These healthy, wholesome snack ideas come from our friends at Greener Partners, a local non-profit that strengthens community health through food, farms, and education. We are proud corporate sponsors of Greener Partners and are pleased to support their important work.
Kale Chip Popcorn
- 2 bunches fresh kale
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Sea salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 275°. Wash kale and dry with a salad spinner or towel. Peel kale away from stems and toss in a bowl with olive oil and sea salt. Arrange kale pieces in one layer on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until crisp. Eat kale chips just like any other chips, or for a special treat, crumble kale chips over popcorn!
Sunflower Seed Balls
- 1 cup roasted sunflower seeds
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup sunflower butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
Place the sunflower seeds in the food processor and blend until it becomes a mealy consistency. Add the remaining ingredients and process until combined. Roll the mixture into balls and roll in excess coconut.
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup walnuts (preferably soaked for 2-4 hours)
- 1 1/4 cup dates
Place all four ingredients into food processor and grind until a moist ball of dough forms. Roll the dough into balls. They are delicious just plain but have fun experimenting with different coatings such as sesame seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, shredded coconut, cinnamon, cocoa powder, chile powder, grated citrus peel