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  • capfedwomensway 2:26 pm on June 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Munch Away on Less than 150 Calories 

    Looking for some easy to make low-calorie snack ideas?

    Here are some options that not only taste good but are less than 150 calories. Snacking doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy. It isn’t an indulgence; it’s an important part of your diet, plus it keeps your energy up and your metabolism going.  The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

    • Cheese and Crackers:
      Fit and Fab Living suggests that instead of high fat cheese, use a light spreadable cheese. Choose a high-fiber cracker to pair with it, and you’ll have an easy and delicious snack. The fiber from the crackers and protein from the cheese will fill you up quickly. (3-4 crackers w/light spreadable cheese: 150 calories)  The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.
    • Chocolate Strawberries:
      Satisfy your chocolate craving and fruit fix at the same time. According to glamour.com, strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and chocolate contains polyphonels, which aid in lowering blood pressure.  (1 cup strawberries dipped in 1 tbsp melted chocolate chips: 115 calories)  The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.
    • Apple with Peanut Butter (or cheese):
      Fit and Fab Living also suggests apples with peanut butter as a healthy snack.  Apples are fiber potent and contain complex carbs. When paired with peanut butter, which is full of protein, this is a healthy and tasty snack. Use chunky peanut butter for a “chewier” texture and more fiber. (1 medium apple, 1 tbsp peanut butter: 150 calories)  The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.
    • Popcorn:
      Tanya Zuckerbrot of foxnews.com says mini bags of Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop and Jolly Time Healthy Pop are approximately 100 calories per bag, with 2 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber.  Serotonin, an amino acid that boosts feelings of happiness and calmness, is abundant in popcorn. Add parmesan cheese, which adds a boost of protein and is low in calories, for a bolder flavor. Try homemade popcorn as an easy and tasty alternative. (Mini bag of Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop or Jolly Time Healthy Pop popcorn: 100 calories)  The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.
    • Greek Yogurt:
      Eatstrong.com states Greek-style yogurt offers twice the protein of standard yogurts, in addition to calcium, vitamins A and B12, and potassium. It also has less sugar than normal yogurts and will keep you full without increasing your blood sugar levels. (1 – 6 oz. container: 120 calories, 16 grams protein)  The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.
    • Hummus with Vegetables or crisp breads:
      Zuckerbrot and Fit and Fab Living rave that hummus is high in protein and can be paired with an assortment of vegetables (best with carrots, celery or broccoli). Vegetables are high in fiber, full of nutrients and will keep you full. Substitute a crisp bread or fiber-potent cracker as an alternative to vegetables.  (2 tbsp hummus, 1 cup vegetables: 150 calories)  The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.
    • Almonds/nuts:
      When it comes to nuts, almonds are one of the healthiest declares Fit and Fab Living. They contain high amounts of monounsaturated fats and Vitamin E. Monounsaturated fats aid in increasing HDL cholesterol and lowering LDL cholesterol levels. (1/4 cup ≈ 21 almonds: 148 calories, 5.4 grams protein)  The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

    >> What is your favorite snack to munch on?  Have you found an easy way to incorporate healthy snacking into your lifestyle?

     
  • capfedwomensway 8:37 am on April 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    From Rookie to Runner 

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “Adults should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity per week.“  And with spring upon us and summer around the corner, it’s a great time to head outside and get moving.

    A fun way to enjoy the company of others or engage in some friendly competition is to participate in a local run or walk.  Some are super competitive, but some are as easy as a stroll in the park. There really is something for everyone.

    To find a run or walk in your area, visit our compiled list of events in Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City, Lawrence and Central Kansas.

    If you want to set a goal of running your first 5K, check out the Couch-to-5K® plan from coolrunning.com.   The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.


    >> Let us know about a race or walk in your community by selecting Reply above.


    Erin from Topeka, KS replied:

    Florence Crittenton – One Step One Girl 5K Run/Walk.
    This event takes place at Lake Shawnee. A beautiful paved course through the Ensley Gardens, following the lake shoreline. All proceeds from this event benefit the young ladies at Florence Crittenton Services in Topeka, Kansas. Check out the website for more information! The highlighted link will take you off the Capitol Federal Savings Bank website. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is not responsible for the contents of the site or any further links from such site. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site by Capitol Federal Savings Bank.

    Thanks for letting us know about this event. We’ll add it to our list on the Women’s Way Run/Walk page as the event gets closer!

     
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