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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tip of the Day--SNACKS

Snacks are good. The right kind of snacks are even better. Here is a list of my favorite snacks that tide me over until my next meal. Please add your favorite snack foods to the comment section. I always like new snack ideas. Thanks!

  • light string cheese and an apple
  • handful of almonds (12-24)
  • bowl of Kashi GoLean with soy milk
  • Western Bagel wheat bagel with WW light cream cheese
  • Skippy Natural Peanut Butter (just on a spoon)
  • banana or apple dipped in melted PB
  • protein shake
  • snap peas
  • Fiber One Caramel Delight cereal, dry
  • Fiber One granola bar
  • any 100 calorie pack snack
  • South Beach Diet high protein cereal bar

I am sure there are others but these are the ones I like best. The trick is to eat something with a little healthy fat, some protein, and carbs. Or veggies plain since they have fiber and we typically don't get enough veggies in our diets. Snack time is a great time to fill fiber or veggie requirements. It is also a great boost to your day and can help you from scarfing down your next meal because you are so famished.

Remember to add your favs to the comments.

7 comments:

Bethany said...

Since Tyler delivers produce right now we always have grapes! I love them. Or half an avocado!

Leisa said...

Really? I've never just eaten an avocado by it's self. Great omegas and healthy fats in those! I like my grapes frozen in the summer. Yum!

Meghan said...

I like the Special K Protein Bars, too. The peanut butter flavor is the best, I think. Popcorn is also good, either air popped or the light, natural microwave. That stuff fills me up and is really low in cals and fat.

Leisa said...

Oh, yeah. I forgot popcorn. I buy the 100 calorie mini bags. Butter is my fav but Kettle Corn is good too.

Heidi said...

I just tried these protein pancakes and they sound weird, but are actually pretty good and loaded with all the right stuff.
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup cottage cheese
3 egg whites
a little cinnamon if you want
blend it all up in your blender (it really does become like pancake batter) and cook them just like pancakes on a little lower heat so they cook all the way through. I top it with fresh strawberries or some yummy fruit. They are really filling (more a meal then a snack, but only around a 250-300 cal meal depending on your topping.)

Leisa said...

Sounds good! I love pancakes.

Cammie said...

Great snack ideas everyone. We love raisins at our house.