A Few Healthy Snacks, They Make a Difference!

A Few Healthy Snacks, They Make A Difference.

Even though snacking has developed a “bad image,” snacks can be an important part of your diet. They can provide energy in the middle of the day or when you exercise. A healthy snack between meals can also decrease your hunger and keep you from overeating at meal time.

Snacking helps keep you from getting overly hungry in between meals and then overeating at your next meal. … Instead, eat a small healthy snack to tide you over. Combine a carbohydrate-rich food like whole grains, fruits or vegetables with protein foods like nuts or dairy products for the most filling snacks.

What you eat largely impacts the way your body functions. Eating poorly or well can make a big difference on both the physical and mental aspects of your body. Eating a healthy diet affects your life.

Grilled Cheese Wafflewich

Put your waffle maker to use with this fun and tasty riff on grilled cheese. You’d never guess that there’s spinach hiding inside this sammie — plus, kids can help assemble the ingredients before the whole thing goes into the waffle iron.

For one grilled cheese sandwich:

2 slices whole wheat bread

1 slice munster cheese

3–4 leaves of baby spinach

Make the sandwich by placing cheese and spinach on bread. Place sandwich on a hot waffle iron and squeeze to close. Cook for 2–3 minutes, or until sandwich is toasty.

Homemade Fig Newtons

Get figgy! Skip the unpronounceable ingredients and high fructose corn syrup in store-bought cookies and make this healthier version instead. The whole grains and natural sources of sugar (maple syrup and applesauce) in this sweet treat are much better for you than the refined sugar you’d find in less healthy versions.

Grapefruit Brulee

Cut a grapefruit in half, then cut between the membranes to loosen the segments, but keep them in place. Sprinkle each half with 2 teaspoons superfine sugar. Caramelize the sugar with a kitchen torch. Top with raspberries.

Read this great article about Healthy Snacks get the Healthy recipes  HERE 

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