The holidays are filled with sweets. There is always an excuse to eat something unhealthy because it's the holiday season. As I write this I feel so full of eating unhealthy today. Now I have a slight headache! Tomorrow I will go back to healthy eating. With that being said, I want to share a healthy holiday snack I have been making, Bruschetta on a rice cake. It's really not ONLY a holiday snack but I am calling it that because it has all the Christmas colors. So why not call it a holiday snack? I love bruschetta. It's very fresh, light and serving it on a rice cake is even lighter than on bread. At less than 50 calories per rice cake, it can be topped with anything from peanut butter and bananas to guacamole without worrying about the extra calories.
Due to the pandemic I can no longer send a lunch box container to school on the days my kids do attend school. I have to now be extra creative with food. Everything has to be packed in disposable bags, such as paper bags and plastic baggies. Sandwiches everyday is not doable. Probably because we do not eat sandwiches everyday at home! Pizza muffins for school lunch sounded like a great idea. The boys really love pizza and I mean very few people dislike pizza. Okay, I have met two people who don't like pizza. Can you believe it! Naan pizza are delicious but changing it up makes it more appealing than having the same style of pizza everyday.
One of favorite marinated olives is made with garlic, parmesan and lemon juice. If you've never tried marinated olives, you must! Olives are so delicious. I can easily eat them by the jar. In fact, I have on many occasions. During my first pregnancy that was one of cravings. I love olives!! Do you like marinated olives? Most of us don't think to make marinated olives because we can easily purchase them in store and secondly, we don't think to marinate them unless there is an occasion for celebration. I do admit, I fall into these two categories.