Archive | Healthy Snacking


Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bark

  This is a guest blog post submitted by Carpe Diem Nutrition Dietetic Intern, Emily Bumgarner. Are you ever in search of a small bite of something to curb your sweet tooth? This is the perfect solution! Chocolate, fruit, nuts, and a pinch of sea salt combine sweet and salty to make the perfect snack anytime […]

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (using applesauce)

This is a guest blog post submitted by Carpe Diem Nutrition Dietetic Intern, Emily Bumgarner. I definitely have a sweet tooth and my favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin. Oatmeal is a wonderful food alone or used in recipes. It is a slow-digesting, complex carbohydrate, which helps to keep you full for a long time. Incorporating oats […]

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Pulse Power Bites

Have you ever considered lentils a fun snack food? I certainly hadn’t had before last fall, when I tasted these little bites of deliciousness at FNCE in October. The American Pulse Association and the USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council have teamed up and are promoting 2016 as the year International Year of Pulses. They […]

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The Best Homemade Energy Bars

Energy bars, granola bars and power bars are everywhere these days. From your local grocery store to your local gas station, these are positioned as a healthy grab-and-go snack. They can be great additions to a healthy eating plan. However, the cost and sometimes additional artificial ingredients and preservatives are a downside to store-bought bars. […]

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Banana-Date-Cacao-Pow! Smoothie

Nothing packs a nutritional punch like the combination of organic vegan protein powder with the high potassium duo of bananas and dates. Add raw cacao and you’ve got the party of my favorite post-workout smoothie: the Banana-Date-Cacao-Pow! After getting so many questions about protein supplementation over the years, I’ve taken it upon myself to research […]

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Green Flaxy Smoothie

Green smoothies are a great way to get several servings of fruit and vegetables in one meal or snack. This is a great recipe from Blendtec, the high-powered blender that I use. This can be made with a traditional blender, but getting the consistency exactly right might require a little bit of pre-chopping, depending on […]

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Coconut Cacao Chia Seed Pudding

Coconut and Cacao are one of my favorite flavor combinations.  Chia seeds are a nutritional powerhouse providing plant-based omega-3 fatty acids and a generous amount of fiber.  Use raw cacao, if you can find it, as it provides higher amounts of magnesium and antioxidants than traditional cocoa powder. Don’t be afraid of the fat in […]

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