5 Healthy Options to Mix-Up Your Snack Routine

grapefruit-bruleeMy clients are often looking for snack options that are healthy, delicious, and quick and easy to prepare. A lot of people feel stuck and uninspired eating the same old foods day in and day out. It’s always a great idea to try new and fresh recipes and foods to spice things up.

Here are 5 easy, fun, fancy and low-calorie snacks to mix up your routine. Enjoy!

1.Roasted Sweet Potato with Salsa

92 calories

Top one-half of a medium baked sweet potato, skin-on (51 calories) with 1/4 cup salsa (21 calories) and 2 teaspoons sour cream (20 calories).

2. Grapefruit Brulee

90 calories

Sprinkle 1/2 of a medium grapefruit (60 calories) with 2 teaspoons of turbinado sugar (30 calories) and broil until golden. (sourced from Food Network Magazine)

3. Pears and Blue Cheese

100 calories

Slice half of a medium pear (50 calories), sprinkle with 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese (30 calories), drizzle with 1 teaspoon of honey (20 calories) and freshly ground black pepper to taste (0 calories).

4. Shrimp Cocktail

85 calories

Mix 2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce (60 calories), a squeeze of lime juice (0 calories) and top with chopped cilantro (0 calories). Serve with 5 large, boiled or steamed peeled shrimp (25 calories).

5. Affogato

90 calories

Pour 1/4 cup strong, black coffee (0 calories) over 1/3 cup vanilla ice cream (90 calories). Feel free to replace with non-dairy options such as Coconut, Soy, or Almond-based ice creams.

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