Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Blueberry Pistachio Cheese Bites

2 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 6 Comments

I’ve been OBSESSED with cheese lately, craving it something fierce.

Now, you may be thinking… what’s the big deal? Just eat some cheese. But I’m here to tell you, I have a cheese problem.

Once I start, I can’t stop.

Don’t laugh.

I’m SERIOUS!

I haven’t bought a block of cheese in nearly 6 years because of this problem. I used to sit down with a hunk of cheddar, a knife and some crackers. Before I knew it, *poof* 3/4 the block would be gone

Now I stick with mostly pre-shredded cheese and the Laughing Cow. Both help me with some much needed portion control.

Sad, I know.

If you’ve been following me for some time, you probably know my snack philosophy–It’s always more satisfying to make than to grab. I needed to find a way to appease these most recent cheese cravings.

Blueberry Pistachio Cheese BitesI could have easily grabbed a Mini Babybel, ate it in 2 seconds, but then where would I be?

Left. Wanting. More. That’s where.

Instead, I took a few minutes, looked in the pantry for nuts, grabbed some fresh mint from the garden and had fun trying a completely new flavor combination for me. And it was interesting, in a good way! You get the creaminess from the cheese, the sweetness of the blueberry, the saltiness of the pistachio and finally the bright freshness from the mint!

Cut the Mini Babybel into 9 small squares and build 9 little “bites” by layering one of everything on each toothpick.

Enjoy!

Blueberry Pistachio Cheese Bites - 1

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
9 all 9 bites
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
85 5g 1g old: 2 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 2g 3g 7g

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    Erin

    August 17, 2011

    I also have a cheese obsession - I just don't have the willpower to not buy blocks of cheese! This looks so tasty and it's a combination that I would never think of. Thanks for the inspiration. Reply

    Laurie

    August 17, 2011

    My best friend always shakes her head sadly and says: "Cheese is not your friend." Reply

    Janice

    August 17, 2011

    Oh, I so recognize your cheese obsession. I try to buy string cheese so they are in single servings but then I eat five or six a day. I stick with Laughing Cow too. Reply

    Tina

    August 17, 2011

    Oh I've been craving brie with red pepper jelly and red wine all week. ALL WEEK. Waiting for day 7 on WW to use my flex. This is such a PRETTY food photo, I would totally serve this at a party (with select friends who actually eat healthy and would go for something new). Love it! Try gorgenzola cheese (spelling?), craisin, endive (can be used as a scoop instead of toothpick) or arugala, and walnut. Amazing. Reply

    Tina Reaves

    August 18, 2011

    I just from somewhere found your site an wanted u to know i am now excited about losin my weight again. In 07 i joined weight watchers an in 3 months lost 38 pounds. But life hahaha made me gain it an some back, but i'm on the Roni train, focused, excited an actually feelin better. Your site is awsome an i luv that your son is involved. I have 5 kids 33,30,28,16,14 an i have a daycare in our home, was so glad he was involved. Keep on keepin on!!!! Reply

    Becky @ Our Peaceful Home

    August 22, 2011

    Hi! I'm interested in reading more of your blog! I found your butternut squash video and found your blog! I've never cooked with butternut squash before. I'm glad I watched the video before I tried to cut into the squash. Reply