Friday, February 19, 2016

Snack Attack Strategies

Even if you eat healthy meals, you can't always pack in all the vitamins, minerals, fats, protein and produce that your body needs everyday. Your snacks need to work hard to fill in any nutritional holes. To help you break out of your hummus-and-carrots rut, here are a few fun nibbles to get into your weekly rotation.

Savory Yogurt
Mix a pinch of sea salt into six ounces of plain yogurt and top with thinly sliced radishes and cucumbers. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with fresh dill.

Tahini & Cranberry Celery Sticks
We've all had "ants on a log". Update it by filling celery sticks with tahini and topping with dried cranberries or chopped dried apricots.

Italian Guacamole
Give the avocado a Mediterranean twist by adding chopped sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Use sliced cucumbers for dipping.

Cheesy Dates
With their intense sweetness & satisfying chewiness, just a few dates can satisfy a sugar craving. Stuff with a salty cheese like goat or feta to amp up the flavor.

Whenever you snack on fruits & vegetables, add some protein and a little healthy fat to keep you satisfied and help you eat less later on.

Stay Active, Keep Moving and Enjoy Your Food!

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