Thursday, January 15, 2009

Healthy Snacks

I managed to get a few pictures taken before the workers arrive. Let's look at some healthy snack ideas today. It is always a good idea to have a small amount of protein type food to hold off hunger between meals. I like to eat a few almonds or walnuts in the afternoon. Here I have a small baggy of cinnamon almonds (Trader Joes) mixed with some dried blueberries. This is great to have in your purse when doing errands, or in your office desk drawer.

Jicama is a favorite of mine because it is low calorie and crunchy! Forget chips, slice up some jicama! If you must, dip it in some ranch dressing. You will find jicama in the produce department of the store. It makes a nice addition to salads also.

Sugar snap peas are another crunchy snack that tastes great. I put a baggy full of these in my purse, too. They will be great to snack on or to eat with lunch.

An apple or carrot sticks are wonderful also, but remember to mix it up a little. Happy healthy snacking!


Heather said...

Jicama, wow, never tried it. What does it taste like?

Glenda said...

Heather, jicama is crisp like an apple. It is fairly neutral in taste. Give it a try, I never met anyone who didn't like it!

ann_was_here said...

Oooh, great snack choices! Trader joes is by far my favorite place for picking up snacks & I love those cinnamon almonds. I really like edamame too for snacking (I prefer the ones in the shell). I've never tried Jicama, but it sounds interesting.. next time I see some, I think I'll pick one or two up. :)

Glenda said...

ann, I like the edamame in the shell also. I just finished snacking on an organic gala apple that was mighty delicious!