Monday, March 31, 2008

YUMMY MONDAYS : SUPER SNACK


Typical trail mix isn't slimming, but these homemade medleys are. A 1/4 cup serving has fewer calories and is a tastey portable snack.


ALMONDY APPLES


1 tsp vegetable oil

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 cup sliced almonds (unsalted)

1/2 cup cornflakes

1/4 cup walnut pieces

1 cup dried apples slices cut into bits


Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds. When they sizzle (about 3 seconds), remove from heat. Mix in remaining ingredients.


108 calories per serving, 4.4 g fat (0.4 g saturated fat), 16.1 g carbs, 2.2 g fiber, 1.5 g protein




SPICE, CRACKLE, POP


1 tsp vegetable oil

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1 cup Rice Krispies

1/4 cup roasted cashews (unsalted)

1/4 cup roasted peanuts (unsalted)

1/2 cup golden raisins

2 tbsp dried blueberries

1/2 tsp ground cumin


Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add turmeric. Remove from heat. Mix in remaining ingredients.


94 calories per serving, 4.3 g fat, (0.7 g saturated fat), 13.3 g carbs, 0.9 g fiber, 2.1 g protein.


7 comments:

Casey said...

Wow! I'm so excited that I found your blog!

I'm about to graduate from medical school (aka: no time) and I was a former BigTen athlete (aka: weight gain when I stopped)...your TurboJam infomercials were stalking me for several days and I finally broke down and bought them--and haven't stopped since! I have gotten tons of comments on how much weight I have lost (21 lbs so far), and I feel so much better about myself.

My only desire is more 20 minute workouts! I love the 20 minute workout you have now, because it still makes me sweat but doesn't take up too much time when I've been on call all night and just want to sleep. Love it! :)

Ok, longest post ever. Going to stop typing now. Hugs!

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Josee said...

CHALENE!!

So happy to see you back and soooo excited to learn what`s coming. Cannot WAIT to get my paws on that!

I`m also happy to have the opportunity to let you know what an influence you have had in my life.

I have been doing Turbo Jam for almost a year now and beyond the amazing - BEST - time I`ve had in working out "with you" and the jammers, the most positive & sruprising influence has been in giving me confidence, strenght and courage when I feel overwhelmed.

Everytime I hear myself think draining thoughts I think about you, about how you say that energy comes from your mind & that you have plenty of it.

It reminds me that even when I feel spent I can always find the oomph to put in a video & revitalize myself. And I see that if I have the energy to get my Turbo party on then I have that energy in reserve somewhere, always.

It`s helped me MANY times. You have made me a stronger woman and for that I can`t even begin to thank you.

Wishing you the absolute best,

Josée

deboradale said...

Chalene,
These recipes looks delicious and I know my daughter and hubby would love them but I wonder what, if anything, can be substituted for the nuts. I have so many allergies and healthy snacks always seem to contain some form of nut or berry that I'm allergic to. Any suggestions? I want to loose 10 pounds, so snacking without guilt - or hives - is vital to me right now. :-)
~Debbie

Machen Family said...

Chalene,
This is blog-a-rific!! I just finished your turbo party. Thanks for your blog, and being you. I'm trying to lose the 47 pounds that I've gained since I've had 3 kids(and a lover of anything that has sugar) so I have started my own weight loss blog, I hope you don't mind if I add this as one of my links. Stay strong sista'- keep bringing the party because I'm on the Chalene express.......

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited I found your blog!
I've been looking for a way for about an hour to contact you. I just wanted to say that for a little over a month I've done Turbo Jam.
Yesterday as I ran for a bus to catch home my jeans were FALLING. I went home and was literally brought to tears. Nothing has ever worked for me. I just wanted you to know that you've been a gigantic inspiration to me and I thank you so much with what you've only begun to do for me.
Just really want to say thank-you, and I hope you feel wonderful because you've given a lot of people this same wonderful feeling I've got. <3
- Samantha

jeanne said...

DEAR CHALENE~ I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TELL YOU: "THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK-YOU"---I JUST TURNED 40 AND HAD BEEN DROPPING GRADUALLY OUT OF SHAPE THE LAST 5 YEARS, AND YOUR WORK-OUTS HAVE BEEN LIFE CHANGING. I AM SO GRATEFUL. YOU ARE JUST A DELIGHT...I WELCOME YOU AND YOUR BUDDIES INTO MY FAMILY ROOM EVERY MORNING AT 6. MY HUSBAND COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASE WITH THE RETURN OF MY 20 SOMETHING BODY...GOD BLESS!!!