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Wellness Wednesday: Whole Food Snacks for the road

As we are discussing traveling today, I thought it fitting to include some healthy snack options for your road trip. Below you’ll find some sweet and savory recipes to tide you over and lift your spirits while in the car or waiting in the airport.


God Bless! Namaste!



“Everything Bagel” Nut and Seed mix

From: Whole Foods Market



  • 3 cups raw, unsalted nuts (such as a mix of pecans, cashews, walnuts and almonds)
  • 6 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 egg white

For complete recipe follow this LINK

Banana-Oatmeal Snack Cookies

From: Whole Foods Market



  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup finely ground walnuts
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots and/or date

For complete recipe, follow this LINK

Apple Pie Energy Bites

From: Cooking Light



  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, dried cranberries
  • 1 cup grated granny smith apple tossed with 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For full recipe follow this LINK

Chocolate Energy Bars

From: Chef John/



For full recipe follow this LINK

Roasted Curried Chickpeas

From: Kitchn



  • 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained and dried well
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

For complete recipe, follow this LINK

About Tamara Hoerner (955 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

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