Monthly Archives: August 2014

What to Eat Between Meals When You’re Really Hungry

HERE’S SOME GOOD, HEALTHY SNACKS….

Healthy eating including healthy snack options takes planning and shopping. Here’s some easy to eat, fast snacks, most of which are protein,  vegetables or fruit. I love this idea of a healthy snack drawer in the frig (skip the packaged food) which came from the blog, Life is Sweet…in Kindergarten.

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  VEGETABLES

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  • Cut and prepped ahead in refrigerator so that grabbing to go is convenient (see previous blog post)
  • Add peanut butter to celery stalks
  • Dip in hummus, yogurt or guacamole

APPLE SLICES

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  • Use an apple slicer
  • In a to-go container, add peanut butter and a knife to spread it (add a napkin, too)

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  • Slice the apple horizontally and add peanut butter, raisins, walnuts, or your imagination then cut in pie shaped slices

ALMONDS, NUTS, SEEDS, TRAILMIX (without chocolate or other sweet additions)

  • Pre-measure a small palm full into a to-go container to avoid over eating
  • Buy almonds at Trader Joe’s where they come prepackaged
  • toss raw sunflower or other seeds with olive oil and bake

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 AVACADO

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  • half an avocado with squeezed lime and sprinkled with spices of your choice

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  • avocado toast with cottage cheese and tomatoes

HARD BOILED EGGS

  • Pack in a to-go container
  • Add tomato slices and scallions or chopped basil leaves

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EDEMAME with sea salt

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TURKEY ROLLS

  • spread with mustard and capers
  • roll olives inside
  • try avocado slices in the middle

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  • with cheese in the middle and a tomato on top

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  •  between slices of cucumber with flavorings of your choice

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SWEET POTATOES

  • baked half with a small amount of butter and walnuts or pecans
  • slices tossed with olive oil and sea salt and baked

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RICE CAKES

  • spread with peanut butter with banana slices on top

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  • topped with avocado, tomatoes, turkey, or your choice

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FRUIT

  • any kind in moderation
  • banana dolphins

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Ok, maybe this is for the kids, but I couldn’t resist. Aren’t they cute! (from blog I’m Just a Wife)

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE GO-TO AND TO-GO HEALTHY SNACKS??? LET US KNOW BELOW….

 

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Healthy Eating for Weight Loss – think twice before taking that bite

The best way to lose weight  is to eat meals robust in protein and vegetables and to assure our daily consumption of carbohydrates (complex!) and fats are within recommended guidelines. Tracking what you eat can be revealing.  The USDA MyPlate is one source for guidelines on a healthy eating plan. Below is a link to the USDA site, which includes a resource for online tracking of the food you eat. Two other programs are included, My Fitness Pal, and Spark People. There’s lots more out there, too. Each of them will let you know what food group you may be over consuming.

We’re all busy and the thought of keeping track of everything we eat and getting familiar with a new program might seem daunting, however, the effort, if you are serious about losing weight, is worth it, even if only for a few days. Weight Watchers and other proven-to-be-successful programs include a food tracking component that brings greater awareness to what you’re eating. Try it. I promise that knowing you’ll have to log (admit ) to what you eat will make you think twice before taking that bite.

 

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http://www.choosemyplate.gov/weight-management-calories.html

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http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/expert-articles-and-videos.asp

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http://www.myfitnesspal.com/

How Many Servings of Vegetables Are You Going to Have Today?

Planning and prepping ahead will help you get more vegetables into your day. Stock up, chop up, and store in the refrig. Throw a handful into a salad, add to dishes you’re cooking, or grab for a snack with some hummus.

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Add Vegetables to Breakfast; Skip Wheat or Oats

FIVE MINUTE BREAKFAST

One pan. Cook vegetables first, in a little olive oil, remove and cook your eggs any style. plate, add fruit; feel satisfied and fabulous!

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