Wednesday, February 09, 2011

More Healthy Snacks

I'm still trying (and moderately succeeding) at shedding a few pounds. A critical part of my strategy is snacking between meals. But of course a candy bar from the vending machine defeats the whole purpose.

So here are some healthier options that I have tried (or will try very soon):

  • This first one I know's a great simple side dish also. Drizzle half an avocado with a teaspoon of GREAT-quality olive oil. Finish with a pinch of kosher (or even better sea) salt. Creamy and packed with all kinds of rich good-for-you fats.
  • This one you can toss together in the morning and let it marinate until snack time. Halve 3 ounces of cherry tomatoes and mix with 1 ounce crumbled low-fat feta cheese. Dress with 1 teaspoon balsamic and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. For an extra kick...a pinch of dried oregano.
  • This one is an interesting combo that is a nice alternative to my typical apple and peanut butter treat. Take 3 ounces cooked chicken and enjoy with half a Granny Smith apple and...wait for it...2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard. I'm intrigued...
  • And finally a mini-version of the stalwart tuna and white bean salad. Mix 2 ounces drained water-packed tuna with 3 tablespoons cooked white beans. Top with a simple dressing of 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice and salt and pepper.

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