Snack recipes

Candy Apple Smoothie

I popped in to our local Whole Foods recently after being lured in by the sign outside for a Caramel Apple Smoothie. I cannot resist fall foods. It was deeeeeelicious! Zacky and I sipped it in seconds and when we came home for lunch that day, I decided to make us another one! The Wholeshow me more

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Olive Oil Roasted Figs

I’ve been getting a little burnt out of my snack options lately. Crackers and hummus, popcorn, Larabars, peanut butter pretzels, plain fruits and veggies (which were great smack in the middle of summer but the berries and melons are starting to lose flavor)… I’ve been seeing fresh figs in the grocery store recently and Ishow me more

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Muesli Bars

This recipe post doubles as an entry for the Bob’s Red Milla Gluten Free Muesli Recipe Contest. When my pals at Bob’s Red Mill asked if I’d like to enter, I knew I wanted to try making a gluten free snack bar. I work with many clients from students to adults who are following ashow me more

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Almond Giveaway

Almonds are hands down my favorite nut to snack on, so I was thrilled when the Almond Board of California contacted me to host a giveaway for my readers in honor of National Almond Day – February 16th! It’s also fittingly National Heart Health Month (the healthy fats in almonds are great for heart health)show me more

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Popcorn Olympics (with ice cream)

Over the past few years, Funk has absolutely mastered the art of stovetop popcorn making. Recently, we learned that Elizabeth’s boyfriend Jesse also perfected his own batch of popcorn, so we knew there needed to be a popcorn showdown with the two of them competing for The Best Popcorn Maker Ever. With the Olympics openingshow me more

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Stovetop Popcorn: Best Snack Ever

A few weeks ago, breaking news (haha) reported that popcorn has more antioxidants than fruits and veggies. I did a little cheer, and then emailed the link to funk with a subject of: BEST. NEWS. EVER. We’re popcorn junkies around here. Popcorn contains concentrated levels of polyphenols. These disease fighting antioxidants, also found in greenshow me more

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Vegan Cornbread

Over the weekend I was holed up in bed with a miserable head cold. The Nyquil-dependent kind of head cold that leaves me craving carbs in a serious way: toast, noodles, candy, and nothing more. Come Sunday night, I wanted something a little fancier than toast with jam, so I googled “vegan cornbread” and happilyshow me more

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Win a Box of SoCal Avocados!

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a big sports fan.* My eyes kinda glaze over when a baseball game is on, and I can’t talk stats like my sports-fanatic husband. But, that doesn’t mean I’m not always rooting for our home team(s), and in one case, away team (go ‘Cuse!). Unless you’re evenshow me more

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Homemade Food Gifts

Tis the season for last-minute-shopping-and-avoiding-the-mall! Actually, I braved the mall over the weekend, along with eight-gazilliion other people. Shopping during the holiday season isn’t stressful for me one bit, since I bought everyone’s gifts weeks ago and we really don’t go crazy with the gift giving. But Funk and I needed a few things, soshow me more

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Recipe Redux: Popped Amaranth

This month’s Recipe ReDux challenge was to try a new (to you) whole grain. I love trying new foods and know there are so many whole grains out there that I have yet to try, but one whole grain that’s new to me is actually pretty old to me. In fact, I’m afraid to admitshow me more

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