I am always looking for healthy snacks, so I was really excited when FitSnack contacted me. I tend to go for the same types of snacks: nuts, fruit, cottage cheese. It was nice to get a box full of organic & GMO-free snacks and goodies to help me switch things up!
I was really pleased with the variety and selection of items. One box costs $24 and there was definitely enough stuff in there to make it well worth it. (the bag of raw almonds and sunflower seeds ALONE would cost me around $6 at Whole Foods) According to the Fit Snack website: “The Fit Snack box is carefully curated each month to include 6 – 9 different items that are not only delicious but are also designed to provide clean energy to support an active, fitness-focused lifestyle.”
My favorite items were the veggie chips (Mila loved those, too), the peanut butter protein cookies and the somersaults snacks. Also, I was really surprised by how good the whey & quinoa protein shakes were! The powder dissolved easily in water and was delicious! I normally don’t like protein shakes since I always feel like they have a chemical taste, so I am definitely going to be looking for this one in the store.
The box also came with a bag of Oven Baked Organics brand pancake mix, so I figured I would whip up some Valentines Day themed pancakes. Especially since I have never had the opportunity to say, “Let me whip up (insert anything here)!” (I don’t cook… remember?)
I made the pancakes according to the directions on the bag. Then I took a bit of the batter and funneled it into a squeeze bottle with some blue food coloring. I made the rest of the batter dark pink using Wilton’s no taste red gel food coloring. I made these with Hudson’s help, so I let him pick the colors, but I think it would have looked super cute if he had let me make the pancakes dark red, with light pink writing. But, whateves.
First, spray the pan (I used coconut oil spray) and let it heat up on medium-high. Then write whatever you want using the squeeze bottle. If you are writing words, just remember you need to write them backwards, so when you flip the pancake they will be the right way. Let the letters ‘set’ for 30 seconds or so (you can kind of tell by looking) Then just pour the pink batter over top. Once you see bubbles flip them over. Done & done! (If you have one of those heart pancake molds they would be even cuter! I have one… somewhere. I looked for a good minute or so and then gave up.)
I decorated the plate with some heart sprinkles and the kids went to town! They actually loved something I cooked! Woohooo!
|How cute are these?|
|So much fun to make!|
**Fit Snack sent me a complimentary box to facilitate this review, opinions are 100% my own.