Category Archives: snack

Stuffed Mini Capsicums

Made a light snack today, super easy and quick with some things I had in the fridge.

This was easy to do with some mini capsicums and about two tablespoons of light cream cheese
I added a teaspoon of honey & 10 crushed pistachios. Mix and then stuff each capsicum. This made four little bite sized capsicums and were sweet and salty. 

Homemade Lollies

So this was a bit of an experiment & although they didn’t quite turn out as well as I hoped, I know better for the next attempt.

I made them carrot shaped to keep with the healthy theme & they do contain pumpkin. 
We had fun with the recipe though & hopefully I will have a fool-proof step-by-step guide soon.
These were also 100% vegan & contained 6 calories & barely any fat.
Wish me luck for my next effort!

Quest? Over the rest?

And the last thing you want to do is throw that hard work away by eating other nutrition bars or meal replacement bars that are little more than thinly disguised candy.’ 
From the Quest website. 

Yes this is a pretty true statement.
A lot of protein bars are filled with lots of processed sugars & high carb contents.
Quest Bars are high fibre, low carb & contain only a few ingredients. A few many less than most protein bars.
Lo Han Guo is a plant found in China, this is used to add sweetness, as is stevia, sucralose & erythritol. 
The latter proven, to not upset even the most sensitive of stomachs. 
Not all these sweeteners are used in all bars.
Quest uses nut butters for their chewiness which also means even more protein & no trans fat!
Whey isolate delivers protein to your body, helping to
-increased muscle mass
-aid in the loss of body fat
-enhance immune function
– helps absorption of amino acids
Each bar is high in fibre, and aids in digestive health, feelings of fullness & general well-being. 

The purpose of protein is to maintain muscles, fluids & organs in the body. High activity requires more protein or the bars can be used between meals. 
Don’t over do it though. 

Unless you want to gain weight, stick to a protein bar as a snack or after exercise; after all they are filled with extra calories, so are suitable if you wish to bulk up. 

When using for weight loss, enjoy as a snack on a calorie controlled diet & before and/or after exercise.

These bars have become hugely popular in Australia & can currently be purchased from Go Vita or GNC. They are very expensive though, over $3.50 a bar or up to $40 a box. 
I recommend ordering straight from the USA through iherb.com. A box of Quest Bars cost about $26 plus $8 shipping although, trust me, you’ll get your discount on shipping (minimum $60 purchase I believe) once you peruse all their other health products. 

My recommendations are Chocolate Brownie & Apple Pie. 

Zap them in the microwave for even more amazing taste! 

Mexican Bites

Made these 87 calorie bites with only a few ingredients and they turned out delicious and cooked in about 20 minutes.  

The recipe could easily to altered to include chicken or vegan meats & is easily made into a gluten or dairy free version.
Start by cutting out circles in your choice of wrap or pita bread– I used a can of food- and place in a cupcake tin.
In a separate bowl mix 1 egg & 2 heaped tablespoons of salsa or salsa and bean mix. I used a variety made by Edgell. 
Add to the mix 1 piece of shortcut bacon. Combine and spoon onto the pita rounds. 

Top each bite with a small slice of cheese or grate some on top.

Bake at 180 degrees celsius for 20 minutes. I made 4 bites with this recipe.