What if ….bloggers decided to join together and promote healthy snacks?

26 Feb

Have you noticed that there are many bloggers who are avoiding processed food for snacking?  These bloggers are already influencing the people who read their blogs and the people that live and work in their life.  Many bloggers I read have chosen to go the real food route because of health or allergies.

Photo of inspiration for healthy snacksWith each of us influencing our little world, the economy and the demand for products is changing. Instead of hitting the aisle in the convenience stores we are checking Pinterest on our smart phone for inspiration and making sure we have some healthy items stashed away in the car, backpack or pantry.  It hasn’t made a huge difference yet.  However food companies are feeling cumulative effects of changes to snacking. What could we do if we bloggers worked together?  Maybe a bunch of bloggers could do a day of the healthy snack?

If you like that idea, write a post about it or send a suggestion.  If you have a post on healthy snacking, post it below in the comments so I can pin it to my board.  In the meantime, here is a the recipe I fixed today that was inspired by the one in the picture.  I adapted it and preparing it got me thinking about this post. 

Spicy Crunchy Chickpeas

makes a small batch for one or two snack-ers

1 cup cooked chickpeas  (can use can or cook your own)

1 tablespoon oil  (I used avocado oil on half and Extra Virgin Olive Oil on the other half)

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon ground cuminchickpeaingredients

pinch cayenne

salt to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse cooked chickpeas and dry by rolling in a towel.  If the skins come off,  you can discard them.  Combine spices and oil and add chickpeas.  Toss to coat evenly and place in a single layer on a baking sheet.  Bake till crispy for about 25 to 35 minutes.  Serve immediately or pack in a dry storage container for later.   There are some recipes that suggest cinnamon.  I will try those next time.

Ponder the possibilities of our consumer actions leading to good results for your body, your family, your community, and our world. That is what we will do right here once a week. ♥ We’ll explore
  • choices made in the home
  • choices made in our places of worship, schools, and other institutions
  • our everyday career, dining, and shopping choices

Send us ideas and comment on suggestions.

 

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5 Responses to “What if ….bloggers decided to join together and promote healthy snacks?”

  1. cooking with audrey February 26, 2014 at 12:52 pm #

    i love your “what ifs” :) you’re my kind of gal.

    • realocalcooking February 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

      I must admit your ability to alliterate on your blog was what got me going. I also saw a guy on twitter who is doing a “What if” conference. I like the idea of trying to change things in our broken food system with positive actions.

      • cooking with audrey February 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

        you have no idea how much joy that brings my heart to read. if i can effect ONE PERSON to make a change in the world, then i’ve changed the world. and it starts with the man in the mirror, you know?!

        that was one of the best compliments i could’ve received. thank you. thank you for reading and for feeling inspired – and for DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!

  2. Rachel February 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    I am always looking for a healthy alternative to potato chips- a weakness of mine. Can’t wait to try these!

    • realocalcooking February 26, 2014 at 5:13 pm #

      I like the crunch of chips. These have the crunch factor. :)

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