Snacks on Deck

Hey everyone! Now that I am back at work full time and football season has started, I have been making lots of easy, healthy, only- a- few ingredient recipes for snacks and munchies during the day. I thought you might like to try them, and since there are quite a few, I’ll most likely end up splitting them into two blogs 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

Skinny Pimiento Cheese

Pimiento Cheese

 

You will need:

-8 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, hand grated

-4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, hand grated

-4 oz. pimientos, drained

-3-4 tbsp nonfat plain Greek Yogurt

-1-2 tbsp Light Mayonnaise

-1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

-1 tsp lemon juice

-1/4 tsp garlic powder

-1/4 tsp onion powder

-fresh ground black peppercorn

Mix all ingredients together, except for cheese and place in food processor. Add cheese and process until desired tendency. You can adjust amount of Greek yogurt and mayo based on your tastes. I prefer mine to be cheesier so I stay on the lighter side with the mayo and Greek yogurt. This tastes great served with any type of  wheat cracker, pita chips, on a sandwich, or even on top of a burger!

DIY Greek Yogurt

Homemade Greek Yogurt

If you guys haven’t noticed, I am obsessed with plain Greek Yogurt. I pretty much use it as a substitute in almost everything I make, and always keep it on hand in the refrigerator. I have found that rather than buying pre-mixed flavors of Chobani, it is much more fun and affordable to purchase large containers of their plain, nonfat Greek yogurt and then mix in my favorite things. It is so easy and great to separate into small containers to take for lunch or snack on before the gym.

You will need:

-2 cups Chobani (or any other plain nonfat Greek yogurt)

-1/4 cup of your fruit of choice (I typically use strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries)

-1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

-2 tbsp peanut butter

-2 tbsp honey

-1/4 tsp vanilla extract

-2 tbsp sliced almonds

Combine all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. I typically add the fruit, choc. chips, and almonds last to be sure everything mixes well. If the plain Greek yogurt is too tart for your tastes (which the add-ins help decrease), vanilla Greek yogurt works great as well. It’s a great, filling snack with lots of protein and just enough chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth for the day!