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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Team Names and Snacking...both take thought!

Just a reminder that if your TEAM has yet to submit it's name you have until weigh-in on Monday, April 23.


Research actually shows that snacking in between meals, or even eating 4-5 smaller meals throughout the day, is better for you than the traditional two or three larger meal routine. That is, of course, if you are eating nutritious snacks instead of the all-too-popular vending machine potato chips and soda, which many of us are drawn to.

So really, it’s a matter of making good snack choices when it’s time for a food break. Power foods are always a good bet, because they usually combine high nutrients and lower calories. These could be anything from grains to dairy to fruits and vegetables.

Healthy snack choices start at the grocery store. That’s where the decision is made to eat healthy snacks – not at the office or on the couch, but at the grocery.

You still want to watch how much of these healthy snacks you eat. This is a snack, remember, not a meal. So buy, cut up or make single servings of any snack food you can. Here are some healthy snack ideas to consider next time you head to the grocery.

Healthy Snack Ideas

  • Yogurt
  • Fruit cup
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Pear
  • Peach
  • Grapes
  • Plum
  • Orange
  • Berries
  • Watermelon
  • Raisins
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Broccoli
  • Mixed nuts
  • Tomato
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Cauliflower

  • Green or red peppers
  • Peanut butter crackers
  • Nuts
  • Whole wheat cereal with skim milk
  • Trail mix
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole wheat bagel or toast
  • Pure bran muffins
  • Fruit smoothie
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potato
  • Broth-based vegetable soup
  • Skim and low-fat milk
  • Bean soup

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