Snack Attack Series: Today’s Faves!

These are more than just snacks: They are energy for life!

Here’s some I found today!

 Stuffed Clams! (As seen at Publix)

Visit the seafood aisle every once in a while (unless you are allergic, of course) and check out what they have made on the “take to go” stand.

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One stuffed claim may contain breading but check the facts. One of these is big enough to eat as a snack, with the same calories as a bag of chips but much more satisfying (and goes great with super hot sauce)

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 Ready-made Caprese: ZERO CARB THIRTY

Fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella slices, and dark greens are awesome BREAKFAST and SNACK choices!IMG_5357

Slip the cheese between two of the tomato slices, and cut in half. Then, dip on the balsamic vinegar. You should get about 15 small pieces to snack on all day if you are smart about sectioning these “sandwiches.

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RockIT Apples!

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The disclaimer of this product says that eating one tube of it will give you your daily fruit blast. I looked at them closer. They are very small, cute, and crunchy-looking apples at 50 calories each. That is only 150 off your calorie budget and all-natural. I will give it a try and let you know.  The packaging…well, rocks.

Say HI to plantain chips!

MOVE OVER POTATO CHIPS. The plantain is a cousin of the banana. They are SALTY, CRUNCHY and WAFER-THIN.

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This is what they would look like outside of the bag. YUMM-OOOOH!!!!  AND LOADED with potassium, too!

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The calorie content is not that bad, either. Look at the facts.
Not too bad! Keep your carb intake low for the rest of the day in exchange for  good dose of Vitamin A and some Iron, contrary to potato chips which have ZERO nutrition value.

For the carbohydrate-ly challenged!  Pre-packed turkey legs!

ZERO CARBS, full protein, and deliciously ready for a quick nuke in the microwave. Here are the fats for one of these legs. Keep in mind, one leg can help make many meals, not to mention stock from the bone. For less than 7$? Not a bad deal at all!

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Note from Roger Wood site:

Please cook to an internal temperature of 165°F to ensure safety.

NOW- BE CAREFUL when reading the nutrition facts. There is MUCH MORE than 15oz in a turkey leg, so plan accordingly!

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Lactose-Free cottage cheese!

I just found this to be amazing since I happen to be totally into CC.

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It is essentially the same amount of calories as a small cottage cheese container, which is usually 1/2 cup = 80 calories,  7g carbs (not too bad) and 380 mg sodium, so watch that one.

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The Green Coke: Coca Cola “Life”

Since I was offered this as an option at an upscale restaurant in the nice part of Atlanta, I will go ahead and add it as a “finding.” Check out the nutrition facts and decide if this option is allowed in your plan.

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1 small bottle (8floz) is 60 calories (versus the usual 150 plus). Carbs are at 16g and sodium is 25mg. I would think if the struggle is very real, have one.

Quinoacalypsis! OMG these saved my life

This is the easiest way to eat ready-made quinoa! And it is not pricey, either!

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Here is the company picture

 

Snacking rocks. Make it smart and delicious by reading labels and eating with purpose.

Thanks for reading!

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