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Thursday, October 24, 2013

ULCERATIVE COLITIS : SNACKS







NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS HEALTHY FEELS!

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After breakfast, I graze on healthy snacks throughout the day.

I have eliminated all GMO corn, soy, and wheat products from my food choices.

My favorite grazing is done with a combination
of fruits and nuts and soft and crispy veggies throughout the day.

These just happen to be my favorites.
Mix the nuts any way you like. Unless you have allergies. Then forget the nuts.

I grab a handful of nut mix throughout the day. My good intestinal bacteria - probiotics - love nuts.


It's been said, "You are what you eat." Well, then, I'm nuts!


"COCONUT CAN O'NUTS"

Almonds
Pistacios
Cashews
Sunflower Seeds
Peanuts
Walnut Pieces
Dried coconut (optional)



FRUIT

Bananas - easy to digest, PROBIOTIC-lovin stuff
papaya - digestive enzymes
apples - delicious fiber
pineapple - digestive enzymes
kiwi - great in smoothies or sliced on top of fruit salad
blueberries - great in anything: yogurt, smoothies, and all by themselves.
strawberries (Allergen Alert!) - Not too many at a time...
melon - all kinds are delicious
Apricots - cut up fine, sprinkle divine
Dried Plums aka prunes
Dates
Top your fruit plate combination with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt
Sprinkle with cinnamon and 72% dark chocolate shavings


VEGGIES AND PLANTS

Steamed, baked or broiled for easier digestion.
Sprinkle on your favorite seasonings.
Serve with avocado dip, mixed with Greek yogurt

Fresh Avocado - cut in half, dollop of Greek yogurt, sprinkle sesame seeds
Fresh Carrots
Fresh or Frozen Broccoli
Fresh or Frozen Kale
Fresh or Frozen Baby Spinach
Fresh Celery - sliced in a salad, cut in thirds for dipping
Fresh or Frozen Brussels Sprouts
Frozen Artichoke Hearts
Fresh or Frozen Bell Peppers (Green, Red, Orange, Yellow)
Fresh or Frozen Green Beans
Fresh or Frozen Peas

Top with a dollop of avocado and Greek yogurt dip
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar


AVOCADO AND YOGURT DIP

This is great on veggies and meat dishes.

One Avocado
Cut in half, place pit on a paper towel
Scoop the avocado into a mixing bowl
Discard of or compost the skin
Add the juice of 1/8-1/4 of a lemon
Add a little salt and pepper
Add a little garlic powder
Add a little finely chopped onions
Add a dollop of plain Greek yogurt
Mix it up
Dollop on turkey sandwiches,chicken/turkey/hamburgers,
as a fruit or veggie dip...,

whatever your avocado heart imagines.