January is a time for fresh starts, new beginnings, making changes—and it’s also the time when most people are trying to drop a few pounds and eat healthier. Stock your fridge with basic ingredients like sliced turkey, hummus, and nut butter, then use them in creative combinations next time you’re craving a snack instead of reaching for a bag of chips. Here are some easy ideas:
• Spread celery sticks with vegetable cream cheese, then top with turkey
• Top a multigrain bagel with hummus and sliced tomato
• Dip pear slices into nut butter, then sprinkle with granola
For more noshing options (that are even easy enough for kids to make!), check out this roundup of healthy snack ideas.
(photo: Raymond Hom)