Publish Date:Feb 19, 2015

French fries, Samosa, Chips.... Mouth watering snacks that no one can resist. But, have ever realized how much junk you are filling your body with? You need to look beyond taste and take care of your body.

When your stomach calls for your attention before dinner time. Don’t give it anything and everything that’s available. Think! What adds to your health without adding much to your calories. Healthy snacking is a habit you need to develop carefully.

If you like something sweet try out the Cashew-Strawberry Crunch. The cashew butter will take care of your heart and the half teaspoon honey will make you glow a little more.

A plate of prosciutto or ham around a part-skim mozzarella string cheese will give you all the taste and health you need. It a very good source of 1000 mg calcium that a women needs.

If you are looking for a good fruit snack, ¼ cup dried pineapple pieces with about 25 pistachio nuts is the best recipe for you. Want to know why? It is because this dish will give you the much needed antioxidants through pineapple and nuts.

Have you ever tried a combination of apple and cottage cheese. You should try it if you want protein, fiber and calcium. All need to do is slice an apple, such as Fuji or Granny Smith, and top with ½ cup of low-fat cottage cheese. Stick to the healthy food and enjoy healthy snacks everyday!

-Kruti Beesam

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