Friday, September 19, 2014

Quick & Healthy Snacking with Skinnygirl Popcorn

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As I've been on my little health journey (read more here), the main focus has been FOOD. I'm not the best at exercising, but I have seen some amazing results just by changing the way and the things I eat. It hasn't been easy, but the "after" has been SO worth it! While eating healthy meals hasn't been too bad (I'm a huuuge foodie), finding healthy snacks to help satisfy the afternoon munchies has been quite difficult. I LOVE snacking, but most "snacky" foods are empty calories, or have a ton of sugar and artificial ingredients in a single serving. Not good! Lucky, there is a new product that hit the shelves at Walmart-- Skinnygirl popcorn. 

Skinnygirl popcorn isn't your average popcorn... it's above average. There are no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors. There is no high fructose corn syrup, and the product offers at least a 20% calorie savings compared to its competitors. Its better ingredients make it so much much healthier than your old run of the mill popcorn. Skinnygirl also has yummy flavor profiles. It is only 25 calories per cup popped-- now that's something to feel good about. I love that they come in "mini bags" to provide just the right amount of product. No more overeating!

This is great news for me, since I LOVE popcorn. Well, it used to be a love-hate relationship. I love it so much that I could not stay away from it at the movie theater, or at home when watching TV or a movie. It's just such a yummy snack! The more butter and salt, the better. But I did NOT love what it was doing to my thighs and tummy.... Luckily, I can have a love-love relationship with popcorn again, thanks to Skinnygirl and their new line of low calorie popcorn! I loved this new brand so much that I don't miss the old greaseball popcorn at all!

Today I want to share a quick, easy, and healthy snack idea for you, using Skinnygirl popcorn. It's another option for when you want something a little more than just popcorn. It's a trail mix, and it includes all my favorite healthy snacks! 
I tried two of their flavors-- Butter & Sea Salt, and Lime & Salt. Love them both!
For my favorite combination, you will need:
+Skinnygirl popcorn, Butter & Sea Salt flavor
+Cashews
+Almonds
+Chocolate Covered Craisins 
First off, pop the popcorn! All it needs is a quick minute to minute and a half.
Then... combine all your goodies together with the Skinnygirl popcorn! I actually found some granola in our cupboard, and decided to throw that in as well. That's the beauty of trail mix-- you add whatever you fancy! For example, you could do craisins and chocolate chips instead of chocolate covered chips. Or you could add raisins instead. Or peanuts! Throw together your favorites to make your very own creation.
Enjoy with a refreshing glass of H2O!

Skinnygirl is more than a brand-- it's all about being chic and stylish. A Skinnygirl is a multi-tasker. She is busy and active, yet knows the importance of finding healthy and great tasting solutions! This is a great snack for at home, a little something to munch on with some girl friends, or a great treat on-the-go. I put some of my trail mix in baggies to eat later, or to take it with me when I'm out and about. I thought the popcorn was delicious. The flavors weren't overpowering. They were light, yet flavorful. I felt very satisfied! Movie theaters need to start selling this stuff ;)
I LOVE the sweet and salty combination! So yummy.
find Skinnygirl popcorn at your local Walmart!
Making little but healthy changes in my snacking has me happier and feeling more confident throughout my day. What are your favorite trail mix combinations? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to try it out! And be sure to head on over to Walmart to get yourself some Skinnygirl popcorn for your next guilt-free treat!
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4 comments:

Arrows & Apricots said...

WHAT!?! Skinny girl has popcorn?! I need to go buy some ASAP because I struggle with snacking too.

Nikki Williams said...

sounds awesome!!
xxoo,
nikki

www.dream-in-neon.com

Bekah said...

This looks so divinely yummy!!!! :)

Summer @ Banana Hammocks & Tutus said...

I LOVE trail mix so much and I think the lime flavor would be really good in a mix for a good zing. Delish! And super cute dress! OMG! I need it! #client

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