What I wanna know is who needs some weekend snack-spiration my friends? Because, I’m bringing it today!
If you caught my last post you’ll know I’ve been moving this week. Guys, moving can be really stressful (and I should know since I’ve done it about a zillion times over the past few years), and sometimes you need faster options for food. It’s not just moving that get’s hectic though, I mean life can be crazy for so many reasons.
Anything from school season, traveling, busy workweeks, or just everyday life, can have you needing a quick bite and making poor choices. I’m showing you a few ideas today to keep in mind next time you want to go to town on a pack of Oreos.
So I’ve been back in the States since May and I have to admit I forgot how drastically different things are where convenience food and healthy snacks are concerned. Don’t get me wrong, Chile has amazing produce and raw ingredient widely available, but it’s not easy to find prepared options that are made with quality ingredients like energy bars. Ever since I’ve been back here I’ve been sort of obsessed with all the different bars available now.
By the way, this is not a sponsored post, even though it will probably sound a lot like one. I’m not getting paid to tell you about any of these products, I just love them and wanted to share. (Although, if you happen to be a spokesperson for a yummy brand and you want to send me your products to test I won’t argue!???) I am really liking Gomacro Protein Bars bars at the moment as an addition to snack time.
Anyway, personally when it comes to snack time my favorite things to reach for usually include berries, fruit, nuts, nut butter, granola, energy bars, and/or yogurt. Typically though, I can’t decide on just one so I just throw it all together in whatever combination sounds good. That’s what I’m sharing today, snack ideas rather than very specific recipes.
Each of these ideas are fast, easy, and very adaptable to whatever your taste or dietary restrictions may be. If you don’t particularly like bananas or berries, no problem, just trade it for what you do like! Be unique.
Okay, I hope you all have an awesome weekend full of fun and healthy snacks!
Need some quick snack-spiration for when you're in a pinch and don't have time to cook? These 3 simple ideas are fun, easy, and delish!
- 1 serving chia pudding (recipe follows)
- 1 serving fruit of choice (I used strawberries, bananas, and blueberries)
- 1 handful granola or chopped energy bar squares (I used Gomacro "protein replenishment"
- 1-2 tablespoons nuts (I used pistachios)
- 1 drizzle nut butter (I used Wild Friends peanut cashew butter)
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons raw (turbinado) sugar
- 1/2 cup almond milk (or any milk)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/16 teaspoon salt
- 1 - 2 slices bread (I used Dave's Killer Bread)
- 1 serving fruit of choice (I used bananas)
- 1 handful granola or chopped energy bar squares (I used Gomacro "protein pleasure"
- 1 sprinkle chia seeds
- 1 spoonful yogurt (non-dairy if necessary)
- 1 serving chia pudding (recipe follows)
- 1 serving fruit of choice (I used blueberries and blackberries)
- 1 handful granola or chopped energy bar squares (I used Gomacro "balanced goodness" and Trader Joe's vanilla almond granola)
- 1 spoonful nut butter (I used Wild Friends protein vanilla peanut butter)
- Layer the chia pudding with desired toppings in a bowl or jar and grab a spoon!
- Stir together the coconut milk, almond milk, and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and mix well, then pour into a container with air-tight lid and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to let it thicken. You should be able to store it for up to 3 days.
- If you prefer the texture of a smooth pudding you can blend it in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. This can be done either before or after the chill time, but I find it's creamier when blended after it's been allowed to thicken.
- Toast 1 or 2 pieces of your favorite bread and spread some nut butter on top. Layer it with some fruit and any other yummies you want!
- This one is pretty self-explanatory. Open a yogurt container and load it with all the goods!