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Having your pantry stocked up with healthy snacks is a great way to start a weekend. So when you want to watch a movie or a favorite TV show after a busy week you can make a yummy low calorie snack to help you relax and unwind. Snacking is an emotionally satisfying. Just be wise and kind to your body by choosing healthy snacks that will make you feel good at the end of the day.


1. My favorite! Air-popped popcorn. Use low calorie butter spray and a dash of cinnamon and you've got my favorite treat! It's low in calories & fat and high in fiber & also has protein, so you can enjoy it without guilt.

2. Hummus. Another great healthy snack. Cut up your favorite veggies for chips and you've got a crunchy, delicious treat.

3. Blended beans and salsa. I love fat free refried beans or blended black beans mixed with salsa. For chips I cut up Mission wholegrain tortillas (that are high in fiber and protein) and bake them in my toaster oven. You can also cut up wholegrain pitas, place them on a pan spray butter spray, sea salt and Parmesan cheese and bake them in the oven until toasted - it's wonderful!

4. Fat free cottage cheese and low fat yogurt. I eat this combination daily. It's high in protein and low in calories and its light and refreshing.

Remember that there is nothing wrong with snacking, only wrong choices when choosing to snack. ;)

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