Tropical Yogurt Bites

tropical bitesLately, I love yogurt. Like a lot.  It’s a breakfast/snack/lunch staple in this house.  So I got to thinking…It can also be a delicious dessert.  After dinner…or before, I most often crave something sweet, just a taste.  I always end up in the kitchen hunting for something to snack on.  So I of course got to work.  And here is what I came up with! Tropical Yogurt Bites!! Protein packed with a touch of sweetness and crunch.

Now, this has to be the most versatile snack/dessert of all time.  Honestly, you could make these yogurt bites with just about anything you would like. Any fresh/frozen fruit…nuts…chocolate… any kind of yogurt! I personally like to use Chobani Greek yogurt.  Its PACKED with protein and has awesome flavors.  I am already thinking about my next creation…white chocolate raspberry yogurt bites! But first, let’s discuss these guys.  They are a great grab and go healthy snack OR a nice little “Ice Cream” dessert without all the added fat, calories, and  sugar. My kinda snack!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Peach Greek yogurt (I always use Chobani, my favorite!)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh or Canned pineapple in their own juice
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Raw Almonds
  • 1/4 Heaping Cup Dark Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. Chop almonds and pineapple.
  2. In large bowl, Mix all ingredients together.
  3. Spoon mixture into ice-cube trays OR spread in a freezer safe pan for yogurt bars (YOUR CHOICE) 🙂
  4. Freeze, relax, enjoy!
  5. Once frozen, I always empty ice-cube tray into freezer bag.

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There you have it, a guilt free healthy dessert OR snack! It doesn’t get any easier than that! Now, let’s get creative!!

What is your favorite ‘guilt’ free dessert OR snack? 
Congratulations to Mrs. Burgher for being the Winner of the E-Copy of Bliss Cleanse!!! Please contact me to receive your prize! 🙂

Friday’s Favorite Things

TGIF ladies and gentlemen!

I am SO happy it is Friday.  I bet all of you are too!

Here are some of my favorites for the week!

I LOVE this time of year for a few different reasons. The main reason besides mojitos, BBQ’s, and the beach is because I find the best fruits and vegetables, so fresh!  I love farmers markets! Yesterday, I made the best salad at Giant Eagle Market District. It was my FAVORITE lunch of the week…check it out!

Second, I have been on a yogurt kick this week.  It is so hit or miss with me.  I will go weeks without touching yogurt, then I will eat it everyday for a month. I had it every morning for breakfast.  I mix it with fresh fruit, granola, peanut butter Cheerios, or just plain.  With 12-15 grams of PROTEIN per serving…you can’t beat it! Keeps me full all morning! Chobani ROCKS!

This weekend is the Race for the Cure.  I am ready…let’s hope! The hills may kill me….however, I will take it with stride! Like I said before, I know it is only 3.1 miles…and to some people it would be a breeze.  For me…3.1 miles will be the longest I have ever ran.  So let’s hope it goes well! I envy all the participants in last week’s Pittsburgh Marathon.  y’all ROCK!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend…Happy Mother’s day to all those moms out there…Enjoy your day!

ESPECIALLY my wonderful, beautiful, inspiring mom! HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!! Don’t know where I would be without you!! <3

Don’t forget to take part in yesterday’s GIVEAWAY…check it out! You have until tonight May, 11 at 8:00 PM! 

The Dirty Dozen

Happy Friday Friends! 
To kick off our weekend, let’s chat a little bit about Organic fruits and vegetables.  To be honest…its expensive! Sometimes, organic produce can be double the price of non-organic.  CRAZY! Conventionally grown produce can potentially contain up to 50 different types of pesticides’ residues. EW!  If you choose Organic, it can have 2/3 less chemical residue present.  In the perfect world, we could all buy organic EVERYTHING without the worry of breaking the bank.  However, that is not the case.  So what is a girl/guy to do…?  
There are several types of fruits and vegetables that are ‘cleaner’ than others. Some produce, you can get away with buying non-organic.  Others…not so much.  Below you will find a list of fruits and veggies that have the highest amounts of pesticides present.  If you can, try buying The DIRTY Dozen Organic!
There you have it. The dirtiest of the bunch.  If you can’t afford to buy organic, that’s okay.  Just try to buy the above fruits and veggies organic when you can.  Remember, its little steps that will lead you to a healthier lifestyle.  
Next up…The Clean Fifteen.  Stay tuned!