Snacks

These chocolate hazelnut energy bites are the perfect sweet treat or afternoon snack. Unlike most desserts, these bites contain protein and healthy fats (thanks to the almond butter and hazelnuts), which make these more satiating and filling They are sweetened naturally with dates, which provide the sweet taste but also provide fiber which also makes these more satiating and helps to balance blood sugar.

We recommend storing these in the fridge or freezer so that you have something nutrient-dense to satisfy those sweet cravings!

This Hulk Muffin recipe is a favorite of ours from Brighter Bites, a fantastic organization providing fresh produce and nutrition education to underserved children.

These delicious muffins are packed with fruits and veggies including spinach (a whole bag to be exact!), bananas and applesauce. They are such a hit with children thanks to their name and green color yet you can feel good knowing your child is getting in some fruits and veggies at breakfast or snack time.

Serve these muffins with a smear of peanut butter for healthy fat and protein.

Dessert doesn't get much better than these Butterscotch Rice Crispy Bars! Make these for a special dessert and enjoy with your friends and family.

When it comes to dessert, moderation is the name of the game. Completely cutting out sweets and desserts from your diet typically ends up backfiring and will cause you to over-eat these foods later on!

Instead of giving up dessert entirely, practice eating these foods mindfully and really savor the flavor and texture of your favorite desserts. Eat slowly and enjoy!

This is a satisfying and filling afternoon snack that will give you the energy needed to power through the rest of your day and avoid the dreaded afternoon crash! Nuts and seeds are a great snack option, providing filling protein and healthy fats. Dried fruits are a great source of vitamins and minerals as well as carbohydrates, which provide a quick burst of energy.

Feel free to swap the almonds for your favorite nut - cashews and walnuts would work well here too!

I grew up enjoying bourbon-pecan tassies every year around the holidays. They will forever remind me of the holiday season. This is one of my all-time favorite bourbon-pecan tassie recipes from Cooking Light.

Cutting out all sweets from your diet always backfires. Often when we feel deprived or restrict certain foods for too long, we eventually reach a breaking point and can't control ourselves around those foods. Instead of pledging to cut out sweet treats forever, incorporate them in moderation into your diet on special occasions. Spending time in the kitchen around the holidays baking is always such a nice memory that your family will remember forever!  

We named these cookies POWER cookies because they are full of nutrients that fuel your brain and body. Oat bran and shredded apple add fiber to keep you full and focused all morning long. Chia seeds and walnuts add a dose of healthy fat.

Pair these muffins with a protein like Greek yogurt, almond butter or hard-boiled eggs to make a complete, balanced breakfast. Most importantly, make these in advance so you can grab-and-go in the morning without worrying about what you'll eat for breakfast to keep you full all morning.