Category: Snack

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus with Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus is everything that you love about pumpkin pie.. without all the fuss! This protein-packed dip comes together in minutes and tastes just like pumpkin pie filling. Serve with homemade Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips, fresh fruit, or graham crackers for a healthy fall snack or sweet treat.

 

You know that saying, “as easy as pie”? Yeah, I never really got that.

To me, pies are some of the most laborious desserts out there. After all, it’s basically two recipes disguised as one (if you’re making the crust from scratch, that is).

First, you have to make the dough. Then you have to roll the dough. Then you have to transfer the dough to a pie plate. Then you have to go back and inevitably fix all of the holes that you tore in the process. Then you need to parbake the the crust. And then you need to make the filling. Then you have to transfer the filling to the cooled pie crust. Then you have to bake the pie for another hour. And then, THEN, after all that, you finally pull your labor of love out of the oven, only to realize that you forgot to cover the crust with foil, so the edges are burnt to a crisp. *Siiiigh*

The whole thing is nothing short of a broadway production.

Luckily, I’ve found a way to evade all of this unnecessary hassle (are you surprised?)

It’s called… PUMPKIN PIE DESSERT HUMMUS. (more…)

Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa

Summer meets fall in this Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa. A quick and easy appetizer that is bound to be a hit at your next tailgate! | www.bytesizednutrition.com

Blender Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa is the perfect addition to your fall tailgate menu! Smoky chipotle peppers are paired with subtly sweet pumpkin, resulting in a flavorful dip with just the right amount of kick.


 

I tried, guys. Really, I did.

I promised myself I would wait until the first day of fall to open my first can of pumpkin. I refused to be that girl. You know the one I’m talking about.. the one that is all “OMG #PSL” in like, August.

And yet, here we are. Three days away from the official start of fall and elbows deep in Chipotle Pumpkin Salsa. Soo close…
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Italian Greens & Beans Bruschetta

Italian Greens & Beans Bruschetta is everything you love about Greens & Beans.. served on a tender, flaky cracker. Serve warm or cold at your next gathering for a simple hors d’oeuvre that is sure to impress!


 

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with this contest. I was not compensated for my time.

 

Hors d’oeuvres. Appetizers. Small bites. Tapas.

No matter what you call them, they’re an integral part of entertaining. Now, I should preface all of this by saying that I’m certainly no expert when it comes to hosting lavish gatherings (or just plain old gatherings for that matter).. BUT when it comes to eating, I like to think I know my stuff. (more…)

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…)