On a very last minute whim I decided to join the FitFluential DietBet. I don't exactly feel like I have a ton of weight to lose but I did feel like I needed a good kick in the pants to start making healthier choices when it comes to eating. And if I could lose a few pounds in the process and possibly even make a couple bucks, even better!
Starting almost 3 weeks ago I set out to try and eat better. And you know what? It's working great! I fully admit to terrible portion control, heavy snacking and an obscene love of french fries and potato chips. Making better choices is something that required a lot of effort at the start but is already feeling more natural. And finding yummy but healthy snacks has been one of the hardest things. But I did come across the following recipes that are healthy, easy to make and even this self-proclaimed snacker finds them actually satisfying and snack worthy!
2 cups of plain or flavored yogurt (greek or regular, your call)
1.5 cups of chopped frozen or fresh fruit (I used strawberries and peaches)
3/4 cup granola
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Mix everything together and pour into an 8x8 pan lined with tin foil. Throw in the freezer and once frozen you can cut into bars. I'm not a huge desert person but when I'm eating healthier meals I seem to crave desert more than usual. I like this desert because one piece is no different than a small bowl of yogurt and granola yet it tastes more decadent like an actual desert. Very satisfying.
Sorry this is such a lame picture but this is what it looks like out of the freezer before you cut it...
I came across these recipes from a variety of blogs, Pinterest and Twitter posts so a HUGE thank you to the original posters for sharing their yummy recipes. Whenever I see a recipe I'd like to try, I tuck away each of the links until I need something new to try. Luckily these were all winners but I still have tons of others I'm anxious to try.
I have also tried all kinds of lunch and dinner recipes too and some of them have been surprisingly delicious! If I could make recipes like that all the time, I wouldn't crave heavy pastas or fatty burgers anymore! I'll post some of my favorites in the next few days.