Healthy Snacking

September 26, 2011


I’m asked all the time to recommend healthy snacks. So, here’s a nice email I just received from my friend Dr. Roby Mitchell that I’d like to share with you. The baker’s dozen list comes complete with a picture that you can see here.

“At home, work, or on the go, it’s important to not let yourself be sabotaged by hunger. A hungry brain is more vulnerable to bad choices.

1. Sea Cruncies are seaweed baked to a crisp. Excellent source of iodine. Eat them like chips.

2. Beanitos served with spicy guacamole.

3. The “Pepper Medley” is great to use to dip hummus. (A variety of green, red and yellow peppers.)

4. Wild sardines are a great source of fish oil.

5. Dried black currants look like raisins but are very different. Black currants are very high in antifungals(phenolics/anthocyanidins). The white grapes used to make raisins are not.

6. Add lemon to honey-flavored Greek yogurt to make a dessert that is better than key lime pie.

7. Wild Amazonian peanuts are also high in antifungals unlike those used to make most peanut products.

8. Pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious and promote healthy breasts and prostates.

9. Low sodium chicken broth can be used alone (15 calories) or to make a soup. You can even add a scoop of whey protein.

10. For breakfast, grind golden flaxseed and add blueberries and yogurt.

11. Paste almond butter on cut-up apples.

12. Spice dark pumpkin seeds with rosemary, oregano and cilantro.

13. Pistachio nuts are probably the most healthful you can eat. Get the low salt, unshelled ones.

Gradually restock your pantry so that you can only make healthful choices.”

Carolyn Dean MD ND

The Doctor of the Future®

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