Tag: snacks

Quick Tips on Healthy Snacking

Since my holiday I’ve been trying to get back into the daily healthy eating routine I was in before I left.  It’s been a struggle with Xmas sweets starting to appear at meetings and people wanting to go for dinners, but here’s how I’ve managed to

Plan ahead– Make a grocery list of healthy items you need for a week or 2. See if you need small Tupperware or bags as well.

Pre-pack snacks– If they’re in a ready to grab container in the fridge or panty its much easer to grab a healthy snack. Buy a bag of almonds and count them out. Same can be done for any veggie/fruit.

Buy snack size– maybe you’re too lazy to measure out your snack. look for pre-packed snack size veggies, humus, cheese, nuts etc.

Pack you snacks with your lunch the night before– I find that if I pack my lunch right after dinner its much easier to eat healthy. I pack leftovers, 2 snacks

Keep some packed snacks handy– I keep some almonds in my car’s glove box, purse, at work in a drawer so that if I’m hungry and busy I don’t have an excuse to hit up a drive-thru.

Ask friends what healthy snacks they have– If you’re sick of the same snacks ask around, someone will have some healthy options you hadn’t though of.

Allow yourself an unhealthy snack from time to time

A list of my 150 calorie goto healthy snacks:

  1. 20 Almonds
  2. 1/2 cup grapes & 1/2 cup Cottage cheese (1%)
  3. Medium apple with 1 tbsp almond butter
  4. 10 Mary’s Gone Crackers with 1/4 humus
  5. 1 cup veggies & 1/2 cup Cottage cheese (1%)
  6. 16 baked tortilla chips & 1/4 cup Salsa
  7. 3/4 cup plain 0% greek yogurt with 1/2 cup berries and 1 tsp honey

These can me mixed and matched, maybe you want grapes and almond butter, or crackers and almond butter just play around with tastes.

Veggies- your choice : carrots, peas, cucumber, peppers etc

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Great eats- entertaining

Slim Dunk (spinach dip), Skinny Dipping ( Tzatziki) and Fairest Wheels (pinwheel sandwiches)

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3 things I LOVE to make when I’m entertaining guests!  They’re so YUM, and healthier versions of the real thing! of course they come from the lovely Looneyspoons collection.

Here’s just how easy they are:

Fairest Wheels

How to make it


  • In medium bowl,combine chicken, lettuce,cheddar cheese,green onions and red pepper.
  • set aside
  • In small bowl, beat together cream cheese,sour cream, and red pepper jelly on low speed of electric mixer.
  • Spread 1/3 cream cheese mixture over one side of tortilla
  • sprinkle with 1/3 chicken mixture,leaving 1/2 inch border at top just covered with cream cheese mixture (so you can seal it closed.)Roll up tightly, jelly roll style.
  • Wrap tortilla roll in plastic wrap
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Trim off the ends and cut each roll into 8 slices, serve cold.

Skinny Dipping

  • 1 cup low-fat greet yogurt
  • 3/4 cup peeled, seeded and finely chopped english cucumber
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh dill
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients in small bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Slim Dunk

  • 2 Cups low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 pkg frozen spinach, thawed squeezed dry and chopped
  • 1 pkg Knorr Cream of Leek Soup mix
  • 1/2 cup minced water chestnuts
  • 1/3 cup minced red pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.  Mix Well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving (even better when chilled overnight)