My Favorite “Healthy” Night Snacks

Well, I guess you’re getting two posts today instead of just one.  I totally forgot I had this post scheduled for upload today. Enjoy! 🙂

Before I begin this post, let me just say that cupcakes, chips, and ice cream are my favorite snacks, ok?  A Snickers bar is a snack.  An apple?  Not a snack. A punishment. LOL…I’m just kidding.  I actually really love eating fruit for a snack.  But, eating these bad snacks every night is not good – so I have been trying to choose healthier options for myself when digging for a snack.

I have received a couple of questions and requests on how I lost my baby weight and what I eat to maintain my weight, so I thought I would share.  What has worked for me is portion control and not eating (a lot) late at night.  I try to stick to 100 calories or less after 6 pm.

So while my husband eats his 8 Oreos at night next to me on the couch (the man does not gain weight) I resist the urge to say yes when he asks me if I want one, and try to find something healthier.  He doesn’t have to wear a swimsuit. Haha. 

Be strong.

Here are some better options.

  

 

 

So first I’ll start off with these La Croix “sodas”.  I call them “soda” to make myself happy.  I love soda, but it is ridiculously bad for you.  These are delicious and I am totally addicted.  My friend Caty got me hooked when I had the lemon one at her house!  The lemon, lime, and grapefruit are my favorite flavors.  So what makes these “sodas” so great is that they are just carbonated water, and natural flavoring.  Nothing else.  No calories, no artificial sugar, nothing.  It tastes as if you took some bubbly water, and squirted some fruit in there.  That’s all it is.  So, it tastes like a treat, but it’s really a lot better than having a soda.

So another thing I like to eat are bars.  I like LUNA and Kind bars, and also these Fiber One bars help you feel full. These three kinds are actually really good (not TWIX bar good tho) and they satisfy my urge for a candy bar.  I know they do contain sugar and calories, but they are a healthier option.

Does anyone love popcorn as much as me?  I eat so much popcorn!  I love Skinny Pop, and also these 100 calorie packs of popcorn.  I mean, do I really need to eat an entire big bag of popcorn? No.  These little packs give me my popcorn fix.

I also like to eat some yogurt with granola, and sometimes I even eat one of my daughters squeezie fruit pouches.  This mixed berry kind is so good and tastes like berry Skittles.

Ok, so these are my healthier snack options!  What do you like to snack on?

Thanks for reading! xx

Must Have Beauty Products for Spring

Spring is herrrreeeee and I am so ready for warm weather, dewy skin, bright nail polish, and coral lips!  Here are my must haves this spring!

 BRIGHT NAILS  

 On my nails: Essie Mint Candy Apple 

I love pastels and also bright colors for spring and summer.  A bright pop of color on my nails brings out a summer tan and looks so cute with summery outfits.

 FAKE TAN 

Everyone knows that laying out in the sun is bad, and nowadays you don’t have to with all of these self-tanning options.  I’ve got three kinds here, a spray, a mousse, and a gradual tan lotion.  All of these are really good, and not orange!

 LIGHTWEIGHT FOUNDATION W SPF 

I don’t know about you, but living in Texas in 100+ degree weather, the last thing I want on my face is a thick, full coverage, heavy foundation. These three foundations are super lightweight, last all day, and contain SPF.

MOISTURIZERS  

Warmer weather means skirts, shorts, dresses, and open toes, so you don’t want to have dry skin!  Just because it’s not dry winter anymore doesn’t mean to forget your facial moisturizer and eye cream!  Toss these creams in the fridge to give a nice cooling, refreshing feeling to your skin in the morning before you apply your makeup.  

Always use a body lotion to make your skin soft and smooth, and show off those legs!  I have been obsessed with Original Jergens my entire life!  I love the scent of it. Also, don’t forget to moisturize your feet!  Dry skin and sandals are no good!  This super thick foot cream gives a tingling and cooling effect. 

 A CORAL LIP 

Oh, do I love a coral lip.  Bright corals, sheer corals, give me all the corals!  Coral lips are pretty much universally flattering, and so springy!

 DEWY SKIN 

I love any kind of highlight or illuminizer.  I have started mixing a liquid illuminizer with my foundation and I LOVE the result!  My sweet friend Gillian of A Pretty Trippy Blog sent me this one by Becca in Pearl and it is seriously beautiful!!! #palegirlsforlife 

Cream bronzers, highlighters, and blushes will give you a fresh glow and give the skin some luminosity.  If cream products aren’t your thing, use a powder highlight on the tops of your cheekbones for that “jlo glow”.  

Setting my makeup with a setting spray or something like MAC Fix + really helps with making my face look fresh and dewy.  

What are your must haves for spring?

xo, Amy