Tuesday, August 14, 2012

INSIDE SCOOP: Snack Smart (pt. 2)

Hey What You Can Doers, hope this finds you well and having a great week.

Last time, we talked about why snacking is good for you and some steps to making healthier snack choices. Shopping after you’ve eaten, for example, is a good trick for warding off junk food temptation.

Now, as promised, here are a few snack ideas to help you along the way

 Who's a healthy snacker?... THIS guy!

Tame the Tummy Beast!  - Smart snack ideas

1 Hard –cooked egg with half a slice of toasted wheat bread
100 Calories
PLUS – Extra boost of protein

Veggie & Dip
1 cup baby carrots, celery and bell peppers with 2 Tbsp light dressing
100 Calories
PLUS – Good source of Vitamin A and Fiber

Baked apple treat
100 Calories
PLUS – Apples are sweet & packed with Vitamin C and fiber
Quick recipe: Make a fast-baked apple by microwaving 1 diced medium apple sprinkled with a pinch each of cinnamon and sugar for 1 minute. Stir; microwave 30 seconds more. Top with 1 tablespoon chopped almonds.

3/4 cup edamame sprinkled with curry powder, garlic powder or sea salt
100 Calories
PLUS – Quick, savory and fiber-rich!

Chips & Dip
150 Calories
8 tortilla chips with 1/2 cup salsa and 1/4 cup diced avocado
PLUS -  Avocado is a vitamin E powerhouse and provides nearly 20 essential nutrients

One 8" flour tortilla with 2 oz sliced turkey, lettuce, tomato and balsamic vinegar
200 Calories
PLUS – Quick fill of protein and veggies

Banana Smoothie
200 Calories
PLUS – Delicious dose of Potassium, protein & cocoa :) 
Whip up a smoothie by blending 1 banana, 1/2 cup almond milk, 2 tbsp chocolate whey protein powder and a couple of ice cubes until smooth.


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