Snacks

Budget Microwave PopcornPopcorn has always been a go to snack for me because it’s a low calorie munchie and you get a lot of it per serving. In fact, most of the calories come from the toppings, which you can customize as long as you aren’t buying the prepackaged popcorn!

This method will not only save you money, but will also lower the calories by a lot. This is just one way to season the popcorn, you can choose your own. Generally you should put your seasonings on after cooking it rather than before to make sure the kernels pop better.

Ingredients

One plain brown paper lunch bag
1 toothpick
1/2 cup bulk popcorn kernels (if you store them in the freezer they’ll pop better!)
2 tsp coconut oil (melted) Continue reading

Indoor S’mores SnackWhen your sweet tooth hits what is your go-to snack? I’ve got a lot but sometimes you just really need a touch of chocolate. S’mores are great because they’re already portion sized, but it’s not practical to start a fire to make them the traditional way each time you want one.

You can actually make some really great indoor s’mores with your oven! We cut calories by not turning it into a sandwich and controlling how much chocolate we add.

Ingredients

1 graham cracker, broken in half
2 marshmallows Continue reading

Cocoa powder is a great way to help with that chocolate craving without adding a lot of calories. Of course you need a bit of sweetness to go with it which is why this recipe also includes bananas and a bit of coconut! These are a favorite at parties and with kids as well. They take minutes to make so you’ll want to keep the ingredients on hand after the first time you make them.

Ingredients

1 banana
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
3 tbsp. toasted coconut
(Optional) Chocolate syrup for drizzle Continue reading