Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Nutrition: High Protein night-time snack

This is a simple snack to make as you after dinner, pre-bedtime snack; It's sweet, low in carbs and high in protein.
1 cup of low fat organic cottage cheese
1 packet of splenda or 2 packets of Z-sweet
ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon of roasted flaxseeds or 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans
(be sure to put whole flaxseeds, not ground- the purpose is for the crunch!)

place cottage cheese on a small desert plate
sprinkle splenda, cinnamon and flaxseeds or nuts on top

Cottage cheese contains Casein protein, which is a slower digesting protein; mixed with the fat from the nuts or seeds, it will take longer to digest and your body will utilize the protein for rebuilding through the night.

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