Recipes: Snacks

"Pom" Smoothie

Pomegranates have the most powerful antioxidants in comparison to other fruits, even better than red wine, according to an international study on the polyphenol content of the antioxidants. This smoothie is loaded with antioxidants from pomegranate juice, calcium from the yogurt, low sugars due to the sugar substitute, potassium from the banana and an extra boost of protein from the whey protein. This recipes tops off the total protein for a morning breakfast at 22 grams.

High-Protein, Reduced-Calorie Vanilla Shake

The high-protein craze is upon us.Protein seems to curb the appetite and lessen spikes in blood sugar levels. This protein shake is a great afternoon pick-me-up. You could also drink it when you are out of your normal eating pattern or recovering from a long illness. This shake provides almost 30 grams of protein. It is a great source of calcium and has low sugar and fat. Use a variety of fresh fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries or mangos,to vary the flavor. If you are lactoseintolerant, substitute soy ice cream, soy milk and soy protein powderfor the dairy ingredients. You can find the whey protein in a nutrition store.

Guiltless Potato Chips

Holiday Moose Munch

This colorful fruit-and-nut dish adds beauty to any holiday table. The dried red cranberries and plump red cherries, mixed with the spiced pecans, almonds, walnuts and green pistachios, create a delicious trail mix. It’s chockfull of healthy monounsaturated fats from the nuts.