Did you guess veggies? Lame. What about chips? Less Lame. Put them together for a guilt free snack that will add fiber, nutrients and satiety to your late night snack attack. You can finally have your cake (errr.....veggie chip) and it too. I usually tell my clients that there is no restriction or tracking required for veggies. At 35 calories per cup, sky is the limit. I used zucchini this time because that was in my fridge and on borrowed time. Any veggie can be used. Sweet
For the record, I also think that shoes, chocolate, vacations and flowers are a nice way to say, “I love you", but if you are looking for a nice DIY approach, try one of the following mindfully decadent brunch options. Banana split: A twist on the traditional creamery favorite. Cut the banana in half long ways and top with light yogurt, nuts, fruit salsa and slivers of dark chocolate for an antioxidant kick. Turkey bacon.....but in a heart. Because every brunch needs bacon..
I love baking on snowy days. There is nothing like that cozy feeling of something sweet radiating from the oven. Naturally, I try to keep my baking adventures practical and healthy. After reading an inspiring article about the cardiovascular benefits of snacking on nuts (Sound nerdy? I can also be found binge watching a decent amount of Bravo on days like these. Did I redeem myself?), I decided to reinvent the remaining bag of walnuts left over in my pantry from the holidays.