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Seven Snacks Under 200 Calories

Satisfy your cravings with these foods that are high on flavor and low on calories.

Veggie Sticks And Salsa

How To Do It: Cut 1 large carrot and 1 stalk celery into long sticks. Serve with 1/2 cup vegetable salsa dip.

Fruit Sundae

How To Do It: Combine 1/2 cup mango slices, 1/2 cup berries and 1tbsp low-fat yoghurt for a calcium and vitamin C boost.

Easy Smoothie

How To Do It: Blend 1/2 banana, 1 cup vanilla soy milk and 1/2 cup strawberries for a quick pick-me-up.

Yoghurt Fix

How To Do It: Sprinkle 1 tbsp granola or muesli over 1 scoop low-fat yoghurt. Drizzle with 1 tsp honey as a wake-me-up bite.

Pep And Pop

How To Do It: Three cups air-popped popcorn seasoned with 1 tbsp salt help fill your rumbling tummy.

Japanese Soybeans

How To Do It: Just 1/2 cup of soybeans is a good fill-me-up. Eat the lightly salted frozen beans cold or rinse in hot water to warm up.

Fruit And Nut Mix

How To Do It: Combine 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots, 1 tbsp each golden and dark raisins, and 1 tbsp toasted almond slivers for a mineral rich office snack.

Simple Pleasures

For a trouble-free base for stews and sauces, sauté some chopped onions, carrot and celery until soften. Then add some vegetable or chicken stock followed by chopped fresh tomatoes and stir. Add a little water as fancied, some tomato paste and season to taste. Let simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve immediately with slices of cooked fish, chicken, or some freshly toasted garlic bread. Alternatively, cook in some barley or beans for a heartier meal.


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