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Treats & Snacks, Back to the After-School Dilemma

Friday, August 24th, 2012

School is just about to start up again and one of the questions I hear often is “what’s a good and easy after school snack I can feed my children?”

Good question.

First off, let’s define what a “snack” is…. dictionary.com words it as;

a small portion of food or drink or a light meal, especially one eaten between regular meals.

Now, let’s look at what a “treat” is….

entertainment, food, drink, etc., given by way of compliment or as an expression of friendly regard.

The reason I’m looking at the distinction between these terms is that we’ve gotten caught up in serving “treats” as “snacks” these days and believe it or not – too  much of a good thing is no longer a good thing!   The following are some examples of tasty and nutritious snacks:

Sliced apple with nut butter
Celery stalks with nut butter and dried fruit (the old “ants on a log” idea)
Guacamole with a spoon!
Hot dog – slices of nitrate, nitrite free, grass-fed only  http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok
Pickles
Salmon Jerky
Roasted veggies – beets, carrots, butternut squash cubes make wonderful sweet snacks
Dried fruit
Plain yogurt with berries and a squeeze of raw honey or grade B maple syrup
Kefir “milkshakes” – blended with frozen berries
Hummus and cucumber slices
Olives

And, for the occasional treat –an abundance of help awaits you! Here’s to a delicious school year!

 

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Bladder Cancer Risk May Be Decreased By Increasing Selenium Intake

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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Cranberry Juice Fights Bacteria

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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Nasal zinc gels may be associated with loss of sense of smell

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

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Study Finds Back Pain Sufferers Benefit From Chiropractic Care And Other Complementary And Alternative Approaches

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

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Acupuncture improves exercise tolerance of patients with heart failure: a placebo-controlled pilot study [abstract]

Friday, June 25th, 2010

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Lowering Homocysteine Levels With Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Does Not Appear to Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, Study Finds

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

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Cutting carbs is more effective than low-fat diet for insulin-resistant women

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome in Studies

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

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For Better Health – Please Don’t Stop The Music!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

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Alternative Therapy Usage For Pain Increases With Age, Wealth

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

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When complementary is conflicting

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

When using complementary medicine, it is imperative to rule out any contraindications with underlying medical conditions or prescription medicine.

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Alternative medicine booming in popularity

Friday, April 16th, 2010

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Grape powder extract attenuates tumor necrosis factor α-mediated inflammation and insulin resistance in primary cultures of human adipocytes [abstract]

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

A study on grape powder extract has shown that it has the ability to decrease inflammation and insulin resistance.

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Herbalife’s Niteworks Proven Effective In Clinical Study

Friday, April 9th, 2010

A small study of a group of cyclists showed that those taking the supplement L-arginine had a significant increase in their anaerobic threshold, improving their athletic performance.

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