Sweet N’ Salty Roasted Almonds + More Healthy Holiday Snacks

Sweet N' Salty Roasted Almonds - homemade roasted almonds sprinkled with cinnamon, sea salt and stevia. A quick, easy and healthy snack.

Homemade Roasted Almonds - sea salt + stevia

Got family in town this week? Keep everyone healthy by stocking the kitchen with quick and easy snacks that your fam can grab when they’re on-the-go doing last minute holiday shopping.

When I visit my parents for Christmas, they always stockpile the fridge with my healthy eating essentials — natural peanut butter, sprouted english muffins, eggs, carrot sticks, spinach, sweet potatoes, etc.

When I’m rushing around to find stocking stuffers or get in a holiday hustle workout though, I don’t always have time to make a meal from scratch. Grubbing on the go sometimes means grabbing whatever is handy, which unfortunately could be Christmas cookies or caramel corn. Not good.

This year, I’ll be combatting the unhealthy snack attacks by preparing several quick and easy bites to have on hand for when holiday hanger hits.

Check em’ out!

5 Healthy Holiday Snacks

5 Healthy Holiday Snacks

1. Sweet + Salty Roasted Almonds

Homemade Roasted Almonds - Sweet + Salty

After recently learning how incredibly easy it is to roast your own nuts, these have become a staple in my kitchen.

Homemade Roasted Almonds

Sweet N' Salty Roasted Almonds
 
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Quick, easy and healthy roasted almonds sprinkled with cinnamon, sugar and salt.
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Recipe type: Snack, Nuts
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 16 oz Almonds
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 T. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 3 Packets of Stevia (or sweetener of choice)
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet and spread nuts over evenly.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes, keeping an eye on them so they don't burn.
  5. Let nuts cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ C. Calories: 160

2. Sweet + Salty Popcorn

Cinnamon and Sugar Popcorn

Same concept as the nuts: cook popcorn kernels (not that buttered movie popcorn in a bag) on the stove or in the microwave and then spray with olive or coconut oil and sprinkle with salt, cinnamon, and stevia.

Or go the savory route and try spices like paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, rosemary, thyme, etc.

3. Ready-To-Sip Juices + Smoothies

Naked Juice - Blue Machine

Naked Juice knows it’s hard to keep a packed house healthy during the holidays, so they’ve packaged their classic juices in huge 64 oz and 32 oz jugs to keep the whole family feeling good this season.

Healthy Holiday Snacks

Keep these on hand to get your greens in on those days that you do end up favoring Christmas cookies to fruits and veggies.

Pictured here are the Green Machine, which has 50% of your Daily Value of Vitamin A in an 8 oz serving, and Blue Machine, which has 100% of your Daily Value of Vitamin E and B6.

4. Healthy Homemade Granola

Homemade Dark Chocolate Granola with Pistachios

Why go for the store-bought version when you can easily whip up a batch of your own healthy homemade granola?

Try my Cranberry Ginger + Pistachio Granola recipe for a festive snack or the Cinnamon Blueberry version.

5. Cranberry Chocolate + Chia Cookies 

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These Christmas cookies are the kind you can feel good about eating. These babies are gluten-free, low-sugar, and full of nutritious ingredients.

Weigh In: Do you bake special treats for guests over the holidays? What are your favorite healthy holiday snacks?

This post is sponsored by Naked Juice but all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Yum! I love roasting my own almonds but tend to make them salty. This combo sounds amazing!
    Giselle recently posted…Favorite Things Party #4 with Blue Diamond AlmondsMy Profile

  2. I love roasting my own nuts too it’s so easy and you can control the sugar and salt
    Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner recently posted…Raisin Pumpkin BreadMy Profile

  3. I don’t really bake any special stuff when I go home. My family usually just requests whatever recepies they liked from the blog over the past year and I try to make as many as I can before I head back to Canada lol
    All of these look amazing btw!
    GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth recently posted…Festive Chocolate Cranberry GranolaMy Profile

    • Whitney English says:

      That’s awesome that your fam is so excited to try your recipes – and so nice of you to make them all!!

  4. Oh my gosh! YES! I love love LOVE all of these snack ideas! SO fun and festive… and healthy!! 🙂 They all look amazing! Those g.free cookies?! YUM! Would never know they’re secretly super healthy and nutritious!! 🙂
    Cailee recently posted…The TRUE Meaning of Christmas!My Profile

  5. I’m so behind on reading my favorite blogs. I just binge read your last few posts! Your Instagram Giveaway sounds AWESOME!! These are some great snack ideas! I really love roasting my own nuts for a snack. Something else you can do with them is put them in your chicken salad. It may sound weird but back when i was a cook at a country club we used to make creamy chicken salad and add pecans that we roasted with brown sugar and cayenne. It was a hit. We ran out of that stuff everyday! Great recipe 🙂
    Barely Vegan recently posted…Banana Mango Smoothie, Spinach Wrap with Red Onion & Creamy Pesto, Seared Tilapia with Red Pepper SalsaMy Profile

    • Whitney English says:

      That does not sound weird at all – it sounds amazing!! I will have to try that next! Thanks for the inspo 🙂 xoxo

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