We’ve been beating the heat over here with this soft serve that is so smooth, creamy and refreshing that you wouldn’t believe it is also extremely healthy! It’s an all natural dessert- with no extra sugar or preservatives, and completely free of dairy, gluten and soy. It’s “ice cream” you (and your kids) can even enjoy for breakfast! My son believes that this stuff is the best food ever invented.
To make this delicious desert, start with a few ripe bananas. The riper the better, as bananas get sweeter over time. Read More
Late night eating is usually a recipe for disaster. Or is it just in our house? Last night was no exception. We should have just gone to bed, but we didn’t.
My husband was getting hungry and was having trouble finding a snack that sounded good to him. After a little debate, (because we do have foods he likes) it turns out he’s right, there are not a lot of snacks that Matt likes in the house.
This led to an 10pm plate of waffles and an 11pm bowl of ramen noodles.
I don’t even know where to start.
Massive amounts of sodium, fat, carbs (just to name a few)….and all right before bed. My jaw is still on the ground.
But it’s so easy to point the finger, isn’t it? Let’s see…I ate waffles with him. Not exactly a snack bursting with nutrients. In fact it’s mostly carbs with some empty calories on top.
…Pointer finger not feeling quite as pointy…
And before that I had a bowl of oatmeal. Oh and some bran flakes. And if we’re being completely honest, 2 squares of dark chocolate. Whoops. While they might be slightly more nutritious choices than Matt’s bowl of ramen, it’s not the point. That’s an awful lot of carbs that I am not going to use before going to bed.
…Pointer finger has left the building…
So after all that said, it’s my mission to get some healthy snacks in the house. I don’t care if I have to buy them, or make them from scratch, I will find healthy snacks that my husband will eat. And I will have more willpower!
Do you have snacking disasters? How do you overcome them?
It’s ants on a log remade! While the traditional celery covered with peanut butter and raisins is always a hit in my book, I was looking for something a little different, a little more nutritious, and a little more filling. As a breastfeeding mama with an already high metabolism, I’m always looking for ways to pack in the nutrients while filling my constantly growling belly.
The result? Celery, nutbutter, dried cranberries and pistachios :
I started with a batch of homemade cinnamon almond butter and a container of sunbutter, as I wanted to see if one was better than the other, and spread them on my celery. I thought the almond butter logs tasted better, but the sunbutter was very tasty, too.
I added dried cranberries and grabbed some pistachios to add as well. I unshelled a bunch and ground them up in my coffee grinder. I have made these with whole pistachios as well and think they taste just as good.
Sprinkle the pistachios on top and viola, you’ll have yourself a satisfying little snack!