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Favorite Quarantine Homemade Snacks!

By April 1, 2020August 5th, 2021No Comments

❤️Things we are loving during social distancing – snacks

The honest truth…this virus and being stuck at home had me beyond angry and frustrated, for a slew of reasons. Once I realized this is life for awhile, I decided to try to find the good in it and increase the positive energy.

So one positive thing this change has given us is time to make snacks. But I’ve been trying to make snacks with the kids that have ingredients that are nourishing, benefit our mood, and are yummy!

DID YOU KNOW?

✳️Pecans– contain more antioxidants than any other tree nut and according to the USDA, are one of the top 15 foods that contain the highest amount of antioxidants! Antioxidants have been show to help with mood. (1,2).
✳️Dates-these have been found to be helpful in lowering inflammation markers in the brain. Inflammation has been shown to be associated with an “increased risk for psychological distress…in the general population.” (3,4)
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✳️Flax seeds– an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty acids have been have been shown to help with mood disorders and help lower inflammation(5).
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And there you have it! If you try either of these recipes, be sure to tag me on Instagram @just.ingredients so I can see! Here is to making the most of this social distancing time. I hope this blog post helps!

Want more?

For all about Peanut Butter, click HERE.

For how to get your kids to eat healthy, click HERE.

For my food storage tips, click HERE.

For all about Baby Laundry Detergents, click HERE.

For all of my cheat sheets and guides, click HERE.

Sources

1.https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/06/040617080908.htm
2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232044373_Impact_of_Antioxidant_Therapy_on_Symptoms_of_Anxiety_and_Depression_A_Randomized_Controlled_Trial_in_Patients_with_Peripheral_Arterial_Disease
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4994443/
4. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/1485898
5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4540034/

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