So I have to be honest . . . . . my eating habits over the holidays were not stellar. I may have eaten more than my fair share of chocolate. I may have eaten Christmas cookies for breakfast . . . . more than once. I may have knocked back quite a few cocktails. Fruit? I can’t recall having any. Vegetables? Yes, there were some, but the chocolate far outweighed the healthy stuff.
So now that the holidays are over and the New Year is here, I’m getting my eating habits back on track. (It’s not a resolution though - I’m saving that topic for anther post.) I’m keeping our fruit bowl well stocked. I’m cooking an extra serving of vegetables with every dinner. And at the grocery store this week, I took a look again for some better snacking choices. I found these!!
The Somersaults are for when I’m craving something salty and crunchy. They are crispy little disks made primarily of seeds. (They are nut free - but if you are gluten free, please note that they do contain wheat.) For the Pacific Sea Salt flavor, one serving of 14 pieces has only 14 carbs and 150 calories. Perhaps more importantly, they are all natural, a good source of protein, fiber and vitamin E, and are lower in fat than other healthy nuts like almonds. I love them and am happy to reach for them instead of chips.
How about when a sweet craving hits? Well, I found these plush puffs marshmallows. I won’t lie, they are expensive (the price at my local store is higher than what’s on the website). But they really do the trick when I want something sweet. (And on the up-side, Pete doesn’t like them so they last longer! ;) ) These marshmallows are gluten free, low in fat, and free of high fructose corn syrup. A serving of 5 of the chocolate marshmallows has only 80 calories and 18 carbs, but I find I’m happy to eat just two at a time.
I’ll admit, I’ll probably never be the healthiest eater around. But to me, the important thing is making small changes toward healthier foods, and the Somersaults and plush puffs are definitely healthier than regular chips and chocolate. And in my book, that’s a step in the right direction.
Do you have any healthy snack recommendations that I could add to my snack cabinet?