Healthy Snacks for the Holidays!
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Egg Free, Process Sugar Free and Delish!I've been a busy little beaver making all sorts of healthy snacks for the Holidays. My plan was to bring them up North and give then as gifts to friends and family. However, within 3 hours -- everything I prepped was brought out and devoured -- thankfully -- to great reviews!!! We were given a 2 oz. bag of kale chips as a gift and the family really loved them. I always promised myself that I was going to tackle dehydrating kale chips, but never got around to it, mostly out of pure laziness. But when I went to buy a bag and saw that 2 oz. was $6 -- I knew I can make it for a fraction of the cost. And I did! I used Diana Stobo's recipe for Nacho Cheese Kale Chips. I made two batches. My first batch, which was my first attempt (new techniques for me to learn), turned out really delicious and tasted EXACTLY like nacho cheese and gone within a day. So I had to make a huge second batch to bring up North! The Northern family was sitting around playing games and got hungry. I pulled out the Nacho Cheese Chips and within no time at all -- they were GONE! Nothing left. I would consider that a huge success! [caption id="attachment_1059" align="alignleft" width="150"] Nacho Cheese Kale Chips Dehydrating[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1061" align="alignright" width="150"] Finished Nacho Cheese Kale Chips[/caption] The second healthy snack I made, I actually previously posted the recipe which was Jennifer Cornbleet's Chocolate Candy Cups. I double up the recipe and put them in gift tins to bring up for the Holidays! Once again -- GONE within 15 minutes! And the Holidays aren't even here yet. [caption id="attachment_1063" align="alignleft" width="150"] RAW Chocolate Candy Cups[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1062" align="alignright" width="150"] RAW Chocolate Candy Cups[/caption] I love when I prepare something as a gift made with LOVE and people really, really enjoy them. It totally warms my heart! If you feel adventurous and want to try something outside of your comfort zone -- try one of your recipes and just . . .
Happy and Healthy Holidays to All ♥