Monday, February 13, 2017

Healthy and Delicious Snack Combinations

Are you looking to add variety to your healthy snack ideas? Here are some delicious flavor combinations with no added fat or added sugar.

Apples, cheese, and peanuts

Some people think peanut butter on apple tastes like a caramel apple. I am not sure I would go that far, although the flavor combination is close, and it is flavorful. Cheese also goes well with apples, and with peanuts or peanut butter.

Below is a photo of my occasional morning snack:

  • ½ large apple
  • Less than 1 oz. low fat co-jack cheese
  • About 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter or lightly salted peanuts

½ apple with low fat cheese and natural peanut butter

Be sure to choose healthy products - such as natural peanut butter or lightly salted peanuts, and low fat cheese. Also - the apple portion should be greater than the cheese and peanut portions.

Variation: apple, cheese, and almonds

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Chicken-Apple Curry

Converted this recipe to the crockpot, and added a few extra ingredients. Delicious flavor combination!

Ingredients for 3 servings (or, 2 servings with a bit leftover)

  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast 
  • ½ thinly sliced onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and chopped in chunks
  • ½ cup sauerkraut
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup. raisins
  • Cooked long-grain rice for serving, if desired

Monday, February 6, 2017

Grapes and Nonfat Greek Yogurt - as GOOD as pie!

This dessert is super easy and delicious!



  • Black or red seedless grapes - I used less than 1 cup of red grapes for 2 people
  • Extra-virgin olive oil - I used about 2 teaspoons
  • Freshly ground salt and black pepper
  • ¾ - 1 cup red wine
  • Spice suggestions: ground nutmeg, cinnamon, and/or cloves - I used a couple of sprinkles of each
  • Nonfat Greek yogurt

Grapes ready for the oven