Tag: 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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Crunchy Chickpea Trail Mix

August 31st is National Trail Mix Day! Skip the overpriced, additive-filled packaged varieties and whip up a batch of this protein-packed Crunchy Chickpea Trail Mix!


 

You know those moms that carry a giant satchel-size purse around with them, filled entirely with snacks, *just in case* their kids get hungry?

That’s me.
 
 
Roasted chickpeas add a protein-packed crunch to this sweet, salty and wholesome Crunchy Chickpea Trail Mix! www.bytesizednutrition.com
 
 

Only… I don’t have kids. 
And my idea of a “fruit-by-the-foot” is an extra-large banana.
 
 

Whether I’m heading out for a day filled with activities or just taking a stroll to the mailbox, you better believe I’ll have a snack in hand. In fact, I would leave the house without my car keys before I would leave the house without snacks (you think I’m joking, but it’s actually happened). Hanger is a real thing people, and it can strike at any time. Best be prepared. 

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Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Cookies | Vegan & Gluten Free!

Welcome back! Thanks for bearing with me through this awkward beginner food blogger stage (because you’re totally here for me and not the cookies that are waiting at the end of this post, right? Don’t answer that…). Anyways, while I’ve got you here, let’s chat a minute. 

Nowadays, it seems like healthy eating has taken on a whole new (and more complicated) meaning. I’m not sure if this is a reflection of increased media/marketing efforts or an increased interest in healthy eating (or a combination of the two), but either either way it has led to a whole lot of confusion – and frustration – among consumers. 

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