banana chia seed cookies

2 Ingredient Chia Seed Banana Cookies

Dessert, Snacks

This is one of the EASIEST cookie recipes that you will ever make. All you need is just TWO ingredients.. Bananas and chia seeds! And the best part is that you can eat ALL the raw cookie dough that you want with this recipe, no eggs involved!

These guys will keep you satisfied because chia seeds expand when you digest them keeping you feeling fuller for longer. Chia seeds are also dense with micronutrients, antioxidants, fiber, protein, Omega-3s, etc! The banana gives it the right amount of sweetness too! These cookies will help you snack smart and give you your sweet tooth fix in a healthy way.

The great part about this recipe is that you can add many other ingredients to make different versions. For example, just by adding things like chocolate chips, peanut/almond butter, oats, or unsweetened coconut shreds would all make it taste amazing! Be creative!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 bananas (depending on how many you want to make)
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds (Amazon Affiliate link)

Instructions

  • With a fork, mash up your bananas until they form a creamy consistency like dough
  • Stir in the chia seeds
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, spoon little spoonfuls of the banana chia seed dough on to the baking sheet formed into cookies. The thicker you make them, the more gooey they will taste. And the more thin you make them, the more crispy they will be.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20-25 minutes
  • Let cool and then go bananas!

Nutrition facts per cookie: 24 calories, 1g carb, 1g protein, 3g fat

 

green smoothie

Freaky Green Frankenstein Superfood Smoothie

Breakfast, Drinks, Seasonal, Snacks

Green smoothies make for festive Halloween themed party snacks! Yummy for everyone and an easy way to get kids to drink some veggies and protein without them knowing it.

Superfoods improve health, boost immune system, elevates serotonin production, cleanses, lowers inflammation, and alkalizes the body.

superfood smoothie

Ingredients 

  • Bananas
  • Spinach
  • Scoop of protein powder (I used Vega vanilla flavor because it has greens, plant-based protein, and superfood ingredients in there as well)
  • Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Spiralina powder: An Aztec superfood that has the highest source of complete protein (65%). It is high in many vitamins and minerals (Vitamins B1, B2, B3, Copper, Iron, Omega-6, Omega-3), trace elements, phytonutrients, and enzymes.
  • Maca powder: Comes from the Peruvian Andes. Adaptogenic superfood that increases energy, endurance, strength, libido. Contains 20 amino acids.
  • Chlorella powder: Rich in protien, Vitamins A, B2, B3, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, helps naturally detox the body from harmful metals, supports the immune system, and improves insulin sensitivity.
  • Flaxseed: Great source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, Omega-3. Helps improve glycemic control for blood sugars, lowers cholesterol, and many other benefits.
  • Honey (sweetened to taste, optional)
  • Ice

Directions 

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend well.
  2. Take clear plastic cups and with a Sharpie permanent marker, draw on Frankenstein’s face. I even used glass mason jars and wrote on it with a grease pencil. It stays on as you use it, but can be washed off later.
  3. Fill the cups with your blended green smoothie and watch Frankenstein’s face come to life!
  4. Enjoy your freaky green Frankenstein monster!
sweet potato pumpkins

Jack-O’-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries

Seasonal, Snacks

Even your fries can scream Halloween time! This year, you can carve more than just pumpkins… 

Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A which is an antioxidant powerhouse linked to anti-aging and good eyesight. They also have low sodium, fewer calories than white potatoes, and low fat. Sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index which means it releases a steady amount of energy to your body without causing any blood sugar spikes! Perfect for us diabetics watching those blood sugars!

sweet potato pumpkins

Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes peeled (or how every many you want to make)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 F degrees.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes into big round sliver dollar sized fries (the thinner the better because it will be easier to cut into it as you make the pumpkin shapes). With each silver dollar sized fry, use your knife to cut and shape it into a pumpkin by adding a stem. Then cut out 2 triangles and a smile for the jack-o-lantern face. If you have a pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, that would work too.
  3. Once you have all your pumpkins cut out, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Cover all the sweet potato fries with olive oil and sprinkle as much pepper and garlic salt that you would like and toss them around so that the seasoning and olive oil coats all of the fries.
    tossed seasoned uncooked fries

    tossed seasoned uncooked fries

  5. Place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 20 minutes (depending on your thickness) until they are golden brown and tender.
  6. Take them out and allow to cool. Enjoy your pumpkins as a side dish or by themselves for a snack!

1 medium sweet potato: Total carbs 23g, Sugar 6g, Protein 2g

banana ghosts

Frozen Yogurt Banana Ghosts

Seasonal, Snacks

I saw these creations on Pinterest and I was totally inspired. They are a cute and festive way to prepare snacks for the Halloween season. Naturally sweet and can help curve those sugar cravings to help you not overload on Halloween candy.

Bananas contain high levels of tryptophan that naturally converts to serotonin, which increases your mood! They are also high in potassium which can protect your muscles from cramping during a workout or even in your sleep. They have many other vitamins and minerals like: iron, magnesium, calcium, vitamins A and E, folate, carotene, and choline.

Greek yogurt is a great source of protein vital for building muscle, cell growth, and preparing tissue. It is also packed with probiotics which contains microorganisms that keep your intestines healthy and happy. It also has vitamin B12 that is necessary for healthy brain function.

banana ghosts

Ingredients

  • Banana, halved
  • Greek yogurt
  • 3 dark chocolate chips
  • Honey or any kind of sweeter (optional)
  • Wooden skewer

Instructions

  1. Skewer a half of a banana. Dip it into the Greek yogurt until covered. As an optional option, add sweetener to the Greek yogurt before dipping to make it a little sweeter.
  2. Place the coated banana on a dish with parchment paper. Take 3 dark chocolate chip morsels and place on the banana for eyes and a mouth.
  3. Place the dish into the freezer and until hardened.
  4. Take out and ENJOY your spoooooky ghost friend!

Total carbs 18g, Sugar 18g

avocado tuna

Avocado Tuna Salad Bowl

Main Dishes, Snacks

This is such an easy way to make your own tuna salad, and it calls for an easy clean up because there’s no plates needed! You just use an avocado as a natural bowl! This is a great lunch to make because it is a spin off of the traditional tuna salad sandwich, but it doesn’t include bread! So it is low in carbs, but high in protein and good fats! Take this lunch on-the-go, on a picnic, to work, to school, or quickly whip it up at home!

avocado tuna

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado cut in half (with skin on)
  • 1 can of tuna fish
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped or grated

Directions

  1. Remove the seed out of the halved avocado and scoop out (and save) a little bit of the avocado out to make a bigger hole in the middle of the halved avocado.
  2. Create your tuna salad by mixing together the tuna, mayonnaise, celery, carrots, and the extra scooped out avocado.
  3.  Place your tuna salad mixture into the halved avocado. Using it like a bowl!
  4. Enjoy your avocado tuna salad bowl!

avocado tuna