Is there anything better than a great healthy snack? Yes! One you can make yourself! Check out these quick, easy and delicious DIY healthy snack recipes from fitsugar.com Not only will they leave you satisfied but you will save money making them yourself! It's a win win!  

1) Energy Balls-  These peanut butter energy balls are the perfect snack pre-workout! 

1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate, thawed

Combine peanut butter, milk powder, and coconut in a large mixing bowl. Stir in oats, ground cinnamon, wheat germ, and apple juice concentrate until thoroughly combined. Shape the mixture into 16 one-inch balls. Chill thoroughly before serving, about an hour. Store remaining balls in the refrigerator.
 
2) Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles- Satisfy your sweet tooth with these protein packed ice pops!

1 cup yogurt (I use vanilla, but you can use any flavor)
1 banana, halved lengthwise and sliced
6 strawberries, washed, halved, and sliced
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 kid-sized paper cups or a plastic popsicle mold
Aluminum foil
4 popsicle sticks

Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. If you want your popscicles to have a smooth consistency, place all the ingredients in a food processor. Now pour the mixture into the cups or mold so they're three quarters full. If you're using cups, cover each with a piece of foil. Cut a small slit in the middle and poke the stick through. Place them in the freezer for about five hours. When you're ready to eat them, remove the foil. Turn the cup upside down and run the bottom under hot water and gently wiggle the stick until you can pull the popsicle out. Enjoy!

3)  Homemade Almond Butter Granola- This granola will make a perfect yogurt topper or on the go snack!

1 c rolled oats
1/2 c raw buckwheat groats
1/4 c almonds, roughly chopped
2 tbsp whole flax seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp raw almond butter
2-3 tbsp agave syrup (sub maple syrup or honey if you prefer, and use more or less depending on how sweet you like your granola)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix all dry ingredients in a big bowl. Heat wet ingredients in a small sauce pan until boiling and immediately pour over dry ingredients. Mix with a spoon until dry mixture is completely coated. Pour mixture onto parchment paper and bake for 22 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool for another 15 minutes. Break up granola and keep stored in a glass jar. This makes just a little over three cups. Eat with milk, sprinkled over oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, or just straight out of the jar with a spoon!

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