I will start posting recipes for these things here, starting with the banana nut muffins, courtesy of my running buddy B.
2 cups Almond Meal
1/4 cup ground Flax Seed
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
4 tsp Cinnamon
5 ripe Bananas
2 tsp Honey
1 tsp Vanilla
Optional: Walnuts (1 1/2 cups), Dark Chocolate Chips (1 1/2 cups), blueberries (2 cups) or anything else you like to have in a muffin!
Preheat oven to 375. Mix wet ingredients in one bowl, mashing or blending the bananas well (Unless you like banana chunks in your muffins). Then mix all the dry ingredients in a 2nd bowl. Blend the two bowls together. Spoon into well greased (coconut oil) muffin pans.
Bake for 22-24 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Of course, sometimes you just need a quick snack. For such cases I recommend fruit or vegetables dipped in almond butter. A celery stalk can have almond butter spread all over it... a few raisins on top, and the snack is interesting for kids, too. :)
Have you ever tried Chia seed pudding? It's not for everyone. But if you're into the ooey gooey Chia seeds, try mixing them with water to desired consistency, add some sweetener (honey or maple syrup will do), and enjoy.
And finally, how about some fruit salad? Just add a variety of fruits (berries, bananas, maybe an apple, an orange) in a bowl. For protein add a tablespoon or two of almond butter, and if you're into coconut milk, you might add a little bit of that too. This is an absolutely delicious treat, and the kids love cutting up fruit.
Have a wonderful day.