I often find myself reaching for chocolate, cookies or biscuits when the hunger pangs strike, because (although I love carrots and celery sticks) sometimes I just want something sweet. So I’ve found a healthier option, which was inspired by a service I came across where the company lets you select different combinations of snacks, both sweet and savory, and deliver them to you. Of course, I thought, “I can put those together myself!” So I did. Now here’s the best part: you can leave out anything you don’t like and only put in what you do like, including a small portion of cookie bits or pieces of your favorite candy bar.
There’s no picking out nuts or raisins or whatever it is that you would just rather not have in your mix. You also don’t have to wait for the postman! I made a nice sized batch (I only show a small portion in the photos) and now keep a small ramekin on the counter, and instead of eating half a candy bar, I now get my sweet fix along with dried fruits and nuts! It’s a win-win.
Here’s my snack selection: raisins, organic coconut (nothing added), currants, hazelnuts, pieces of Cadbury’s fingers and dried cherries.
I made this when my daughter was in the UK as she is allergic to nuts and I don’t want her around them, so I can easily make this peanuts or almonds (which are fine for her). You can choose 5 or 6 of your own favorite snack items, or even make a savory blend! It’s a great idea to keep a small tub in the car or at work, then you won’t be as tempted by those naughty snacks that (later in the day) we wish we hadn’t eaten!
Let me know what you decide to make if you give this a try…I’d love to hear the combinations you come up with!