I’ve never been a HUGE snacker but a few weeks before I got on into my lifestyle change (cuz we don’t diet around here), I began reading up the importance of constantly fueling your body every few hours to keep your metabolism in check and optimize your ability to lose weight.
One of the things that I’ve been learning a lot about are snacks! Now of course, there are good snacks and bad snacks (chips, candy bars, sodas, etc). I found a wonderful photo of a ‘recipe’ that’s quick and EASY for snacking and wanted to share it with you all. The recipe calls for low fat cottage cheese (I, personally, am not a huge fan of cottage cheese, so I’d likely replace this with non fat Greek yogurt in vanilla or even plain), a few strawberries & raw almonds, and drizzle lightly with agave nectar (I’d likely replace that with a little raw honey).
This is a PERFECT way to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping it as healthy as possible. Another ‘tip’ I’d throw in there for those of you who may not like nuts but still want that ‘crunchy’ taste….cut up a few pieces of whole wheat tortillas, heat them in the oven with a DASH of cinnamon until they brown. Top it with the cottage cheese (or yogurt), strawberries, and very light honey drizzle. And you have a very low calorie snack that won’t require you to spend hours in the gym!
Take THAT, Cheesecake Factory! Let me know if you decide to try this! I’d love to hear your thoughts and see pics! ♥
Image via: My Healthy Dish