I have mentioned previously that I am a HUGE food swapper. I am not a salad girl. I would love to be but I just hate it. I like to eat delicious things and in an effort to stay slim I make substitutions in my daily life that help me keep my calorie intake in check.
This is a principle that I learned in Bethenny Frankel’s book Naturally Thin. She advised that you should treat your daily calorie intake like a bank account. If you splurge during lunch you should eat lighter during other meals or snacks in order to keep things balanced. I thought that made a lot of sense at the time and it has been something that I’ve continued to do.
I was recently introduced to the new Skinnygirl Tasty Nutrition Bars at an InStyle Magazine event. I received a few of them in my swag bag and could not wait to try them. The chocolate peanut butter with sea salt is my favorite!
After falling in love with the nutrition bars I discovered Skinnygirl’s Snack Swap website. It should be called Pam. It is EXACTLY my type of party.
It is extremely user-friendly. You choose the type of snack that you are craving from a list of descriptions on the left-hand side of the screen.
Then, you narrow it down further.
Finally, the site provides lower calorie recipes or snack bar options that will satisfy your craving without breaking “the bank”. The recipes are pretty simple and I appreciate that they are not just telling you to eat kale. They understand that you want chocolate and they want to help you eat it while still staying within your calorie budget.
P.S. How good do those chocolate covered bananas look? Yummo!
P.P.S. Today is the last day to enter my Blogiversary Giveaway! One of the prizes is a gift pack from Skinnygirl that includes a month’s supply of each flavor of their Tasty Nutrition Bars and other awesome Skinnygirl swag!