Its officially Fall, but still feels like summer and my palate hasn't made the transition. I am not quite ready yet for all of the standard fall comfort foods and that's ok because I have some favorite go-to snacks on hand that work well in all seasons. I share what I eat not to compare, but to help others find meal and snack options that may work well for them. So here is what I keep stocked in my kitchen these days..... 1) Chomps: Think of these as a more cleaned up version
I really try to avoid buying/eating store bought granola and cereal bars for several reasons: 1) The are loaded with extra sugar 2) They often contain processed soy and protein derivatives 3) They are overpriced I have posted recipes for homemade bars in the past, but I think these bites are a great alternative, and slightly more convenient to store and travel with. For me, most of these ingredients are staples in my pantry, making this an accessible snack anytime. If you are
I am a sucker for festive drinks, but not so much a fan of the extra sugar, calories and price tag. Hello, 400 calorie Starbucks hot chocolate! And don't even get me started on the unhealthy additives in the packaged stuff! Ingredients: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Modified Whey, Cocoa (Processed With Alkali), Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Nonfat Milk, Calcium Carbonate, Less Than 2% Of: Salt, Dipotassium Phosphate, Mono- and Diglycerides, Carrageenan, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Arti
I have been putting up a strong fight against the end of summer, but I finally gave up and went full blown fall last week when I took my daughter to the farm for a hayride and apple picking. I pinned a few promising apple recipes before we left so I wouldn't be left with a crisper full of neglected brown apples. I rarely suggest just an apple alone for a snack.....boring! But paired with some protein or tossed in a spinach salad, apples bring a fun fall flare to the table for
Stonewall Kitchen Watermelon Mojito Mixer: I found this at a local family owned grocery store that happens to have a pretty cool wine and beer section. Unlike most sugary mixers, this one is all natural and only 35 calories per ounce. This can also be mixed with club soda for a nice virgin refreshment....but I prefer vodka:) Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt: I am well aware that Greek yogurt has been trending for years, but this is still a staple in my house even though I never real
I have heard about black bean brownies for some time, but have been way to skeptical to try it out for myself....until my chocolate cravings got OOC (out of control). After all, my Mexico vacation.... followed by my trip to Napa.... is upon us, so I would rather make mindful food choices now, than later. Right!? A true Sophie's choice, eh? I found a few potential starter recipes on Pinterest. I say “Starter”, because I always end up tweaking things to fit my health standards.
It's 3 pm, the workday is not yet done and your motivation is seriously lacking. Are you headed to the vending machine? Not so fast! If you are looking for a mid-afternoon snack to get you through a few more hours of emails and meetings, try one of one of these natural energy boosting snacks! 1) Popcorn: A lot goes a long way. 3-4 cups of this fiber rich, antioxidant packed snack will only set you back about 100 calories. Try air popped, sans butter, and add your own season