Posts tagged with "healthy snacking"

Chocolate Coconut Banana Trail Mix

Posted July 31, 2014 in snack, coconut, dark chocolate and 9 more

I LOVE trail mix. It's such a satisfying and delicious snack that provides you with lots of energy. 

But when I buy a bag of trail mix or make a large batch at home, it's hard to stick to just one serving size. A serving of trail mix is usually just 1/4 of a cup or so.

That's why I like to make a single serving of trail mix for a quick afternoon snack, to eat before a workout or to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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Satisfying your popcorn cravings {without artificial ingredients!}

Posted October 29, 2014 in popcorn, healthy snacking, healthy eating and 4 more

*My local Hy-Vee provided me with Angie's Boom Chicka Pop, but all opinions are my own!

I'm not much of a salty snacker, but when I do have a salty craving I love having popcorn. I love the buttery, salty, crunchiness!

Back in the day, I used to eat microwavable popcorn constantly. This was in my low-cal, low-fat phase of life. I would buy light popcorn and eat an entire bag because it only contained a couple hundred calories. I've always enjoyed volume snacking!

In addition to the light varieties being made with tons of artificial ingredients, microwavable popcorn just isn't a great option.

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Ninja Review + Fall Smoothie Recipes

Posted November 12, 2014 in Ninja Kitchen, Nutri Ninja, smoothie and 6 more

I received a Nutri Ninja from the kind people at Ninja Kitchen after meeting them at FitBloggin last summer!! I was incredibly excited to try this thing out. 

The thing is, I have a bit of a blender obsession. I have owned and currently own quite a few blenders (maybe 4-5). It always seems like some blenders are great for one thing, but aren't great for another. So I use different blenders for different situations. Totally normal, right?

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Berry Chia Pudding

Posted June 22, 2017 in Berry Chia Pudding, summer berry recipes, chia pudding and 4 more

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One of my favorite things about summer is fresh berries. They're so flavorful this time of year. 

On Sundays, I like to whip up a batch of chia pudding so that I have healthy snacks throughout the week. 

Because it's summer and I'm obsessed with berries, I added strawberries, blueberries and raspberries to my usual chia pudding recipe, and the result was this beautifully colored, delicious tasting summery chia pudding. 

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