January 7, 2013

A Super Snack

If you're anything like us, you ate way too much over the holidays and have made some new-year-be-healthier-resolutions.  We've officially made it a week without sugar, which is a major accomplishment in this house and I'm pretty dang proud of my hubby and me.  In lieu of our be-healthier goals, I thought I'd share one of my very most favorite snacks...
Apples and Almond Butter.
Sounds simple, it is.  Unless your like me that is...
My husband calls me a food snob, some call me picky, I call it: I know what's good and nothing else will due.
Here's the need-to-know about this seemingly simple snack:  

1. CRUNCHY almond butter is a must.  Okay, now I'm drooling.  Maybe it's because I'm sugar deprived, but basically I have to refrain from eating an entire jar of this stuff in one sitting.
2. Again with the food snob thing, I always buy pink lady apples, they are after all the very most perfect apple ever.  However, when it comes to this little combo, the best is a good 'ole cheap gala apple.  Trust me, I've tried them all...I'm strange like that, so don't bother.  Just go with the gala.
3.  There are a couple of brands of almond butter I like and some I despise, my favorite is Kettle.
4. Some people dip bananas, but I think that's repulsive.  I guess it's up to you on that one.  I'm sticking with apples.  

By-the-way, my children beg me for this...no joke.  So much better than chips or crackers.
For another one of my favorite healthy protein-and-carb-combo snacks go here.
Happy Healthy Eating!


  1. You and your family are adorable! And that snack looks a-mazing!

  2. I have never tried Almond Butter:( But I love peanut butter and apple slices so I am looking forward to try this.

    Thanks so much fo stopping by and I am now following via GFC.

    I would love to invite you to share this post or any of your other posts at Freedom Fridays Blog Hop (no rules and goes live Thursdays at 7pm mst)

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    Have a super great week!!

    1. Thanks for the invite and all the information, can't wait to check it out!

  3. Dipping bananas? That sounds soooooooooooo damn GROSS!!!!!

    Apple all the way :)

  4. Fellow food snob here as well as a fellow almond butter fan... I'm drooling, too. :)

  5. Hi Melissa!Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following...following you back! Love your blog title, btw! My daughter, who's now 23, was delivered by a doctor who's name was Michael McCoy and he gave each newborn a t-shirt which read, "Delivered by the Real McCoy"...too cute! Thanks again and have a blessed week! ;-)

    1. That is funny and very cute...yes I have heard my husband refer to himself as The Real McCoy countless times. When I started this blog I new what it must be called :) Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog, am following back


  7. Mmmm... That does sound tasty... and simple! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  8. A whole week without sugar? You go, guys! That's impressive. x

  9. I love apples and peanut butter! My husband thinks I'm crazy, but oh well....

  10. I will admit that this is pretty tasty. That kind of hurt to say but the truth must be told :-) love you babe.