Category Archives: Snack Ideas

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Butternut Squash Pizza

I saw this idea on Roni’s Green Lite Bites site and knew I would be trying it! So glad that I did because it is really really good! :)

 

Preheat the broiler!

Slice the butternut squash into 1/2 inch thick rounds… You’ll be happy to know that you can leave the skin right where it is… no peeling required!

 

Spray the cookie sheet with Pam and place under the broiler for approx 10 mins… I watched this like a hawk so they wouldn’t burn…

 

Flip them over and smear some pizza sauce, turkey pepperoni, dash of italian seasoning and a little mozzarella cheese…

Place under the broiler for 2 or 3 mins… watch closely!

 

Now dive in to your new “not-so-guilty” pleasure! Sooo good and so satisfying! :) Thanks Roni for the awesome idea!

 

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Peanut Butter and Honey Krispy Vi-Treats

This week for me is all about preparing for the start of school. We have been “back to school” shopping all week… clothes, supplies, etc… And I have been talking to the boys a lot about improving their lunches. We are testing out some recipes that I have come across online to see if they might like them in their lunches. This is from ViSalus Recipes!

It always helps me to have everything out and ready to go…

After adding the honey and peanut butter, I microwaved it for 30 seconds and stirred….

then 30 more seconds in the microwave and stirred again…

I added 6 cups of cereal to a bowl and 2 scoops of Vi-Shake mix…. and stir…

 

Combine all ingredients until coated!

 

Press into a sprayed casserole dish and CHILL…

Enjoy! :)

 

I need more snack/lunch ideas! Got ANY???

 

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No Bake Energy Bites!

I saw this on ViSalus Recipes for N0 Bake Energy Bites and have been dying to try it!

I’m looking for healthy options to add to my boy’s lunch box this year! I’m happy to report that they LOVE them!!!

Here’s what you will need:

 

My set up…. Did I mention that I love EASY recipes… no baking required on this one! :)

 

Combine all ingredients into the bowl… and stir!

 

I used my handy dandy Pampered Chef cookie scoop… the small one…

I let them CHILL in the fridge for an hour or so…

 

 

BOOM! A quick grab and a tasty treat!

 

 

Do YOU have any great ideas to add to the lunch box this year!??!

 

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Sweet Tomatoes & Cottage Cheese

Who knew????

I have never been a fan of cottage cheese until now! This is a very simple and fast snack…

I got this idea from my new trainer, Pilates Lisa! (Be sure to “like” her Facebook Page!)

 

Half cup of fat free cottage cheese…. cut tomatoes lengthwise and add to the bowl. She suggested slicing the tomatoes over the bowl so the juice from the tomatoes can mix into the cottage cheese….. sprinkle pepper to taste.

 

That’s it! Mix it all up and ENJOY!!! Seriously delicious! :)

 

 

chocolate chip cookies

Cyndi’s WW modified chocolate chip cookies

I love me some chocolate chip cookies…here’s a recipe I used based off the WW oatmeal cookies we all love.

1 stick butter

3/4 C brown sugar

1/4 C white sugar

1 egg white

1/2 tsp salt, baking soda, vanilla

2 C flour

1/2 C chocolate chips

Melt butter halfway about 20 sec in microwave, stir in sugars, then egg white, then salt, soda, and vanilla.  Add in flour (make sure the dough isn’t too sticky, if it is add more flour) and chocolate chips. Preheat oven to 350degrees.  Use a tablespoon to form cookies out of the dough.  I usually fit 12 on a pan and can make 2 pans with this recipe.  Cook 9-11 minutes depending on how you like them, I like them a little chewy inside so I cook them just until they are light brown on top.

Makes 24 cookies…just make sure you don’t each too much dough 😉

3 points+ per cookie