As you may know I (and probably about 1/3 of the rest of the country) am trying to eat healthier. There is nothing like a new year to inspire a fresh start. For real this time. I mean it.
So I posted on Twitter that I was looking for some yummy and healthy sweet snacking options and my Facebook page (which is linked to the Twitter account) is getting lots of great responses. (Why my twitter update did not show up here in my sidebar, I do not know. But that’s a different issue.)
Anyhow, I’m planning to compile a list of all those responses and research a few more and post them here so we can all have an easy spot to go to for ideas when we need a quick munch that won’t ruin our healthy eating pledges.
Do you have any ideas you’d like to share? ‘Cause I really want to succeed this time. And I need some new ideas. And I know you people have good ones.
Tonight to get me going and keep my away from my children’s candy, I made a batch of those Weight Watcher chocolate muffins…
Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins (that don’t taste like pumpkin)
1 can pumpkin
1 box Devil’s Food cake mix
Combine and bake according to the package instructions.
DO NOT add anything to the mix even though it is super-thick and you think you should. Just the canned pumpkin and box mix and you’ll have 12 muffins… Don’t eat them all at once or you’ll miss the point. One muffin is 3 WW points, btw. And I think they are quite good.
So while I was munching on a chocolate muffin, I decided to go through all those recipes I had thrown in a pile to go through later and I actually organized them while watching Steel Magnolias for the very first time. (Yes, I know. I must be the last female in my age bracket to see it. I just knew it would be sad so I was never ready. But tonight was the night. And woah. What a movie. Woah.)
So I have had a very girlie night… eating chocolate, watching Steel Magnolias and organizing recipes. Did I ever think this would be my life? And that I would be so satisfied with myself in doing just that?
Wow. I’m really off subject here.
Here’s my point… I am so excited to finally have one binder of tried and true recipes and one of recipes to try.
And I’m in the process of putting together a go-to sheet of healthy snacks. I hope to get that up by mid-week so we can all benefit. In the meantime, though, if you have any ideas to share, PLEASE DO! I need/ want new simple ideas to satisfy my sweet tooth without ruining my new eating strategy. So if you can share something yummy, I’m counting on you. Comment away. And I’ll get them all together and create a pdf of all our ideas that we can all print and put inside the pantry or on the ‘fridge to save us from ourselves.
So… what do you munch on to satisfy the snacking urge when you don’t want to blow the diet/ healthier eating lifestyle? Let us know!!