Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My favorite healthy snacks!!! WIAW19

I can't believe I am almost at 20 WIAW posts... man it seems like I just started blogging yesterday LOL.
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If you are just tuning in here is what you missed so far this week
Getting Back on track
In honor of my dad
Foodie Pen Pals
Guest Blog 
 SuperSets: Quick Workout 

And here is a sneak peek at what is to come
*I have an AMAZING GIVEAWAY which is coming up on my 100th post (only 2 more to go) trust me... all of my fellow fitbloggers do not want to miss this one. (hint... one of the pictures below is the item I will be giving away tehe)
*I am working on my first VLOG... I am new to this whole thing
*I have a very exciting project in the works that I can not wait to tell you about 

Ok So as I start my detox for the first time this year ( I do it bi-yearly) I dont have a day of munching for your enjoyment. Instead I decided to post my favorite HEALTHY snacks... what I use to eat to stay on track.  I may even through in a recipe if you are nice...

So here are just a few healthy things I like to munch on throughout the day... I have my days where mindless munching does occur but thankfully I always have enough of the healthy options around so that the mindless munching isn't as bad....

   Home made smoothies
   Cottage Cheese and pomegranate

PrOatmeal with fresh berries, almond milk and Natural PB
Plain Cottage Cheese

  Lara Bars ( I make home made ones too.. Check out the recipe)
O.N.E. coconut water- Great after a run or with some vodka haha that recipe coming soon... you know you want it

Plain sweet bell peppers and some Babybel cheese

Home made Granola Bark... SO YUMMY! A lot healthier then those Barks you find at the store. RECIPE BELOW!!!

 Chobani yogurt :o)
Naked Juices (A little high in sugar) but filled with lots of vitamins, fruits and veggies ( I also like to make my own juice but it is not as convenient) Taz loves it too.
Apple Slices with different types of nut butters YUMMM! 
 Home made PB protein bars.. recipe here

  OK so there was just a few of my favorite snacks. A lot better then eating a bag of chips...

Ok I promised a recipe so here it goes

Alexis' Granola Bark 
 3cups oats
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans
1 cup sunflower seeds
1Tbsp sesame seed
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/8cup dried blueberries
1/8cup dried cherries
1/4cup raisins
64 chocolate chips (this was 2 servings)
2 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ginger
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
2Tbsp butter
1cup honey
18Tbsp Ground Flax seed
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

Heat over to 250
add all dry ingredients (except flax) in a LARGE bowl. Heat butter, honey, and flax in a pan on Med heat. Once blended (about 5 min)  stir in salt and vanilla. Pour over dry ingedients

Bake about 50 min. Take out and let cool. It will harden a little more as it cools so if you want it a little softer cut back time in the over by 5 min, if you like it harder add 5 min.
 Heating Honey, Butter, and flax
 This is what it looks like when it is combined

 Add to dry ingredients

                                Dump into lined baking sheet.                                                    All Done!

What are your favorite snacks to munch on? 

Ciao and healthy snacks




  1. The granola bark sounds delicious! I'm going to try it! Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Brian asks for it everyweek... Hope u like!

  3. Can't wait to try the granola bark - I've never seen anything like that! :)

  4. Hmm... Never thought about mixing it with vodka. I'llhave to try that!!

    -Jen P.

    1. LOL I just mixed it one night... didn't want all the sugar of juice but still wanted a drink so I pulled out a pineapple coconut water and loved it.

  5. That granola bark looks like my idea of snack heaven :) Yum!
    My current favourite snack is almonds and sunflower seeds roasted in soy sauce. I love them warm, straight from the oven but they're delicious cold too. I just can't stop eating them once I get started. I'm seriously going to have to start rationing them!

    1. I just bought a bag of hulled pumpkin seeds at the farmers market... may have to try the Soy sauce on them after my detox

  6. Great snack choices and that granola looks so good!


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  8. Can't wait to try out that bark!