February 06, 2015

Cheap healthy snacks {kale chips & banana smoothie}

Confession: chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. The kind you place & bake. It's my favorite snack and my favorite thing to pair with frozen yogurt. But I've really been trying to cut back on how often I eat them so that I can accomplish my health goals. So I browsed Pinterest for some tasty looking healthy snack ideas, and the two that sounded great to me were kale chips and a banana smoothie.

I followed these steps for baking, but changed my ingredients some. In a large mixing bowl I covered the kale chips with the olive oil then sprinkled on the following:
black pepper
lemon juice
sea salt

About halfway through baking, I drizzled on some balsamic vinaigrette.

And the final product...

So delicious!! Crispy, flavorful, and addictive. I can't wait to make these again very soon.

Whenever I go to Smoothie King, I order the "Banana Boat" smoothie. Full of bananas, protein, and ice cream. But I wanted to make a healthier version of this smoothie that still tasted great. For a late night snack I put two bananas, a few ice cubes, and 1/4 cup of milk in my NutriBullet.

Yum, and the end result!

I'm so happy that I've figured out how to make these healthy foods into tasty late night snacks because that's when I always want something to nibble on. These are perfect and easy snacks for those of you in college or busy people in general. Quick and filling!

What healthy snacks do you love?


  1. That smoothie actually looks pretty good! I tried to get on the green smoothie boat, but the color is so off putting...


  2. I love banana smoothies! I haven't had one in forever, either. They're really good with blueberries too ;)

  3. those chips ,i must try
    Keep in touch

  4. I put kale and a banana in my smoothie every morning but I've never actually made kale chips before, thanks for the idea!

  5. looks tasty ! i love banana smoothie !


  6. I love kale chips - they don't feel guilty at all either!

    - Kirstin

  7. i still haven't had kale chips. i swear i'm the last person on earth! ;)

  8. Chocolate chip cookies- yessss! They are like crack to me. My kryptonite.


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