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S’mores Apple Salad

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So last week, after (yet another) disappointing weigh in, I committed to waking up every day (except Sunday, which I don’t think I mentioned then), early enough to go work out and eat breakfast at our kitchen table. It was a small goal, because I feel like I need to go back to some fundamentals. I’m hoping that  month of working out first thing and eating a healthy breakfast turns into a habit that I can keep up. Once that habit is established, I’ll take another baby step.

This week went really well. I had a great cardio workout all 6 days, and ate a bowl of cheerios for breakfast every morning. I was scared to eat anything else… I know it’s a recipe for disaster, but I seem to do best when I eat the same thing every single day. I know I should have a little more variety to prevent boredom and all, but… it just scares me to veer away from something that I know works! Anyone else like that?

Oh, well. Baby steps right? Maybe I can explore different breakfasts next month :)

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This recipe is a skinny version of one of  my very favorite treats: Snickers Apple Salad. And you know what’s even better than Snickers Apple Salad? Samoas Apple Salad. Seriously, it’s amazing. Try it!

You could probably replace the chocolate chips, grahams, and marshmallows in this recipe with a quarter or half serving of snickers or samoas without changing the nutritional value too much. Just be sure to cut them up into really small pieces so you get a little in every bite! I like this s’mores version though– it’s simple and yummy, and without much guilt! There’s half an apple and 150 calories in each (very filling) serving.

Skinny Saturday: S’mores Apple Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 small box (1.4 oz) sugar free vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup cool whip free
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips
  • 2 medium granny smith apples, cut into cubes
  • 12 miniature marshmallows
  • 1 graham cracker sheet, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the milk and the pudding mix until smooth and thick. Immediately whisk in the cool whip.
  2. Use a spatula to mix in the apple pieces, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and graham crackers crumbs. Serve immediately or chill until time to serve. Don't make this too far ahead of serving time, as the apples will brown.
  3. Serves 4
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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

13 comments on “S’mores Apple Salad”

  1. Sounds yummy but I don’t care for Granny Smith apples. Could you use just about any apple? I know my Grand kids would love this.

  2. Looks delicious Ashton and it has just the right amount of sweetness too! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  3. Oh my goodness, this look so yummy! I pinned it for future use (future as being next week!)! Thanks so much for sharing!

    By the way, I LOVE the font that is showing up as I type this – so pretty! :)

  4. Good thinking :D Sometimes a routine, can help get you back on track. Breakfast and lunch could be the same and then vary your dinner to have variety and keep you feeling satisfied.
    You apple salad looks delicious. It reminds me of these once skinny apple quesadillas I made. :D

  5. Oh, I totally eat the same breakfast all week! And to go even further…I eat the same lunch most days too! I work in an office and try to have my food ready for breakfast and lunch at the beginning of the week. When I know I already have everything ready for those meals, it makes it a lot easier to stick to healthy options. I try to vary it from week to week though so I don’t get bored. My favorite healthy breakfast is steel cut oatmeal, mmm so many varieties you can make.

    I try to exercise in the mornings as soon as I wake up. I don’t know if you would be interested in this, but I like drinking a pre workout energy drink while I’m driving to the gym. Not the meal replacements, just an energy drink. I think the one that I drink has 20 calories in it. It just really helps me get onto the treadmill or whatever and beast my cardio. Helps me get in the right mood for the rest of the day!

    I just recently found your blog, and love everything I see. Hang in there girl, and keep up the good work! Don’t get down on yourself!

  6. Snickers salad is my husband’s favorite! I’m going to have to try this as a lighter replacement!

  7. Apple salads are my favorite!! I like the one with snickers, but I am going to give this a try too! YUMMMM

  8. Mmmm, I love me some snicker salad! I’ll be pinning this lighter version to make this summer.

    Weight loss is quite frustrating, but don’t give up on yourself. I’ve been going at this for just over a year and haven’t made much progress. It’s disappointing, but I’m not giving up. Each day, I try to celebrate the little successes, like drinking 8 cups of water, eating 1 tootsie roll vs. 10. It all adds up and eventually you will start seeing progress, no matter how defeated you feel.

    Keep up the great work! I’m rooting for ya!

  9. Yum! I cannot wait to try this! Maybe this weekend if it is warm enough. The boyfriend and I are still waiting on weather that is warm enough for us to get our grill going. I’m glad I found this before we grilled out, though! Thank you for sharing this!

  10. This recipe sounds perfect for a sweet bite. So glad you stuck to your goals. I read a great article yesterday about taking very small steps in changing your lifestyle. It was something to the fact that your brain is so overloaded with everything it works on that it gives less “power” to your will power. So if you make small changes like you did and make them a habit, it is one less thing for your brain to try and process.

  11. Love this idea! I’m obsessed with s’mores, so s’mores anything salad sounds perfect. This is great for satisfying that craving without a ton of calories. :)

  12. Hi Ashton,
    I can relate to the fear of not wanting to veer off of the “plan”. Just make sure you get enough lean protein. Protein has the staying power to keep you from getting hungry in between meals. I alternate between boiled eggs, cottage cheese, turkey sausage and cheddar cheese for breakfast. And I always, always eat a apple. 70 pounds gone for 2 1/2 years now! It really is all about choices.

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