Snacking Smart

Snacking Smart

Trying to lose a few pounds before your wedding day can be tricky, especially when you are a snacker.  Late night trips to the fridge can get pretty dangerous for us snacking types.  I know I’m guilty of it!  When snacking you should know the right way to snack and the healthy alternatives to all those big bowls of ice cream or bag of chips!  Self has a great list of four healthy, fat burning, snacks!  Here is a recipe for Edamame Bruschetta.  Edamame is full of protein which causes you to burn calories faster, and its fiber helps you stay satisfied for longer.

Healthy Snack Foods, Snacking Right, Self Magazine, Edamame Bruschetta

Cut a 2-inch piece of whole-grain baguette into 3 thin slices; toast slices. In a food processor, blend 3 tbsp shelled edamame, 2 tbsp grated Parmesan, 2 basil leaves, 1 tbsp water, 1/2 tsp sherry vinegar until smooth. Spread over baguette slices; top each with 1 tsp chopped red bell pepper. Season with freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with basil leaves.

156 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated), 19 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein


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