Practical tools and tips to master/manage the holidays - 6
Tip number 6
Plan ahead for when you may need a quick snack
Keep snacks handy - in the car glove compartment or in a purse
Pick foods from the different food groups as snack food choices
Snack food choices
Half cup trail mix made up of nuts, dried raisins, whole grain cereal, or chopped apples
A cupful of your favorite ready to eat low fat whole grain cereal
Whole grain crackers and light string cheese
A breadstick and an apple
Graham crackers and a piece of fruit
Mini bagel with peanut butter
One ounce dry roasted nuts
A low fat granola bar
Holiday Rice Salad
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 orange zest and juice
2 tablespoons apple cider
black pepper to taste
Pinch ground nutmeg
4 cups cooked brown rice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 red apple; cored, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
4 sprigs parsley
1/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted
Combine the olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, vinegar, pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl.
Add the rice, cranberries, apple, celery, parsley, and pecans.
Toss all together. Chill until ready to serve, up to 24 hours.
Serves 10. Each 1/2 cup serving: 130 calories, 4 grams fat, .5 gram saturated fat, 0 gram trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 22 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 2.5 gram protein.
Food and Health Communications recipe
Wishing you Best Health,