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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Top 13 Snack Ideas With Crunch

Craving something crunchy? Give up the chips, and go for a healthier choice, like nuts, seeds, or raw veggies — or one of our new nutritionally balanced South Beach Diet snack or cereal bars. Here are some Phase-specific snack suggestions that pack a crunch!
Phase 1 Snacks
  • Raw veggies — including green or red bell peppers, cauliflower and broccoli florets, or jícama sticks. Serve with reduced-fat cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, or a bean-based dip (or offer a South Beach Diet–friendly dressing as an accompaniment)
  • Celery sticks with 2 tablespoons natural no-sugar-added peanut butter (count toward your daily nut/seed allowance)
  • Soy nuts or dry-roasted edamame (count 1/4 cup toward your daily nut/seed allowance)
  • Almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachios, dry-roasted peanuts, or other nuts (limit to one 1/4-cup serving once a day, which can be counted toward your daily nut/seed allowance)
  • Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds (count 1 ounce or 3 tablespoons toward your daily nut/seed allowance)
Phases 2 and 3 Snacks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Whole-grain crackers (3 g or more fiber per ounce)
  • High-fiber, low-sugar, whole-grain cereal (choose a low-sugar brand with 5 g or more fiber per serving)
  • Air-popped or microwavable popcorn (3 cups; check the label to be sure it doesn't contain trans fats)
  • Apple or pear slices
  • Frozen grapes
  • Toasted whole-wheat pita bread (choose varieties with 3 g fiber per pita), cut into triangles; enjoy with an individual container of hummus
  • Toasted whole-wheat or whole-grain tortillas or wraps, cut into triangles; serve with salsa or a bean-based dip
  • 100-Calorie South Beach Diet Snack Bar or a Protein Fit Cereal Bar
Remember, you can also enjoy Phase 1 snacks on Phases 2 and 3

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