Friday, August 18, 2017

Snack Swaps

Snacking can be an important part of your daily meal choices. Try these simple food swaps to save calories, cut sugar and sodium and shift your focus to whole foods.

Instead of guacamole dip & chips try:
Avocado Toast - Whole grain toast with avocado slices and cracked pepper satisfies the crunchy/creamy cravings.

Instead of dried fruit try:
Fresh Fruit - Dried fruits are healthy snacks but they're calorie dense. Fresh fruit weighs in with less calories and sugar because of it's high water content. 

Instead of dry-roasted peanuts try:
Steamed Edamame - Peanuts are heart-healthy but contain 200 calories per 1/4 cup. Trade for 1/2 cup shelled edamame sprinkled with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds.

Instead of a bake-shop brownie try:
Cookies and Milk - Big bakery brownies can easily top 300 calories. Two chocolate cream-filled cookies have just 106 calories, leaving room to dunk them in 8 oz. of low-fat milk. The cookies might not pass the "whole foods" test but they can head off cravings in a pinch.

Make wise food choices throughout the day. When you do decide to indulge in a treat, make sure you enjoy it. Healthy body and Healthy mind.

Stay Active, Keep Moving and
Enjoy Your Food

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