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Healthy homemade snack recipes from Michelle Dudash

Craveworthy, whole-foods snacks that are easy to make and snackable any time of day! I’m partnering with my client American Pecan Council Michelle Dudash, RDN, registered dietitian, chef and author of the upcoming The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook: Quick and Easy High-Protein, Low-Sugar, Healthy-Fat Recipes for Lifelong Health.February is National Snack Food Month, so what better time to talk about how to be more mindful in your munching and make those snacks count for more than calories. Joining us today is registered dietitian and chef Michelle Dudash.

Craveworthy, whole-foods snacks that are easy to make and snackable any time of day! I’m partnering with my client American Pecan Council

Lockdown snacking is in full swing, but there are some simple swaps you can make to clean up your snacks and make them work harder for you – offering essential nutrients to fuel your at-home working or e-learning routine.

1. Chewy Coconut Pecan Granola Bars with Cranberries

These bars are packed with goodness and provide just a touch of sweetness with the dried fruit.Instead of buying snack bars, make your own with pecans – that way you can take control of the ingredients.

Michelle Dudash is happy to be partnering with the American Pecans, The Original Supernut, to show how you can help put some purpose into your snacks – elevating the nutrition without sacrificing the craveable taste and satisfying crunch we want in a snack.

Adding pecans to your snacks can help increase the protein and fiber, which are often missing in typical salty snacks.  Each 1-ounce serving of pecans has 3 grams of protein and fiber, which are important in snacks to help keep you fuller longer. Pecans also offer 12 grams of “good” monounsaturated and only 2 grams saturated. You’ll also get essential minerals, including zinc.

2. Savory Spiced Pecan Energy Bites

These bites are made with pecans, rolled oats, warm spices and a touch of tahini—good sustaining fuel. You can see how versatile pecans are and can enhance any snack break – whether you want something sweet or savory.

In place of chips or pretzels, you can get more for your crunch with pecans. Another great thing about pecans, they’re among the lowest in carbs and highest in fiber compared to other nuts.

3. Pecan Pie Nut Butter

If you’re in the mood for something creamy, this nut butter made by pureed pecans in a food processor hits the spot! It’s tasty and nutrient-rich—great on apple slices or whole-grain crackers.

Visit Americanpecan.com for more ideas on cleaning up your snacks, and where you can get these recipes, too!

For more information visit, DishWithDudash.com.

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