Healthy Snack Idea: Pumpkin Seeds

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I LOVE having things to nibble on when I’m working.  I’m one of those mindless eaters who need something to chew on all the time.  This recipe is PERFECT – pumpkin seeds are a snacky food that will satisfy my salt craving.  Raid your spice rack and see what combinations you can come up with! 

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DIY Infused Olive Oils

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One of my biggest problems with healthy cooking is that things lack FLAVOR.  With DIY Infused Olive Oils, you can add a bit of zest and spice to your favorite dishes.  I am going to try this with pasta and salad dressings! I think a lemon-chili infused oil would be lovely!

Ice Cubes for health!

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I always get bored of water but find that sodas are too sugary and don’t fit in with my diet.  Everything Fabulous has the perfect solution though: flavored ice cubes!  She tried it with strawberries but I think you could try this idea with blueberries, raspberries, peaches, everything!  I think this is a great idea to have with a lime wedge and soda.  If your feeling naughty add a splash of vodka 😉

Low calorie snack for work

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Spiced Nuts and Seeds via Whole Living

Mix 3 cups whole nuts with 1/4 cup each flaxseeds, quinoa, and sunflower seeds. In a separate bowl, whisk 2 egg whites with 2 tablespoons honey, 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, and 1/4 teaspoon each cayenne, cumin, and cinnamon. Toss with nut mix. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet; bake at 325 degrees until dry, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes. Scrape from pan while cooling, to avoid sticking. Makes 16 servings (178 calories each).