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Easy Summer Snacks & Redmond Salt Giveaway!

July 17, 2013 by Roxanne | Filed under Giveaways, Healthy Recipes.

Instead of spending a lot of time cooking in the summer, most people are trying to relax and have fun. Since everyone still has to eat it’s important to have simple healthy snacks around. It helps to make some quick and easy recipes in the summer so that you don’t fall back into the habit of unhealthy convenience foods. There are a few snack recipes that we make over and over this time of year because they are easy, fast, and tasty.

Redmond Salt was generous enough to share with me a set of their seasoned salts, which I have been using in a lot of these snack recipes because it’s an easy addition. We are also giving away a Redmond Organic Seasoning Gift Set to one lucky reader! Entry is at the bottom of this blog post.

Here are some easy and tasty snack recipes to make for the kids this summer…

Guacamole
Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Roxanne
Ingredients
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1/4 of a Red Onion, chopped small
  • 1 small Ripe Tomato, chopped small
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. [url href="http://www.redmondtrading.com/product/gifts-specials/organic-seasoning-gift-box/"]Redmond Organic Garlic Salt[/url]
  • 1/8 tsp. Corriander
Instructions
  1. Cut the avocado in half, scoop out of the skin and mash.
  2. Add in all remaining ingredients and mix.
  3. Serve with organic corn chips, or carrot and celery sticks.

 

Carrot Cashew Spread
Recipe Type: Snacks
Author: Roxanne
Ingredients
  • 4 cups chopped carrots (approx. 7 carrots)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tsp. [url href="http://www.redmondtrading.com/product/gifts-specials/organic-seasoning-gift-box/"]Redmond Real sea salt[/url]
  • ½ cup cashews
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, combine carrots and water and bring to boil.
  2. Add the salt. Reduce heat and simmer to cook for 20 minutes or until very soft.
  3. Drain and reserve the cooking water. Let the carrots cook. In a blender or food processor, blend together the cooled carrots and cashews.
  4. Check the consistency and add up to ½ cup of the cooking water if lighter consistency desired.
  5. Serve with crackers, muffins, corn bread, or carrot and celery sticks..

Seasoned Popcorn
Recipe Type: Snacls
Author: Roxanne
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup organic pop corn kernels
  • 3 tbsp. grass fed organic butter
  • 1 tbsp. [url href="http://www.redmondtrading.com/product/gifts-specials/organic-seasoning-gift-box/"]Redmond Sea Salt[/url] or [url href="http://www.redmondtrading.com/product/gifts-specials/organic-seasoning-gift-box/"]Seasoned Sea Salt[/url]
Instructions
  1. Pop the popcorn – we use an air popper – or you can use a large pot with some coconut oil.Melt the butter and coat the popcorn with it in a large bowl. Spring sea salt or seasoned sea salt on the popcorn and mix with a spoon until coated.
  2. Variations: Use any of your favorite spice mixtures. Chinese five spice powder or herbs de Provence are both delicious!

More Easy Snack Recipes…

Mini Quiches

Homemade Larabars

Trail Mix

Brown Rice Krispie Treats

Hummus

Coconut Milk & Fruit Frozen Pops

Tropical Smoothie

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Thank you, as always, for reading and commenting!

Roxanne


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15 Responses to “Easy Summer Snacks & Redmond Salt Giveaway!”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I so would make that carrot cashew spread! I’ve been looking for dip recipes that are paleo-friendly and this one sounds delicious!!

  2. Dawn Lange says:

    Mmm, guacamole! Your website looks great. Thanks for offering a giveaway!

  3. Dawn says:

    I Definitely Want To Try The Garlic Salt In The Guacamole and Also On Steamed Veggies With Butter. Thank You!

  4. Ruby says:

    can’t wait to try out some of these recipes and some of Redmond’s other Salts.

  5. Karen D says:

    I’d use the seasoned salt for oven fries.

  6. Jen says:

    Definitely will try the guacamole recipe, thanks!

  7. nicolle says:

    I would love to try the popcorn recipe. I love garlic seasoning :)

  8. Stacey Masterson says:

    I would try the guacamole and the popcorn!

  9. I’d like to try the guacamole recipe! Sounds great!!

  10. Rachel says:

    The seasoned popcorn sounds awesome!

  11. Dea says:

    I love Redmond Salt. The recipes look fantastic!

  12. Leann L says:

    Definitely the seasoned popcorn. :-)

  13. Karol says:

    The guacamole recipe. My husband and I both love tortilla chips with guacamole and salsa. This would be delicious.

  14. Deb says:

    Love Redmond salts! Can’t wait to try the guacamole!

  15. Karol says:

    Thank you so much. I am so excited to be a winner. I can’t wait to try these salts, I have been wanting to try them for quite a while now.

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