New Year’s Resolution With Snacks

Posted on January 4, 2011

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Happy (belated) New Year!

And best of luck in achieving your new year’s resolution (or resolutions…for those of you who are ambitious). I’m sure that for some, their 2011 goal is to lose weight and/or adopt healthier eating habits.

Words like “dieting” and “healthy food” often carry the notion that one is submitting to tasteless plate of vegetables. In fact, people do take such extreme measures as to shun all carbs and commit themselves to eating tofu and beans. The thing with this kind of all-or-nothing regimen is that people get easily tired of the plan and give up or sometimes they binge on “forbidden foods.” I think that this approach to dieting is what causes so many to have a yo-yo effect where they lose a lot of weight in a short time only to gain it again.

I believe in moderation when it comes to food. Moderation can help you sustain a balanced meal that you can actually enjoy while shedding unnecessary fat. Moderation allows indulgence. This is why moderate dieting is long lasting because you’re not so deprived. You can have a thin slice of chocolate cake or snack on chips with your tuna sandwich. This is better than binge eating a large box of Godiva chocolate when you are down. So, below, I have listed ten healthy snacks that can accompany your journey to healthier self.

 


1. EnviroKidz Lemur Peanut Choco Drizzle Crispy Rice Bars – These gluten-free whole grain bars look and taste like rice crispy treats that have been lightly drizzled with chocolate and peanut butter. This definitely satisfies my sweet tooth. (Oh, apparently it’s for kids but who cares…it’s good.)

2. College Farm Organic Candies (Lemon) – It’s so good! Every ingredient is 100% natural – from the natural tapioca syrup. College Farm candies are 100% certified USDA Organic. No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. They are also gluten-free,  GMO Free, nut free, soy free, vegan, and Kosher. Check out their website .

3. Organic Valley Stringles Organic Part Skim Mozzarella String Cheese – Their real mozzarella flavor is way better than the rubbery, bland competition.

4. Stoneyfield Farm’s Oikos (Organic Greek Yogurt with Honey) – I’m an Oikos addict. Under the white greek yogurt lies golden honey and when you mix them, you get an amazing sweet yogurt. I’m really not doing justice to its great taste with my words. You can eat it for breakfast with fresh strawberries or for dessert.

5. FruitziO Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks Strawberries – A novelty snack with a big wow factor, these light, crispy freeze-dried berries dissolve in your mouth. Their intense fresh fruit taste makes them a smart stand-in for more sugary desserts. FruitziO Freeze Dried Fruit Snacks have other kinds including dried apple, apricot, and peach.

 

6. Materne GoGo Squeez AppleStrawberry Sauce On The Go –  This is another product catered to children but it tastes great and is convenient for busy adults. You can chill it in the refrigerator but you can also put it in the freezer for a slushy-like taste. I used to buy them at Whole Foods Market.

 

7. Alexia Oven Reds With Olive Oil, Parmesan & Roasted Garlic – The one food that I can never say no to is french fries. And Alexia Oven Reds seems to be a great substitute as recommended by Self magazine.

8. Kettle Chips Baked (Lightly Salted) – Healthier and better tasting than Lay’s in my opinion. Since the chips are baked (rather than fried), it contains less oil and I like the fact that it has only a small amount of salt.

9. Newman’s Own 94% Fat Free Butter Flavor – Movie without popcorn is like a burger without the meat patty. I was looking for some healthy options and resorted to Self‘s choice of Newman’s. 3.5 cups of this salty and buttery creation equals 110 calories. Not bad.10. Garden of Eatin’ Multigrain With Sea Salt Their shape and texture make these flax-fortified chips perfect for dunking in guacamole or a chunky salsa.

 

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