Saturday, December 6, 2014

12 DOC: Day 6: Healthy Reading Snacks

Let's be honest we all love to snack while we are reading. Let's start our New Year's Resolutions early and start snacking healthier. 

1. Hummus Dippers

How’s this for an unconventional use of a travel coffee mug? Put 2 tablespoons of your favorite hummus in the bottom of the container, stick a handful of vegetable sticks (carrots, celery, and snow peas are a great mix) vertically in the hummus, screw on the top, and throw in a purse or gym bag for an easy, on-the-go, super-healthy snack.

2. Caramel Creme Mousse and Apple

1 Jell-O Caramel Creme Mousse Temptations + 1/2 large apple, sliced for dippingThis duo has about one-fifth the calories of a caramel apple, and mousse that was "amazing" and "fabulous" to boot.Lara Robby/Studio D -Good Housekeeping

3. Apple Rings Five Ways

This is an ingeniously simple idea, using one of the few fresh, unprocessed foods that can be found all year round and easily picked up on the go.The Art of Eating Well by Hemsley and Hemsley (Ebury)

4. Grape-and-Cheese Sticks 

Dice a half-inch thick slice of cheddar cheese into squares (you should end up with about 6 small pieces) and rinse 6 grapes. On 6 toothpicks, stack the grape and cheese, and enjoy! Just 1 ounce of sharp cheddar offers 8 grams of protein, and the contrast with sweet grapes is super sophisticated (and delicious).

5. Nut Butter Boat 

Any vehicle for nut butter is perfection in our book. Try loading a few celery sticks with 1 tablespoon of any nut butter (almond, cashew, walnut) topped with a few whole almonds or raisins. If you’re not a fan of celery, try scooping out the middle of an apple and filling it with your nut butter of choice.
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