I probably have one of the biggest snack and sweet tooth you’ve ever seen! Although, I grew up in a house where my Mom always made sure that we had a well balanced meal, I always remember, especially as a teen, having chips and dip and plenty of chocolate in the house. Mainly on the weekends!
Now that I am married and have a child of my own, I feel like I am constantly fighting the urge to keep the sweet and salty snacks away. I will say, however, most of the time it is easy after living a lifestyle of really cutting out the snacking or shall I say improper snacking. However, those urges creep up and I find myself sneaking in a piece of chocolate or two when I can.
So, in my quest to find healthier alternatives to those cravings, I’ve come across quite a few websites whose bloggers dedicate their time to finding healthier snacking alternatives. Below are a couple of recipes that I have found to be delish and VERY close to the real thing, even with their healthier ingredients!
Creamy Triple Pepper and Kale Dip
Dark Chocolate – Chia Coconut Protein Balls
(This recipe calls for Tone It Ups protein powder but you can use any kind. I used Isagenix’s IsaLean Chocolate Protein. If you’re interested in any of the many Isagenix products Total Body offers, you can either visit our Isagenix site or just speak to Billy Hofacker about how to get your hands on some of these awesome products!)
So as you can see I’ve done A LOT of research and you should too! One of things that I love the most about all these recipes, except for the fact that they are absolutely delicious, is that you can do a lot of substituting for things. For example, if you don’t have Agave syrup you can always use honey. Don’t want to use Splenda? Then you can just use organic sugar. They are also all extremely easy to make and they are fun to make either with your kids or your significant other.
My belief is to be more conscious of what I am putting in my body. It’s also important to have a well balanced exercise routine. I try to make it to Total Body Boot Camp’s classes at least 2-3 times per week or do a little something at home just to get the heart rate up. I’m not always going to be perfect but knowing that I don’t have to give up that chocolate or salty taste makes it so much easier to snack healthier!