Healthy Eating Tip - Healthy Snacking
Eating healthy doesn?t have to mean no snacking or that we have to resort to the carrots and celery snacks only. The National Cancer Institute does recommend that we eat 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. We can creatively fit those in while we are enjoying snacking. There are snack foods being made with soy and whole grains Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils are being replaced with healthier oils such as Canola or Olive Oil. Enjoy snacking while you keep your healthy eating style...
? Fruit ? Fresh fruit is great especially when you are in the mood for something sweet. Try apple slices with peanut butter, orange slices, or a medley of fresh berries combined with banana slices topped with fat free whip cream. Create your own fruit drinks using fat free milk and low fat yogurt combined with frozen fruit.
? Vegetables ? Vegetables seem to be difficult for many people especially when it comes to snacking. Buy low fat salad dressing and use it as a dip for fresh vegetables. Get creative with some of your favorite dip recipes and make them low fat or fat free. Low fat bean dips and salsa are great for dipping vegetables. Steamed vegetables with melted mozzarella cheese on top makes a delicious snack.
? Healthier Chips ? Snyder?s of Hanover has come out with a line of healthy snack foods called Eat Smart. The Soy Crisps come in two varieties of seasoned soy chips having 7 grams of soy protein and 5 grams of fiber. The Soy Crisps are made with Canola Oil and Natural Olive Oil. A great alternative to potato chips.
Café Fries are another great snack by Eat Smart. Also available in two flavors these potato fries made with 100% pure Canola Oil which is naturally low in saturated fat. Other Eat Smart products include veggie crisps, cheddairs and natural snack dips.
About the Author: Cori Sachais Swidorsky resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a work at home mom/stay at home mom. Owner of the Informing Women Newsletter and website http://www.informingwomen.com Writes an advice column for a community newsletter, has an inspirational piece being published in Chicken Soup For The Recovering Soul, and has articles published on