Archive for the ‘Snacks’ Category

Vanilla Chia Pudding

October 13th, 2014

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      Chia seeds are little nutrition powerhouses.  They contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, AND calcium.  And unlike flax seeds, they don’t need to be ground in order for your body to absorb the nutrients.   These super little seeds absorb up to ten times their weight in water.  So
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No-Bake Cookie Bites

June 25th, 2014

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I am always looking for healthy snack bars to give my kids (and myself) that are good for you AND taste great.  They are not so easy to find.  I decided to mix together a combination of healthy ingredients and make my own little energy-boosting bites.  These delicious no-bake cookie bites are so easy to throw
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Spiralized Apple “Pie”

March 23rd, 2014

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As you may know, I recently brought home a new kitchen toy…a spiral fruit and vegetable cutter.  My Spiralized Sweet Potatoes were such a bit hit, I decided to try out a sweet dish next.  My family LOVES baked apples (my kids think they are apple pie!), so I decided to try a spiralized apple “pie”.
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Sweet Green Smoothie

March 16th, 2014

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This smoothie is the BEST post workout meal. It’s a delicious combination of carbohydrates and protein…great for re-fueling tired muscles. It tastes delicious…a perfect balance of sweet and earthy (and can be made a bit sweeter by using Siggi’s Mango/pineapple yogurt). It travels well…I like to pour it into a mason jar, add a few
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Banana Oat Muffins

March 16th, 2014

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Muffins are a great on the go breakfast…especially when we are running late for school (which I must confess is most mornings!).  These little muffins pack a nutritional punch and a lot of delicious flavor into one small package.  They are naturally gluten free and could be made egg free too (just substitute 1 tablespoon
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Spiced Pumpkin Squares

January 29th, 2014

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I love pumpkin.  It’s delicious in soup, over pasta (this is a must try) and in these simple squares!  I used whole wheat pastry flour and a mix of nuts and seeds to up their nutritional value. The added cinnamon let me cut back on the sugar without sacrificing flavor. And decided to use a
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (with a healthy twist)

November 4th, 2013

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I love experimenting with cookies.  It’s amazing how many healthy changes you can make and still end up with a sinfully tasting treat…and something you can feel good about giving your family.  I was able to cut the sugar by about 60%, substitute all of the white flour for whole wheat whole wheat pastry flour
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Kale Chips

November 4th, 2013

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Looking to add an extra powerful nutritional punch to your afternoon snack?  Then grab some Kale…and make kale chips.  Kale a good source of fiber, rich in vitamins A, K and C, packed with a generous amount of calcium and makes a delicious salad, side dish and snack!   The trick is to place the
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Parmesan Crusted Zucchini Chips

August 9th, 2013

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Zucchini is a very low calorie vegetable…it has only 20 calories per cup!  They are rich in heart healthy vitamins and minerals and grow abundantly in our garden!  They have a delicate flavor and taste delicious is a wide variety of dishes.  One of my favorites is parmesan crusted zucchini chips.  They are so simple
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Smoothies

August 7th, 2013

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Smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of nutritional value into one delicious cup.  You can whip them up for a quick on the go breakfast or for an afternoon snack.  You can even turn the leftovers into refreshing ice pops!  I always start with a base of Greek yogurt for extra protein,
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