Snack It Up, Healthily

bananasplit

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Cravings come with the territory of being human. But just because you get a hankering for a banana split every night doesn’t mean that you should indulge every night. 

The fit bloggers of the world understand this. And we have solutions for all sorts of cravings that might crop up, from potato chips to dark chocolate bark. Personally, the three-minute microwavable oatmeal raisin cookie is tickling my fancy right now, but check out all of these treats and find one that’ll hit the spot for  you. And of course, check out an FBG favorite—punkin’ muffins!

Curable cravings.

Erin



Comments

  1. says

    One snack I’ve been making recently — and it’s been a hit at parties, too — candied spiced pecans. You can make this with mixed nuts as well, or whatever single variety of nut you prefer (I just really like pecans).

    CANDIED SPICED PECANS
    2 c raw pecans (whole or pieces)
    1 c sugar
    2 tsp sea salt
    1/2-1 tsp cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like it)
    2 tbsp canola oil

    1. Place pecans in a large skillet over medium-high heat to toast. Stir/shake frequently. This should take 5-7 minutes, or until pecans are aromatic. (Other nut varieties may take different amounts of time.) Set aside.
    2. Prep for last step: set out cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
    3. Make sugar syrup: in medium saucepan, place remaining ingredients and stir to mix. Place over medium heat and stir frequently. The sugar will eventually melt into a thick syrup and may lightly boil (this is OK).
    4. Combine: when the sugar is melted and the syrup is uniform, pour it over the nuts and stir until all is evenly mixed. (You may need to lightly reheat the skillet to get everything to mix.) Pour the mixture onto the parchment paper and spread into a single layer. Let cool until hardened, and break into chunks. Enjoy! :)

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