• Foodie Friday – 10 Healthy Snacks

    Foodie Friday – 10 Healthy Snacks

    Having a little get together and what to offer HEALTHY finger foods? Or simply looking for something new to add to your lunchbox?  Don’t worry, I thought about you today!!! Here are 10 healthy snacks you can make in a snap.

    Mini smoothie – Whip out your blender and make a snack-sized smoothie with ½ cup (125ml) low fat milk, ½ cup (75g) frozen berries and a scoop (12g) of vanilla protein powder. About 140 calories, 8 grams protein.

    Greek-Style Vanilla Yogurt and Fruit – One single-serve (5.3 oz/150g) carton of yogurt + 1/2 cup (75g) sliced strawberries. Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon. About 145 calories, 13 grams protein.

    Low Fat Cottage Cheese + chopped veggies – 3/4 cup (160g) low fat cottage cheese + ½ cup (60g) chopped mixed veggies (carrots, cucumber, peppers). Add a few twists of fresh ground pepper. About 130 calories, 21 grams protein.

    Hard boiled egg on tomato slices – Slice a medium fresh tomato and one hard boiled egg. Top tomato slices with egg slices, season with salt and pepper. About 120 calories, 6 grams protein.

    Edamame soybeans – Drop 1 cup (150g) frozen edamame soybeans (in the pod) into boiling water for a few minutes. Sprinkle with a little salt or soy sauce. About 150 calories, 12 grams protein.

    Tuna + avocado – Pop open a single-serve can or pouch (2.5 oz/75g) of tuna and mix with ¼ medium avocado, mashed. About 150 calories, 18 grams protein.

    Turkey Sticks – 3 ounces (90g) roasted turkey breast wrapped around ½ medium cucumber, cut into sticks. About 120 calories, 25 grams protein.

    Quick Spinach and Egg Cup – Put ½ cup (75g) frozen chopped spinach in microwaveable coffee mug. Microwave on high 30 seconds. Pour 1 beaten egg, seasoned with salt and pepper, on top and microwave another 90 seconds, stirring after 45 seconds. About 100 calories, 6 grams protein.

    Quick Quinoa Salad – Mix together ½ cup (90g) cold leftover cooked quinoa, with ¼ cup (30g) minced veggies/parsley + 1 ounce (30g) fat-free feta cheese. Drizzle with lemon juice, season with salt & pepper. About 150 calories, 16 grams protein.

    Salmon and Crackers – Mix 2 ounces (60g) canned salmon with 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard. Spread on a 4 medium-sized whole grain crackers. About 145 calories, 13 grams of protein.