Category: Snack

Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars (GF, V)

Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars are a nutritious (and delicious!) way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats, these gluten-free and vegan Carrot Cake Quinoa Bars make the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack!


 

 I may be a dietitian, that doesn’t stop me from having a pretty mean sweet tooth. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you want to look at it), the 891,527,523 hours I’ve spent studying nutrition – and its never-ending slew of health and wellness implications – just so happens to be enough to keep me from leading a life fueled entirely by ice cream and cookies. (more…)

365 Snacks For Every Day of the Year: Book Review + Giveaway

365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year

Discover the Power of Snacking with Registered Dietitian Sarah Koszyk’s new book, “365 Snacks for Every Day of the Year”, featuring 365 easy, delicious and healthy snack ideas. Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win your own copy of this must-have snacking guide!


 

The Snacking Fallacy
 
 

Let’s talk about what comes to mind when you hear the word “snack”. Do visions of sugarplums dance in your head? If so, you’re not alone. Most people tend to associate snacks with indulgent, overly processed treats – in other words, a health-conscious individual’s arch nemesis. But it doesn’t have to be that way. When executed properly, snacks can provide key nutrients, fill nutritional gaps in our diet, curb cravings, and perhaps even help with weight management.

But choosing the right snack is not always easy – especially when your goals include taste, nutrition, and convenience. In fact, the task may seem overwhelming, or even impossible to those who are unfamiliar with the process. That’s why I’m so excited to share this new book with you today. (more…)

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups

Take your oatmeal to go with these perfectly portioned and portable Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups! Slather with nut butter for a hearty, wholesome breakfast that tastes like dessert. 


 

Hello, hello! Just your friendly neighborhood Oompa Loompa popping in with yet another pumpkin recipe. And you thought I was joking when I said “I hope you like pumpkin”. HA!

In all honesty though, it was never my intention to turn this little blog into a virtual pumpkin shrine. It just sort of… happened. Kind of like when I had some leftover pumpkin sitting in my fridge and it just sort of *fell* into these oatmeal cups. Oops. #sorrynotsorry

 Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups (Vegan & Gluten Free) | The perfect grab & go breakfast! www.bytesizednutrition.com

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No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

All of the flavors of fall rolled up into perfect little No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites!
Vegan, gluten-free, and ready in minutes!


 

Ready or not, pumpkin season fall is here.

 

Based on recent weather trends, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Mother Nature falls under the “not ready” category. But lucky for all you fall fanatics out there, I’m thinking I may be able to persuade her with these No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites…

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A Toast to Toast

If you happen to follow me on Instagram (@bytesizednutrition), then it should come as no surprise that I like toast… a lot.

A Toast to Toast: A guide to taking your toast from bleak to chic

Yup, toast. As in golden brown, crunchy sliced bread. I know what you’re probably thinking (“And you call yourself a food blogger?!”), but let’s get something straight here. I’m not talking about plain ol’ toast that has been haphazardly schmeared with butter… although there is a time and place for for that (most notably, local diners circa 2am). Nope, I’m talking about toast piled so high with toppings that you need a fork to clean the mess you’ve made once you’ve demolished that sucker.

Oh, and if you happen to be one of those crazy people who believes that toast consumption should only be restricted to the morning hours, be prepared to question everything you’ve ever known about this so-called “breakfast” food. In fact, some of my best toast creations have come about as impromptu lunches, dinners, or snacks. SO. MANY. POSSIBILITIES.  (more…)