Sundays, don’t you love them? Though I am not a big football fan, after working out or going for a walk, I love sitting down to a cozy fire, my slippers, some snacks and a football game on TV.
Too many people think snacking is bad for you. It really isn’t… The bad part is more about what we choose as snacks. That why I wanted to share one of my favorite snack recipes. Basically, all you need is cucumbers, guacamole, hummus, some olives and your favorite hot sauce. This snack is low in calories and packs a super satiating punch of nutrients. (Click here for the recipe.)
BUT I need your help. I haven’t yet figured out what to name it so I’d PLEASE message me with some ideas.
If you are wondering why I choose to make this snack with calorie dense guacamole and hummus, it is because my snacks are all about nutritiously balancing my blood sugar. And with this snack, you will use so little of each that it keeps it lower in calories and high in nutritional value.
Let me start with why I chose guacamole. The avocados in the guacamole contain monounsaturated fat, which can lower your cholesterol and help regulate your blood sugar levels. They are high in fiber and loaded with potassium which can regulate blood pressure and prevent hypertension.
I used hummus because it is high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats. It has a high content of minerals and essential amino acids including tryptophan, phenylalanine and tyrosine, a threesome that makes it a surprising mood elevator. Eating snacks should make you feel happy!
This is a great gluten-free, vegan snack that gives a big punch of nutrients, balances your blood sugar, is relatively low in calories, makes you feel happy and satiated and is delicious. Oh….and it needs a name so let me know your ideas.
I mentioned in an earlier blog that my family and I had a weight loss challenge going on from November-December 31st. As far as I am concerned those dates are the eating season. Well, we all weighed in on December 31st and every single one of us lost weight! I am so darn proud of everyone that I just had to brag♥!
That’s it for today….thank you for inviting me into your day!
P.S. The photo at the top is Tammy my indoor Tower Garden….isn’t she gorgeous! If you ever want to know how you too can grow your own Tower Garden, I’d be happy to give you more information.