The turkey has been carved. The dressing is gone. That last piece of German chocolate cake has been devoured. Now what?
We are in the midst of the Holiday Season and research shows that we tend to eat more, workout less, and gain a few pounds in the process. I pray that I don’t fall into this trap! I’m sure many of you want to remain – or get in – top shape before your next dress fitting or before you have the spotlight at your upcoming birthday bash!
For this week’s ‘Tasty Tuesday’ post, I’m sharing a few quick and healthy snack ideas, courtesy of Keep Your Diet Real, to enjoy in between servings of pies, cakes, cookies, and candy!
Photo and Recipes Courtesy of Keep Your Diet Real
#1 Cored sliced apples with peanut butter, oats, nuts, and chocolate chips
#2 Tofu spinach dip with raw veggies**
#3 Low-fat cottage cheese with fruit spread and unsalted pretzels
#4 Tortilla chips and chunky salsa
#5 Raw veggies and ranch dip
#6 Chocolate pudding and a banana
#7 Unsalted peanuts and raisins
#8 Graham crackers with light cream cheese and sliced red grapes
#9 Ants on a log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)
#10 Half of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread
#11 Small salad with light dressing
#12 Half of a tuna melt on whole wheat English muffin with cheddar cheese
#13 Homemade trail mix with Puffins cereal, nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips**
#14 Small bowl of bran flakes and 1% milk and blackberries
#15 One cup of Greek yogurt with sliced mango and a sprinkle of Grape Nuts
#16 Smoothie – mongo with mango Greek yogurt and a splash of orange juice
#17 Two hard boiled eggs with Kashi crackers (salt and pepper and hot sauce)
#18 Cheesestick and 1 cup of red grapes
#19 Small veggie quesadilla with black beans, sweet potato, scallions, cheese, and scrambled eggs
#20 Pineapple and cilantro popsicles**
** Recipes available at Keep Your Diet Real
I hope these snacks help you get through this holiday season on top … or shall I say UNDER your target weight!!