February 04, 2013

New Snacks

This past weekend I caught up on some of my magazine reading.  Having a twisted neck will do that, as I didn't feel like doing much else.  Oh, except for the four hours I spent at work trying to catch up from being out last week with neck problems.  Thankfully my first physical therapy appointment was this morning and I'm on the road to recovery now.

So back to the magazines...they stayed true to the same old January theme of healthy eating and dieting which can get boring.  However, I did find inspiration in some recipes and I especially liked some of the snack ideas, as I need to mix up my current snack routine.

I saw a couple snacks in the most recent of Whole Living that looked good to me.  Snacks are one of those things that don't seem like they should require recipes but I appreciate the suggestions on what to combine in my trail mix and smoothies.  

My tip for quickly chopping apricots is to use a kitchen shears.  I love my Oxo scissors, and use them exclusively for food, whereas the scissor included in my knife block is used to tear open packages from Amazon.com :)

I picked up roasted coconut chips from Trader Joe's for the first time recently, and I love them in this trail mix.  Fooducate gives them a D+, but that's only because like many tasty things they should be eaten in moderation.

Whole Living's strawberry-coconut smoothie recipe is fantastic!  Super frothy, light and delicious.  Oh and the best part is that my cheap little Oster blender could easily handle this smoothie recipe, unlike others I've tried which seem like they were tested with heavy-duty Vitamixes.
Another new favorite snack of mine are the Chobani Bites.  Of the four available flavors, I immediately ruled out two because they have chocolate in them, which left fig with orange zest and caramel with pineapple chunks.

I hated the fig flavor, but absolutely loved the caramel and pineapple combination.  It's the perfect sweet ending to a meal.  I shouldn't be surprised since my favorite regular Chobani flavor is the 2% pineapple.


  1. Sorry you didn't love Fig with Orange Zest! Shoot an email to care[at]chobani dot com and let us replace that flavor for ya. :)


    1. Thanks Amy, I appreciate that but the three remaining fig flavor bites I have definitely won't get wasted because my friend Lisa loves the fig ones. It was this comment on her blog recently that made me want to try the fig flavor - "Dessert was what may be one of my favorite flavors of Chobani: the Fig with Orange Zest. So tasty! I wish it came in a bigger size."

  2. I love figs, so I'm sure I would like that flavor too!

  3. Ooooo, I've got to do some trialing of these myself!

  4. OMG caramel and pineapple chobanis?!?! Those need to happen in my life!

    I'm so glad to hear your neck is feeling better!