Friday, January 9, 2015

Snack Attack Series--Pear Butter on Yogurt

Seasonal Snacks--Winter

I'm always on the lookout for snacks that satisfy.  Sometimes snacking calls for a little sweetness, but not too much.  Sugar is not a part of healthy snacking.  But, of course, you already know that!

Part of being a good cook is being a good shopper.  When you run across something like this Amish Pear Butter made without sugar, grab it.  If you don't have the special ingredients on hand to make a meal nice, it's not going to be nice.  That's just plain fact.

Having a few easy ingredients on hand is the key to successful snacking. If you plan ahead and stock your fridge and pantry, you can throw together a tasty snack in less than a minute.  Almond yogurt with pear butter and walnuts is a good example of a tasty snack that makes up effortlessly.

Almond yogurt is new in the markets and it's a very nice alternative to cow yogurt if you're avoiding dairy. It gives you some healthy probiotic strains without the problems that some of us experience eating dairy. Walnuts are high in all important anti-inflammatory omega-3's.  And the pear butter is there for sweetness and flavor.

Delicious, healthy and you can put it together in a minute.  What more could you ask for in a snack?

Seasonal Snack Attack Series--  One of the biggest challenges in sticking to a healing anti-inflammation diet is figuring out what to eat during those times when you feel hungry between meals.  Having a plan in place before hunger strikes is essential.  That's what this snack attack series is all about.  Over time, we hope the snack ideas will grow to become a rich full file and a useful tool that you can use to stock your kitchen with delicious healing snacks that keep your tummy feeling full, your waistline trim and your body humming!  We're just getting started, but to see the snacks we've included so far, click here. 

According to a study performed by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. “Twelve weeks of consuming a fermented milk product containing the Lactobacillusstrain was associated with a 4.6 per cent reduction in abdominal fat…”.

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