Fall foods are definitely my favorites! Apples, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, and just the crisp weather with comfort foods! Unfortunately with comfort foods comes calories that you do not want! The first year I started clean eating I was devastated that I had to give up my Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes because that was something I looked forward to! But when I saw the calories, the sugar, the ingredients I just about died! It is the most awful drink you can possibly have! I made a commitment to start finding other recipes, drinks and foods that could replace the old habits that I had. It's not about giving up everything that you enjoy but instead finding balance in life so that you can have your health and you can have your food too!
I successfully gave up PSL's without blinking an eye! Ice cream on the other hand is a little harder for me! Having that sweet creamy ice cream is a comfort food. So how do you get around that??? My solution is greek yogurt! We forgo the ice cream for greek yogurt quite often and its a habit our 2 boys have now adopted as well.
This past week my husband was rummaging around the kitchen on the hunt for an evening snack and he started chopping and scooping and doing who knows what in the kitchen and THIS is the concoction he came up with! Delicious, crunchy, CHOCOLATE and creamy! It hit on all the areas that I love and need as far as comfort food!
So here is the recipe:
For Fix containers it is 1 red, 1 purple, 1 yellow and a spoon if you add in peanut butter.
1 honey crisp apple into chunks.
1 yellow of chocolate chips (dark chocolate)
1 cup of plain greek yogurt
1 tsp of all natural peanut butter
sprinkle of cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!!!!!
Labels: apple crisp, chocolate chips, cinnamon, clean eating snacks, Clean eating Yogurt, greek yogurt, honey, melanie mitro