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 check – snack, 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.
2 slices of whole wheat bread
parmesan ranch dressing (for dipping)
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.
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.