Healthy Banana Nut Bedtime (Or Anytime!) Snack

In trying to watch the foods that I eat, reduce my “processed” food and carbs, and eat more real food… I needed to find a healthy bedtime snack. I have also had this as a mid-afternoon snack to eat while I am making dinner if I know that I’m going to have a very late dinner with the hubs. That happens a lot… and I get HUNGRY when I’m making my kids dinner! This is a great thing to pull out and snack on, has healthy fats, carbs, and protein to keep you full while you wait for your meal! It can also keep you full all night so you don’t go to sleep with a growling tummy!

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Ingredients:

1 banana
Trail mix (mine is hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews and raisins)
1-2 TB nut butter (I used sunflower seed butter… you can use almond butter as well!)
1 Tb dark chocolate chips

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Directions:

Just melt the nut butter and dark chocolate together in a small glass dish in the microwave. Then spread over the sliced in half banana, and top with nuts. DELICIOUS right?!?!?!?!

You know you want to try this… ūüôā

and now, for the quote of the day:

A nice little reminder!

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New Year, New You… or Me?

Ok… so it’s been a while. Gotta be honest, we’ve had a LOT going on in our home! I am still cooking, almost every night. I just can’t always find the time to write down every ingredient amount and the recipe while I cook, and then take pictures. Horrible, right?! I’m a food blogger! I LOVE to cook! Sometimes when I just feel down… I just want to cook. I go to my mom’s house, I want to cook… I go visit my sister, I want to cook… it’s bad! HA!

Any way… my family went to Disney for a week… with a meal plan… and then came Christmas and New Years. Let’s just say I gained a bit of weight. Yeah.

So… back to the normal… home cooked, healthy meals for me!

I’ve been up at my sister’s house and reading a lot of Dietitian Cassie and getting some GREAT ideas! I can’t cut out all carbs/bread… but I like how she talks about food!!!!

Here’s her pinterest boards:¬†http://www.pinterest.com/dietitiancassie/

Here’s her website:¬†http://www.dietitiancassie.com/

So, my sister and I did our blogilates: http://www.blogilates.com/

and then we decided we needed a night time snack…so we checked out Dietitian Cassie’s suggestions under pinterest and found something DELICIOUS!

I had to change a few things because she recommended Almond Butter and due to a food allergy in my home, we only had sunflower seed butter… but man… what an awesome nighttime snack!

Here ya go!

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This is called Apple Nachos.

Now, I didn’t follow the original recipe completely… so this is my adapted version.

The original version is here: http://letthemeatclean.blogspot.com/2014/02/apple-nachos.html

Apple Nachos

2 large Fuji Apples
1/4 cup Sunflower Seed Butter
1/4 cup Milk Chocolate Chips (or semisweet)
2 pieces of caramel
3 TB Half&Half
1/4 cup Shredded raw coconut
Nuts of your choice (I did not put nuts on mine)
Slice apples and place on a plate or tray. Place sunflower seed butter, chocolate chips, caramel and half&half in a glass bowl in the microwave. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir. When smooth, remove from microwave and drizzle over sliced and plated apples. Then, sprinkle coconut
and nuts on top.

DELICIOUS and filling!

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