Here’s a quick, healthy snack you can throw together in no time and use for the whole week!
Hey folks! We’re so close to the weekend, I can almost taste it! Doing anything fun?! I’m considering finally buying a TV so I can watch Netflix and write/edit video/work/etc, so that and church on Easter Sunday are on the docket for me.
Often, I hear people struggling to maintain their balanced/on plan/healthy eating over the weekend. It IS hard when you’ve been sticking to your diet all week and begin to feel like you deserve something extra.
My preferred way to attack this problem is to eat towards satisfaction all week long! (If you’d like some more strategies, my friend and trainer, Paige, wrote an AWESOME post on this. Check it out.) What’s that mean? For me, it’s:
- Sipping a glass of wine on Tuesday night *gasp*
- Having dark chocolate every day
- Adding some parmesan cheese to my salads
- Finding protein bars I enjoy and eating them 1/3 at a time when a craving strikes
- Making these protein bites and snacking on them throughout the week!
I love this recipe, because I can modify it 1,000 different ways and get a whole new taste. Craving mint-chocolate flavors? Add chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and a little mint extract. An oatmeal raisin cookie? Decrease the coconut flour, add oats and raisins. Not a fan of the applesauce? Add peanut butter, just be aware of the increased fat content. The possibilities really are endless. For this version, they were a little sticky/wet, so I rolled in unsweetened, shredded coconut.
Please, don’t take this recipe-or any of mine for that matter-as set in stone. They are guidelines! Play around and see what works best for you. But be sure to let me know how it goes too 😉
What’s your favorite quick snack?