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Today I rejoined the gym after three and a half months off and I gotta say, it’s good to be back. I’ve been feeling like I let myself go to seed and missing that natural high that comes with a good workout. I’m celebrating with a tall glass of Crystal Light strawberry lemonbabe (Twitter party this Thursday, woot woot!) and smiling on the inside knowing I’ve done something good for myself.
Now how ’bout a nice healthy snack? I love to graze, so I could happily nibble all day on these lovelies.
Bocconcini skewers are one of my faves, ‘tho I can’t say the same for my girl. More for me.
The crunch of the cucumber and the cracker and the creamy little bit of cheese make these little guys a tiny party in your mouth.
And we can’t forget the fruit. I bought a melon baller just so I could make these little guys. My kids liked the funky shape.
As a side note, I’m moving the Five Things feature to Sundays, so you’ll see the next one of those this weekend. And a web developer is helping me make a few minor tweaks to the blog (changing the font of the headline and the post titles, for example, since I find them a bit hard to read) so you may see some of those over the week.
Happy nibbling, friends! What are some of your favourite healthy snacks?