Foody Friday: 5 Smart Snacks


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Since I know I’ll be eating way too many sweets and fats for my own good on Christmas day and the days surrounding it, I’ve been doing my best to eat and drink wisely this past week. Here’s what I’ve been snacking on:

 Lemon Water

After reading a No More Dirty Looks post that referenced a Well+Good post about the many health benefits of drinking lemon water, I’ve managed to squeeze a little lemon juice into every glass of water I’ve had since.

Greek YogurtChobani greek yogurt is fat and rBGH-free, and the kind with cherry on the bottom is just the tastiest. I’m not sure why the picture above says “blueberry,” but I got lazy and didn’t try to find a more accurate picture. Those are clearly cherries; I know.

Assorted Olives

 Since coming home for the holidays, I’ve been watching an obscene amount of Dr. Oz with my grandmother. I realize that the majority of his advice should probably be taken with a grain of salt, but when he suggested eating a wide variety of olives to prevent breast cancer…I immediately made a mental note to have my sweet Nanna pick some up on her next trip to the store. She did, and they’re delicious.

Green Tea

 My parents have a Keurig coffee maker, and it makes drinking tea ridiculously easy (especially since my mom always has at least two boxes of tea in the house especially for me)! My favorite kind so far is the Zen tea pictured above, and I can even feel good about drinking up to four cups a day since green tea is packed with antioxidants.

Red Onions

Red onions might not make for the best breath, but they do fight free radicals and high blood pressure.  Worth it.


Sources- Lemon Water, Greek Yogurt, Assorted Olives, Green Tea, Red Onions.


How are you preparing for the inevitable holiday overindulgence?
by Dawn Grimes

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