Saturday, April 6, 2013

Snacks, Desserts, and Tips

I came up with some snack foods for the afternoon and evening. They can also be used for dessert.

Snacks and Desserts

--sliced apple or pear with either a little peanut or almond butter, or a small chunk of cheese

--strawberries or blackberries and a few almonds

--red pepper slices, celery, carrots, cucumber, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes- serve with a dip made of Greek yogurt mixed with onion soup mix or ranch mix

--Greek yogurt, sliced berries, almonds, agave syrup

--strawberries dipped in Greek yogurt then a little brown sugar

--a couple of turkey or ham roll-ups with lettuce or pickle slices

--small amount of dark chocolate chips

I will come up with some more.  The only thing we have to remember is not too eat too much throughout the day.  Make sure your snacks and even desserts have a protein component. I know it is important to eat every few hours but let's remember not to eat too much or we will gain weight.  Believe me, I know from experience.  Since we will be eating snacks and dessert, make sure that your lunch and dinner portion are small.  If you don't have snacks make your meal portions bigger.  Try to remember not to drink any calories if you can.  Let's go to bed as early as we can so we won't need that extra extra late night snack.  :)

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