Obesity in America – Part 8

Healthy Snacks to Keep You Going Throughout the Day

In my previous articles, I gave examples of healthy, low calorie, high MUFA meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In today's installment I will give you sample recipes for in between meals snacks. All of these snacks have fewer than 400 calories, are high in protein and MUFAs, and are healthy and delicious. Enjoy them!

Cliff Chocolate Brownie Bar: 240 calories

1/4 cup of Peanuts, Almonds or Cashews: 200 – 225 calories

Turkey Roll: about 300 calories

  • 4 oz organic deli turkey
  • 2 slices of Hass Avocado
  • 2 tbs finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbs Hummus
  • Place Hummus, Avocado and Walnuts on top of Turkey and wrap the Turkey around the ingredients.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie: About 400 calories

  • 2 tbs peanut butter
  • 2 tbs dark cocoa powder
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 4 medium size strawberries or 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • Place ice cubes and soy milk into blender. Add peanut butter. Blend until smooth. Add cocoa and fruit and blend until smooth.

Enjoy these healthy, low calorie snacks. Remember, small frequent meals containing the right kinds of ingredients is the key to proper nutrition. Combine good nutrition with exercise and shed those unwanted pounds. I did it and so can you!

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