Friday, July 15, 2011

Keepin' it simple... even with snacks

I'm a "snacker". Always have been, always will be.... unfortunately, we tend to snack on foods that are high calorie, high fat, and high carb (chips, cookies...... you know). So here's a couple of my personal favorite snacks!!

  • Kroger's carb-master yogurt with ground flax seed. Don't be so skeptical! Each cup of yogurt is only 4 carbs and 60 calories, and mixing in a bit of flax adds a great nutty flavor (instead of topping it with, say, granola). Love flax seed.. only 2 net carbs in 2 T., and because it's high fiber, it'll help you stay full much longer. You'll see flax showing up again in other things.. I use it frequently! I like 
  • Bob's Red Mill Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal Organic -- 16 oz, available at Amazon and health food stores. (Haven't checked Kroger yet)

  • Low-fat string cheese (like Weight Watchers) - Carb free :)
  • 1/4 cup of peanuts - 5 carbs
  • 1 Pickle spear - Carb free!
  • Baby carrots... depends on how large they are, but it's a satisfying crunchy snack, and very low carb
  • Sugar-free popsicles (carb content varies)
There's just a few things... if you don't mind going for a few more carbs, I also enjoy FiberOne 90 calorie granola bars (17 carbs), pretzels, and fresh fruit (especially berries!! They're also very low-carb in comparison to apples, bananas, melon, etc.)

Happy munching!

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