- Creamy cucumber slices
- Peanut butter and dates
- Dark chocolate mandarin oranges
- Dark chocolate banana slices
It's finally spring! I think that spring is nature’s way of saying, "Don’t give up and keep marching to your dreams!" My favorite thing about March is probably knowing that spring and summer are just around the corner. Though I love many things about winter, running in cold weather isn't one of them. Thanks to spring, racing season is starting back up again. The days will be longer, there'll be more sun, and most importantly, there'll be more time for running.
Because this month's theme is to #MarchToYourDream, it's important to stay true to yourself and follow your heart as you pursue your ambitions. As long as you keep doing that, tomorrow's hopes and dreams will never die. Your heart will guide you to accomplish many things and give you the courage to overcome challenges and obstacles. Whatever's in store for your future, never let anybody stand in your way. March to your dreams with the easiest healthy snacks on earth!
Creamy Cucumber Slices
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 1/2 cup goat cheese, feta or cream cheese
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
Place the sliced cucumber onto a serving dish- Add 1 tablespoon of cheese to each slice. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!
Peanut Butter & Dates
- Whole pitted dates
- Peanut butter
Open one date with your fingers or a knife. Use fingers to open out date creating some kind of a “pocket” for your stuffing. Scoop a generous teaspoon of peanut butter inside the date. Close the date. Enjoy!
Dark chocolate mandarin oranges
- 5 mandarin oranges
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- sea salt
Line a baking sheet with parchment and set side. Peel the mandarin oranges. Melt the chocolate chips. Dip each slice halfway into the melted chocolate and place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and repeat until all slices are evenly coated and sprinkled with salt. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until chocolate has hardened. Enjoy!
Dark chocolate banana slices
- 1 large banana
- 2-3 tablespoons of dark chocolate; melted
- preferred toppings (I used chia seeds and pistachios)
First peel your banana, place on a baking sheet, and evenly spread on dark chocolate, covering just the top half of your banana. Then sprinkle on toppings and press them lightly into the melted dark chocolate to ensure they will stick. Using a sharp knife, evenly slice the banana. Transfer the banana a Tupperware. Place the banana into the freezer and freeze for about an hour. Enjoy!
This post is part of a series of monthly posts by Valentina M. Follow her on Instagram @thehealthymexican9 and on PumpUp @thehealthymexican.