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Recipes - Snacks & Treats

Rocket Fuel
By Matthew Kadey
These gluten-free energy bars from the new book Rocket Fuel are easy to mix up for a pre- or postworkout snack.
Spiced-Raw-Veggies
By Robyn Youkilis
Not only do many spices naturally boost your metabolism, they’re also delicious. These spice mixes will make you much more likely to opt for raw veggies when you’re looking for something to munch on in the afternoon.
By The Life Time Foundation Team
These bites are a great option for an after-school snack or game-time appetizer.
a bowl of roasted red pepper hummus
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Enjoy with whole-grain pita or your favorite sliced veggies.
a bowl of guacamole
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Guacamole is the perfect dip, spread, or topping to use up your avocados whether they’re perfectly ripe or a little mushy.
watermelon and kiwi popsicles
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Make your own pops to avoid the high-fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, and processed and artificial sweeteners often found in store-bought varieties.
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Use to add flavor to your meals or enjoy as a healthy snack.
peaches filled with cobbler
By The Life Time Foundation Team
This single-serve cobbler is made from whole-food ingredients.
sweet potato "toast" topped with goat cheese and figs
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Topped with creamy goat cheese and sweet figs for the perfect appetizer, snack, or breakfast.
cherry granola bars
By The Life Time Foundation Team
These homemade bars contain natural, whole-food ingredients — and zero added sugar.
a fruit pizza made into the image of an American flag
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Celebrate the Fourth of July with this fun flag pizza.
pineapple popsicles
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Refreshing, sweet, and delicious — with only three ingredients required.
avocados on weather wood
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Many store-bought dressings contain added sugars and unhealthy oils. Try this healthy, homemade version instead.
Granita
By Betsy Nelson
This elegant frozen dessert — with a flavor reminiscent of mulled wine — includes spices that help support your immune system during cold-and-flu season.
pumpkin seeds
By Rebecca Katz
Earthy and crunchy, these cumin- and coriander-infused pumpkinseeds are a cinch to make.
A cast-iron skillet of sauteed apples with maple-glazed pecans next to slices of apple and a bowl of pecans.
By Betsy Nelson
Sautéing apples enables you to cook them through without dehydrating them like baking or roasting does, and it allows the apples to maintain their shape and not get mushy. Serve with plain yogurt, a drizzle of cream, or a crumble of goat cheese.
Almond-butter
By Erin Coopey
Try this spread with apricot jam for a new twist on a PB and J sandwich. Note: Grinding nuts into paste can be taxing on your food processor. Give it a rest for a few minutes in the middle of grinding so that it doesn’t overheat.
Smorgarsbord
By Betsy Nelson
If you don’t have much time for meal prep, try the smorgasbord approach. These sturdy foods hold up well in summer heat.
casserole with bone in lamb and vegetables
By Betsy Nelson
A terrific appetizer, this dish becomes a meal when served with a salad of shredded cabbage and pomegranate seeds. When purchasing the lamb ribs, ask your butcher to cut a couple racks of lamb for you, separating the bones from the top of the rack and the chops.
Avocado-Banana-Orange-Pudding
By Betsy Nelson
Purée an avocado, banana, or mango, and mix with chia seeds for a tropical, fresh breakfast. Or try a chai version. Make ahead and store in small canning jars for a healthy breakfast on the go.
Mint-Sorbet
By Betsy Nelson
Avocados make a great base for this creamy frozen dessert, which doesn’t require dairy or eggs. If you like the combination of mint and chocolate, add 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs to the mix before freezing.
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