Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Fiber One through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Fiber One’s® Cheesecake Bars, all opinions are my own.
Friends, today I want to talk about a problem I have had for as long as I can remember: I do a lot of mindless snacking. Do you know what I’m talking about? Where you stand in your pantry or at your kitchen counter and just eat whatever might be easy to grab without even thinking?
This problem seems to have gotten much worse after having kids. If I’m fixing them a snack I tend to “tax” whatever I’m making for them by eating a bit of it, myself, even if it’s something I am not craving at all (like graham crackers), and even if I’m not actually hungry.
I seem to snack on things simply because they are there. Do you ever do this?
The Power of Intentional Snacking
I want to share with you the strategy I have used with the greatest success in combating this bad habit: intentional snacking. I plan out my snacks so that they are fairly frequent (I’m a grazer by nature and if I try to rebel against that completely, I always fail). I also plan at least one snack during the day that knocks my socks off and that totally feels worth the wait.
Pretty amazing, right?! This has quickly become one of my absolute favorite things to enjoy during my early afternoon quiet time, or during that 3pm slump when I need a little boost to power me through the last part of the day before dinner.
Are you wondering how on earth a chocolate fondue with cheesecake bites can be sinless? And are you wondering how this comes together without an extensive amount of time in the kitchen? It’s all about the ingredients, baby!
The cheesecake bites from Fiber One certainly don’t taste sinless, but in addition to tasting great, they are also loaded with 20% of your daily fiber needs. They also keep your calories in check, with just 150 calories per bar.
I pair this up with a vegan faux chocolate fondue made from the following ingredients:
¼ cup cocoa powder
2 tsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
(optional) 1 tbsp almond milk
(makes 4 servings of chocolate fondue)
Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl (it takes all of 30 seconds to do) and then slice up your Fiber One Cheesecake bar into 8 pieces and you’ve got the most amazing snack EVER. It’s certainly worth saying no to a handful of cheese crackers, a few bites of pretzels and other random things you’ll come across throughout the day. If I know that I have this waiting for me, my ability to stop eating everything in sight mindlessly improves drastically.
I get that nice energy boost from the avocado that I need to finish off the day and I get to enjoy the great flavor of the cheesecake bites. I don’t worry in the slightest that I’m spoiling my dinner, either.
I hope you’ll give intentional snacking a try and really treat yourself to this indulgent (yet sinless!) snack! You can find Fiber One Cheesecake bars at grocery stores nationwide. For more great snack ideas, follow Fiber One on Facebook.