Tasty Tuesday - Healthy snacks I can't live without

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Howdy Friends,

Today, I want to talk about healthy snacking on the go! I try to incorporate as many whole foods into my snacks as possible (boiled eggs, fruit with nut butter, veggies and hummus, etc.), but sometimes you just need to grab something quick on the go. When it comes to snacking, I am a huge fan of trying new things especially from brands I know and love (and trust)! Recently, I have come across three new healthy snacks that are worth blogging about.

First up, Kind Healthy Grains Peanut Butter Protein Granola (wow, that's quite the descriptive name). This stuff is out of this world delicious! If you are a peanut butter lover, buy this stuff immediately and then hide it from yourself so you don't eat it all at once.

I usually stay away from granola because the calories per serving can get a little bit hairy, but this one isn't too bad. The nutrition facts list two serving sizes - "a snack" at 1/3 cup (which has 120 calories, 3.5g of fat, 17g of carbs, 2g of fiber, 5g of sugar, and 6g of protein), or "a bowl" at 1/2 cup (which has 210 calories, 6g of fat, 29g of carbs, 3g of fiber 8g of sugar, and 10g of protein). I like that they are realistic about their serving sizes. We all know we probably down a 1/2 a cup at a time. :) Ok, maybe that's just me. But even at 1/2 a cup, 210 calories and 10g of protein is great for granola. In order to keep myself in check, I scoop out a serving size with a measuring cup and put the package back in the pantry (at the very back where I can't see it and will hopefully forget about it until the following day). :)

Next up is the new Oatmega Chocolate Peanut Crisp Bar. These babies are gluten free, non GMO, and made with gress-fed whey. And oh yeah, they taste amazing as well!


 At 190 calories per bar, 7g of fiber, and 14g of protein, these bad boys pack a healthy punch! Check out the vitamin and mineral row - 40% of your daily vitamin C and 20% of your daily calcium in a bar is wonderful. The taste and texture of this bar is what really sold me. It was delicious, slightly crunchy, and really left me filling full. I hate it when a bar has 150-200 calories and is the size of an oreo. Wait a minute, did I just eat anything or was I imagining it all? If you haven't given these guys a try, I would totally suggest it. I found them at HEB in the health food section here in Austin.

Finally, I want to talk about the bar that has captured my hear and my sweet tooth for some time now. The Quest Cookies & Cream Bar is oh so delicious and really makes me feel like I'm getting to eat dessert without doing damage to my healthy eating plan! I have tried several of the Quest bars, but these are far and above my favorite.

This bar has only 180 calories, 7g of fat, 22g carbohydrate, 17g of fiber, and 21g of protein. It is by far my go to snack whenever I need something to fill me up and keep me going between teaching classes, work, and taking care of the tiny human. The only downside to this bar is that it is hard to find. I can usually find it at Sprouts but it never seems to be in stock at our local HEB. Good thing it's worth the hunt. I also order them online by the box through Iherb.com. Iherb has great prices and sometimes you can score free shipping (always a bonus)!

So those are the three on the go snacks I simply can't live without right now! I send out a big thank you to these three companies for making healthy snacking possible. P.S. this was not a sponsored post and I purchased these products on my own. They are just too fabulous not to share.

Now, for the big announcement of the FREE SPARTAN RACE ENTRY winner. Drum roll please........

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Be on the lookout for a new video addition of Workout Wednesday tomorrow. Annabelle and I whipped up a kick butt kettlebell workout for your viewing pleasure. It only takes 20 minutes, 1 piece of equipment, and 4 exercises to work the entire body. I got winded just demonstrating the exercises for you so you know it's going to be a good one. My production assistant wasn't too sure about all of my hopping around, but she approved of the final cut before publication.

See you tomorrow! Have a wonderful tasty tuesday!

What are your favorite on the go snacks?

In health,

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4 Responses to “Tasty Tuesday - Healthy snacks I can't live without”

  1. Granola is a must! However, since I started making my own, I refuse to ever buy it! Homemade granola is one of the best things! Haha!

    1. Homemade granola is definitely the best, but s newborn doesn't always leave time for making it. :/

  2. Everyone has been raving about Quest Bars lately! I need to try one!

    1. Go with cookies and cream or cinnamon roll! They're my favorites and I think I've tried them all.


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