Saturday Snack Spotlight – Graham Crackers, Cream Cheese and Grapes

Snacktiiiime! It’s crunchy. It’s sweet. It’s easy, and diabetic-friendly!

Spread a tablespoon of cream cheese on 2 graham cracker squares and top with 1/4 cup halved grapes – grapes are a great source of potassium and are low on the Glycemic Index!

I love this because I love all of the items separately, together you get a perfect world of sweet, creamy, and crunchy!

How does this combination sound to you?

Saturday Snack Spotlight – Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars

Warmer weather is coming, and we tend to look towards cooling snacks in the warmer months, right? Not saying you have to rely heavily on ice cream or chase after the Ice Cream truck (ahh, memories!), but I totally get your desire for the cold stuff!

These Frozen Yogurt Trail Mix Bars are great, and not only can you create different flavors by using extracts mixed in the yogurt (or use flavored yogurt, but I steer away from those, personally), but you can also use different fruits, a variety of nuts (I have sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, peanuts, and cashews in mine), and really get tons of goodness into a little bar!

You can opt not to add the chocolate chips (I prefer mini ones, but didn’t have any on hand), but I mean, a little chocolate never hurt anyone, so don’t be afraid to live a little! 🙂

I used coconut granola to add even more of a flavor boost!

You can also opt to use ice cube trays to make these bite sized (I have the soft bottom ones that allow you to pop contents out, but a knife would get them out of a standard ice cube tray).

How do they sound?

Saturday Snack Spotlight – Clean Trail Mix

So snacks… that can withstand Florida heat but still nourish me and keep me stable. I opted to make my own trail mix and bring it, so I don’t have to worry about what’s in it, and it’s a good balance of things!

Here’s whats in it (this is portioned out into several bags)

  1. 1 cup sliced almonds.
  2. 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds.
  3. 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I buy them in chunks and slice them)
  4. 1/2 cup raw walnut pieces.
  5. 1/2 cup sunflower seeds.
  6. 1/2 cup raisins.
  7. 1/2 cup dried cranberries.
  8. Peanuts
  9. Cashews
 Do you make your own trail mix? What do you put in it?

Saturday Snack Spotlight – YoNuggets

I came across this recipe by chance, and since I love Greek yogurt and fruit, it sounded yummy to me, so I made them! I altered the recipe by adding 1 Scoop of Cafe Latte Shakeology, and I used banana instead of cantaloupe!

http://www.thegraciouspantry.com/clean-eating-yonuggets/

Have you ever tried these? Would you?

(Note: I found these adorable popout ice trays at TJ Maxx’s home section… I froze these, let them thaw a bit, and they popped right out!)

yonuggets

 

Saturday Snack Spotlight – Shakeology Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars

It’s Labor Day weekend,  you are likely attending a cookout or gathering of some sort, but you are still reeling from going out of bounds nutritionally this summer, and so you don’t wanna add to that and feel worse.

What do you bring? Here is one suggestion! Tasty, clean treats!

You have probably picked up on the fact that I kinda love Shakeology for its versatility and ability to be made into things other than the standard shake. It really helps keep things on track, and most people are always SO surprised to learn these treats are actually GOOD for them!

You can make these with Whey protein powder or, if you are 100% committed to proven products like the Beachbody product line, you can use their Hard Core Base Shake – I can help you order if you would like to use that.

Shakeology Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars