Project Bikini Bod: Grazing


I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a grazer. Yes, like a happy cow grazing the fields all day, I like to snack.  This might seem detrimental to Project Bikini Bod, but if you are prepared and armed with tasty, healthy snacks then grazing is just fine.  Here are a few of my favorite low cal, healthy snacks.

Jello!  Seriously, no fat and only 35 calories per half cup.  And who doesn’t like Jello, especially when it’s warm out and you feel like a little snack? At 5 minutes to prepare, there’s no reason not to have some of this jiggly treat in your fridge all summer.

1/2 an avocado with salt.  We’ve all heard that avocados are fatty, but the fats in them are monosaturated and polyunsaturated. Which means good for you! These help your body absorb nutrients that bond to the fats, and are good for shiny hair.

Almonds and Cashews.  Again, good fats and lots of protein… these guys will give you energy and are easy to keep in your purse or at your desk in case of emergency low blood sugar.

Edamame!  Love these little soy beans!  Enjoy hot or cold, in pods or already popped out.  You can stop by any sushi place and get an order to go on your lunch break, or buy them frozen at the market to enjoy at home.

Baby Carrots and Celery Sticks.  The crunch is so satisfying and these veggies are quite refreshing when it’s warm out.  Dip them in some hummus, too!

And finally, El Diablo: Reduced Fat Wheat Thins.  I am more than capable of eating the whole (family sized) box of these guys in one sitting, but if you can limit yourself to the 16-cracker serving size these are actually not a bad bikini-friendly snack.  To avoid binging on these salty, crunchy squares… when you buy the box divide it into ziplock baggies and bring a few to work, leave some in your car, throw one in your purse, and keep some at home. Try dipping in some fat free cream cheese.  Yum!

Do you guys have any favorite bikini-friendly snacks to share?  Are you coveting a certain bikini (like I am) this year?

Published in: on May 23, 2010 at 9:34 am  Leave a Comment  

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