Posts Tagged: “healthy snack”

  • 20 Healthy Snack Ideas for the First Trimester

    At only 5 weeks pregnant, I had hardly even noticed any pregnancy symptoms. Life was going on as normal for the most part. On one particular morning, I served up some oatmeal pancakes and fruit and my crew was happy. We hit the gym a few hours later and I quickly knew something was off. I started …Read More

  • Flourless Banana Muffin Recipe

    Flourless Banana Muffins (Gluten-Free Recipe) {Freezer Meal}

    Warning: This post may introduce you to some ingredients that you don’t recognize. But, let me assure you that it’s worth giving these Flourless Banana Muffins a shot because they are absolutely moist and delicious! Plus, Flourless Banana Muffins are thrown together in the blender in no time, which means fewer dirty dishes. And, they …Read More

  • Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

    I’ve got a perfect fix for that afternoon sweet tooth! Try out these peanut butter, dark chocolate, banana bites. They are YUMMO and super easy to make. Simply slice up some banana, slab a little peanut butter on one side, top it off with one or two dark chocolate chips and sandwich it all together. …Read More

  • Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    These healthy, whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins are YUMMO. Seriously. Don’t let the whole wheat factor make you think they are going to be compromised. The mini chocolate chips will take care of your taste buds while the other parts of your body will be thanking you for the healthy ingredients. Ages 1-31 in …Read More

  • Coconutty Granola with Dried Fruit

    If you’ve been around here for a while, you know that Polly already has a Homemade Granola recipe that she claims is the best. Now, I haven’t personally made it yet, but I’m going to claim that Mark Bittman’s granola recipe–what I’m dubbing Coconutty Granola with Dried Fruit–will easily rival hers. I found it in …Read More

  • Raspberry Cocoa Smoothie

    This is a truly healthy option for you chocolate lovers out there. As one among you, I adore this smoothie. I love this gorgeous reddish earthy hue, which tells you exactly what you’re about to taste: raspberry, followed by dark chocolate, enhanced with a pinch of salt. Because the avocado lends the smoothie a thick, …Read More

  • Summer Peach Smoothie

    Instead of making pie of those leftover peaches—the ones so soft and ripe they make your kitchen smell like an orchard as they go about collapsing under their own weight—try this spiced late-summer smoothie instead. The flax seeds add a toasty, nutty background—and vegetarian omega-3s—to this peaches ‘n almond cream-style shake. Rolled oats bring on …Read More

  • Mediterranean Layered Dip Recipe

    Here’s a healthy and super EASY lunch, appetizer, or snack idea for you. Try out this tasty Mediterranean Layered Dip and make it your way. It’s full of heart-healthy fats, protein, fiber and antioxidants from the hummus and veggies. The feta cheese provides a nice, tangy, salty bite to top it all off.  Serve it …Read More

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    Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

    It’s the time of year when everyone wants a little pumpkin in their life. These healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, sweet, and delicious…and easily freezable.  We make them every other week and pull them out of the freezer for snacks or breakfast. Enjoy! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins   Save Print Prep time 20 …Read More

  • Homemade Protein Bars Recipe {Freezer Meal}

    I’m always scouting out more snacks for my kids that I can feel good about.  Plus, I love recipes where I can use up all those random leftovers bags of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc.  Two no-bake snacks that have done that for me so far are Power Ball Cookies and Homemade Clif Kid …Read More

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    Homemade Clif Kid ZBars

    My little ones are huge fans of the Clif Kid ZBars. I love that these bars contain all organic ingredients, fiber, and some vitamins and minerals. However, I dislike that a box of six bars runs about $4.80, and they go fast around our house. Thankfully, I found a recipe for homemade granola bars that …Read More

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    Tropical and Pumpkin (Yes, Pumpkin) Smoothie

    Our family loves, loves, loves smoothies.  And, I’ve found them to be a great way to get veggies, as well as fruits, in to our diet.  Here’s one that your whole family will like (just don’t mention the pumpkin part, right?): Tropical and Pumpkin Smoothie Serves: 4     1 cup OJ 1/2 cup organic …Read More

  • Powerball Cookies {Freezer Meal}

    Eat one of these and you’re guaranteed to win the lotto!  Well, maybe not. But at least you’ll enjoy a delicious, easy to make, relatively healthy cookie.  Seriously, these little orbs deliver on that promise.  My kids enjoy helping me make these every few weeks or so (and sneaking a few chocolate chips on the sly).  …Read More

  • Guacamole

    Guacamole for the Masses

    We meet twice a month with several other couples for our small group Bible study night.  Great friends, sharing our lives with one another, and substantive discussions are the best parts.  But, the snack is important too, you know.  Tonight was my “snack duty” turn, so I made the Guacamole recipe below and served it …Read More