facebooktwitterRSS
valley food story banner
- Advertisement -
georgejeanie posted in Primanti Bros. serves up second ...

Another Pittsburgh entity moving into what should be a Cleveland market. Just can not compete ...

suggest removal

DACOUNTRYBOY posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

“The idea of a beer club for women is really cool.” Too much beer indulgence ...

suggest removal

walter_sobchak posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

The ladies have figured out that it is better to drink one or two quality ...

suggest removal

valleygal posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

For any gals interested in the Ladies' Beer Club of Youngstown, check out their Facebook ...

suggest removal

Comment on a story to join the table talk!

weather icon

Current Conditions

48°F

Overcast
EVENTS

Other Food Stories on Vindy.com

St. Michael Parish’s “BREaking Bread Together II”

April 23, 2019
St. Michael Parish’s “BREaking Bread Together II” FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE ...

“FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH COOKBOOK”

April 17, 2019
“FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH COOKBOOK” ZIPPITY DIP by HELEN DEMALESWSKI 1cup ...

“PARTY FAVORITES” BY ANGELS OF EASTER SEALS

April 10, 2019
“PARTY FAVORITES” BY ANGELS OF EASTER SEALS BROILED SALMON IN ...

Riser Tavern & Grill continues to bloom in its third year

April 10, 2019
$20 VOUCHER FOR $10 Riser Tavern & Grill 1135 Western ...

» More food Stories
- Advertisement -
 

« Valley Food Home

Smarter snacking with nutrition in mind



Published: Wed, January 2, 2019 @ 12:00 a.m.

Family Features

Planning health-conscious New Year’s resolutions typically includes cutting back on unhealthy foods during meals from breakfast to dinner. However, it’s also important to cut out sugary, calorie-laden snacks that can counteract all your hard work throughout the rest of the day.

Rather than skipping snacks entirely, it’s possible to instead incorporate nutritious options that pack protein to help you recharge without going overboard on calories, sodium and sugars. Opt for quick bites such as Baked White Bean and Artichoke Dip paired with light, crunchy, low-sugar crackers to get the fuel you need between meals.

This snack idea can be especially filling yet nutritious when you dip with an option like gluten-free, non-GMO Crunchmaster Protein Snack Crackers, made with wholesome ingredients crafted to fit healthy, active lifestyles. With five grams of plant-based protein per serving, the cholesterol-free crackers can aid in providing energy without unnecessary sugars.

As you take steps to incorporate a healthier lifestyle in the New Year, be sure to take into account healthy activities along with nutritious eating habits from the first meal of the day to the last, and each snack in-between.

For more nutritious snacking ideas and recipes, visit crunchmaster.com.

Baked White Bean and Artichoke Dip with Crackers

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 8

1 can (15 ounces) organic white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (14 fluid ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, drained

1/3 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives, divided

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

2 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

pinch of cayenne pepper

1 package (3.54 ounces) Crunchmaster Protein Snack Crackers in Roasted Garlic flavor

Heat oven to 400 F.

In food processor, puree beans, artichokes, olive oil, 1 tablespoon chives, lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne until smooth. Scrape into 4-cup baking dish and smooth over top.

Bake 15-20 minutes, or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining chives and serve with crackers.

Tip: Substitute parsley or mint for chives, if desired.

Nutrition information per serving: 200 calories; 10 g fat; 1 g saturated fat; 580 mg sodium; 21 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 7 g protein.


Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.


HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2019 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes