Go Light: Springtime Snacks and a Little Picnic

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Good morning! I’m having a blast up in Chicago for a short little trip with friends (you can follow our adventures on instagram here), but I’m excited to share some great light springtime snacks with you. Sunday afternoon Ben and I headed to our next door park with a cooler full of of our new favorite frozen treats I grabbed at Walmart on Saturday and enjoyed a little bit of this seventy degree weather.

In the spring and summer, when the days start getting longer and the nights start getting warmer, it seems like I’m asking for a ‘treat’ every night (although lets be serious, I’m looking for something sweet to end the day regardless of what season it is). I love to indulge as much as the next person, but I also love having a few lighter options on hand that don’t sacrifice taste for calories.

I’ve been eating Skinny Cow ice-cream (irregularly) and Outshine bars for years, but this was the first time we tried the ganache cones or the Fruit & Veggie Bars (I’m addicted to the coconut ones). The cones reminded me of a drumstick with better ice-cream and the bars tasted like yummy fruit leather (have you had that?) in a popsicle.

^They’re perfect for warm summer evenings or hot spring afternoons when you just need a little something.

^Ben matched his popsicle

^my husband tells me I’m bad at not getting food on my face 🙂

So between Sunday’s post and today, we’ve talked a lot about snacks. I want to hear YOUR favorites. What gets your through the day? What light indulgences do you look forward to? Spill (leave a comment or tweet me @bellatheblog).


  1. Adorable photos 🙂 And I LOVE skinny cow snacks, they are so delicious! And they allow me to "splurge" without adding too many calories to my day!

  2. Love Outshine! It's a favorite in our house too.

    I live in Chicago – I hope you're enjoying your time here! We finally got some sunshine today, woo hoo!

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