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Got the Munchies? 5 Simple and Healthy Mexican-Inspired Snacks

I’ve been on a hiatus from eating healthier, but starting, um, tomorrow I’m getting back on track!  I always have the “munchies”, but now that I’m trying to eat better, I realized that snacking isn’t bad, as long as it’s healthy foods and three hours after my main meal.

Since Mexican food is my favorite, I came up with these five simple and healthy Mexican inspired snacks:

  • Simple and Healthy Mexican Snacks 1 of 6
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    If you're a Mexican food lover, you're going to love these tasty and healthy snacks.  

  • Mexican Chickpeas 2 of 6
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    Mexican Roasted Chickpeas are absolutely scrumptious!  Look no further for an appetizing and healthy snack. 

    You can find the recipe at Life in Pleasantville.

  • Mexican Fruit Cups 3 of 6
    © 2010 Patricia Jinich

    Mexican Fruit Cups have a dash of chile, salt, and a couple squirts of lemon.  Everyone I have served this to is a bit leery at first, but once they try it they love it. 

    See the recipe at Pati's Mexican Table

  • Mexican Popsicles: Paletas 4 of 6
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    In Mexico, everyone grows up eating paletas.  When I was a young girl we would visit our relatives, and I would wait all afternoon for when the popsicle man would come by — wheeling his fresh fruit paletas cart! 

    Find the recipe and details on this amazing book at The Kitchn.

  • Mexican Flavored Popcorn 5 of 6
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    Better than your normal movie theatre popcorn, this Mexican flavored popcorn hits the spot every time! 

    Find the recipe at Four and Twenty Blackberries

  • Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus 6 of 6
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    Chipotle pumpkin hummus is the perfect combination of smoky, tangy and spicy. You'll find yourself eating an endless amount of veggies just so you can have more hummus. 

    Find the recipe at Inspired by Familia.

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