I was going to post today about foam rollers but then I spied these super yummy snack ideas and decided they were much more fun than a foam roller. I stole the recipes from Real Simple Magazine. The original article shares 9 really nice suggestions. These are my fav three. The next time you need a healthy snack to tide you over between meals consider these. (Yes, snacks are okay, just be mindful of your total daily calorie consumption!)
Think of this as a gourmet cook’s PB & J. Spread 1 tablespoon of cashew butter on a slice of Ryvita Fruit Crunch. (Or substitute peanut butter and Triscuits.) Drizzle with ½ tablespoon honey and top with sliced strawberries.
Health bonus: Nut butters are full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.
Roll a thin slice of prosciutto or ham around a part-skim mozzarella string cheese. Eat with a few olives and grapes, or add roasted bell peppers (from a jar) drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
Health bonus: Contains almost a quarter of a woman’s 1,000-milligram recommended daily allowance for calcium.
Combine about ¼ cup dried pineapple pieces with about 25 pistachio nuts. (For a treat, use chile-lime pistachio nuts, available at specialty stores.) Other winning dried-fruit-and-nut combos: raisins and peanuts, apricots and almonds, cherries and hazelnuts.
Health bonus: Pineapple and nuts are both good sources of antioxidants