Fab-Ab Eats

Keep your abdominals taut by snacking on these low-kilojoule munchies

Keep your abdominals taut by snacking on these low-kilojoule munchies.

1 MIX MASALA
Satisfy sweet and salty cravings with this healthy mix: break pretzels into bite-sized pieces and toss into a bowl with nuts and dried cranberries.

2 VEGGIES AND SALSA
Give carrots, cucumbers, broccoli and other greens a spicy kick with a salsa dip. Deliciously healthy, veggies contain almost no kilojoules.

3 GET FRUITY
Whip up a midday fruit salad with spanspek, green melon and apples. These are packed with water that helps keep you hydrated and feeling fuller for longer.

4 WRAP IT UP…
In lettuce, that is. Lose the bread and wrap grilled chicken in lettuce for a high-protein, healthy snack. Add hummus for flavour.

5 PITA GIRL
Make delicious, virtually greaseless chips by baking pita breads at 250°C until crisp. Leave to cool, then break into bite-sized pieces before drizzling with olive oil and garlic to taste – or serve with a low-fat dip.

From Tara Delloiacono Thies, a US nutritionist from California.