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November 28, 2007

Fighting Hunger With A Snack Attack
10 great healthy snacks that will help fend of the spare tire

Healthy snacks can add fiber and nutrients to your diet without unwanted calories. They can give you an energy boost during the day and prevent you from overeating at meals. Planned snacking allows you to stick with a diet and avoid empty calories and overeating. By not skipping meals, the likelihood of snacking on high-calorie foods will be reduced.

You may feel regretful about snacking, but snacks aren't necessarily bad. In fact, healthy snack foods several times a day can be beneficial. Here's how:

Binge control. If eating a piece of fruit or raw vegetables keeps you from taking second or third helpings at your next meal, you may actually consume fewer total calories for the day.

Extra energy and nutrients. Traditional, made-at-home meals often lose out to busy schedules. A grab-and-go snack can be the difference between some nourishment and none at all.

Control Hunger Pangs. Helps keep your hunger levels down to a minimum and avoid feeling deprived.

Control Insulin Levels. Helps keep you blood sugar levels even.

With proper portions and healthy food choices, snacking can enhance, rather than hurt your diet. Think of a snack as a "mini meal" that will help you have a healthy diet, rather than as an opportunity to consume treats. Healthy snack foods will provide you with a great tool for permanent weight loss.

10 Healthy Snack Foods:

Frozen Grapes
The inside of the grape attains a nearly creamy consistency when frozen. The sweetness is also magnified! I have been freezing grapes for years now and they are on the top of my list for healthy snacks.

Hard Boiled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs are an excellent source of protein, simple to prepare and each one only has about 76 calories. Eggs are also very nutritious. They don't just contain fat (yolk) and protein (white). In fact, they contain a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals.

Broccoli Florets
Broccoli florets are a quick and healthy snack that contains vital nutrients for your body. Broccoli is an excellent source of the vitamins K, C, and A, as well as folate and fiber. Broccoli is a very good source of phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and the vitamins B6 and E.

Sliced Chicken Breast
Cold sliced chicken breast tastes amazing and is high in protein, low in fat and has virtually no carbs.

Hummus
Hummus, a nutritious blend of chickpeas, olive or canola oil, pureed sesame seeds (also called "tahini"), lemon juice, spices, and garlic is a nutritious dip or spread.

Cherry Tomatoes
Tomatoes are low in Sodium, and very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They're also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium and Manganese.

Walnuts
They are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and are also rich in vitamins and minerals that help us to stay healthy. Walnuts are high in poly and monounsaturated fats and especially linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid. Those two acids cannot be synthesized by our body and must be provided daily.

Tuna
Just mix a can of water-packed Albacore tuna with a tablespoon of nonfat mayonnaise and you have a snack that contains over 30 grams of protein.

Sliced Apples
Apples contain (fiber, flavonoids, and fructose) which all lend themselves to the ability to keep us healthy. Apples are a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C.

Pickles
Pickles are crunchy and delicious but did you know pickles are nutritious, as well? Naturally packed with vitamins, pickles are a fat free and low calorie snack. In fact, the average-sized dill spear is only 15 calories!.

Here's to your guilt free snaking.

Have an excellent day.

Thom King
President
thom.king@steviva.com
Steviva Brands, Inc.

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Low Glycemic Sugar Free Holiday Fudge
Serves: 16
Carbs Per Serving: 1.8 g
Prep Time:<25 minutes

Skill Level: EasySugar Free Fudge Recipe

Ingredients
16 ounces low fat or fat free cream cheese, softened
2 unsweetened chocolate squares (1ounce each) melted and cooled
1/2 cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of
Steviva Brand Stevia Powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Instructions
In a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, chocolate, Steviva Brand Stevia Blend or a dash of
Steviva Brand Stevia Powder and vanilla until smooth. Stir in pecans. Pour into 8-inch square baking pan lined with foil. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cut into 16 squares. Serve chilled.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 square
Total Calories: 1294

Calories Per Serving: 64.7
Total Fat Per Serving: 5.2g
Saturated Fat: 2.3g
Cholesterol: 13.6 mg
Sodium: 55.2mg
Total Carbohydrates: 36g

Carbohydrates Per Serving: 1.8g
Dietary Fiber: .15g
Sugars: 1.6g
Protein: 2.55g

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