Friday, 1 June 2012

Skinny snacking - avoid gaining weight with these recepies!


It;s summer time and we do spend a lot of our free time , sitting at home, chilling , relaxing on the sofa, watching tv. But what happens now is that we tend to start craving for food, that may be a little high on the calorie count. try out our favourite recipes that are very very low on calories, will satisfy your hinger cravings an keep you healthy!

If you're craving Creamy

Go for low-fat yogurt with fruit and a sprinkle of crunchy cereal.

If you're craving Sweet

The  candy apple treat is amazingly satisfying:
Cut up 1 apple (preferably a Fuji--it's the perfect blend of sweet and tart) and put the slices in a bowl. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp fat-free or light caramel dip, and sprinkle with 1½ tsp crushed dry-roasted peanuts, 1 tsp mini semisweet chocolate chips, and 1 tsp shredded sweetened coconut. This combo has 210 calories, which is perfectly reasonable for dessert.


If you're craving Crunchy

Sugar snap peas, baby carrots, red pepper strips, and celery are a great way to keep your chompers busy, especially when paired with low-cal hummus. Nasoya Super Hummus is fantastic: It has half the fat and twice as much protein as many brands. Or add a packet of ranch-dressing mix to fat-free Greek yogurt. And if you've never tried jicama, you're missing out! Just peel and cut into sticks--try it with salsa.

Craving a snack that makes you feel like a kid again? 

Take one-half of a 100 calorie sandwich thin, with two teaspoons of peanut butter and one teaspoon of jelly then folding it in half.This 140-calorie snack offers enough protein and fiber to satisfy and provides a heart-healthy source of monounsaturated fat without a ton of sugar.

Craving a warm and hearty snack? Try oatmeal.

Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast—it also makes the perfect in between meal snack. Top a 1/2 cup of cooked oats with one teaspoon of honey and 1/4 cup of blueberries for a sweet and satisfying antioxidant-rich treat. For only 140 calories, the four grams of fiber in this heart-healthy snack will help hold you over until your next meal.


Need something sweet that energizes? Pair a banana and a square of dark chocolate.

Afternoon energy slump got you down? Then try the energizing combo of a magnesium and potassium rich-banana and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate. One half-ounce square and a small (6” or less) banana hit the sweet spot for only 140 calories and 5 grams of fat.

Want something cheesy and crunchy? Try this cucumber cream cheese snack.

Slice up a cucumber and spread the slices with three tablespoons of cream cheese for a snack that is only 150 calories. Cucumbers are the way to go if you are craving cheese. Rich in water and low in calories, the delicate crunch and subtle flavor is a nice balance for the rich, tanginess of the cheese.

Craving ice cream? Try strawberries and yogurt.

Swap that ice cream for half a cup of non-fat Greek yogurt, topped with one teaspoon of honey and half a cup of strawberries for a creamy, low-fat, high-fiber treat that is 140 calories and chock-full of protein. "This snack gives you way more bang for your caloric buck than ice cream.


Just gotta have something chocolate and decadent? Spoon up some Nutella.

While it’s no nutritional superstar, one delicious spoonful of Nutella will surely satisfy a sweet tooth, and won’t put your calorie load over the top,says. Enjoy one tablespoon for 100 calories—but then put away the jar.


Craving cheesy pizza? Make this egg pizza

Whip up this easy egg pizza in under ten minutes: Scramble one egg in a skillet, mix with one tablespoon of tomato bruschetta, and top with three tablespoons of mozzarella cheese. Cook until done in center, use a spatula to loosen the edges and slide onto a serving plate. This "pizza" has only 150 calories and is a delicious way to get in some healthy protein, vitamin D and eye-healthy antioxidants like lutein, zeazanthan and lycopene.

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