Friday, October 10, 2008
"Live" Trail Mix
Since trying to maintain an overly calorie restrictive diet, I've come up with all kinds of ways to satisfy my wanting to eat, while keeping calories low, that's one of the reasons I always base my snacks and meals around veggies first (I'm even now exploring dessert recipes that include vegetables!). Two of my favorite foods are raisins (I put them in everything), and peanuts, or peanut butter.....peanut butter is the food of Gods! One of my favorite, favorite snacks is to eat carrot and celery sticks with PNB and raisins, I didn't have any PNB, but I had a small amount of peanuts (I purposely only buy small amounts of "trigger" foods, like PNB, yogurt is another...if I have a quart of yogurt, I'll eat a quart of yougurt, lol).
I took my carrot and celery, diced them very small, and chopped the peanuts and raisins so as I ate it by the handful I could get a little taste of everything all at once! I call this "live" trail mix!
1-2 carrot, diced small (I used a orange and yellow carrot in this pc)
1-2 celery stalk, diced small
1 oz raisins (organic)
1 oz peanuts (unsalted raw, organic)
pinch of salt (of course, lol)
This made about 1 cup of live trail mix for about 200 calories. Another live trail mix idea
Waldorf trail mix
Any dried fruit and nut or seed (pumkins seeds would be good!) can be combined with celery, carrot, and/or broccoli stems. This can be a way of adding more fresh, raw, veggies into your diet.