My favorite low-fat mid-morning snack: Yogurt, granola and raisins
If you're looking for little something to tide you over between meals, but don't want something with too much fat or sugar, I've got the solution for you. My favorite mid-morning snack of late has been a simple mix of Stonyfield Farm's plain fat-free yogurt, Nature's Path Organic Raspberry Heritage Granola, and Earthbound Farm's organic jumbo flame seedless raisins. If you're used to flavored yogurt, it can be an adjustment to switch to plain. Try mixing in a very small amount of no-sugar-added fruit preserves if you can't handle it. The granola isn't the tastiest--it has a pretty plain taste and the texture, like most low-fat granolas, doesn't invite one to snack on it straight from the box. But on the plus side it only has 3 grams of fat and 5 grams of sugar per serving, and tastes just fine when mixed in with the yogurt. The Earthbound Farm raisins are awesome--plump and juicy. They're not kidding when they call them "jumbo." Very different from the shriveled up little nuggets I've eaten in the past. Just go easy on them as they obviously add quite a bit of sugar.
As always, don't be scared by my picture! I swear it tastes better than it looks!
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Posted by Blogpire Productions at April 3, 2006 3:10 PM