Asparagus is a great, crunchy, low-calorie snack when you're in the mood for some veggies. To keep them lasting longer, consider freezing bunches of them. First, place them in a pan of water and bring it to a boil. As soon as you reach that point, dip them in a bowl of ice water. Then wrap and place them in the refrigerator.
Thanks for letting us know about asparagus. I use this technique for carrots as well. What I do is, boil water in a pan and then turn off the stove. Add some salt. Then put the diced veggies in this water for 3 to minutes. Remove them and spread them out on paper towels till they dry out. Store in airtight bags in the freezer. They make my cooking time a lot less and I have my veggies ready whenever I need them.
Asparagus are a great natural diruretic. I eat them in huge quantities when I'm retaining water. Also, they have a good supply of Vitamin A, thus good for skin. They have fiber and fill you up -- so even the late modeling agent Eileen Ford recommended filling up on two cans of them for lunch. The only drawback is, they're kind of expensive here in Baltimore.