I don’t know about you but this Beliefnet blogger is a bit concerned as to how she is going to get through tonight’s American Idol finale. It promises to be a star-studded nail-biter of an event.
Will the stress of waiting till the bitter end of the two-hour finale to see who will be crowned our next American Idol push us over the edge? Will we hit the fridge on the commercials? Or even worse, during the show, itself?
Best to plan for these high-tension moments in advance!!!
Here follows some simple, healthy snacks that will definitely help to keep your stress in check and you in your healthy zone.
Layer bananas, mangoes, pineapple, papaya with a dollop of low-fat yogurt in a parfait glass. Healthy, delicious and impressive. Here’s a pineapple tip: put the pineapple in the oven @ 350 degrees for 20 minutes. It brings out the sugar and even if it’s not totally ripe, it will be!
Red Ant Log
Stuff celery stalks with 1 tablespoon almond butter, topped with a sprinkle of dried cranberries.
Almonds. Raw and Unblanched! At 7 calories each, best to count out 15 and leave it at that.
Blueberries. If tropical fruit and/or nuts aren’t your thing, try 1/2 cup of blueberries. Nature at its best.
Mini-Pizza. For those who feel like cooking! Toast a whole-wheat English muffin, top with pizza sauce and a little sprinkle of low-fat cheese. Add steamed broccoli or spinach as a topping if you like. Peppers, too. Broil or under a minute, till bubbly.
Cantaloupe & Cottage Cheese. You can’t go wrong with this old stand-by, and you certainly do get a lot of bang for your calorie buck. 1/4 of a melon with a scoop of cottage cheese and you’re all set!
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~ O, The Oprah Magazine
Janice Taylor is a Weight Loss Coach and Certified Hypnotist, author, artist and motivational speaker. She is the author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and All Is Forgiven, Move On: Our Lady of Weight Loss's 101 Fat-Burning Steps on Your Journey to Sveltesville (publication date May 15, 2008). Janice is also the creator of the popular e-newsletter Kick in the Tush Club and a 50-pound big-time-loser.
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