Okay, first I would like to say how AMAZING it has been receiving my comments from you guys! I’ve gotten a few responses to my beach bag post and they have been lovely to read and respond to. Some of you have told me what you carry in your beach bag (like oil based hair spray! Sounds amazing!) and some of you have just told me how much you love my first post. Those comments really mean a lot to me and I would like to thank all of you for your support.
Now, that I have said that, let’s get on to what the post is about. I am starting a section about healthy snacks, (and just healthy food in general) called Healthy Eats. I LOVE healthy snacks because I snack a lot. Like A LOT! I’ve never been a three-meals-a-day type of girl. Since that is true, I cannot just eat junk all the time (that makes me feel sick and sets a very bad tone for my whole day). So, I try to come up or find healthy recipes. Since I eat snacks most of the time, I come up with a lot of healthy snack ideas like the recipe I am about to share with you right now. My ABSOLUTE favorite healthy treat…..Grapefruit Shuggies!!
Now , hold on a sec before you all question the greatness of these snacks. I came up with this idea a couple years ago on a hot, summer day. I was like, “I really want something sweet but I don’t want something that’s going to make me want to throw up later”. I had a grapefruit in my kitchen that I did not know what to do with (I am not a big fan of eating a grapfruit directly with a spoon. That is WAY to messy for me). I had always seen my best friend sprinkling sugar over her grapefruit and I thought that was awesome. Now, if you are like me, you are always trying to make a good thing better than it is. So, I was thinking of ways to make grapefruit taste even more amazing then it already does and then it hit me. Cut it up into wedges, lightly dust sugar over the wedges, then FREEZE THEM!!. It is the perfect snack for a hot day, and not to messy. They are so easy to make too.
What you need:
Whole pink or red grapfruit
Organic brown sugar
Cut up the whole grapfruit into wedges. Place the wedges in a bowl so they have space in between them (so they won’t freeze together. Yes, this has happened to me before). Then, fill a teaspoon with the organic brown sugar and sprinkle it over the wedges. It should take about two teaspoons to cover all of the wedges. After you are done, place the bowl in the freexer for approximately 2 hours-2.5 hours, or let them freeze overnight. Make sure the grapfruit wedge is frozen all the way through. Then, take them out of the freezer and ENJOY!!
These are my absolute favorite summer snack. They are sweet, but not too sweet, and they are healthy.
Do you have a favorite healthy summer snack? What do you want to hear about next? Let me know in the comments! I LOVE getting feedback, suggestions, and just talking to you guys!