Healthy-ish Snack Ideas
I’m trying to be on my best behavior this year when it comes to my health. I’m trying to exercise more, eat in moderation, and resist temptation. Long story short, January was a complete and total failure. I think I went to gym once, and I don’t even want to talk about my diet. This month, I gave myself a clean slate and re-focused on my priorities. I’m just trying to focus on the upcoming bikini season and how great I’ll feel emotionally and physically when I’m in better shape. It isn’t too hard for me to think of healthy options for the main meals of the day, but I’ve always had a problem with snacks. If I make a veggie-filled egg white omelet for breakfast or eat a salad for lunch, I’m fantasizing about cookies, ice cream, pizza, nachos, and all sorts of sugar and fat-filled foods within a few hours. People say to just snack on raw vegetables throughout the day. I’m sorry, but I’m not that girl. Baby carrots don’t do anything for me.
I’ve been making it my personal mission to stock my pantry with healthy-ish, tasty foods to tide me over during my inevitable between-meal meltdowns. Today I’m sharing two of my favorite snack ideas that are sweet enough to curb my cravings for ice cream and healthy enough to avoid post-snack guilt. Both recipes are made with Liberté® Méditerranée yogurt, so head over to their website where you can see their variety of flavors and then head to the Publix website to print money-saving coupons to reduce your grocery bill!
Chocolate Cappuccino Protein Shake
If you’re craving a frappucino, this recipe is for you. This quick and easy protein shake is perfect for a morning or afternoon snack, and it’s great for breakfast too! I like to mix a carton of Liberté® Méditerranée cappuccino yogurt– which is totally delicious on its own too – with ice, chocolate protein powder, a splash of almond milk, and a teaspoon of chia seeds and ground flax seeds. If you really want to make this shake incredible, I’d highly recommend adding a splash of cold coffee! I like to freeze my leftover coffee in an ice cube tray and use the frozen coffee in place of ice cubes in this shake!
The yogurt, protein powder, and chia seeds make this yummy chocolate cappuccino shake incredibly filling, and you won’t be disappointed by the taste. If I’m feeling particularly naughty, I might even add a small handful of chocolate chips to the top of my shake!
Caramel Apple Pie Parfait
When you’re craving something sweet, this parfait is the perfect choice. Simply top a carton of Liberté® Méditerranée caramel yogurt with chopped apples and a handful of granola. The sweet caramel yogurt, tart apples, and cinnamon-infused granola combine to perfectly mimic the taste of apple pie. If you’re not into parfaits, the caramel yogurt is a delicious dip for fresh fruit- especially crisp apples!
Thanks to Liberté® Méditerranée for sponsoring today’s post and giveaway! #YogurtPerfection