Hey friends! Today I have a healthier snack for you that’s also kid-friendly. They’re “Na-cho” regular nachos! Okay, a little cheesy I know…
But, these Apple Nachos are a great healthy snack and super simple to make. You can make these “loaded” or keep them more on the simple side. Plus, during this time of year, you’re sure to find apples around every corner for the apple pies and homemade ciders. Instead of giving into all the cookies and dessert this season (which is a huge struggle for me, but we’re working on that…), try snacking on these healthy fun apple nachos!
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat No Bake Bars. Umm…DELICIOUSNESS.
…we may or may not have a sweet tooth problem around here. Don’t worry, we’re trying to practice self-control. But this holiday season is making it difficult, especially since all the sweet things are on SALE! The struggle is real.
The leaves are finally beginning to change in my neck of the woods and it’s so beautiful. Fall is probably my favorite season of the year. With all the fall leaves, it only encourages a trip to the mountains to see the gorgeous changing of the seasons. Which, I have to admit, is one of my favorite things to do. So, if you find yourself going on a lovely hike or walking trails of a nearby park or neighborhood, you will want to keep with you a bag of this delicious, 4 Ingredient Trail Mix. There’s protein mixed with sweetness for a perfect blend of happiness!
Guac. Guac. Guacamole.
As you already know, I love just about anything Mexican. Guacamole is the icing on the cake for me, or should I say the guac on my taco. Okay, I’m not the best pun maker so please give a little grace. 🙂
Sometimes if you go out to eat at a local Tex-Mex or Mexican place, it costs extra for guacamole. It makes you think, “is it really worth it to pay an extra $2 for this guac?”. In some cases, it most definitely is, but in others, why not just make your own! You can invite some friends or family over and have a Fiesta. Plus you can have as much guacamole as you want. Side note – If you make your own guacamole, it generally costs around $3-$4. And that’s a whole bowl of guacamole.
Guacamole is a healthy snack too. It’s made with avocados which are great superfoods. They are full of healthy fats. Avocados mixed with lots of vegetables, how can you go wrong? Fun fact, did you know that it takes an avocado tree nearly 10 years before it produces fruit?! Now, it makes sense why they are sometimes more expensive!
Chips and salsa are some of the best things about going out to a Mexican restaurant. Or wait…chips and queso are THE BEST thing about going out to Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to make delicious queso dip yet. But that WILL have to happen.
Sometimes it’s hard to have portion control when eating chips at a restaurant or even in your own home. You end up filling up on them before eating your main entree. A lot of times we mindlessly eat chips, not realizing how many we’re eating, and before you know it the whole basket or bag of chips is gone. That’s why we have homemade healthier corn tortilla chips.
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake cookies are some of our all time FAVORITE cookies!
Because there is no baking involved and they’re made all in one bowl! Chocolate and peanut butter are truly a match made in heaven. Yummy cookies and easy clean up for the win! These are a great go-to if you’re craving something sweet. And if you’re trying to control how many sweets you eat, this recipe can be easily halved…or doubled…
Cinnamon Maple Peanut Butter Toast.
Your everyday toast taken to the next level.
This is seriously one of the best ways to eat toast. Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast or a pre/post workout snack, this Cinnamon Maple Peanut Butter Toast will hit the spot.
You can make this with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. All you need is bread, peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter), maple syrup and cinnamon. Start breaking out that cinnamon because it’s going to be needed with Fall just around the corner! Can’t you smell the pumpkin pie or apple cider coming from your kitchen right now?! Or breathe the crisp cool breeze of the Fall air? Can you believe that Fall is already almost here? This year has flown by. Just try and savor those sweet moments.
For those who are gluten free, you can use gluten free bread and it will be delicious. Mix together peanut butter, syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl to make your spread. Once it’s mixed, spread on top of your piece of toast. You may need to make more depending on how much spread you want to have!
You can add any kind of topping to add a little bit of crunch or extra flavor too. Bananas, chocolate chips, nuts, granola, or dried fruit are great options to add!
A perfect, no-guilt way to snack, which is the best way to snack if you ask me. Hope you enjoy this Cinnamon Maple Peanut Butter Toast with a good cup of coffee, smoothie, or maybe some fruit. Enjoy these last few weeks of Summer then break out those fall sweaters and boots!
Cinnamon Maple Peanut Butter Toast
Easy breakfast or pre/post workout snack made with only 4 ingredients. Perfect for a little extra protein to give a boost of energy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 slices of toast
of your favorite bread
peanut butter or other nut butter
or more depending on how much you like cinnamon
Toast slices of bread.
In a small bowl, mix together peanut butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
Spread mixture on top of toast.
Drizzle with syrup and enjoy! You can add other toppings like nuts, bananas, granola or whatever else you may have on hand.
Cocoa Peanut Butter Energy Balls are a healthy and delicious snack to have around the house. The protein from the peanut butter helps to give your body protein so the muscles can continue to build, strengthen, and maintain. And they also have healthy fats from the added ground flax seed. These no-bake energy balls only need 6 ingredients – oats, maple syrup or honey, cocoa powder, peanut butter, flax seed, and vanilla extract. So simple, right?! If you have kids, these are a yummy snack for them too. Plus, you won’t have to worry about cleaning up after, which is a wonderful thing.
As a momma, it’s hard to always find something quick to make for a snack before my little one decides to go venture somewhere he’s not supposed to. Even if I have barriers set up, he somehow finds a way to get around them! I’m not really a huge snacker but I do think it’s great for your metabolism to have a few small healthy snacks throughout the day, especially if you’re active. Plus, sometimes you just need that little extra energy to make it through until the next meal. That’s why I made these frozen yogurt and blueberry granola bites.
I had one of those days where you find your clothes in parts of your house where clothes should never be… Somehow I left my running shorts inside my pantry. I clearly know myself well. Eat and exercise, right?! I literally spent all morning trying to figure out where they were and finally just assumed that they were in with the dirty clothes. Low and behold when I get ready to make dinner and open the pantry, there they were. I guess it’s better than finding them in the fridge.
It’s obvious that my mind wasn’t thinking very clearly. It was one of those days where “you-want-chocolate-but-not-too-much-to be-uhealthy” kind of days, but in the back of your mind, you’re really thinking, “meh-who-cares-I’m-going-to-eat-all-the-chocolate-I-want-and-be-happy-about-it.” Tempting…
I ended up settling for these peanut butter chocolate energy bars.