My Top Three 5 minute MUFA Snacks for weight loss

Eat MUFA, mono unsaturated fat, for weight loss.
My favorite MUFA Snacks.

I know I blogged a while back about adding mufa to your diet for weight loss.  Of course, I feel bad if I don’t eat my own dogfood.  What I mean by that, if I write or talk about something as a positive, I try my best to live what I say.  This brings integrity to my life.  As a by-product, my actions can then speak louder than my words.

Since Jan 1, I’ve been trying to eat more MUFA and lower my calories.   From January to March, I was doing great. I lost about 10 pounds, and all was smooth sailing.

What did I do:  I try to eat MUFA at every meal.  I try to eat sensible portions, and I try to eat often.  Notice the word try.  I’m not perfect, but overall, I’ve had a good experience with MUFA.  There was a keyword you may have missed:  “was”.  From March until recently, I stopped eating MUFA at every meal, and I stopped eating sensible portions.  So, I gained about 7 lbs back from early in the year weight loss. When eating MUFA, Portions are the number key.

One of my personal nutrition challenges has been:  Finding:

  • Quick,
  • Portable,
  • Highly Nutritious

MUFA Snacks that I can eat on the run.

After some searching:  here are my top 3 MUFA snacks that can be had in under 5 minutes.

  1. My number one snack favorite is naked Almonds. Trader Joe’s has the perfect 200 calorie snack-sized packages of  naked almonds.  If I can’t do that, or I’m more economical, I’ll buy a bulk bag of naked almonds and make my own snack-size using my handy scale.  However, that takes a little more time.
  2. My second favorite snack is Dove 63% Dark Chocolate or Ghiradeli Square Dark Chocolate. Again, these are very easy to take and eat. However, Dark Chocolate is addicting for me. It can be very difficult to stop at just one chocolate square.  My MUFA Chocolate hack is only bring one square to work with me. Obviously, I have to stop at only one since I don’t have any more.  Additionally, I’ll try to break that square into 4 pieces so it feels like more than it really is.   When the whole bag is so close to me, I end up eating more than one.
  3. My third favorite MUFA snack is well, this is hard.  I like walnuts on my cereal, I like sunflower seeds on my salad.  I cook my egg whites in olive oil, and I’ll eat Peanut Butter and Jelly, but all of those items are lunch/breakfast/dinner items.  They’re not really snacks.I guess my third favorite would be adding two tablespoons of Peanut Butter to Fruit Smoothies.  It takes a while to get used to, but you get the punch of Protein from the PB combined with the MUFA, and after a few times, you get used to eating the Smoothie that way.  My favorite recipe is add a banana, to some frozen strawberries, add some 1/4 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of orange juice and the two tablespoons of Peanut butter and blend until smooth.  This makes a great snack or a great breakfast.

Of course, I’m interested to hear.  What are your favorite 5 minute MUFA snacks?

If you liked this post, you’d may want to read: Flat Belly Diet: A Skim Review

9 thoughts on “My Top Three 5 minute MUFA Snacks for weight loss”

  1. Great Suggestions for MUFA snacks. I also like eating yogurt with walnuts and crunchy veggies with pesto dip (made from pine nuts, basil, and olive oil), but this may not be as portable.

  2. Great Suggestions.

    I was looking for more portable and quick answers. With the Smoothies above, one would probably have to make it a head of time and then shake vigorously to use it later.

  3. How about a protein shake plus flaxseeds (linseeds) blended. Make extra and put it in a plastic water bottle for when your on the go, plus it keeps you regular lol

  4. While I am waiting for my copy of the Flat Belly Diet book to arrive, I have been trying to follow a few things that I have been reading on the various BLOGS. I so appreciate the ideas that different ones have tossed out. Much appreciated.

  5. My all time favorite snack:
    Honey Nut Cheerios
    Mini dark chocolate chips
    ground walnuts
    This is very portable to take to work.

  6. A whole wheat tortilla wrap, two tbps of almond butter, and two tablespoons of cranberries.

    Quick and delicious…plus it holds up well to eat later if you wrap it up.

  7. My favorite mufa snacks are a half-dozen olives or my childhood favorite, a few short lengths of celery stuffed with peanut butter (if I want to go with the ‘bugs on a log’ I’ll add a couple dark chocolate chips on top). I also like a half-slice of flax-seed bread spread with a nut-butter or a little popcorn.

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