Dried plantain chips on a table.

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Okay, you caught me. You’ve found me out, and it probably wasn’t hard: all I want to do is write about food. I LOVE FOOD. Last week I posted about some of the tasty things I’m bringing to my family’s Thanksgiving, and now I want to get in on some healthy, delicious snacks to keep energy up during the holidays. .

No-bake carrot energy bites.

These guys include actual carrots! They will also appeal to just about everyone: no nuts or gluten, and only lightly sweet. Lots of spices make these very flavorful, and unsweetened applesauce, dried fruit, and maple syrup keep the sweetness natural and to a minimum. I want to stuff five of them into my mouth right now.

Rosemary and olive oil plantain chips.

I’ve only recently discovered how delicious plantains actually are! Kind of like a banana, but meatier and more sustaining. The other ingredients are simple and few: olive oil, rosemary salt, and fresh rosemary. Behold! An unexpected and delicious flavor.

Ham and jicama wraps.

Jicama doesn’t get enough attention in the food world. It’s clean and refreshing and it takes on other flavors beautifully. Here, wrap jicama sticks with ham and dip in some whole-grain mustard. That’s it!

Beet chips and curried yogurt.

This is surprisingly good, even if it seems a little strange at first. It isn’t the easiest recipe in the bunch because you’ll probably end up making your own beet chips, unless you choose to pick them out of a bag of veggie chips from the store. Just mix plain yogurt with curry powder and you have a tasty, healthy snack!

Half a bagel with ricotta and strawberries.

This is great for mornings when you’re headed to work! Spoon 2 tablespoons of ricotta over a bagel and decorate with sliced strawberries. Drizzle with honey, agave nectar, or balsamic vinegar, if you’re feeling sassy!

Well, now I’m hungry!