saturday snack / 007

March 22, 2014

I have found that one of the hardest parts of trying to make healthier choices, when it comes to what you eat, is the in between meals stage: snacks. To make it easier for you, each week I will bring you a new healthy option for snacking.

Toast, especially when made with 100% whole wheat bread, can be a filling snack. Top it off with 1/2 of an avocado instead of butter to eliminate cholesterol, trans fat and half of the saturated fat that comes along with butter. Also, avocados are high in healthy fats such as MUFA's (monounsaturated fatty acids). Research has shown that MUFA's may be beneficial for lowering total and LDL cholesterol levels and helping with blood sugar control.

 Serving Size: 1 piece of whole wheat toast, 1/2 avocado • 261 Calories • 17g of fat • 2g saturated fat • 0g cholesterol • 187mg sodium • 487mg potassium • 26g carbs • 10g fiber • 5g sugar • 6g protein •

To spice up this snack add some hot sauce + red pepper flakes!  

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