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Quick Healthy Snacking – Snack (Singular), that is!

Posted Jul 14 2010 8:38am

Lara recently wrote about how *snacking* can be a great way to keep your appetite in checksnack, singular! Not multiple snacks in a row. When I say that snacking is healthy, I mean that a (single) afternoon or (single) after dinner snack is a great way to stave off hunger and avoid overeating because you’re ravenous. (Be careful that a snack doesn’t turn into a snack-fest.) Lara’s post really hit home for me because I tend to have snack-fests – but I’m trying out this singular snack thing.

I was over at my aunt-in-law-to-be’s house this weekend and she made a really yummy snack – just bread with mustard and melted cheese. She broiled it in the oven and voila – a healthy snack. We love to chat about recipes and life stuff. I am so excited to become a part of Bobby’s family! ( I made gingerbread houses with her back in December.)

I recreated the healthy snack a few days ago after work – I wasn’t hungry enough for a big dinner yet, but I was definitely getting hungry… and didn’t want to wait and eat a big meal late at night.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • mustard
  • shredded cheddar
  • parmesan ranch dressing (for dipping)

Method

Spread bread with mustard, top with cheddar. Broil for 3-5 minutes (until the cheese starts to melt). Dip in ranch dressing if you like, or have it plain. (This is my favorite ranch dressing because it’s parmesan ranch, and I love parmesan.)

(Don’t worry, that’s not my whole dinner! I had something else with veggies later.)

Another favorite (recent) snack (singular!) is organic baby carrots with this fabulous dressing from Trader Joe’s – cilantro salad dressing. It’s creamy and delicious.

Perfect for after work when I’m trying to wait for Bobby to get home so we can eat together.

Exercise of the day: walk home from work (1.4 miles) + 30 minutes of Crunch: Burn and Firm Pilates (Ellen Barrett). ( Yesterday’s TBD video ended up being nothing. Life gets in the way.)

Do you snack? What’s your favorite healthy snack?

P.S. If you want to do a guest post about any of the following: wedding, relationships, honeymooning, traveling, food, or health – let me know! Leave a comment below or just email me . I’m still soliciting guest posts for when I’m out for my wedding and honeymoon .


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