Welcome to the Stars Hollow Health and Fitness News weekly diary. It will publish on Saturday afternoon and be open for discussion about health related issues including diet, exercise, health and health care issues, as well as, tips on what you can do when there is a medical emergency. Also an opportunity to share and exchange your favorite healthy recipes.
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This week’s recipes come in response to requests from readers for ideas for snacks to have around the house during the end-of-the-year holidays: something to replace the candy bowls and cookies that are usually there and easy to nosh on. Commercial snacks that are healthy (or healthier – read the labels closely) are available including vegetable chips and pita crisps, seaweed snacks, nuts, dried fruit and trail mix. But some of these have a lot of salt and they can be pricy.
~Martha Rose Shulman~
A wok is the perfect pan for making popcorn.
A moderately sweet version, because no holiday is complete without the sweet.
Right after baking, this seems more like a snack than breakfast.
A little extra spice on these almonds helps minimize the urge to mindlessly snack.
Olives seasoned with herbs, garlic and lemon peel make for a delicious snack.