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6 great snacks on our rapid weight loss program


Kale Chips




One of the most frequently asked questions on our program is, “What can I snack on?”

Here are 6 great snacks on our program:

  1. Unlimited vegetable snacks with sprinkled spices

  2. Dehydrated fruits and vegetables

  3. Limited vegetable options

  4. Baked kale chips

  5. Nice cream

  6. SOZA protein bars

1. Unlimited vegetable snacks with sprinkled spices

Leaf lettuce, romaine, dandelion, mixed greens, spinach, celery sticks, arugula salad, cabbage, cucumber are unlimited vegetable options on the SOZA Weight loss program.

How to implement: Have them anytime you want, all day long!

Sprinkling spice on these vegetables would give your taste buds a treat. We added some fruits as well but remember fruits are not unlimited.

Here are 13 suggestions:

  1. Allspice with carrots

  2. Amchur or Amhoor with broccoli

  3. Sweet Basil with beets, bell peppers, corn, eggplant, green beans, tomato, strawberries, zucchini

  4. Cardamom with apples, oranges, pears

  5. Chives with Asparagus, Cauliflower

  6. Cilantro with Tomatoes

  7. Cinnamon with carrots, apples, oranges, pears

  8. Citrus Zests with Asparagus, All kinds of Fruit!

  9. Cloves with Carrots, Apples, Cranberries, Pears

  10. Cumin with eggplant, tomatoes

  11. Garlic with Asparagus, Tomato, Green Beans

  12. Ginger with Carrots, Apples

  13. Mint with Beets, Carrots, Cucumbers, Peas, Berries, Oranges

You can easily google which vegetables or fruits go with which spices. Have fun!



2. Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables


Food dehydration is a process of reducing moisture of food to low levels for improved shelf life. If you want to dehydrate your food, you can either buy an inexpensive food dehydrator or simply use your home oven.


You can also purchase dehydrated vegetables or fruits from health food stores.


How to implement: Dehydrate a cup of vegetables and eat it as vegetable crisps all day long. You can have dehydrated fruit snacks once or twice a day.



3. Limited Vegetable Options

There are limited vegetable options like tomatoes, edamame, mustard greens, and spaghetti squash etc.

Edamame is a high protein vegan option of which many vegan patients love and have on our diet. We encourage our patients to taste different foods whenever they can.



4. Baked Kale chips


We took this statement from allrecipes.com. “Kale is a low-calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.”


There are many baked kale chip recipes online. Try adding garlic and sea salt. You’ll love it.



5. Nice Cream


Nice cream is fruit-based, vegan, dairy-free treat free from artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, and added sugar. The technique is so popular that there are entire cookbooks and even brick-and-mortar ice cream stores dedicated to the stuff.

Try this strawberry nice cream recipe for two:


Ingredients

  1. 10.5 ounces of frozen strawberries

  2. 8 ounces of unsweetened coconut milk

  3. Allowed sweetener (optional)


Directions

Add the strawberries and unsweetened coconut milk to your food processor. Process on high until you’ve got a smooth mixture with no chunks, pausing to scrape down the sides (about 5 minutes total).


How to implement: If you choose to freeze this nice ice cream overnight or longer than a few hours, it will freeze quite solid. Let it thaw at room temperature for at least 20 minutes, before you eat. Do NOT have our nice cream snack late night. Have it as your first or second snack during the day.



6. SOZA’s vegan protein bars

Our protein bars are great snacks on the program, simply because of their low-glycemic response. They are sweetened with chicory root. We recommend read our below article!




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