Friday, August 6, 2010

Got the afternoon munchies???

Snack smart, try these:

• Italian herb popcorn:

o In a large pot combine 2 tbsp of olive oil, ¼ tsp rock salt, 1 tsp Italian season, ¼ c of popcorn-mix evenly. Cover and heat on high. Listen for popping, once popping slows remove from heat.

o Popcorn is low in calories and a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin A, and Omega 6 fatty acids!

• Frozen watermelon:

o Chop watermelon in bite size pieces, place in a Tupperware container and freeze over night. This is a perfect snack for these hot summer days!

o Good source of Vitamin A, C, potassium, and folate

• Creamy sweet yogurt:

o In a small bowl, evenly mix ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 tsp of cinnamon, and 1 tsp of agave.

o Non-fat Greek yogurt is low in calories and high in protein and calcium. Cinnamon contains Vitamin C, K, manganese and calcium!!

• Crunchy kale chips:

o Preheat oven 350 degrees. Chop cleaned and dried kale into bite sized pieces. Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Spread out kale on sheet, sprinkle lightly with olive oil, salt, and sesame seeds (if desired). Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and enjoy!

o Kale has some incredible health benefits (much more than those white potato chips!). Kale is rich in calcium, lutein, iron, fiber, and Vitamins A, C, K and E!!! Kale is also low in calories and very low in fat!!!

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