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
September 21, 2011 at 5:02 pm
All I can say is Wow! This blogging site is great! Did you take all of the photographs for this? It’s good to find somebody else who likes such things as this. Being a online florist I find this sort of issue very interesting. Do you mind if I backlink back to this from my own website? Thank you for posting. Allison Silva
September 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm
Please do, what is your site?