Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tip of the Week - Make Quick Healthy Snacks Ahead of Time

    If you make a few quick healthy snacks ahead of time it will be easier to keep eating healthy.  Sometimes when you get hungry between meals, it's easy to eat things like potato chips or Twinkies because they are already made and ready to rip open and eat.  If you make a few healthy snacks and put them in the refrigerator or cupboard you will have easy access to them when you get hungry.  This will make it easier for you to choose the healthy option.  Plus when you are hungry the healthy option will taste just as good as the pre-packaged unhealthy choice.

    Below I'm adding a quick and easy to make recipe for a healthy snack you can place in your refrigerator for easy access.  It is from Eating Well Magazine.   There are also links in the article for more healthy recipes and even some nutrition guidelines.  Enjoy!

Cinnamon Oranges

The EatingWell Diet (2007), The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)
This simple dessert works any time of the year, but its flavors will be the best and brightest in the winter when oranges are at their peak.

"Paired it with blueberry french toast and used the sauce on both .... My little one loved it.... If he loves it then it is great. Thanks for the recipe. "

Cinnamon Oranges Recipe
4 servings
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  1. With a sharp knife, remove rind and white pith from oranges. Cut each into 5 or 6 slices and arrange on 4 plates. Whisk together orange juice and lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon. Spoon over the orange slices.


Per serving: 86 calories; 0 g fat ( 0 g sat , 0 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 3 g fiber; 2 mg sodium; 258 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (150% daily value).
Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2
Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit


Lisa said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

Take the test Your Health Quiz and find out how healthy you really are? I have taken the test and enjoyed a lot. Hope you too will enjoy it. Have Fun!!

Michelle said...

Hi Lisa, glad you liked my post. Thanks for your comment!

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