Thursday, May 17, 2012

Healthy Snack Options

Snacking throughout the day is one thing that always gets me when I try to stay focused on eating healthy. I've been trying to find healthy(er) snack options to keep around the house that don't cost a fortune. Here are a few I've tried and really enjoyed:

Salt and Vinegar Chick Peas

I love salt and vinegar chips and I love chick peas, so this was a win-win for me! They were super easy to make and irresistible! My pantry is now stocked with chick peas at all times. 
 
   
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Who doesn't love frozen yogurt? I love yogurt just about any way, but it's more refreshing when frozen. I squirted yogurt droplets on a baking sheet covered in wax paper, threw it in the freezer for an hour or two, and had a tasty treat ready when I wanted it.



Peach Smoothie

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  I enjoy smoothies for breakfast or as a snack and I'm always looking to try new combinations. One of my favorites is banana, peanut butter, spinach, and coconut milk. But this peach smoothie ranks pretty high up there now. This was so refreshing and yummy! Now, the recipe has alcohol as an option addition, but I refrained.

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

yummy snacks! : ) I especially like the frozen yogurt dots...except if I were doing it, I'd totally try to make them teeny like dip-n-dots. ;)

We had a spinach and banana smoothie (err milkshake) the other day that was pretty delicious, and I would make them more often if Hattie wasn't so afraid of the blender.
Lately we've been eating a lot of applesauce, cheese/lunch meat roll ups, or fresh fruit for snacks. Though I enjoy hummus and pimento cheese when I take the time to make 'em.

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

Great ideas! Not a big fan of salt & vinegar chips so not sure if I'd try the chick peas but the other ones sound really yummy!

Christina Mayfield said...

I'm kind of intrigued by the salt & vinegar chick peas. :o) I might have to try those.