Summer is travel season, but a vacay doesn’t mean you have to forget all your healthy habits! I just got back from a beach trip where I enjoyed the foods I really love, while making sure I balanced it out with healthy choices. My biggest tip for keeping it clean on vacation is to kick off the trip with healthy snacks. When I make smart choices from the start, I find that it’s easier to keep it going. Check out my favorite healthy travel snacks below.
Apple & Almond Butter
– This is my favorite snack. I love Justin’s grab and go packets of almond butter so there’s no mess!
Pretzels & Hummus
– Super easy. Super yummy. Sabra has one that comes together!
Carrots, Cucumbers & Cheese
– The cheese adds some protein to the healthy veggies keeping you fuller longer.
– These bars have far less ingredients than many other grab and go snacks. I love the peanut butter jelly.
Water, Water, Water
– This is good advice always, but especially important when you’re traveling. Water keeps you hydrated, while also keeping cravings at bay.
Warning: this dessert is amazing! It tastes like ice cream, but it’s banana. I can’t get enough and wanted to share with you. This is an easy recipe to make at the beginning of the week and grab after dinner (okay I’ve been eating them as a snack too). Let me know if you try them!
Cut bananas in 1/2 inch thick slices.
Spread almond butter onto slices and sandwich them together. Place on baking sheet and put in the freezer.
In the meantime melt chocolate in either the microwave or on the stove. Once chocolate is melted take frozen bananas out of the freezer dipping them into the chocolate and placing them back onto baking sheet.
Let freeze overnight (if you can wait!) and enjoy!
It doesn’t matter if you celebrate Easter or not, if you walk into any store there’s tons of candy all around tempting us into a sugar high! I’m all about healthy living and that means not depriving yourself of the things you love. Part of having your cake and eating it too is to make substitutions when you can so you enjoy a healthier treat. Candy is still candy, but when you make it yourself you know the ingredients that are going into it and can use portion control. Plus I love being in the kitchen! Dark chocolate peanut butter cups are one of my favorite candies so I decided to recreate my own. I used this recipe from the Sprouted Kitchen and substituted almond butter for peanut butter because that’s what I was craving.
Gooey melted chocolate!
This can get messy… Don’t wear white!
Make sure to press down the peanut butter mixture so that the chocolate on top dries flat.
Enjoy your sweet treat!