Raw Vegetables

Raw Vegetables

Raw vegetables make an outstanding snack. They satisfy the desire to crunch, they’re full of water to help you feel full, and they’re low in calories. Half a cup of diced celery has just eight calories. Try coating celery with a little peanut butter or dunking carrots in salsa. When you’re in the mood for chips and dip, try replacing the chips with raw veggies.

If you want a super healthy after school/work snack, have some raw vegetables with 2 hard-boiled eggs for protein. Save some time by boiling eggs and cutting veggies ahead and storing in containers.

For the little ones, try alternating a few vegetables and cheese squares on skewers or toothpicks for a fun treat. You can also ramp up their lunchbox by adding sliced squash or zucchini to their sandwich. Both have a mild enough flavor that they won’t notice the veggie as much as the fun new crunch.

Serve a green salad twice a week with dinner. Especially if you have a meal with higher calories, creamy sauces or limited amounts. Having a fresh salad before your meal can help reduce the amount you eat and save you a bundle of calories.

How do you eat your raw veggies? Leave your answer in the comment section below, I always like new ideas.



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