cook. The recipes are made with fresh, flavorful, top quality ingredients and minimal preparation that lets the natural flavors of the food shine. Sylvie’s chocolate dipped nut bites are totally spectacular and the perfect portable snack!


FOOD RENEGADE Tomato Mango Salad

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo


Kristen Michaelis is the visionary behind Food Renegade a fantastic blog that is dedicated to advocating for real food and challenging politically correct nutrition. Kristen is a passionate nutrition and wellness coach, blogger, and book author . Every day on her blog and with her coaching, online classes and books, she empowers people to reclaim their health by choosing wholesome, healthy, traditional foods.

Her site contains lots of great information on traditional real foods including recipes, health articles, and resources for buying. Kristen is one of the nicest people that I have met online, and she is always willing to give you a helping hand or some sage advice. You have to try her delicious tomato mango salsa because it is full of bright flavors that will have you going back for seconds!


A HARMONY HEALING Smoky Orange Hummus

Gluten Free, Grain Free, Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo

Smoky Orange Hummus 389


 I’m a holistic chef, certified healing foods specialist, cookbook author , blogger, and owner of A Harmony Healing where we believe in making getting healthy delicious! My blog is all about eating and cooking with superb healing foods and using easy holistic lifestyle solutions to help you get more energy, strength, and a strong immune system. My new print cookbook “ Deliciously Holistic ” is a excellent resource to help you get healthy and radiant with 154 healing foods recipes, full-color food photos, and 50 pages of holistic lifestyle tips!

I created this smoky orange hummus because I love the flavor of oranges paired with the smoky paprika and creamy garbanzo beans. My hummus is a mouth-watering snack that is great served with cut up vegetables or pita chips. It also makes a foolproof appetizer for entertaining.


What’s your favorite healthy snack? Please contribute to the conversion by leaving a comment.


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