The Grands

The Grands

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Deep South, United States
First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Healthy Snacks to Fight the Afternoon Blahs

It's three o'clock. You're sleepy. You can't concentrate. Your energy level is at an all-time low. All you can think about is that candy bar in the back of your desk drawer or taking another hit of caffeine. The afternoon blahs have hit.

Healthy snacks to cure the snack attack

Microwaved low-fat popcorn

Saltine or whole wheat crackers with peanut butter

Fresh fruits, either plain or with cheese

One half of a whole wheat bagel topped with peanut butter or hummus

One cup of low-fat yogurt with two tablespoons whole grain cereal

Carrot and pepper strips with low-fat salad dressing

Sunflower or pumpkin seeds

Mixed nuts and dried fruit

Fresh fruit yogurt smoothie

Avoid shovel-eating. Instead of a pile of potato chips overloaded with calories and fat, try an orange for a quick energy fix and vitamin C for later. Whole-grain foods, such as a muffin, stick to your ribs longer than a candy bar and will help you avoid the post-sugar energy plunge.


Smilingsal said...

Oh, if only it didn't take will power to be thin and beautiful! (*sigh*) I'll stay fat and yucky, I'm afraid.

BECKY said...

Love this!! One of my faves is hummus!! I am returning to eating healthy and already feel better!! Thanks for this great suggestions!!