Monday, June 23, 2008

Snack Attack

Snacking is just important as real meals. They need to well balanced (a simple protein, carbohydrate, and good fat combo) and they need to full on nutrients that help keep you going as well as your metabolism! I know I always post meal recipes, but today I thought I'd share some interesting but still Yummy snacks!

1. flax seed tortilla chips with low-fat cottage cheese and diced tomato and pepper on top. (James sometimes uses honey with the chips instead of tomatoes, still pretty good, just different).
2. Apple slices wrapped in turkey and low-fat cheese
3. Almond butter and light laughing cow cheese on a corn tortilla
4. crumbled cliff or luna bar mixed in with Greek Yogurt
5. See below- these are tasty ideas that were created by whole foods market!

Crispy Cashew Rice Treats
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

Makes approximately 10 squares
1/2 cup rice syrup
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup cashews, toasted and chopped (or your favorite nut)
2 cups brown rice crisp cereal
Bring rice syrup to boil in medium saucepan. Lower heat and simmer for about 2 minutes. Add peanut butter and turn heat to low. Mix thoroughly, about 3 minutes. Combine cashews with rice crisp cereal in mixing bowl. Add peanut butter mixture to rice crisp cereal mixture and combine. Press into oiled baking dish and let cool. Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition Info
Per Serving (2 oz.): 290 calories (140 calories from fat), 16g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 2g dietary fiber, 7g protein, 29g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium

Fruit Yogurt Popsicles
Kid-Friendly Recipe

Serves 4
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt, mixed well
1 cup fresh or frozen fruit, your choice of blueberries, strawberries, cherries, etc.
1–2 tablespoons honey
4 Popsicle sticks
four 5-ounce paper cups
aluminum foil
Place the yogurt, fruit (slightly thawed if using frozen) and honey in a blender. Blend to desired consistency (some kids like the fruit chunky and others like it smooth). Pour into paper cups, filling them 3/4 full. Cover the cups with foil. Make slits in the center of the foil covers and insert the Popsicle sticks. Put in the freezer for about 5 hours or until frozen solid. When ready, peel off the paper cup and eat.

Nutrition Info
Per Serving (105g-wt.): 80 calories (20 from fat), 2g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, less than 1g dietary fiber, 2g protein, 15g carbohydrate, 10mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium

Eat Up!!

CONGRATS to the famous BREE WEE for her PR at Ironman Japan!

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