Here’s a healthy snack I discovered when reading the Change Your Brain, Change Your Body book by Dr. Daniel Amen (giving credit where credit is due). Hard boil an egg, discard the egg yolk (full of evil cholesterol and bad fat) and replace it with hummus.
Yes, I would rather go to a bag of tortilla chips. (And yes, I need to stop thinking that way.) But I can’t stop eating from a bag of chips once I start, so I can’t go there. The important thing about a snack is it keeps me eating more frequently, but eating less. And the snacks should be healthy and include some protein. Other snack ideas:
- Apple and a string-cheese stick
- Celery with natural peanut butter (think Trader Joes, not Skippy)
- A Wasa or Ak-Mak cracker (or two) with some tuna or smoked salmon
- Some baby carrots with a small handful of almonds or walnuts