Body for Life for Women: 10 Yummy Snacks

The Body for Life for Women diet is a woman’s guide to achieve mental and physical well-being. Created my Dr. Pamela Peeke, Body for Life for Women is a 12-week plan that is designed specifically for women. This diet addresses the unique body composition of women and the unique hormones that women face. Peeke has broken this diet gown into 4 milestones:

  • Milestone 1 is from menstruation through first pregnancy.
  • Milestone 2 is during reproductive years.
  • Milestone 3 is perimenopause and menopause
  • Milestone 4 is after menopause.

Each milestone reflects a shift in the hormonal makeup and the changes these hormones have upon a woman’s mental and physical health. The Body for Life for Women advises that individuals eat a total of five to six small meals a day; this includes a morning snack, afternoon snack and potentially an after-dinner snack. Below are several snack ideas that fit into the Body for Life for Women meal plan.

1. Vegetables and Cottage Cheese

  • ½ cup raw vegetable
  • ¼ cup low fat cottage cheese

Excellent vegetables ideas for this snack include broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green peppers, tomatoes or zucchini. Feel free to combine vegetables to make ½ cup of mixed vegetables to enjoy with your cottage cheese.

2. Yogurt and Fruit

  • 4 oz low fat yogurt
  • ½ apple or ½ cup of mixed berries

Enjoy any variety of low fat yogurt combined with fresh fruit.

3. Egg on Toast

  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ slice whole grain toast

Scramble the egg whites and enjoy on half a slice of whole-wheat toast.

4. Cheese and Fruit

  • 1 oz light or fat free cheese
  • ½ orange or grapefruit

5. Celery and Nut Butter

  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 2 celery stalks

Enjoy any type of nut butter smeared on stalks of celery for a snack that provides crunch, protein and fiber.

6. Nuts and Fruit

  • 6 walnut halves
  • 2 tbsp dried fruits

This snack provides a nutritional power punch. The nuts contain heart healthy fats and fiber and the fruit contains additional fiber and antioxidants.

7. Bagel with Hummus

  • ½ whole wheat bagel
  • 1 tbsp hummus

Smear a toasted bagel with hummus and enjoy a filling snack that is packed with fiber.

8. Apple and Peanut Butter

  • 1 apple, sliced
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter or any nut butter

Enjoy a fiber rich apple topped with a tbsp of satisfying nut butter.

9. Banana and Yogurt

  • 1 medium banana
  • 4 oz low fat or fat free yogurt

Enjoy a container of yogurt, any variety, along with a potassium rich banana.

10. Apple with Cheese

  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 reduced fat string cheese sticks

The apple provides fiber and host of nutrients and vitamins. Combined with the calcium and protein of the cheese sticks, and you have yourself a healthy snack.

Enjoy any of the above snacks to help you succeed while on the Body for Life for Women Diet.

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  • Jane

    Correction to previous comment.
    Alot of things considered “healthy” are actually not. The best thing to do is to read the label. Counting carbs is more important than the sugar content since carbs are more quickly absorbed than sugar. If it states “fat-free” it is probably loaded with sugar and vice verse. I have discovered that sugar substitutes and whole wheat products are not a wise choice when it comes to weight loss. For those who like to snack on carrots…carrots turn to sugar. This I learned from being a type 1 diabetic.Bagels are extremely high in sugar and carbs. I am not an expert. I research and read labels. Please read the labels. You may be very surprised at how unhealthy the “healthy” stuff really is.