Kelly and Michael
Kick Start The New Year 2014. Brought to you by Bloue Diamond Almonds Almond Breeze

Salty:

Edamame (150 calories) -
  • ¾ cup steamed edamame
  • good source of folate, which helps lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Pretzels and cream cheese (100 calories) -
  • 15 mini pretzels with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese
  • Peanut butter crackers (100 calories) -
  • 3 crackers spread lightly with peanut butter
  • Pita chips and salsa (150 calories) -
  • 10 baked whole-wheat pita chips and 3 tablespoons salsa
  • Sweet:

    Yogurt (100 calories) -
  • 4-6 ounces nonfat or low-fat yogurt
  • Blueberries and whipped cream (100 calories) -
  • 1 cup blueberries with 1 tablespoon whipped cream
  • Blueberries are a good source of antioxidants
  • Dark Chocolate (100 calories) -
  • 2/3 ounce dark chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate contains flavonols, which helps lower blood pressure
  • Pomegranate (100 calories) -
  • 1 fresh pomegranate
  • Also rich in antioxidants
  • Salty and Sweet:

    Orange and walnuts (150 calories) -
  • Medium orange, sliced topped with 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • Walnuts helps lower LDL cholesterol
  • Watermelon and feta cheese (150 calories) -
  • 1/2 cup diced watermelon topped with 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • Grapes and almonds (150 calories) -
  • 1 cup grapes with 10 almonds
  • helps lower LDL cholesterol
  • More Filling Snack ideas:

    Popcorn (150 calories) -
  • 2 cups air popped popcorn sprinkled with parmesan cheese
  • Hummus and cucumbers (150 calories) -
  • Cut up half large cucumber and combine with 2 tablespoons hummus
  • High in fiber which helps with digestion and helps lower blood pressure, the hummus is a good source of protein
  • English muffin pizza (150 calories) -
  • Whole wheat English muffin with 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce and 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese; then broil
  • Peanut butter and Jelly (150 calories) -
  • ½ whole grain English muffin with 1 tablespoon peanut butter, and no-sugar-added jelly