|Frozen Banana Peanut Butter Popsicle - Cut a banana in half then push a popsicle stick into the cut end. Spread peanut butter onto the banana. Add crushed nuts if desired. Wrap in wax paper and freeze for at least three hours for a healthy and filling frozen treat. For a milkshake alternative, blend the frozen banana and peanut butter with 1 cup of skim milk or almond milk in the blender with a handful of ice cubes. Add a scoop of protein powder for a complete meal!|
Sugar Snap Peas and Goat Cheese - Sugar snap peas have a delicious crunch, take no preparation, and have 34% of your daily vitamin C in 10 peas. Heat goat cheese for 10 seconds for a creamy dip for your snap peas.
Frozen Fruits - Freeze grapes, blueberries, kiwis, strawberries, peaches, mangos, or melons for a healthy and refreshing frozen snack.
Cantaloupe Bowl - Cut cantaloupe in half and scoop out seeds. Spoon low fat plain yogurt, greek yogurt, or low fat cottage cheese into cantaloupe. Add your favorite berries and enjoy.
Fruit & Cheese Plate with a Twist - Add cinnamon and fresh berries to low fat cottage cheese or part-skim ricotta with a drizzle of honey for a low calorie, high protein, and high calcium snack.
Mushroom Cap Pizza - Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon ¼ cup of diced fire roasted tomatoes into a portobello mushroom cap. Top with grated or thinly sliced mozzarella cheese. Bake for 20 minutes for a mini mushroom cap pizza with about 100 calories and 5 grams of fat.
Home Made Pita Chips - Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut whole wheat pita bread into eight triangles. Spray baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray and place the pita on the sheet. Add garlic salt, pepper and oregano and bake for 10 minutes. Sprinkle fresh parmesan on pita for added flavor! Enjoy plain or with hummus or salsa. A healthy alternative to store bought chips!
*Email Susan's student intern, Rebecca Lewis, to answer any diet or nutrition questions.