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1 Lunch + 2 Snacks #29

December 18, 2014  |  1 Lunch + 2 Snacks
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LUNCH – Loaded Potatoes
I boiled these mini red potatoes before cutting them in half and scooping out most of the potato with a melon baller. I mashed the potato with a bit of butter, stirred in some shredded cooked chicken (leftover from dinner) and steamed broccoli and then refilled the potato skins with the mixture. Then I topped the potatoes with some shredded old cheddar. This is a perfect lunch for using up leftovers from dinner and the kids absolutely loved it.

SNACK – Plain Greek Yogurt with All Things Nice and Some Gingerbread Spice
We have been spicing up our apple sauce, oatmeal and now our yogurt with gingerbread spice (the same spice I used here). The kids really like it. I was actually a little surprised how much they liked it, but I’m glad they do because it is a simple way to add what can be taken for sweetness, without adding any sugar. Along with the gingerbread spice I added slivered almonds, dried apricots and dried cranberries.

SNACK – Snowballs and a Smoothie
I am in love with these little snowballs. I first found this post on how to make 3 ingredient energy bars at home and I absolutely love it because I can adjust the ingredients based on what I have on hand. Which means I can throw together a quick and easy healthy snack in no time flat.

For these snowballs I used 1 cup of pitted Medjool dates, 1 cup of roasted peanuts and 1 cup of dried apples and followed the instructions for blending them in my food processor. Then I used a small cookie scoop to measure 1 tbsp of the mixture, rolled it into a ball and then rolled it in some shredded coconut to get that snowball effect. Perfect for snacking at home or on the go.

The smoothie was a mixture of frozen strawberries, peaches and spinach with some peach nectar added in to get it all blending together.

Happy Thursday!

Debbie.

1 Lunch + 2 Snacks is where I share the lunch and snacks that I serve Monday to Friday, along with a few tips & tricks thrown in here and there. For more posts in this series click here. If you would like to see my lunch and snack ideas in real time, you can follow me on Instagram where I post them as they happen:)

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