3 Quick Snacks For Busy Folks—Ready in Less Than 5 Minutes!
After 9 months on maternity leave, reality has set in—I simply DON’T have the time I used to in the kitchen. Between both boys, my full-time job, and sleep, it seems cooking, blogging, and my husband have taken the unfortunate brunt of my overburdened schedule.
However, after recently conducting a hair analysis (post coming soon!), I discovered I was not consuming 1) enough food or 2) enough fat. The result was a baby who was CONSTANTLY eating and a VERY tired mama.
I had to increase my caloric and fat intake (which is also good for my own satiety AND for nourishing a growing 9-month and 5-year-old!) without increasing my kitchen time. I opened the fridge, and these are the goodies I came up with.
Please remember, with all animal products, it is important to get pastured and/or organic if possible. And purchasing whole fat items will reduce the likelihood of added chemicals or sugar in your food.
Wishing you good health! <3
#1 Quick ‘n’ Creamy Pate
- 1/3 lb. chicken braunschweiger
- 1/3 c. organic whole fat sour cream
- 1/4 c. green part of green onions, finely minced (optional)
- Mix items together with a fork.
- Add additional sour cream for a creamier texture.
- Serve with veggies (carrots, cucumber slices, olives, celery work well) or organic potato chips cooked in a stable cooking fat.
#2 Decadent Fruity Yogurt
For me, this recipe is all about ratios. I use a 2:1 (whole fat yogurt: sour cream) for optimal flavor and richness.
- 1/2 c. organic whole fat yogurt
- 1/4 c. organic sour cream
- organic fruit preserves (to taste/preferred thickness—I use 2 T. strawberry jam)
- Add ingredients to a bowl.
- Mix and serve.
#3 Banana Smoothie (Dairy-Free, No Blender Required)
- 1 banana, mashed (the riper, the better)
- 1/2 c. organic whole fat coconut milk
- organic maple syrup (to taste)
- While the banana is in the peel, squeeze and mush the banana as much as possible. Open peel carefully and place banana in a mason jar.
- Mix with a fork until smooth.
- Add coconut milk.
- Cover jar with lid and shake for all your worth!
- Add maple syrup and shake. Adjust sweetness as needed.
- Add raw cacao powder
- Substitute organic pumpkin puree for banana
- Add chia seeds for thickness
- Add pastured egg yolk for creaminess and nutrient-dense boost
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