Stress Eating – Healthy Munching!

So one of the most common excuses I hear about why people can’t lose weight is…

“Well, I eat when I’m stressed. I just can’t help it.”

It makes me want to laugh/cry.

Well I would love to eat when I’m stressed too, BUT I DON’T!

Ok but I do understand the lack of self-control and a desire for SOMETHING to comfort you after a long stressful day. And hopefully you can teach yourself to use other things as an outlet…A good workout, reading a book, sitting and chatting with a loved one.

But as you transition to better habits, or on those days when you really can’t resist eating to relieve your stress, that doesn’t mean you have to turn to BAD FOOD.

I have found what I consider to be one of the BEST SNACKS EVER – KALE CHIPS!

Let’s face it,  when we stress eat we consume unneeded calories that are really really bad for us.

BUT I have a snack that will keep you from destroying your diet even when you need to munch a bit when you are stressed.

Kale Chips

Ingredients:

Kale
Olive Oil
Garlic Powder
Salt
Paprika
Cayenne Pepper

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry kale (make sure it is dry!). Tear into pieces and put it on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and spices. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Posted on November 8, 2012, in Diet, Recipe Box and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Kale chips…yum! These are easy to get addicted on. Another snack that’s crept into my into my diet lately is roasted seaweed. Low-cal, and tasty. Even my 7-year-old is asking to snack on it.

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