Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Favorite (guilt-free) Wintertime Snackies

Snacks are the best.
And since it's especially important around the holidays to keep the snacking healthy (hello, gravy), please enjoy a few of my faves!
1. Nestle Cocoa Mix (I get the fat free, calcium added kind). At only 25 calories per mug, make sure to toss in a giant marshmallow for another 25. This is my favorite evening treat. SO warming & cozy.

2. Pink Lady apples + sliced mozzarella. I especially the Pink Lady apple because it's super crisp & tart. With the mild mozz. it's a great, satisfying snack.

3. Clementines are one of the best-tasting snacks around. Citrus is great this time of the year & a big crate of these will last all week long. I love being able to toss one in my bag & run off to class!

4. Gingerbread! I love it. LOVE IT. With this recipe for Gingerbread People, two big cookies is only about 112 calories. I also like the Gingersnaps from the store. Crispy, spicy, yum.

5. Want to know what the gingerbread tastes great with? Frozen Cool Whip. I love to eat Frozen Cool Whip (the fat free one) all by itself as well. It's so delish. Try it. You'll love it. Ice cream-flavored air, ha!

Happy snacking!

15 comments:

Britt said...

ooh! Yum!! I'm off to find that hot chocolate now! :)

Callie Grayson said...

mmm love your favorite snacks!!
especially the apples and cheese, one of my favs!!

tarehna said...

mmm...clementines. we've been eating those like crazy around here, too.

I do the opposite with cheese and apples - really mellow apple (eating a lot of braeburns lately) with really sharp cheese.

PinkSass said...

OOoooh yummm! love all these snacks.

Then when you blog about all the yummy food you make.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love cocoa with my own giant marshmallows. I've never thought to eat apples and moz. So trying that next week!

Rosemary said...

YUM YUM! I'll second clementines and the apple/cheese combo.

Jessica said...

Pink Lady apples are my favorite too! I rarely find anyone else who loves them as much as I do. :-)

Gabby said...

Ice cream flavored air!! Love it...great ideas, lady. I love apples and cheese together.

MG said...

Clemintines are some of my favorite! They are the perfect Christmas food!

Emily said...

These look so yummy - especially that big fat marshmallow in the hot cocoa!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

The apples and mozzarella sound wonderful together!

Freck said...

Oh man, right there with you. All of those look so delicious and I just cannot hold back this holiday!!!

Princess Freckles said...

Frozen Cool Whip is truly amazing!

Kristin said...

If I eat it all in one sitting, does it still count as healthy? Ah ha ha. I had some of that cocoa last night!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I've been such a bad girl since Thanksgiving. Hello 5 holiday pounds, ugh. Enough beating myself up about it, time for some hot cocoa.

That's funny about the spoonfuls of frozen cool whip, it's so tasty that way. When doing the Thanksgiving meal shopping, I asked my husband if we should pick up some cool whip for the pumpkin pies. He gave me the strangest look, an said that he had never seen a tub of cool whip in his house while growing up. At that point I was questioning whether or not we were truly compatible ;)