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Snacking usually happens on the go, mostly when we are unprepared. We all know that feeling between meals and you’ve got a craving. Do you run for the Doritos bag or do you whip up a healthy snack? It’s not an easy task standing up to the cravings and avoiding the processed snacks packed with artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup. We’ve created a few quick and easy healthy snack ideas that are great for your kid’s afterschool snacks, the work commute or a much needed break during your busy day. Stay healthy, prepared and enjoy snacking!

  • Coconut Curry Popcorn. It’s easy and tempting to grab microwavable popcorn right before you watch a movie. We suggest you pop your own popcorn at home instead of the microwaveable popcorn filled with unhealthy ingredients. Drizzle melted Barlean’s Coconut Oil over those tasty morsels and add whatever spices you are craving. We especially like adding some curry to the mix. It puts a spin on the classic buttery treat. The coconut oil is ideal because it’s organic, non-hydrogenated and non-GMO.
  • Energy Flax Balls: These densely packed snacks are filled with healthy and nutritious ingredients. We included our Chocolate Silk Greens packed with more than 50 super foods and supplements and forti-flax which is an extremely rich source of Omega-3s and supplies the benefits of fiber!

They are perfect for a quick snack that will boost your energy while satisfying that sweet tooth. If you prefer less sweet, we recommend using half the amount of honey, use dark chocolate chips or remove them all together. We took all the ingredients, listed below, and mixed them together. Then comes the messy part, forming the gooey goodness into balls (if the ingredients are too dry, we add a little extra coconut oil or almond butter). Once you are finished molding the balls, stick them in the fridge to set and you’ve got a delicious on the go snack set. If these are too sweet, then add less honey and sub the chocolate chips with chopped walnuts or almonds.


1 cup oatmeal

1 tablespoon Barlean’s chia seeds

½ cup of Barlean’s forti-flax

2/3 cup unsweetened coconut shavings

1/3 cup organic honey

½ cup of mini chocolate chips

½ cup organic peanut butter or almond butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon Barlean’s coconut oil

1 drop of almond oil

¼ cup of Barlean’s chocolate silk greens

  • Super Fruit Apple Slices: Bored of plain apple slices?  Here is a way to spice up the classic apple. Try sprinkling on some of our super fruit strawberry kiwi greens.  It’s delicious and there are more than 60 superfoods and supplements packed into this product boasting a MEGA 8,000 ORAC antioxidant value per serving.
  • Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Dip: Fruit is an obvious healthy choice for a snack, but just like with apples, they sometimes need a pairing. With this yogurt dip you’ll not only get a healthy snack but also a scrumptious one. Just mix together greek yogurt and add a few scoops of Barlean’s Super Fruit Strawberry Greens. Then chill, dip, and enjoy.

5) A Healthy Doughnut? For many of us, doughnut will be a life long struggle, making it necessary to find a healthy alternative. We found a paleo, gluten-free, non-fried doughnut that has our taste buds begging for more. Click here for the full recipe: Per usual, we added a Barlean’s flare to the doughnut. We added a tablespoon of our flax chia coconut to the batter and sprinkled it on top of the frosting made with our coconut oil. Not a fan of the coconut flavor in your food, but want to cook with it? Check out our culinary coconut oil—it comes with all the benefits of coconut oil without the coconut smell or taste.



Running, Nutrition and Coconut Oil

August 17, 2015

We are excited to highlight one of our brand ambassadors Dylan Bowman. He began as an ultra runner in 2008 and is a top competitor on the North American racing circuit. We hope you leave as inspired as we did!
I spent a lot of time running. Like an obnoxious, borderline excessive amount of time. It […]

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Your Barlean’s Go-To Guide for Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Summer Hacks

August 4, 2015

There’s a lot to think about when packing for fun adventures during the summer. From the swim suit to the tent to the cooler to the marshmallows for roasting, you have a lot to remember. There is just one more item you won’t want to forget to pack this summer. It’s coconut oil and here’s […]

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Barlean’s Summer Popsicles

July 7, 2015

As the summer sun beats down causing temperatures to rise, there is nothing quite as refreshing as cracking open the freezer and letting that rush of bitter cold air hit your face. On a scorching hot day in the middle of the summer, I’ve often day- dreamed of climbing into my freezer and rejuvenating in […]

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7 Days of No Technology, Cars or Processed foods

July 6, 2015

Greetings from the frontier of Wyoming. My name is Shelli Johnson from I’m a wife, and a mother of three sons who are ages 15, 13 and 8. My husband and I work hard to raise a healthy family, and I’m always interested in challenging myself, and my family, to crank it up a notch […]

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Grilling with Barlean’s Cocount Oil

June 30, 2015

Excited about summer grilling? Us too! And, we’ve got tons of healthy and delicious tips for using Barlean’s coconut oil on the grill. Check out this You Tube video.
Before we get to the recipes, let’s take a moment to let you in on our little secret. We love coconut oil because it is “guilt free”! […]

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Top Three Reasons You Should Blend up a Smoothie

June 18, 2015

With our busy lives and schedules, powering up with the right fuel your body needs (i.e. fruits and veggies) is necessary for sustained energy to get all your tasks checked off the to-do list. If we’re going to get through the craziness of deadlines, kid’s extracurricular activities, school and tests then we must take fueling […]

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Train harder and recover faster. Fish oil wants to help with that.

June 17, 2015

Everyone who trains wants results and great recovery time between sessions. So how does the Omega-3 in fish oil help that happen?
Hard trainings cause inflammation in our tissues, which also causes free radical formation and damage, and the need to rebuild muscle efficiently. Omega-3s are well-researched, and some of that research tells us that the […]

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Post-Partum Depression and Omega-3s

May 14, 2015

Most women have heard of the “Baby Blues”—a reference to Post-Partum Depression (PPD). Researchers have determined that as many as 25% of moms may develop serious depression within the last trimester of their pregnancy or up to several months after giving birth[1].
Why does this happen? We know that during the last trimester there is a […]

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What’s in Your Gym Bag?

April 23, 2015

Knowing what you need for your on-the-go lifestyle can be a challenge. There are so many options out there, so we decided to ask one of our brand ambassadors, Kristin McGee, what are some of the must-haves in her gym bag. If anyone is going to know all about the most amazing and healthy products […]

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