Colette's Blog

November 12, 2014

Hello! How are you all doing? How has your week been so far? Time to catch up!

Last week in our Facebook chat we talked about Tips for Success on Atkins, and one of my tips was to “get ALL the junk food out of the house and stock up on loads of healthy snacks.” I thought about it more, and it’s not just the house. It’s the office, the car – anywhere you eat, you’ve got to clear out the junk and put in a healthy option that you really like.

It seemed like everyone was ready to get rid of the junk food, but a lot of people weren’t totally sure what kinds of healthy snacks to put in its place.

One of my favorite snacks to have at home is “ants on a log” - celery with sugar-free peanut butter (minus the raisins on top). It really hits the spot, especially late at night. Another easy celery snack is “turkeys on a log,” which is celery, cream cheese, and turkey on top.

I mentioned almonds since they are a great no-mess snack to keep in your purse or in the car alongside your Atkins bars, but, if you find yourself craving potato chips, you have got to try Kale crisps or Parmesan crisps. Those are both heavenly!

In my dressing room at “The Talk” I always have a vegetable tray – celery, broccoli and cucumbers. I love having veggies around all the time because they’re good for you and they really fill you up! Be careful about what kind of dip you use though, make sure it’s low-carb or make your own from one of the recipes on the website. Atkins has a great one for Blue Cheese Dressing.

If you’re sick of traditional veggie platters, mix things up with a grilled vegetable tray, which are perfect for spring and summer, right? As the weather gets warmer I find myself moving away from some of the traditional comfort foods and more towards lighter veggie options, which reminds me – hello to all the Atkins Vegetarians! See what Atkins is doing just for you http://on.fb.me/YjuUUb and send me veggie ideas & recipes, I can’t get enough. That being said, I would never want to go without my sausages, which I recommend as a snack morning, noon, and night!

Your turn! You guys always have great ideas, so I’m looking forward to reading them!

All My Love And Support,

Sharon

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