Healthy snacks for working from home

by possandruby

Homemade and healthy snacks are a sweet reward as we all come to terms with our new way of life – working from home. Many of us across the globe are currently doing this as we all do our best to stop the spread of COVID-19.

In an effort to stay healthy and avoid the ‘iso kilos’ creeping on, we thought we would share some of our favourite homemade healthy snacks. Having them on hand makes it easier to avoid reaching for the processed nasties of chocolate bars and bags of chips.  They are quick and easy to make and most of the ingredients are pantry staples. They are simple so they can easily be made with the kids. Follow the recipes below to create a stock of healthy snacks.

Spicy Nut Mix


1 cup raw almonds
1 cup walnuts
1 cup raw cashews
1 small clove garlic
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ tsp Himalayan pink salt
2 teaspoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)

Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Combine all nuts in a mixing bowl. Crush and finely chop the garlic then add to the nuts, along with the salt, curry powder and paprika. Mix thoroughly.

If your coconut oil is solid, melt it to a liquid form in the microwave for 20 seconds or in a small pot over a low heat on the stove. Add melted coconut oil and maple syrup to the nuts and stir well until all nuts are evenly coated. Line a large baking tray with baking paper and spread with a layer of nuts. Roast the nuts in the oven for 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to make sure they don’t burn. Cool the nuts completely on the tray before storing in an airtight container.


Vegan Coconut, Almond and Lime Bliss Balls


1 cup raw almonds
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup shredded coconut
Juice of 1 lime
Zest of 2 limes
2 tablespoons shredded coconut (to roll balls in)


Place all ingredients, except the 2 tablespoons of shredded coconut, into a food processor and blitz until a smooth consistency forms. Spoon a teaspoon of the mixture into your hand and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Roll the balls in shredded coconut to coat and refrigerate.

Makes 12 balls.


Choc Coconut Bites


2 cups desiccated coconut
4 tablespoons cacao
3 tablespoons coconut oil
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup milk chocolate melts (optional)


If your coconut oil is solid, melt it to a liquid form in the microwave for 20 seconds or in a small pot over low heat on the stove. Mix all ingredients until well combined. Press into a baking tray lined with baking paper. Place in the refrigerator to set for 1 hour. One set in the tray and cut into small squares. For a little indulgence, dip the edge of the squares into melted chocolate and allow to set. Store in the refrigerator.


We hope you enjoy these snacks that will make working from home a little more bearable during these challenging times. Try some of our other recipes for delicious homemade treats and dishes to share with family and neighbours. 

Share how you went with these recipes in the comments below. We would love to see your homemade, healthy creations, tag us on social media @possandruby

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