Category: Snacks

Protein bar deconstructed: roasted soybeans, nuts, and dark chocolate

  Does anyone else feel like summer flew by? My blogging has definitely been inconsistent recently, but it's been a busy few months! I started a new job teaching counseling lab for nutrition students, and I trained for and completed my first ...

Mocha Hazelnut Energy Bites

  I'll never forget the first time I ate Nutella; it was three years ago at a resort in Mexico of all places. At the breakfast buffet there was the option of getting Nutella slathered into a warm crêpe (I guess ...

Real Food Crackers: Gluten-Free

  I love crunchy crackers with my tuna, or as a side with a big salad. However, most crackers you find in the store are lacking in nutrition; they are high in processed grains, salt, and low in protein and fiber. ...

Maple & Pumpkin Spice Roasted Almonds

  It smells like fall, or maybe it smells like warm and toasty maple & pumpkin spice roasted almonds hot out of the oven. Who am I kidding, the two are synonymous; if those smells aren't connected for you, then you ...

Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars

  The multitude of "healthy" snack bars on the market right now is overwhelming. If you have ever visited this section at Whole Foods, you know what I mean, and you probably left with a headache caused by attempting to decipher ...

Dark Chocolate & Red Tart Cherry Energy Bites

  I'll never be one of those people with a gut of steel who can exercise on an empty stomach. If I don't eat a little something beforehand, I'll get light-headed on my run, or Jillian Michael's will kick my butt even ...

Healthy Coconut Pineapple Bread

  During my recent and very relaxing vacation to Florida, I discovered that many of the seafood restaurants had a particular type of pre-dinner bread unheard of in my neck of the woods: coconut pineapple. I expected the bread to be ...

Carrot Cake Cookies

  I bet the Easter bunny gets pretty bored eating bland carrots all the time; if I was the Easter bunny I would prefer my carrots in cookie form--I'm sure you feel the same.   As far as cookies go, these soft carrot ...

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Dip

  It seems like I always get hungry before dinner, so I need a filling snack that will hold me over until my next meal. This peanut butter dip satisfies my constant craving for peanut butter (seriously, it's all the time), plus I ...

Fight Hunger with Healthy Snacks

In a perfect healthy-snacking world, office candy bowls would be filled with fresh fruits, veggies, and nuts, and no one would need the willpower of Gandhi to pass over the cupcakes your boss brought in for a birthday, or the ...

Spiced Pumpkin Running Bites with Chia Seeds

I know the holidays are over, but that doesn't mean I'm giving up pumpkin; it's way too versatile to be limited only to pies and cream-filled rolls for a few measly months out of the year. Pumpkin is loaded with ...

Fueling Your Runs {The Before}

When do you really need to eat before running?   Getting jolted awake by the morning alarm clock never gets any easier (or more enjoyable), especially as winter approaches and your bed begins to feel warmer and cozier. While you may be ...