Healthy Snacks Ready to Go!

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Bag it up!  Pack it up!  And go!

Hard-Boiled Eggs Contain protein and calcium and only 80 calories in each egg.  Also a source of vitamin E and D to keep your bones and teeth strong.

Low Fat Cottage Cheese Full of protein and calcium. A half cup of low fat cottage cheese totals 100 calories. The protein is valuable for muscle enhancement.

ApplesGood source of fiber and anti-oxidants that help the immune system. One medium size apple has 4 g of fiber and 95 calories.

Hummus Dip
 Hummus is low in fat and carbohydrates but packs in protein.

Organic Popcorn
 Air-popped organic popcorn contains polyphenols, a chemical that rids the body of toxins that damage blood cells. One serving is usually 2-3 cups.

Almonds
 Protein-rich, almonds are a good source of magnesium and vitamin E, an important anti-oxidant. Keep a serving size to 1 ounce.

Yogurt Low in fat and high in calcium. Yogurt helps remove bad bacteria from the digestive tract.

Natural Peanut Butter Natural peanut butter loaded with protein. Spread it on celery, carrots or apples for a healthy snack.

Grapes Low in calories. Thirty grapes totals only 100 calories. The nutrients in grapes help cleanse the liver and prevent cell damage.

AvocadoNutrients for energy, mood enhancement and appetite surpression. One medium avocado has 240 calories.

Pears
 One pear contains 6 g of fiber and an array of vitamins and minerals. Snacking on pears helps prevent colon cancer and sickness.

Cherry Tomatoes Tomatoes are chock-full of vitamins. Lowers your risk for cancer and cardiovascular disease.

I love to eat healthy! Recipes:  http://www.pinterest.com/pamelaprentice/pam-prentice-2020-food/

Baked Sweet Potato High in fiber and vitamin B6, a vitamn that helps prevent hardening of the arteries and blood vessels. The beta-carotene in sweet potatoes also promotes healthy skin.

Celery
 High in vitamin C. The potassium and magnesium in celery helps regulate and lower blood pressure.

Cantaloupe Cut up in advance and refrigerate it for a healthy snack to go. Cantaloupe high vitamin C food.

Baby Carrots
 Low in calories and vitamin A, which can improve eyesight in the dark.

Tuna in Water
 Low in calories and one can of tuna in water has 10 g of protein. Add tuna to your salad, or eat it on whole grain bread.

Oatmeal
 The beta-gluten in oatmeal benefits the immune system and eating oatmeal daily lowers cholesterol. The anti-oxidants in oatmeal protect the heart.

Strawberries
 One cup only 43 calories. Strawberries are also high in fiber and vitamin C.

Pack it up!  And go!  I use the Fit & Fresh 2-cup Smart Portion Chill Container, makes packing healthful lunches and snacks easier. Prep fruits, veggies in advance and use the side markings for proper portions. Clip the removable ice pack into the lid and feel good knowing your food is kept chilled, fresh and yummy.  Check out the link below.

http://www.vitasprings.com/fit-fresh-kids-smart-portion-2-cup-chill-container.html#.VEqXa97-7Ck

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My Basic Diet Tips

– I try to use small dishes when eating, creating an easy way to serve healthy portions.

– If possible I do not bring unhealthy food into the house.

– Buy the freshest fruits and veggies. Keep the refrigerator stocked with your favorite healthy food.

DSC01402_2– Pack your own lunch or snack if possible.

More tips and easy, yummy healthy recipes meals to go: http://www.pinterest.com/pamelaprentice/pam-prentice-2020-food/

A beautiful video about the human health: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=452996671405878&fref=nf