Snacks, in general, leave people struggling.  Eating frequently through the day is a great way to keep your metabolism moving and keep blood sugars stable, but finding a healthy snack can be overwhelming.  Just because we call it a snack, doesn’t mean it comes in a wrapper.  A snack is a smaller meal, and might consist of anything – even a leftover bit of your lunch! Don’t let the word snack (or your hanger!) stress you out when it’s time for some nutrition!

‚Äč‚ÄčKids usually like hand to mouth food, especially after school when appetites are occasionally out of control. Unfortunately, that makes chips, cookies and candy a go-to for many.  The other day I thought I would try to throw down some snow peas for a snack.  I wasn’t sure if anyone would bite.  They did. Flavorful, crunchy and a hand to mouth food, the snow peas worked.  The main complaint was that hands were greasy, and that was an easy fix.

Sesame Snow Peas
Coconut Oil – 2 TSesame Seeds – 2 TGarlic – 1 cloveSnow Peas –  about 3 cupsSea Salt – 1 tsp
Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  Add the garlic and allow to become fragrant (1-2 minutes).  Add the sesame seeds, stirring occasionally until golden brown.  Add the peas, tossing until all peas are coated with oil and cooked through (3-5 minutes, depending on the size of the skillet). Remove from heat and serve!

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