Slam Dunk Snacks

MEDIA SEGMENT: IAND Media Spokesperson Nikki Stahr on KCCI News 8

The basketball championship series is in full swing. Hopefully your bracket choices will do well. As you enjoy the games, why not score big at home with some slam-dunk snacks? Don’t get sidelined by unhealthy snacks that don’t provide your body with the beneficial nutrients it needs to feel good. Registered Dietitian Nikki Stahr has some great tips to help you use your defensive skills to block high-fat, high-calorie snacks – and create opportunities to try new healthier tasty foods.

Make a Slam Dunk with Veggies

  • Vegetables are a notable choice for dipping and are a good source of fiber.

  • Choose veggies like mini bell peppers, celery, and carrot chips that will stand up to the dunk test.

Black Bean Dip

All You Need: 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed ½ cup prepared mild or hot salsa 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro ¼ teaspoon ground cumin Salt and pepper, to taste

All You Do: 1. Combine black beans, salsa, lime juice, cilantro and cumin in a food processor. 2. Process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition: Per tablespoon 17 calories; 0 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein;

1 g fiber; 53 mg sodium.

Source: Eating Well


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