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Heart Healthy Foods: 12 Quick and Easy Snacks You Can Make at Home

By    |   Monday, 01 Aug 2016 06:27 PM

Many diet plans rest on the flavors and variety of the foods offered, and even the most heart-healthy diet needs to be interesting to be followed.

Here are some quick and easy, but varied and flavorful heart-healthy snacks that you can make at home.

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1. Try putting chocolate-hazelnut spread on whole grain crackers and topping them with banana slices, Real Simple suggests.

2. Roast kale in olive oil with salt and pepper at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, until crisp.

3. Puree a medium banana, 1 cup of chopped kale, and 1 cup of almond milk until smooth.

4. Spread fresh ricotta cheese on a whole grain flat bagel and top with sliced strawberries drizzled with a small amount of honey or agave nectar.

5. Add fresh goat cheese to large halved cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with your favorite chopped herbs.

6. Puree fruit like mangoes, peaches, and bananas, then pour into small paper cups, add a popsicle stick, and freeze for the perfect healthy snack on a hot day.

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7. Mix together nuts, dried fruit, yogurt-covered raisins and oat cereal or granola to make a healthy trail mix. Limit yourself to half-cup servings.

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Mix ¼ cup roasted, unsalted nuts and 1 ounce of melted 70 percent dark chocolate. Spoon onto wax paper and chill until set.

9. Make peanut butter oat energy bites using this recipe from All You.

10. Core an apple and drizzle with honey, top with raisins, and microwave for a healthy sweet treat.

11. Sprinkle lightly buttered flour tortillas with cinnamon sugar and bake for 5 minutes, then eat with crushed pineapple with lime and fresh mint.

12. Freeze bananas and puree for a healthy version of ice cream that can be eaten alone or mixed with other ingredients like strawberries, chocolate chips, or nuts.

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Many diet plans rest on the flavors and variety of the foods offered, and even the most heart-healthy diet needs to be interesting to be followed. Here are some quick and easy, but varied and flavorful heart-healthy snacks that you can make at home.
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