"We are not measured by the trials we meet -- only by those we overcome."
- - Spencer W. Kimball
November 23, 2012
Snacks Ready to Go for The Busy Holidays
by Dian Thomas

When I first started on my weight loss journey, I learned to eat three meals and three snacks each day. This made it much easier to last between eating times. It seems as though I have a good, healthy meal and before long, it’s time for a snack.

During this busy season I put several snacks in a cooler with water, and then I am prepared for the last-minute decision to stay and shop. This has saved several pounds, and I am not tempted to stop at the fast food place because I am prepared and ready to go with nutritious snacks.

A recent houseguest once said, “You really enjoy what you eat!” She’s right. By planning nutritious and delicious meals and snacks ahead of time, I can sit back and enjoy my food in the healthy body that has resulted from making good food choices. Healthy snacks should contain around 150 calories. They give your body the energy it needs so you don’t get too hungry and reach for the wrong foods, or overeat at the next meal.

Dried fruit and nuts have been one of my favorite snacks that I can prepare ahead and enjoy at home, running errands or traveling. You can also have a small amount of dark chocolate. To make this snack I will use equal parts of dried fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate. I mix them in a large bowl and then measure ¼ cup of the mixture and put it into a zip top bag and I am set.

Here are several healthy snacks that I enjoy.

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About Dian Thomas

Dian Thomas was blessed with the good fortune to be born near and raised in the remote, breathtaking Manti-La Sal National Forest in southeastern Utah, where her father was the forest ranger. She took the skills she learned in the outdoors and turned them into a New York Times best-selling book, Roughing It Easy. Her appearance on the NBC's "Tonight" show with Johnny Carson boosted her into the national media scene, where she became a regular on NBC's "Today" show for eight years and then ABC's "Home Show" for six years. After more than 25 years of media exposure and 19 books, she now shares her practical insights and wisdom with audiences who want to savor life.

A former Relief Society president, Dian is currently serving as a visiting teacher. Visit her website at www.DianThomas.com

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