Satisfying Summer Snacks
The summer fruits are here... icy cold chunks of watermelon, ripe juicy peaches and sweet blueberries. These fruits are beautiful to look at and delicious to eat as a dessert with your summer meal. When fruit is eaten as a between meal snack, try to include some protein (the addition of protein helps to stabilize blood sugar levels AND helps to keep you satisfied a lot longer). Here are some COOL ideas for pairing fruit with protein on HOT summer days:
Frozen grapes, eaten with sunflower seed kernels
Icy cold dish of 2% or whole milk Greek yogurt, topped with fresh berries
Small bowl of fresh fruit salad, topped with toasted pecans
Sliced fresh peach served with cubed cheese
Homemade popsicles: blend 2% or whole milk vanilla Greek yogurt together with fresh fruit (berries, peaches or nectarines).
Crisp apple slices served with cottage cheese, sprinkled with cinnamon
REMEMBER.... Hunger is the CORRECT reason to eat a snack!