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The Best Breads & Snacks

Whole grains and snacks are not created equal.

My Fabulous Five Snacks

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In or out of the shell, one handful of edamame from the fridge will curb cravings.

A tiny handful of raw or roasted almonds keep hunger at bay.

A tiny handful of raw or roasted almonds keep hunger at bay.

No need to peel these cute little, low calorie cucumbers.

No need to peel these cute little, low calorie cucumbers.

The best popcorn EVER!

The best popcorn EVER!

Eat frozen out of the bag for a delicious dessert that even helps you sleep!

Eat frozen out of the bag for a delicious dessert that even helps you sleep!

My Fabulous 5 Whole Grains

The only bread I buy!

The only bread I buy!

Sprouted whole wheat buns that are the right size.

Sprouted whole wheat buns that are the right size.

Only buy tortillas that have understandable, simple ingredients!

Only buy tortillas that have understandable, simple ingredients!

Stuff, layer, toast, or julienne into strips for sandwiches, pizzas or atop a salad!

Stuff, layer, toast, or julienne into strips for sandwiches, pizzas or atop a salad!

Our family's absolute favorite cracker!

Our family’s absolute favorite cracker!

Before you declare yourself sensitive to gluten or declare all bread as your enemy, try these suggestions.

I can tell you from personal experience that just because the first ingredient is whole wheat or whole “something” doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Most bread, and almost all the tortillas and taco shells, found in traditional grocery stores are full of extra ingredients and preservatives. You know what those “extras” do to you? ¬†Bloat you up! Even regular whole wheat pastas.

Brands matter. Try different ones before you rule out an entire food group. Breads are not the enemy. Once our family switched from 100% whole wheat popular brands of bread to this high protein bread, we all felt better. These “better for you” breads won’t last as long on the counter so keep in the fridge. Keep the buns in the freezer until ready to use.

Please share your favorite, healthy snacks! What are your secrets when you get an attack of the munchies? I would love to hear from you!

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Skitz Tip: ¬†Try seeking out more products in the refrigerator and freezer sections at the store rather than the shelves. If it’s on a shelf, it has a shelf life– a sure sign the product contains more preservatives to make it last.

 

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Chloe Ortbals #

    Great Pictures! Also, the Skitz tip at the end is good! Something a lot of people should know and apply.

    March 14, 2013
  2. DonnaK #

    edamame edamame edamame edamame :) So that is what those little green yummies are in my salads at the restaurants. Thanks. I love them; now I know what to ask for at the grocery stores.

    You ask for my healthy snack idea–well would you believe prunes? Any kind: cold in the refrig, hot from slipping into boiling water, upon my cereals in the morning or straight from the box. Always had them as a kid but now with my cancer medicines, prunes are a necessity if you know what I mean. wink, wink, wink. LOL

    March 15, 2013
    • fitskitz

      Donna- try edamame in the pod also. Dump the frozen pods in a bowl with a tablespoon of water and microwave 7-8 minutes. Sprinkle a little kosher salt and then bite to squeeze the beans out. It’s a fun, delicious snack and total protein. You know I’ve never tried prunes! I’ll keep that one in mind:)

      March 17, 2013

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