(buff mama monday) olympics inspired snack recipe

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Instead of my original “how to gain 5lbs in Vegas” post idea, I thought a healthy snack idea post might be better. I had a ton of fun turning 30 in Vegas, maybe a little too much fun. I’ll be writing a little Vegas trip recap post soon, which will include all of the yummy food I ate. With that said, I’m starting “operation detox” today and I’ll be at kickboxing tonight, which I’m sure will kick my butt. I have another 5k coming up in August, time to hop back on the treadmill again!

I love coming up with different healthy snack recipes to supplement my Nutrisystem meals, here’s one of them inspired by the Olympics. This recipe is perfect for the kiddos to help with. Adults can do the slicing prep work and kids can “decorate” the rice cakes according to the ring colors. Oh how I love the Olympics! The athletes are AH-MAZING, so dedicated and determined. I always look forward to watching gymnastics and swimming. If the Olympics don’t inspire you to be healthier, I don’t know what will!

Olympic Rings Healthy Snack Recipe
Miniature Rice Cakes
Light Cream Cheese or Peanut Butter
Sliced Strawberries
Sliced Kiwi
Slices Bananas
Step 1: Slice and wash strawberries, kiwi and banana. Wash blueberries.
Step 2: Spread a thin layer of cream cheese or peanut butter over 5 rice mini cakes (I used vanilla flavored rice cakes).
Step 3: Place fruit on the rice cakes and arrange to look like Olympic rings.
Step 4: Enjoy!

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Welcome to See Vanessa Craft! I’m Vanessa, an MSSW and mom of two in Arizona, and I’m happy you’re here to get inspired with me. It’s my mission in life to spread creativity through crafts, recipes, travel and more in order to live a life well lived.