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Healthy Snacks… that taste delicious!

Healthy Snacks.... that actually taste delicious.

I try to eat healthy, but I also practice moderation when I eat some of my favorite not-so-healthy foods. As a busy mom, it seems that convenience foods are what I appreciate the most. Convenience foods aren’t always synonymous with unhealthy, though. Here are a few of my favorite, quick and healthy snacks.

  • A banana with a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey and a tablespoon of peanut butter.
  • Super skinny spinach and artichoke dip. I make a batch of this and keep it in the fridge the rest of the week to eat with fresh veggies.
  • Cottage cheese with a few grape tomatoes, half of an avocado and a sprinkle of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
  • Popped Amaranth protein balls. If you’ve never heard of this cool superfood, check it out!
  • Flavored water! This water with fresh mint, lemon, ginger and cucumber always tastes great and gets me drinking more glasses of water each day.
  • Homemade Chia Drinks. Yes, you can make chia drinks at home!
  • Overnight Oats. Mix all of the ingredients together, put it in the fridge and you’ve got breakfast or a snack the next morning!
  • Nourish Snacks These are delicious and convenient snacks that are easy to fit in your purse when you are on the go or when you need a filling snack. Each unique snack combination is made with simple, wholesome ingredients you can trust. There are no GMO’s, preservatives, no artificial colors or sweeteners and they are naturally gluten free!

Nourish Snacks

These flavor combinations are out of this world and are all under 200 calories! They even were featured on Kathy Lee and Hoda’s favorite things of 2014!

Monkey Love: Chocolate banana granola bites
Berry’d treasure: Blueberry apple granola bites
Coconut Chewphoria: chewy coconut almond bar
Mr. Popular: Half-popped corn kernels
Cocoa loco: Dark chocolate chia oat clusters
Granny’s Apple Pie: Cinnamon spiced apples and walnuts
Holy Habañero: habanero-spiced roasted corn

There are so many more unique snacks, even snack packs for kids! You can check them out at the Nourish Snack Shop. Receive $10 off your first order with the code FRIEND10 at checkout.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Nourish Snacks. Eat Happy!

Poison Apple Halloween Punch

Poison Apple Halloween Punch.

Halloween is only a few days away! If you are having a Halloween party, or just want to make this day a little extra spooky for the kids, this Poison Apple Halloween Punch is super easy to make on a whim and only has four ingredients.

This is the perfect opportunity to recycle old glass jars for the potion and poison bottles. I spent very little money and I just purchased the spider webs and plastic worms and rats from the dollar store!

Want to go above-and-beyond? Dry ice creates a fun, spooky effect and is a neat experiment for the kids to see.

Check out my full article and recipe over at Living Litehouse!

Reuse glass jars for Halloween "potions." Fill them with food coloring and plastic bugs!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites

3 Ingredient PB and J Bites! Great for kids and lunch boxes

Peanut butter and jelly: the most infamous kid-food found in lunch boxes everywhere.

I’m making PB&Js a little more fun with these 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites. These are the perfect bite-sized snack for little ones and you can substitute any dried fruit and any nut or seed butter to create your own versions.

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With only three ingredients, it’s not hard to make! You take your dried fruit and chop in the Food Processor. Then you can roll the fruit into little bite-sized balls. These are going to be a little sticky, so while you are melting the peanut butter you can pop them in the freezer.

Any dried fruit can be the "jelly" in these 3 Ingredient PB and J Bites.

After trying my hand at making truffles dipped in chocolate, I can tell you peanut butter is like a dream to melt. So easy! Drop each dried fruit ball in the melted peanut butter and tap the excess off. You can then roll it in crushed graham crackers or Nilla wafers.

So…..

dried fruit = the jelly

peanut butter = well, peanut butter

graham crackers = the bread

voila! Peanut butter and Jelly Bites!

"Jelly" in Peanut Butter

I would probably store these PB&J Bites in the fridge or at least out of warm places. If the peanut butter melts, it sure wouldn’t be a kid-friendly food anymore!

Let me know if you try any other variations!

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PB & J Bites. Only 3 Ingredients. You can use any dried fruit and any nut/seed butter. Great for lunch boxes and snacks!
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