7 Cholesterol-Lowering Snacks
3/4 cup edamame in pods (boiled or steamed)
134 calories, 6g fat (5g sat.), 3g fiber
5 large strawberries dunked into 4 melted dark-chocolate kisses
157 calories, 7g fat (4.5g sat.), 3g fiber
Smoothie made with 1/2 cup fat-free milk, 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen peaches, 1/2 banana. and 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
180 calories, 1g fat (0g sat.), 6g fiber
Apple & Almond Butter
1 medium apple, sliced, spread with 1 tablespoon almond butter
180 calories, 8g fat (5g sat.), 6g fiber
Mix 2 tablespoons popcorn kernels, 1 teaspoon canola oil, and a dash of salt in a small bowl. Place mixture in a brown paper lunch bag and fold down twice. Cook in microwave on high 2-3 minutes, until there are a few seconds between pops. Makes about 4 cups.
126 calories, 6g fat (0g sat.), 4g fiber
One 6-ounce cup Greek yogurt (such as Chobani), any fruit flavor
140 calories, 0g fat (0g sat.), 0g fiber
1 ounce Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds
150 calories, 13g fat (1g sat.), 3g fiber
Originally published in the May 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine.
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