When you get tired of your apple and peanut butter, you need to go gourmet for your snack.
This idea is simple. Sugar Snap Peas and WARM goat cheese for a pre-dinner snack to stop the grab for the potato chips.
Sugar snap peas have a delicious crunch, take ZERO preparation, and pack 34% of your daily value of Vitamin C in just 10 peas!
Goat cheese is just what you think it is - cheese made from goat's milk instead of cow's milk. This cheese is tangy and creamy (and little bit pricey). I bought a 4 ounce package of goat cheese for $4.50 at my local supermarket.
The key to eating cheese and keeping trim is not to eat too much of it. One ounce is a perfect serving for goat cheese and because it is strong in its flavor - you really don't want more.
How do you get it warm? It is VERY important that you don't heat it for more than 10 seconds in a bowl in your microwave. I did that and it was very sad how my goat cheese separated and turned, well, yucky.
Now, you have a creamy dip for your snap peas in a flash and you have avoided sour cream or other higher in fat dips.
For my Weight Watchers fans, this snack is only TWO Points+ and you can eat as many snap peas as you want.
I don't actually know if my kids went for this because I was too stingy to give them any. I did pack the sugar snap peas in my daughter's lunch box today - let's see if they come back :)
I also love little pieces of toast with goat cheese spread on it. You heat these up in a toaster over or a broiler for a very short period of time - and you have this dreamy snack. Add it to a salad like croutons, and you can create a meal.
10 snap peas + 1 ounce of goat cheese is 94 calories, 6 g fat, 3.6 g carbohydrates, 6 g protein, 0.9 g fiber, 45 mg sodium, 2 Points+
Have you tried goat cheese? Please share how you serve it.