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Emily’s Favorite Snack: Yogurt with Honey & Walnuts

Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, one of my favorite snacks is nonfat Greek-style yogurt (available at Trader Joe’s) with raw honey and walnuts. It is not just a nutritionally balanced snack or breakfast food, but it is delicious and very filling! And check this out: the walnuts contain vital omega-3 fatty acids to keep your heart healthy and your arteries pliable, the honey (the darker the better) has antioxidants and can help with seasonal allergies, and the yogurt contains the live cultures L. Bulgaricus and S. Thermophilus, which aid in digestion and help prevent vaginal yeast infections in women. So do something good for your body with this filling, delicious treat!

A 5 oz. yogurt topped with 1 Tbl honey and 1 oz of walnuts contains:
322 calories, 18g total fat (4g monounsaturated fat, 11g polyunsaturated fat, 0g trans fat), 1.4g dietary fiber, 17 g protein, 17g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium.

A special note about honey:
It is believed that heat robs honey of its benefits, so if you use it in hot tea or baking as a replacement for granulated sugar, it will not add any antioxidants to your diet. And different honeys contain different vitamins and minerals, since it depends on which plants the bees pollinated.