Snacks I’m Loving Right Now!
Bored with the same old snacks? Here are a few of my favorites that I stock up on every week. Give them a try and see what you think!
Whole Foods Brand “Karma Puffs”. These are tasty corn puffs that are very light and similar to popcorn. They have about 130 calories for 2 1/2 cups, are low in sugar and also provide a little protein and fiber. Look for them in the snack/chip isle…but beware…they are surrounded by many BAD options, so don’t get tempted!!
Fage Greek Yogurt (2%) with Honey – Taste better than chocolate cake! Really! I sometimes will have 1/2 and save the other 1/2 for later.
Cottage Cheese with Cantaloupe – Yum!
I also like the small cans of “lite” (no sugar syrup) cans of pears/peaches by Del Monte.
I make this snack all the time before dinner or as an appetizer. It’s low-calorie, easy to make and provides an excellent source of protein and omega 3’s…plus it’s delicious! Take 3-4 water crackers and spread with small amount of lowfat cream cheese, top with a few slices smoked salmon (I get mine at Whole Foods) and top with a couple of capers and a sprig of dill.
Organic Valley Egg Whites. I make egg whites for breakfast or as a mid-morning snack almost every day! Instead of hassling with a pan/skillet, I just place about 1/4 to 1/2 cup into a microwave safe dish or bowl and heat until they are cooked through. Then, I sprinkle with a little cheddar cheese and serve with a piece of flaxseed toast or a whole wheat tortilla.