Green Goodness Breakfast Scramble

20180106_2110491685339006.pngToday I’m wrapping up week one of the 21-Day Sugar Detox. You know, it hasn’t been that bad. I thought I’d miss Dunkin’ on Saturday or my usual chocolate chip pancakes or waffles a la mode on Sunday – but I don’t.

Fueling my body with the good stuff first thing helps keep me full and satisfied throughout the day – when I’d otherwise be snacking.

There aren’t too many “traditional” breakfast foods that I can actually eat during this detox. Oatmeal, Shakeology, and those sweets mentioned above are all out. And let’s be real, eggs can get boring very quickly.

So, today I decided to spice things up with Paleo Powder Seasoning – my go-to all-purpose blend. This recipe calls for TWO cups of veggies and is literally green yumminess on a plate.

Fuel your body and your day with this tasty scramble – 21-Day Sugar Detox & Whole30 complaint!screenshot_20180106-2134301787473139.jpg


Grab ’em and go


What do you grab when you’re in a hurry? If you’re like most people, it’s junk. I can remember walking to the corner store armed with a pocket full of change and a desire to check off everything on my list – Laffy Taffy, Hot Fries, Slim Jims, and Blow Pops. My 10-year-old self was shining in the glory of it. Why? Because it tasted good, was convenient, and the packaging screamed: “EAT ME, NOW!”

Flash forward almost two decades, and I still revel in all things easy and convenient, but I pride myself on making better food choices.

That’s why I love Bricks Bars. The ingredients are clean and sustainable, and the on-the-go packaging suits my busy – at times, hectic – lifestyle.  Great for hiking, biking, traveling. Just throw them in your bag, and you’re good to go.


Bricks organic meal bars are paleo and soy, gluten, and antibiotic free. The company uses grass-fed meats, and sustainably sourced GMO-free veggies, fruit, and seeds. Now, that’s something I can stand behind.

My favorite is the organic beef, uncured bacon, cranberry, and sunflower seed bar. Such a unique combination of flavors that makes your senses go wild with adventure. There’s something about the salty-sweet blend that gets me every time.


Runner up is the organic turkey, sweet potato, cranberry, and pumpkin seed bar reminds me of Thanksgiving. Actually, if I’m honest, it reminds me of Willy Wonka’s factory. Anyone remember the 3-course meal in a stick of chewing gum? I always wondered what that would be like. You get the yummy, savory main course, the side dishes, and pie at the close. What nostalgia attached to this!

Don’t just take my word for it. To taste just how delicious these bars really are, head over to You can get a variety sample 3-pack of Bricks Bars for $8.99 and FREE shipping.

Happy Snacking!


DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Bricks. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Diary of a Snacker successful. All opinions are my own.

Smooth or crunchy?

It’s the age old PB question, but it fits with almond butter too. I’m a smooth gal myself, and my mom likes crunchy. There’s no compromise here; it’s either one or the other.

Fortunately, most companies have caught on. One of these, Barney Butter, has so many awesome flavors and unique combinations such as Vanilla + Espresso, Honey + Flax, and Cocoa + Coconut. Whether you’re looking for super smooth, chunky, or somewhere in between, they’ve got you covered.


One of my favorite afternoon snacks.

Barney Butter’s almond butters are made with fresh California almonds in a peanut-free and Certified Organic facility. They are also Certified Vegan, Certified Gluten-Free, and Non-GMO Project verified (other than the Honey + Flax). I love that the company uses recycled, BPA-Free jars that can be reused for on-the-go snacking.

Barney Butter comes in snack packs (perfect for on-the-go) and jars (perfect for every day, baking, and eating with a spoon!) Check out their site for a full list of products.

Sometimes you just need a cookie!

Here’s a recipe that’s easy to whip up with ingredients you probably have on hand.

Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter Cookies

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1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, sofened
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/3-1/2 cup Barney Butter Vanilla + Espresso Almond Butter
1 cup gluten free flour blend
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, beat sugars and butter until smooth.
3. Whisk in vanilla and egg, then almond butter.
4. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt.
5. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix until just combined.
6. Form dough into 1″ balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet, flatten. (Dough may be sticky.)
7. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
8. Let cool and enjoy!

Visit Barney Butter online for fun recipes with all of the creative almond butter flavors.


DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored, in part, by Barney Butter. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Diary of a Snacker successful. All opinions (and the recipe) are my own.

Spread the love 

If you eat dairy-free, vegan, or paleo, it’s often hard to find good-tasting products that fit your lifestyle. Everywhere you turn there are advertisements for ice cream, pizza, yogurt, chocolate, lattes – you name it. Our world doesn’t cater to those with food allergies or dietary restrictions. Sadly, there is only so much dairy we can tolerate before crashing and burning.

When I find treats that are dairy-free and good-for-you, I have to let everyone know. I almost want to take out a billboard saying “TRY THIS!” But I usually just settle for handing out samples of my favorite things. Enter Lovebean Fudge.

Lovebean’s Sea Salt Caramel Spread is, in a word, enchanting. It’s made with organic ingredients and is vegan, paleo, low glycemic, and gluten and soy free. The first three (of five) ingredients are coconut-based: organic pureed coconut, organic coconut sugar, and organic fresh-pressed coconut milk. At first bite the coconut flavor was very prominent, but as I kept eating, it morphed into a rich, heavenly mixture of sweet vanilla, creamy butterscotch, and the perfect touch of sea salt. This was even better than any dairy-based caramel I’ve tried. I want to put it on everything!

The spread comes in a jar ($12.99) and box of 10 squeeze packs ($17.99). I would recommend the jar for baking and recipes and the squeeze packs for on-the-go anytime fun. You can also purchase a sampler six pack ($12.00) to try three of the flavors before committing to a full jar. FYI, it’s totally okay to eat it straight from the jar with a spoon – I won’t judge!

Lovebean’s spread is a dream come true for us lactose-free peeps! Melt it, mold it, bake it, spread it, or pour it on top of your favorite dairy-free ice cream. The possibilities are endless.

For more information and to learn about all of Lovebean’s products, visit While you’re there, be sure to check out the fun recipes from other customers.

Happy Snacking! 

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored, in part, by Lovebean. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Diary of a Snacker successful. All opinions are my own.