8 Gut-Healthy Snacks for the Mediterranean Diet

These tiramisu-inspired energy balls are delectable. To balance taste, instant espresso powder provides bitterness and dates sweetness. Final chocolate powder sprinkling mirrors the dessert's classic appearance. A small basin of water will keep your fingers wet when rolling the balls, making it simpler. Don't skip chilling—it keeps the mixture together.

Tiramisu-Inspired Energy Balls

This chocolate-peanut butter banana milkshake-flavored high-protein drink will keep you full for hours. Soymilk, Greek yogurt, and peanut butter contain protein naturally, therefore you don't need protein powder.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake

Cottage cheese and peanut butter give these soft muffins protein. Blueberries aren't overpowered by the banana's inherent sweetness. Blueberries frozen work as well as fresh. Try strawberries or sliced apple for a change.

Banana-Blueberry Muffins

This creamy bean dip is perfect for picnics and parties. If you don't have smoked paprika and ground chipotles, plain paprika and cayenne will offer a powerful, earthy taste.

Easy Black Bean Dip

When you stack red bell pepper strips, pepper Jack cheese, and guacamole in a mason jar, a nutritious, zesty snack is always available Replace pepper Jack with normal Jack or Cheddar to reduce heat. Add pretzels, crackers, or tortilla chips to thicken up this snack.

High-Fiber Guacamole Snack Jar

This creamy, crunchy snack has 20 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in a tiny mason jar. Add chickpeas immediately before serving to keep them crispy. Use 1/4 cup rinsed canned chickpeas to keep everything in one container.

Cottage Cheese Snack Jar

Not a fan of kale? These crispy baked kale chips will convert you! For the best result, don't overcrowd the baking pans.

Kale Chips

These healthful, handmade granola bars resemble peanut butter-and-banana sandwiches. Look for dried bananas, not chips. Oil-cooked chips might taste bad if improperly kept. We tried maple syrup and honey, but brown rice syrup kept the bars together best.

Banana-Peanut Granola Bars

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