JAN
26

15 Healthy Snacks for the New Year

Appetizers and Snacks | 2 comments

One of the best ways to stay on track with New Year’s eating goals is to keep hunger and cravings at bay with healthy snacks.

Making sure you have fresh, light, healthy snacks readily available means that instead of reaching for potato chips when you get the munchies, you will be able to enjoy a snack that you won’t hate yourself for later.

Not only am I looking for ways to satisfy my own midday hunger pangs, I also want to make sure my kids are learning healthy snacking habits while they are still young.

These 15 Healthy Snack ideas will ensure that you have tasty, whole food options when snack time rolls around for everyone in the family.

Fruit and Veggie Snack Ideas

Berry Balsamic Lettuce Cups | Good Life Eats

Ham & Cheese Apple Wraps | Some the Wiser

Pomegranate, Raspberry, Nectarine Popsicles | Good Life Eats

Crispy Baked Carrot Chips | Running to the Kitchen

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus | Good Life Eats

 

On-the-Go Snack Ideas

Chocolate Dipped Nuts | Good Life Eats

Brown Butter Rosemary Popcorn | Good Life Eats

Molasses and Ginger Granola Bars | Good Life Eats

Vegan S’mores Energy Bites | Beard and Bonnet

Hemp Cocoa Bites | Simple Bites

 

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Hearty Whole Grain Snack Ideas

Multi-Grain Banana Bread | Good Life Eats

Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips | Good Life Eats

Homemade Yogurt Granola Parfaits | Good Life Eats

Gluten Free Strawberry Millet Muffins | Beard and Bonnet

Mini Babybel Bites | Green Light Bites

 

What are your favorite healthy snack ideas?

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JAN
24

Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini

Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast and Brunch, Fall Recipes, Seasonal Recipes, Winter Recipes | 3 comments

spiced pear and pomegranate crostini

Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini are the perfect solution for simple entertaining. They look far more special than a plate of fruit and cheese, but they’re really a cinch to prepare and they don’t require any special serving utensils. Think of them as a little hostess cheat to keep in your back pocket. You can [...]

JAN
23

Chicken Caesar Lettuce Wraps

Grilled Meats, Healthy Eating, Lunch, Main Dish Salads, Poultry | no comments

chicken casesar lettuce wrap

I’ll admit it. I get bored with food easily. I can’t stand eating the same thing all the time. Salads are something that can so easily become dull. Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, for example, is great for lunch or a lighter dinner, but ordinary. I decided why not turn a salad into a lettuce wrap? [...]

JAN
22

Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

Guest Posts, Pasta, Side Dish | 1 comment

Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage - Good Life Eats Featured

Written by: Erica Kastner of Buttered Side Up Before you scan this recipe and think to yourself, Eh, that’s way too much work, let me assure you that making gnocchi from scratch is much less complicated than it seems. I myself always liked the idea of homemade gnocchi, but I wrote it off as something [...]

JAN
16

Cheesy Spiced Cauliflower Gratin

Side Dish, Vegetables | 3 comments

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When it comes to kids and vegetables, there really is no magic trick to ensure that the two will always get along. That being said, adding cheese to a veggie dish is almost always a good start. I can’t make any promises, which I’m sure any readers who feed kids will understand, but I will [...]

JAN
14

Raspberry Hibiscus Soda for a Baby Shower

Drinks, Entertaining | 17 comments

Raspberry Hibiscus Soda Recipe

A group of us are throwing a special surprise baby shower for a dear friend of ours – Jamie from My Baking Addiction. There are lots of amazing baked sweets on the menu, so I thought I would bring a long a little something pretty to drink with this Raspberry Hibiscus Soda Recipe. I am [...]