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Healthy snacks

Posted by mtwinkle on April 15, 2007

Must eat fruits/veggies
handful of almonds everyday
Dairy – Milk/Curd/Cheese
Apple a day

Peel apples. Put the apples into blender with honey(can be flavored) and a small amount of water. Blend until smooth. Eat applesauce immediately.

Optional – Add sugar & cinnamon to taste.

Veggie Wrap
1 large flour tortilla (11 inches in diameter)
1 tbsp. fat free or low fat sour cream
2 c. packaged salad greens (I use a bagged spinach and carrot mix)
4 to 6 packaged raw green beans, trimmed
1 thin slice red onion, rings separated
½ tsp. Louisiana hot sauce
½ tsp. Fresh Pepper


Microwave tortilla for about 5-10 seconds. Spread the sour cream on one end of the tortilla and then layer the remaining ingredients on top. Fold one end over the ingredients, then the two sides, and then tightly roll the wrap up completely. Slice in half on a diagonal and serve.

Cinnamon Apple Yogurt
½ tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. walnuts/peanuts/granola

Place chopped apple in a bowl. Cover with yogurt, sprinkle remaining ingredients on top and serve.

Flavored yogurts with fresh fruit & granola/walnut
Fruit can be peaches, apples, banana etc.

Quaker Rice cakes

Green Tea

Quaker Oatmeal with a fruit

Peanut Butter sandwich
Make a peanut butter sandwich with sliced bananas, honey or jam for a delicious snack any time of the day.

Women and men who ate about one ounce (or a handful) of almonds each day lowered their LDL cholesterol by 4.4 percent from baseline. The study also found that all of the people in the study, both those who ate only ounce servings and those who ate more, maintained their weight.

Spinach side dish
Simply heat a small amount of olive oil and minced garlic in a nonstick pan, and add fresh spinach.

Quick Creamy Spinach
In a saucepan, combine spinach, butter, water, and onion. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer for a few minutes. Remove cover and continue to simmer. Drain off excess water. Add cream, nutmeg, and salt and pepper.
Continue simmering for a few more minutes to reduce the cream slightly.

Spinach with Yogurt
cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
plain low-fat Greek yogurt
3/4 cup vegetable broth
salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
baby spinach, well-washed
minced red onion
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice

1. In a mixing bowl, combine cucumbers, yogurt, broth, and salt and pepper to taste.
2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook about 1 minute, until golden but not browned. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Stir spinach mixture into yogurt mixture. Puree in a food processor until smooth, then transfer to a large serving bowl. Add remaining yogurt, onion, and lemon juice and stir well to combine.

Breakfast smoothie

* 1 banana
* 100g crushed pineapple
* 50g mango pieces
* 1 diced peach
* 1 glass skimmed milk

(320 calories, 11g of protein, four grams of fibre and 1 fat gram)

Hummus sandwich
Heat flat bread (or in fact any bread)
Spread Hummus on one side of the flat bread
Put some salt (if required)
Add veggies (lettuce, spinach etc.)
Roll and eat.

Peel apples. Put the apples into blender with honey and a small amount of water. Blend until smooth. Eat applesauce immediately.

Optional – Add sugar & cinnamon to taste.

Apple in favored yogurt
Cut apples into small square pieces.
In a bowl, put flavored yogurt (any flavor), mix apple pieces
Garnish with granola and grated apple.

Apple yogurt dip
Combine vanilla yogurt, cinnamon in a small bowl. Core and slice apple to dip into mixture.


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