Spring Eats

I forgot to pack a snack again. 

I don't have time to make snacks, they take too long. 

I haven't eaten all day. 

If you relate to any of these, you're not alone. I've said all of these in one week (haha). 

I understand the "my kids are first" mentality that many parents have. I feel that on a regular basis.

So I decided to share some of my favorite snack recipes that have helped me prioritize my own health and well-being! 

Grab a mason jar, or any other glass jar with a lid, and add a few spoonfuls of  yogurt (I like Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Yogurt because it has probiotics) and then you can add any other toppings you like. 

Drizzle some honey, nut butter, berries, almonds, chia seeds, and anything else that sounds good. Sometimes I'll add a few dark chocolate chips to give it a little sweetness. 

I also keep some granola on hand (or make it at home) and add it to the top right before I eat it. 

Throw a couple of these in the fridge and you'll have a high protein snack whenever you need it! 

Grab a mixing bowl or a food processor (this is my tool of choice) and you can easily make these protein balls! 

I've made so many variations which is why this recipe is flexible! 

First off, you need a "sticky" substance like a nut butter or honey. If you choose a nut butter, add a cup (or double it if you're wanting to make a super large batch) to your bowl or food processor. Add in some nuts, oats (or flax seed), cocoa (two tablespoons), coconut oil (a tablespoon or two), and a protein powder of your choice or collagen for some extra protein (optional). Blend away or mix by hand. 

Then you can add in things like raisins, chocolate chips, chia seeds, cinnamon powder, and coconut flakes.

Once everything is blended together, take a cookie dough scoop or a larger spoon and roll each spoonful into balls. The consistency should be sticky and easy to mold into balls (like cookie dough). 
If it's not the right consistency, just add more nut butter! 

*** To save time, I put them directly into a glass container and place them in the fridge. BUT you can always line a cookie sheet with wax paper and place them in your refrigerator for 15-20 minutes before placing them in a container. 

Pulled this recipe from the blog archives because it's just SO GOOD. When I have a little bit more time, I like to make a couple batches of these to have on hand. They're delicious and packed with protein. 

*** I don't always use the flax seed so feel free to play around with that! 


1 egg 
1 cup almond flour
1/3 cup vanilla protein powder 
1 tbsp flax seed 
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 
1/4 cup nut butter (you can use almond, cashew, mixed, or peanut butter) 
1 tbsp maple syrup 
1 tsp vanilla 
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (you can also chop up a dark chocolate bar or add white chocolate chips)


Preheat your oven to 
350 degrees 
Line your baking sheet with parchment paper
Mix all of your dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
In a separate bowl, mix all of your wet ingredients 
Combine the wet and dry ingredients and fold in your chocolate chips. 
Roll the dough into small bowls and bake for 
10 minutes (or until they're golden brown). 

These are a new favorite of mine and they are extremely easy. 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Grab two cups of shredded parmesan and a cup of a different cheese (shredded, of course). I like to use pure cheeses (ingredients being milk, salt, rennet, and maybe a couple other things) but you can use whatever is available to you! 

Pour both cheeses into a mixing bowl and add your seasonings. I always use an Everything Bagel seasoning because it adds a variety of flavor and I don't have to use multiple seasonings (but you could use pepper, garlic, sage, parsley, or anything else you'd like). 

Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper (or just grease it) and add handfuls of the mixture onto the tray. I try to form mine into circles as best as I can but they don't need to be perfect. 

I make 3" round crisps and bake them for 8 minutes.  Your baking time will vary depending on the size of your crisps. 

Take them out, let them cool, and then store them in your refrigerator for optimum freshness! 

Nourish yourself so that you can be healthy and present for them. 

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