Chocolate Date Nut Bars

These beau­ties are a must-have sta­ple in your home if you crave some­thing sweet now and then and are look­ing for a healthy alter­na­tive.  They hap­pen to be gluten free and don’t require any bak­ing, you do need a food proces­sor or blender to grind up the nuts and dates.  My fam­i­ly loves these as an after­noon snack and be pre­pared to make them over and over and over again....
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Easy Frozen Yogurt

Frozen yogurt is so easy to make and tastes, I think even bet­ter then the over­priced store bought ver­sion. You only need a few ingre­di­ents and an ice cream machine. Ingre­di­ents: 3 cups yogurt 1 cup sug­ar 1 tsp vanil­la extract Direc­tions: In a bowl, mix togeth­er the yogurt, sug­ar and vanil­la extract. Cov­er with plas­tic wrap and refrig­er­ate for at least one hour. Then freeze in...
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Snacks for less than 150 Calories

A healthy snack can be a great way to stave off hunger dur­ing an after­noon slump or pro­vide need­ed ener­gy before a work­out.  Make sure you always include pro­tein in your snack, it will help you feel full for longer with­out ruin­ing your waist­line. Here are my top eight snacks: 1. Sin­gle serve Non­fat Greek yogurt (6 oz) with 1⁄4  a cup of berries and a tea­spoon of agave...
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6 Healthy Superbowl Snacks

After thanks­giv­ing, the Super­bowl is the sec­ond high­est food con­sump­tion day of the year.  Sports fans and food­ies alike look for­ward to this day of food and fun.  Why not give your heart and waist­line a time out and swap out some of the calo­rie-laden snacks with some lighter options? Score with these health­i­er options. 1. Pop­corn: Pop­corn is a whole grain, it’s high in...
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Baked Pita and Tortilla Chips (Video)

These chips are more nutri­tious and low­er in calo­ries than reg­u­lar chips.  They are high­er in fiber,  low­er in fat and salt and are a third of the cost of reg­u­lar tor­tilla chips.  They are so easy to make that it’s a great recipe to make with your kids. For Video click:  HERE   Ingre­di­ents: 3 corn tor­tilla, cut into quar­ters 3 whole wheat pita bread, cut...
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