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Fareway: Snacking Tips

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Snacking is a great way to increase vital nutrients in your diet while preventing over eating.

Research shows that on average, people snack on cereal in the morning, crave sweets mid-morning, and then switch to salty snacks in the afternoon.

If you don't plan ahead, cravings and hunger can dictate your snack choices more than health. Here are some ideas to keep cravings low and nutrients high:

Meatball appetizers

Half sandwich

Cucumber and dill chicken salad

Oatmeal

Dark chocolate and almonds

Fruit and cheese or cottage cheese

Yogurt

 

One of our favorites is the  Dill Chicken Salad- Here is how you make it:

Makes 4 (3/4 cup) servings

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 (5.3 ounce) container nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

1 small garlic clove, minced

1 medium shallot OR 1 small onion, minced

1 Tbsp. fresh dill OR 1 tsp. dried dill

¾ cup seeded and diced cucumber

3 Tbsp. crumbled Feta or goat cheese

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

COMBINE yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, onion, dill, cucumber and cheese. STIR until blended. ADD chicken and salt and pepper. STIR to coat.

Nutrition information per serving: 176 calories; 4.5 g fat; 2 g saturated fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 393 mg sodium; 6 g carbohydrate; 0.5 g fiber; 26 g protein

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