Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday Recipe Link + Healthy Snacks!!

Hump Day is right around the corner! ;)

Hi there!! I know you are stopping by because I usually provide you with some week night meal inspiration on Tuesdays and I REALLY wanted to do that this week but I do not think it was meant to be! I wanted to make some Chicken Alfredo Pizza for you but I realized today that I forgot to get Alfredo sauce when I was at the store the other day so I quickly ran out to get some only to come back and find that my pizza dough was expired. So, I threw the towel in and decided a recipe was not happening this week. If you would still like to check out the recipe I was going off you can find it here.

I still wanted to provide some inspiration for you though so I thought I would share some new snacks that I have recently tried that are a healthy alternative to the munchies!

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First, have you tried this new popcorn: Boom Chicka Pop?? A friend brought this light snack along on a road trip and I could not stop eating it!! Omg, it is AMAZING! It is low in calories and comes quite a few varieties! (Flavors: Sea Salt, a sweet & salty Kettle Corn version, a lightly sweet Kettle Corn version, White Cheddar, AND my friend just texted me that she found a Chicago style one with caramel and cheddar!!!) I have the best luck finding the most varieties at Target actually!!!

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Speaking of which: Target's grocery section has really been killing it for me! I have found some great varieties of things there and some really yummy food. I recently discovered a White Bean Hummus there and it is SO good! Now, I like hummus and usually buy the Sabra kind from Meijer and my husband doesn't really care for it. I bought this White Bean one to try out and he really liked it!! It goes great with veggies, pretzels, tortilla chips or pita chips.

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Lastly, I have been getting in to supplementing a light meal or a snack with a smoothie (especially breakfast) and have really been liking it. My favorite one that I make is a Peanut Butter Banana smoothie. Here is what I put in it:

  • 1-1 1/2 cups of ice
  • 1 banana (or you can put less ice and use a frozen banana)
  • 2-3 large spoonfuls of peanut butter
  • 1 small dash (1 tsp) of vanilla
  • 1- 1 1/2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 2 cups of Silk Milk with Protein & Fiber
  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
Blend well and Enjoy!! This usually makes 2 pretty decent size smoothies so you can put less or more in to accommodate what you need. It tastes like a dessert!! :)

Still linking up with these fabulous ladies today! 
Check out the link up for some great recipes!

Full Time Mama

(Martinis and Bikinis and Green Fashionista)

What is your favorite go-to snack?!?
Do you have healthy alternatives to your snacking?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I'm always looking for healthy snack ideas that I can take to work and that popcorn sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. We have PB Banana smoothies here for breakfast a lot! It's my favorite combo.. sooo good!

  3. The peanut butter smoothie looks awesome! I've been experimenting with different smoothies recently but haven't tried this combo nor flax seed, which I presume makes them more filling?

  4. I've never seen the Tuscan White Bean one, but my husband and I LOVE the black bean one! I will be hunting for this :)

  5. i might be drooling a bit for that smoothie. delish!