school quickly approaching, you’re gonna need a whole new arsenal of
after-school snacks. Before you reach for those Oreos and milk, try one
of our totally nutritious (and delicious) mini meals, all of which tally
under 150 calories. Beat that, cookies!
Go savory: Whole grain crackers and Laughing Cow light Cheese
one wedge of Light Laughing Cow Cheese with some Hint of Salt Wheat
Thins, or other whole grain crackers. The Laughing Cow has so many
different flavors, so try out different ones to find your absolute fave!
Something sweet: Chocolate-covered strawberries
one tablespoon of semisweet chocolate chips and melt them gently in the
microwave, checking every 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate to make sure
it’s smooth, then dip strawberries (about 1-cup worth) into the melted
chocolate. Place them on a wax-paper lined tray and let chill in your
refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to harden. This snack will satisfy your
sweet tooth but won’t send you into a sugar overload!
Fill your tummy: Oatmeal with cinnamon and almonds
a packet of instant oatmeal and spice it up with a pinch of cinnamon
and ¼ cup of almonds. This high-fiber snack will keep you feeling full
Get refreshed: Homemade fruit smoothie
¼ cup of low-fat milk, ¼ cup of blueberries, ¼ cup of pineapple, and
1/3 cup of ice. You can switch up the fruits for other faves, but make
sure you pay attention to the calories if you want to keep them under
150! Add all of these ingredients into your blender and mix them
together for a super tasty treat. Curly straw optional.
BY KATELYN LESTER ON 7/30/2011 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN eating, healthy eating 101, health, nutrition, snack, healthy recipes, after school snacks