I try to eat a couple healthy snacks every day. The time between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner is just too long! Not eating something fattening can be a challenge, but is a necessity. The type of business we are in promotes very good eating…the wine business is all about good food, good wine…events…enjoyment…it’s easy to get carried away with the calories. A good snack needs to be low in calories, high in fiber or protein and low-in-fat. This formula will keep you going until meal time.
This particular snack is a great pick me up. It uses canned pumpkin, which is very healthy and low cal. And with Fall coming up, it always seems like there is a half a can of pumpkin left in the fridge from making muffins or pancakes. Bring this to work or have it at home. You will love it, and so will your waistline.
I will try to post my healthy snacks if I have something I think is worthy and will be under the category “Healthy Snacks” on the left-hand column of this blog.
1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
2 Tablespoons canned pumpkin
a couple pinches of pumpkin pie spice
114 calories, 1g fiber, 6g protein, 2g fat