As teaching hours increase and stress levels spike due to the new online music lesson setting, you may be experiencing the inclination to either stress-eat or have the need for small bits of sustenance to see you through the day.
Here are a few of my favorite healthy snacks and recipes.
Unfortunately, both of these are often either not available on Amazon or not available for as good of a price as you may find in the store.
That being said, when it comes to dried apricots, they can be tricky. Half the time the unsweetened, unsulfured ones can be really hard and dry. These ones from Amazon are pretty good.
For the slightly more child-like side of you (or just for a change of pace) try fruit leather (a.k.a. grown-up “fruit roll-ups”)!
P.S. If you were at N.C.K.P. 2017, I handed these out like candy!
Homemade Granola Bars and Energy Bites
The Best Soft Granola Bars from Pinch of Yum.
P.S. I just made these two days ago. Don’t they look delish? Want to see more of my food photo fun? Follow me on Instagram @food.fun.with.amy
Other favorites include:
Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars from Smitten Kitchen
Oatmeal, Almond Butter Breakfast Cookies from Simply Recipes
Almond, Cherry, & Cacao Nib Breakfast Cookies from The Green Life
The Best Energy Bites from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Energy Bites from King Arthur Flour
Of course, we can’t go without mentioning chocolate! I usually go for the little individually wrapped ones such as Dove Dark Chocolate. I also like Lindt 70% Cocoa bars.
From ARound the World
A couple of years ago, Nicola Canton shared several homemade recipes for super fast and healthy snacks for piano teachers on her website, Colourful Keys. Check those out as well!
What are some of your go-to snacks to keep the energy going? Share in the comments!