Monday, March 14, 2016

Healthy Reading Snacks

If you are anything like me you love to snack. As I have mentioned on here before I have been working hard to change my eating habits. So here are some healthy snack ideas that you can try next time you are wanting a nice snack to munch on while reading a great book.



Frozen Grapes 
The first one if the easiest. You take grapes, wash them, put them in a freezer friendly container, and then put them in the freezer. I like to leave them in the freezer for at least 3 hours. Over night is best. Quick tip: If you have a soar throat frozen grapes feel AMAZING on your throat. My mom use to make them for me when I had strep throat. 
If you want something sweet but don't want the guilt, this tea is for you. It is rich and chocolaty with a little kick, and no ingredients that are bad for you.  This is a black tea so it has CAFFEINE. In case you cannot see the tea's name it is Numi Indulgent Tea Chocolate Spice 


Zucchini Pizza 
What You need: One Medium Zucchini, Cheese of your choice, Small pepperoni (found in salad isle), Pizza sauce, and the most important part....Italian seasoning. 
I am sure you have seen this on Pinterest, I tried it the first time and did not like it. It was missing something and I couldn't figure it out. Well after many tries I have figured out the simple ingredient that was missing...Italian seasons! (or pizza seasoning they both work great) The number one rule in eating healthy is SPICES they are your best friend. 
Now how to make the pizza bites.
First you want to preheat your oven to 350. After you have preheated your oven, cut your zucchini. I do not cut mine too thick because I feel like it over powers the other ingredients if you do, but it is up to you. After you have cut them lay them on your cooking pan and spread the pizza sauce on the cut up zucchini. Sprinkle a good amount of Italian seasoning on the pizza bites. Now sprinkle on the cheese and top it off with a few pepperonis. Bake until the cheese is melted. As you can see in the picture I like my cheese a little crispy NO JUDGEMENT =)


PRE-MADE SNACK FLAVORED PEANUTS 
Now let's be honest, healthy foods are great, but sometimes you have to make them yourself and most people do not have the time for that! So I wanted to add a snack that you can just pick up from Walmart. Yes Walmart, because I know a lot of you live in small towns and do not have Trader Joe's and other health stores. The closest Trader Joe's to me is like an hour so no thank you!


Oh these are so good y'all don't even know! I like to portion these out and put them in baggies. This way I don't have to worry about over eating. Next time you go to Walmart or the grocery store make sure to check out the snack isle. That is where I found these. Planters and other nut brands are really stepping up their game! I found these and other flavors, as well as pre- portioned nut mixes, and more. 



So there are some of my healthy snack ideas. Let me know what you think of this post. If you guys like it, and it has good feedback I would love to do more of these! Please share your favorite healthy snacks in the comments. 
Happy Reading Y'all, 
Ashley