Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Mediterranean Picnic Snack

Spending more time on making a snack than it takes to eat it pretty much sucks. Here are some quick and healthy snacks from Eating Well that should take almost no time to prepare and will taste great.

Sweet tomatoes, salty olives and tangy cheese are a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.

1 serving

Active Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

1 slice crusty whole-wheat bread, cut into bite-size pieces
10 cherry tomatoes
1/4 ounce sliced aged cheese
6 oil-cured olives

Combine bread pieces, tomatoes, cheese and olives in a portable container.

Per serving: 201 calories; 10 g fat ( 3 g sat , 1 g mono ); 9 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 4 g fiber; 693 mg sodium; 474 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Protein, fiber, vitamin C, potassium, calcium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 fat