A couple weeks ago I posted a blog about how important it is to eat a little protein at each snack or mini-meal. Here are some combinations I enjoy.
Non-fat cottage cheese with sliced grape tomatoes & a little celery salt
Non-fat cottage cheese with canned peaches (packed in juice not syrup)
Non-fat plain yogurt with frozen blueberries
Non-fat plain yogurt with low-fat granola
Peanut butter and apple slices (or banana slices)
(read the ingredient list on the peanut butter - look for just peanuts & salt)
Peanut butter on a rice cake topped with snipped dates
A handful of dates and a handful of walnuts
Mix the dates & walnuts with some non-fat plain yogurt
Mini Babybel Light cheese & baby carrots
Low-fat string cheese & whole wheat crackers (read the ingredient label on the box)
A hard-boiled egg & half a grapefruit
A hard-boiled egg & a handful of snap peas
Broccoli & hummus
Hummus on a rice cake topped with sliced cucumber
Tahini Dip with any vegetables
Here's the Tahini Dip recipe. I make a big batch and keep it on-hand for lunch, snacks or appetizers. So delicious!
1 jar (about 15 oz) of tahini (sesame seed paste)
1 cup lemon juice (fresh is better but bottled OK)
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp. salt
1 large bunch parsley, chopped finely
Combine all ingredients in large bowl, stirring until well mixed. Divide into small sealed containers and freeze. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before using.
Another tip: Make sure you put your snack on a plate and sit down at a table. Be conscious you are eating. Try not to eat mindlessly while doing something else. And above all, enjoy your food.