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Healthy Snacks and More

Posted on 22 October 2013

Hey Beksan Community, we’ve gotten great feedback on the Turkish recipes we have shared in our Newsletters. In this Thursday’s 10/24 issue there is a healthy and delicious chicken recipe you shouldn’t miss! And we will be sharing more recipes with you each month.  Sign-up for our Newsletter if you haven’t already done so and encourage your friends to sign up, just click this link www.beksandesigns.com! People also ask us for ideas on easy to prepare healthy snacks.  We perused the web to discover suggested snacks for good health and wellness!  We thought we would share what we learned from the American Cancer Society. With just a little bit of forethought at the grocery store, you can pick up healthy and delicious eats for you, kids or loved ones. And what's more: regularly choosing foods that help you maintain a healthy weight can lower your risk of several cancers, including breast, colon, and pancreatic cancers. American Cancer Society Director of Nutrition and Physical Activity Colleen Doyle, MS, RD, offers these easy-to-prepare ideas: For traveling: •   String cheese or cheese cubes and whole-grain crackers •   Hummus and whole-wheat pita bread •   Carrots, pepper strips, and celery sticks (sometimes with ranch dressing to dip) •   Edamame (soy beans) and sweet cherry tomatoes •   Whole fruit or fruit slices (dipped in lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown) •   Trail mix made with cereals, nuts, pretzels, dried fruit, or raisins For the lunchbox: •   Whole-wheat tortillas (or gluten free) smeared with low-fat refried beans (or filled with black beans   and/or leftover rice), with salsa for dipping •   Whole-wheat tortilla with turkey, cheese, and apple or avocado slices •   Peanut or almond butter sandwich on whole-grain bread with banana slices or raisins •   Leftover grilled or baked chicken strips with honey mustard for dipping •   High-fiber, low-sugar cereal and low-fat, skim milk or Almond milk. (Look for cereals with at least 3 grams of fiber and less than 8 grams of sugar per serving.) •   Single portion-sized cups of unsweetened apple sauce or fruit packed in its own juice, without added sugar •   Celery sticks stuffed with peanut butter and sprinkled with raisins or other dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries) Other "sides" and snacks •   Individual serving-sized packages of low-fat, low-sugar yogurt (look for no more than 20 grams of sugar per 6 ounces) •   Baked tortilla chips and salsa •   Popcorn without added salt or butter Visit cancer.org/healthy for healthy recipes to pack for travel or prepare at home.  We hope you find this information useful!  Let us know if you would like more healthy food related tips and of course visit us at www.beksandesigns.com and share your thoughts!  With appreciation Meyla and Nevra

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