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This week marked back to school for some of us. It’s hard enough getting back in the swing of things, you don’t need to worry about what you can eat to get through a long school day. I got you covered!

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bark

greek

BACK TO SCHOOL READY!

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

chick

BACK TO SCHOOL READY!

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

sweet

BACK TO SCHOOL READY!

Apple Slice Cookies

apple

BACK TO SCHOOL READY!

Going back to school isn’t so bad with these snacks in your bag! If you live in or near Texas, please stay safe this weekend!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Everyone loves to snack. When you’re bored, relaxing at home, or just plain hungry and you don’t quite want a full meal. I’ve been searching high and low for more nutritious snacks to munch on in between meals and some that I thought were good for me, turned out not to be! So I wanted to share these snacks with you so you will no longer be fooled and give you alternative snack ideas to these options.

Pre-Flavored Instant Oatmeal

oatmeal

Packets of flavored, instant-cooking oatmeal tend to be high in sugar and made from oats that are highly processed to ensure a faster cooking time — meaning they’ll be lower in fiber and provide less satiety, and ultimately not keep you that full for long.

Healthy swap: Opt for steel-cut or rolled oats made without added flavoring, sugar, or preservatives. Both options are less processed — as they aren’t designed to cook instantly — are digested at a lower rate, and will keep you fuller longer. To add a bit of flavor, add nut butter or fresh fruit.

Flavored Yogurt

yogurt

Yogurt can be a great snack — high in protein, super portable, and a great vehicle for fruit, nuts, or whatever you like to top it with — but flavored yogurt is often quite high in added sugar, especially the low- and fat-free varieties which rely on lots of added sugar so they still taste good even with the fat removed.

Healthy swap: Stick with plain Greek yogurt and add your own fruit to the mix. It’ll have more protein, be a lot more satiating, and keep your blood sugar more stable (which goes hand-in-hand with maintaining steady energy levels and enough willpower to make better eating decisions!).

Granola Bars

granola

The idea of granola is great — whole grains mixed with some fruit for flavor and nuts for healthy fats and protein. But prepackaged granola tends to be high on the flavor and low on the nutrition. Plus it’s pretty calorically dense, meaning lots of calories in a relatively small serving.

Healthy swap: Look for, or make, bars low in added sugar and additives, like Larabars, which contain nine ingredients or less and come without preservatives or artificial ingredients.

Microwave Popcorn

popcorn

Store-bought popcorn options can be excessively high in sodium, with each bag containing more than your suggested allowance of 2,300 milligrams per day.

Healthy swap: Pop your own popcorn by placing a quarter cup of popcorn kernels in a paper bag, and microwaving. Add a little butter, salt, pepper, maybe coconut oil… whatever!

Fat-Free or Reduced-Fat Snacks

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Most fat-free or reduced-fat snacks — be it chocolate pudding, peanut butter, or cookies — have an extra helping of sugar, salt, or both, to make sure the food tastes as good without the missing ingredient.

Healthy swap: Healthy fats in moderation help you maintain a feeling of fullness, provide our bodies with stores of energy, and can improve cholesterol levels, so don’t rule these out. Instead, choose good fats like a handful of walnuts, or a tablespoon of natural peanut butter with a banana. And if you’re watching your caloric intake, stick to a smaller serving size.

I hope this post helps you find healthier alternatives to those snacks we all love so much. Happy Snacking! Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Not all snacking was created equally. A bag of chips after a workout probably isn’t a good idea say like snacking on peanut butter and apples after a workout. Protein and carbohydrates are essential after a workout to replenish your body and build those muscles. Here are some high powered protein snacks to enjoy after a workout or just in general. The great thing about these snacks is that they will also keep you full and satisfied until your next meal.

Tuna Salad on Crackers

Tuna Salad on Crackers

Fruit Dip and Apples

High Protein Fruit Dip with Sliced Apples

Hard Boiled Eggs and Avocado

Hard-boiled Egg and Avocado Bowl

Hummus Dip and Vegetables

Black Bean Hummus Dip and Sliced Vegetables

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Before you go for that bag of chips, try one of these snacks instead. I guarantee it’ll keep you feeling full and feeling great!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

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College was the best 4 years of my life. I made long lasting friendships, partied until 3 am, and who could forget the drunk munchies. I thought those days and snacks were behind me but you can never fully forget about your college days. Here are some recipes featuring some of you favorite college snacks! I’m sure they will bring back wonderful nostalgic memories.

Cheetos Meatballs

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Ice Cream Bread

ice cream

Queso Mac n’ Cheese

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Ramen Burger

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Potato Chip Cookie Bars

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Tater Tot Grilled Cheese

tater tot

Peanut Butter Bacon Sandwiches

peanut

Waffle Pizza

pizza

Did these pictures bring back memories? Follow the link to get your hands on these mouthwatering recipes!

 

 

 

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I’m sure everyone’s New Year’s resolution to work out and eat healthier is off to a great start but two weeks into the new year and I don’t know about you but I’m getting tired of eating the same old thing after every workout. So I thought I would switch it up and share with you some post workout meals that are healthy and delicious and perfect after a good day’s sweat!

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Recipe: https://emory.spoonuniversity.com/2014/12/16/a-green-smoothie-that-actually-tastes-good/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=post-name-headline&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Buddha Bowl

Buddha Bowl

Recipe: http://ut.spoonuniversity.com/cook/this-buddha-bowl-recipe-will-make-you-feel-like-youre-in-thailand/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Wild Rice and Veggie Stuffed Pepper

Wild Rice and Veggie Stuffed Pepper

Recipe: http://spoonuniversity.com/cook/this-gourmet-stuffed-pepper-is-insanely-easy-to-make/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Almond Butter Protein Balls

Almond Butter Protein Balls

Recipe: http://duke.spoonuniversity.com/cook/quick-easy-energy-boosters-protein-balls/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries

Recipe: http://unc.spoonuniversity.com/cook/asparagus-fries-skipping-mcdonalds/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Chicken Pita

Chicken Pita

Recipe: http://michigan.spoonuniversity.com/cook/pita-pocket/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Baked Egg in an Avocado

Baked Egg in an Avocado

Recipe: http://nu.spoonuniversity.com/cook/baked-egg-avocado/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Tumeric Roasted Chickpeas

Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas

Recipe: https://spoonuniversity.com/cook/healthy-gluten-free-turmeric-roasted-chickpeas/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Homemade Banana Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Recipe: http://nu.spoonuniversity.com/cook/homemade-banana-peanut-butter-granola-bars/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

Mason Jar Salad

Mason Jar Salad

Recipe: http://nu.spoonuniversity.com/cook/mason-jar-salad-bar/?utm_source=buzzfeed&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=post-name-headline&utm_campaign=content-partnerships

 

 

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That’s right you read the title right. I’m going to share with you some super easy three-ingredient snacks that are simple, easy, and actually healthy. Now you really have no excuses!

2-Ingredient Banana and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

Two-Ingredient Banana and Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

Recipe: http://thebakermama.com/recipes/two-ingredient-banana-chocolate-chip-ice-cream-bites/

Paleo Pancakes

Paleo Pancakes

Recipe: http://www.aspicyperspective.com/paleo-pancakes/

Strawberry-Banana Ice Pops

Strawberry-Banana Ice Pops

Recipe: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/06/22/3-ingredient-strawberry-banana-popsicles/

Baked Egg and Tomato Cups

Recipe: http://abeautifulbite.com/baked-tomato-and-egg-cups/

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

Recipe: http://thebigmansworld.com/2015/09/08/healthy-3-ingredient-pumpkin-cookies/

Almond Butter Granola Bars

Almond Butter Granola Bars

Recipe: http://fitmommydiaries.blogspot.com/2014/04/3-ingredient-almond-butter-granola-bars.html

Rice Krispy Treats

3-Ingredient Rice Krispie Treats

Recipe: http://thebigmansworld.com/2015/09/23/healthy-3-ingredient-rice-crispy-treats/

Cinnamon Pear Chips

Cinnamon-Pear Chips

Recipe: http://www.kleinworthco.com/2013/09/cinnamon-pear-chips.html

Green Smoothie

3-Ingredient Green Smoothie

Recipe: http://cookeatpaleo.com/3-ingredient-green-smoothie/

Cheddar-Broccoli Egg Muffins

Cheddar-Broccoli Egg Muffins

Recipe: http://www.fitmamarealfood.com/cheddar-broccoli-egg-muffin/

Raw Brownies

Raw Brownies

Recipe: http://www.thestayathomechef.com/2013/01/raw-brownie-3-ingredients.html

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Happy Monday everyone! There’s nothing I like more than grabbing a bag of chips and snacking away while I relax with my favorite tv show. Those delicious salty things just pop right in your mouth and before I know I have eaten the whole bag along with a whole string of calories and fat I didn’t want. Well now you can satisfy that salty craving without all of the things you didn’t want with these homemade chip recipes that aren’t only delicious but healthy as well!

Carrot Chips

Carrot Chips

Recipe: http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Carrot-Chips-Recipe-34719564

Plantain Chips

Baked Plantain Chips

Recipe: http://healthyrecipesblogs.com/2015/05/05/baked-plantain-chips/

Cheesy Garlic Corn Chips

Healthy Baked Cheezy Garlic Corn Chips

Recipe: http://calmmindbusybody.com/healthy-baked-corn-chips/

Homemade Pita Chips

Homemade Pita Chips

Recipe: http://www.chocolatemoosey.com/2013/09/05/homemade-pita-chips/

Banana Chips

Home-Baked Banana Chips

Recipe: http://barktime.co.uk/2015/03/11/healthy-snacks-home-baked-banana-chips/

Parmesan-Garlic Sweet Potato Chips

Parmesan Garlic Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Recipe: http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2015/08/parmesan-garlic-baked-sweet-potato-chips/#more-13342

Apple- Cinnamon Chips

Apple Cinnamon Chips

Recipe: http://www.simplysissom.com/applecinnamonchips/

Dill and Onion Potato Chips

Baked Dill and Onion Potato Chips

Recipe: http://www.healthyrecipeecstasy.com/baked-dill-onion-potato-chips-goat-cheese-dip/

Baked tortilla Chips

Baked Tortilla Chips

Recipe: http://lovegrowswild.com/2014/05/baked-tortilla-chips/

Spicy Kale Chips

Spicy Baked Kale Chips

Recipe: http://afewshortcuts.com/2015/03/spicy-baked-kale-chips/#_a5y_p=3589684

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Oh yes you read the title right. I think I may have compiled a list of snacks that fits every lazy person’s dream.

1. They’re healthy.

2. They’re easy.

3. They’re DELICIOUS.

So before you jump out of your seat (or not) here are 9 super easy healthy snacks that you can probably make sitting down.

1. Pineapple + Cottage Cheese + Cashews + Toast = Fruit Toast

pineapple

2. Bananas + Wheat Tortillas + Peanut Butter = Banana Dog Bites

bananas

3. Nuts + Dates + Dried Fruit = Energy Bars

nuts

Recipe: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-easy-3-ingredient-energy-bars-at-home-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-184306#

4.Sweet Potatoes + Cooking Spray + Salt = Sweet Potato Chips

sweet potatoes

Recipe: http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2013/01/homemade-sweet-potato-chips-quick-microwave-snack-recipe.html

5. Broccoli Florets + Garlic Hummus = Creamy Garlic Broccoli

broccoli

6. Apple + Almond Butter + Granola =  Apple Butter Stacks

apple

7. Blueberries + Greek Yogurt = Frozen Yogurt- Covered Blueberries

blueberries

8. Tomato + Feta Cheese + Crispbread = Pizza- Inspired Flatbread

tomato

9. Banana + Almond Butter + Cinnamon = Baked Almond Butter Banana

almond

Recipe: http://fedandfit.com/2012/09/13/baked-almond-butter-banana/

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Avocados are an excellent source of good fatty-acids you need in your diet, and combined with the high protein of an egg these two ingredients go hand in hand. Baked eggs in avocado are a quick and easy recipe that you can eat any time of the day. Whether it be breakfast or for a quick snack this recipe makes for an EGGcellent treat!

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Baked Eggs in Avocado Recipe

INGREDIENTS

2 ripe avocados
4 fresh eggs
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Slice the avocados in half, and take out the pit. Scoop out about two tablespoons of flesh from the center of the avocado, just enough so the egg will fit snugly in the center.
  3. Place the avocados in a small baking dish. Do your best to make sure they fit tightly.
  4. Crack an egg into each avocado half. Try your best to crack the yolk in first, then let the egg whites spill in to fill up the rest of the shell.
  5. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the size of your eggs and avocados. Just make sure the egg whites have enough time to set.
  6. Remove from oven, then season with pepper, chives, and garnish of your choice. Enjoy!

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I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend. I spent much needed time with family and as I was out enjoying the day with my little nieces and nephews I couldn’t help but to reminisce on the time I was that little and my childhood growing up. I started to think back at all of the snacks and things I enjoyed when I was their age and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite childhood snacks growing up. Maybe you’ll see something on my list that you also enjoyed in your younger days!

Otter Pops

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Bottle Caps

2

Moon Pies

3

3D Doritos

4

Wonder Ball

5

Cry Baby Tears

6

Bugles

7

Push-Up Pops

8

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