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!
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!
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 😉
Almonds, cooked oatmeal, bananas and yogurt meet up in your blender for a power breakfast. Drink this Banana Oatmeal Smoothie before your morning exercise routine and you’ll have the energy you need to get through your workout.
- 2 whole Chiquita Bananas (best with brown flecks on peel)
- 2 cups Ice
- 1/3 cup Yogurt – preferably Greek yogurt flavored with honey
- 1/2 cup Cooked oatmeal
- 1/3 cup Almonds
Recipe via Chiquita Banana
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).
This detox tea via Linda Wagner looks amazing. So happy I found her website!
Detox Smoothie via Skinny Ms. If you haven’t checked out her website, I suggest you do! Loads of great advice for healthy living.