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.