As a mom of a very busy toddler, I’m constantly looking for easy-to-make snacks that my daughter will enjoy eating AND get a few good nutrients into her growing body. Normally anything with the word "cookie" is a no-no in my house but I've found some great ways to make cookies healthy (yup, you read that right). Instead of throwing down a string cheese, here are a few super easy, super healthy snack ideas. My secret ingredient: Cookie Chips.
1 Loaded Rice Cake: Take an organic brown rice cake and top with your favorite low- to no-sugar organic nut butter (cashew, almond, sunflower seeds are all great alternatives to peanut), sliced organic bananas and crumbled Dark Chocolate Cookie Chips.
2 Chia Pudding: Add your favorite milk (mine include whole cow’s milk, unsweetened almond milk, and toasted coconut milk), whole chia seeds into a mason jar. It should be a 3:1 chia to milk ratio (3 tsp chia to 1 cup milk) but a little or more or less either way works. Stir and set in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, top with organic whole blueberries plus crumbled and whole Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Chips for a fiber-rich and slightly sweet breakfast or snack.
3 Topped Off Greek Yogurt: Take 1 cup plain organic Greek yogurt topped with whole blueberries and crumbled Lemon Sugar Cookie Chips. Your mouth and tummy will thank you for this fresh, probiotic-dense snack.
4 Pumped Up Oatmeal: Old fashioned oatmeal with cinnamon, organic strawberries, and crumbled Peanut Butter Cookie Chips is one of my go-to breakfasts and snacks. It’s almost impossible to mess up.
5 Cookies Chips & Dip: Put a dollop of Greek yogurt topped with cinnamon in a ramekin and dip a few Original Cookie Chips for a sweet but protein-packed treat.