Tag: Healthy Snack

5 Guilt-Free Bedtime Snacks

We have all been there. There are still a couple of hours until bedtime, dinner is most definitely over, and yet… you are hungry. Not starving or anything, but just peckish enough that you would not be able to sleep, and if you tried you know you’d be heading downstairs in the wee small hours to help yourself to whatever sinful treats can be found… A lot of the most common go-to snacks such as chocolate, ice cream, and cereal contain high levels of caffeine which will keep you awake. So instead head off that path immediately by deliberately choosing to have a small but satisfying snack that will pinch off any cravings without breaking your diet. Pop your pajamas on and see which of these guilt-free snacks is the one for you:

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Pineapple Chocolate Chunk Nice Cream

What is there not to love about Nice Cream? It is a rich, creamy, and dairy-free dessert you can whip up in minutes when you have a craving for something sweet. You don’t need to add sweetener if you don’t want too and the flavor combinations are endless.  In it’s most simplest form, nice cream is frozen banana’s that are blended to make a type of soft serve. 

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Healthy Banana Pops

Why does food on a stick always taste better? haha. There is something playful, something that reminds us of our childhood, that makes eating the food of a stick emotionally pleasurable. Of course, I like to look for ways to introduce healthy snacking so that we can indulge in foods that serve us back nutritionally and emotionally.

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Sweet Potato Nachos

Nachos. What is there not to love about them? well outside of the calories of course. An average portion of nachos (113 grams or 6-8 nachos) with cheese are 346 calories! Now think about adding sour cream and how many we actually consume when we sit down to dig in. I have attempted a variety of recipes to find that sweet spot between the nachos being packed with nutrition, while still meeting that gooey nacho craving.

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Greens Powered Guacamole

Avocados are a total superfood, once upon a time in the low-fat movement of the 80’s and 90’s people worried about eating them for their high fat content. However, we have come a long way and have a deeper understanding in that not all fats are created equal. Our brain, nervous system, hormones and skin need healthy fats such as the monounsaturated fats in avocados to properly function.

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Hey, I’m Jo! As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Practitioner and Raw Food Chef, I am passionate about creating simple, whole-food recipes that easily fit into your everyday life. I am committed to empowering you to find fulfillment in fueling your body to regain balance, reclaim health and rejoice in the most vibrant body possible.

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