Snacks - Ideas and tips

Written on the 21 January 2015 by Studio Pilates

This recipe is by Studio Pilates International in Brisbane. Studio Pilates International provide Pilates classes in Brisbane, Pilates courses & training, Pilates DVDs and more.

 

Snacks

8 x almonds or walnuts
Banana or apple slices with almond butter
Any type of fresh fruit
Hard boiled eggs
Steamfresh vegetable microwave pouches (very handy and one of the best snack options)
Natural yogurt (must have no sugar or flavouring) topped with fruit
Brown rice cakes or other low fat wholegrain cracker and tomato, avocado or almond butter

Crudités (one of the best options for snacks as these are all unlimited foods):
Celery sticks
Carrot sticks
Cucumber
Capsicum
Green beans
Sugar snap peas
Mushrooms

Dip ideas for the crudités:

Almond butter
Tahini sauce (tahini, lemon juice, olive oil)
Guacamole dip
Hummus
Remember: dips can be very high in fat as they contain a lot of olive oil or natural fruit, nut or seed oils. Whilst these are very healthy fats, they can still put on weight if eaten in large amounts. The idea is to eat crudités with only a small amount of dip if any it is just there to add some flavour.



Guacamole Dip
Ingredients
1 ripe avocado
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
1 shallot, finely sliced
Chopped coriander leaves
Optional: ½ teaspoon finely chopped red chilli

Method
Mash avocado and combine with other ingredients.


Fat free Hummus Dip
Ingredients
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 garlic cloves crushed
2 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon paprika or cumin
Juice of 3 lemons freshly squeezed

Method
Place all ingredients in food processor and process until smooth. Garnish with parsley and serve with crudités.

 


Author: Studio Pilates