Healthy Snacks


The new year is the ideal time to carefully look at your eating habits and get back on track after the holiday season. Finding healthy snacks is the perfect way to stay full and keep from over eating.

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Happy Wednesday friends!

I still haven’t caught up on all the household stuff and I yes, I still have all three Christmas trees up. I’m playing catch up this week from being on vacation last week in Antigua. I’m not complaining, it is just a reality of going out of town. The good news is that as I get older I am slowly learning to not drive myself crazy getting everything done at once. If the trees don’t come down until this weekend, everything will still be OK. A couple of years ago I would NOT have felt that way at all.

One thing that can not wait it my eating habits. It is time to get back on track after the holidays AND vacation. That is a brutal combination of over-eating for me!

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Since I got back I have been focusing on cooking light meals with quality ingredients. I have also been keeping my snacks healthy and deliberate.

Healthy snacking for me means…

1- lots of fruits and vegetables

2- tons of water

3- low calorie treats

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Kellogg’s just released a new line of bars that are pretty awesome. Special K Chewy Snack bars are made with tasty, wholesome ingredients you can see- like, rich chocolaty chunks, crunchy salted pretzels, real fruit pieces and chewy rolled oats. These new bars provide a “chewy-with-a-hint-of-crisp” texture. I always keep a box or two of Special K bars in the house to keep the mid-meal munchies at bay, in a controlled manner and these new flavors are great additions to the lineup. Since they are only a 100 calories each, I know I am getting a good snack without busting my eating plan for the day.

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The new flavors are:

Salted Pretzel Chocolate

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Blueberry Bliss

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Berry Medley

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Salted Caramel Chocolate

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I really enjoyed all the flavors and was especially impressed that you could see the ingredients in each bar. These snack bars are especially satisfying because they showcase the real food that is in them! The Special K Salted Pretzel Chocolate shows big chunks of chocolate, pretzel and oats. Yum! Salty and sweet is always one of my favorite combinations.

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I love being able to throw these bars in my purse and knowing that if I get starved in the middle of they day, I have a healthy snack on the run.

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Rhett even likes them.

Ok- That is a lie.

I love my Special K Chewy Snack Bars too much to share with him.

But don’t worry he got a pup-oroni for taking this picture.

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Now if only I didn’t get this guilt trip face every time I left the house! He melts my heart every time.

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Your turn!

 

Which new Special K Chewy Snack Bar flavor sounds best to you?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:04:19-04:00 January 14th, 2015|Fitness, Food, Healthy Living Tips, Motivation/ Inspiration, Rhett|27 Comments

27 Comments

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  2. Annette January 27, 2015 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I tried the Salted Pretzel Chicolate, tasty and satisfying. Also, I am on the Weight Watchers program and this one is only 3 points. It fits right in to my plan for a healthy snack.

    • JulieWunder January 27, 2015 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      Yay! I’m glad you liked them. You can’t beat these bars for low points/ calories… especially when you are trying to loose weight.

  3. TJ January 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Have you tried the special k meal bars if so are they good and healthy to?

  4. Jaime January 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I love the salted caramel, but I also REALLY like the blueberry ones! I need to pick up more boxes. We just ran out.

  5. Gingi January 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I have actually tried, and love, all those bars!! And did you say THREE Christmas trees?! lol!

    Anyhoo, I stumbled upon your page through a fellow blogger, and thought I would stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same.. or better yet, keep in touch! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2015 at 7:23 pm - Reply

      Yeah, three. I don’t know whether to be proud or embarrassed. I tend to go overboard with holiday decorations πŸ™‚
      Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will come back again.

  6. Lauren @ ihadabiglunch January 14, 2015 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Chocolate pretzel anything is the best πŸ™‚ it’s one of my favorite food combinations!

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

      I know! So good. Have you ever had a chocolate covered potato chip? So bad yet oh so good πŸ™‚
      Thanks for stopping by the check out the great new bars!

  7. Annmarie January 14, 2015 at 9:50 am - Reply

    I can’t have these because they aren’t gluten free but my daughter just peeked over my shoulder as I was reading your post (she’s 22 months) and declared “I WANT BAR!” I might have to pick some up for her πŸ˜›

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2015 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      Haha! Sorry about that! Guess the post did it’s job!

  8. The choc pretzel sounds amazing and just what I crave. What is the sugar content like on those?

  9. Joanna @Makingmine January 14, 2015 at 8:47 am - Reply

    The pretzel flavor is my absolute favorite! We try to pair our Special K snack breaks with fruit too! It’s a good balance! Your pup makes such a good model πŸ˜‰

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2015 at 8:52 am - Reply

      It is! It keeps me full for a long time.
      He is a doggy rockstar. Just don’t tell him. He already has a big head and thinks he runs this place. πŸ™‚

  10. Melissa @ Freeing Imperfections January 14, 2015 at 8:42 am - Reply

    I love special K bars! But I haven’t tried these ones. I really like fruit flavors from them. Would definitely want to try the blueberry!

  11. Dan Steadman January 14, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

    either Berry Medley or Blueberry bliss…will check them out when time to replenish my work snacks

  12. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 14, 2015 at 7:23 am - Reply

    I am really liking the new Special K snack bars–they look so much better than the old ones! Chocolate pretzel, I mean, c’mon πŸ˜€

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

      Yeah, they don’t have all the minced up stuff now. Real pieces!

  13. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 14, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    If it makes you feel any better, I still have my Christmas tree up. That sucker is going down this weekend!

    • JulieWunder January 14, 2015 at 8:46 am - Reply

      It’s too bad we can’t have a take the tree down party together. With drinks πŸ™‚

  14. Blane Sherer January 14, 2015 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Great snack suggestions.
    Glad you and the hubs enjoyed your vacation.
    Yeah, don’t rush trying to do everything at once.

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