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. Ingredients: 1...
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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 your ice cream...
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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 nectar. 2. Two...
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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 fiber and...
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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 into quarters...
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