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Posted April 2017

I'm always on the lookout for healthier snacks. I did not have to look far for these two great ideas from Veronica Garcia, our medical assistant in Terrell. Peel and slice a cucumber or jicama and sprinkle with Tajin seasoning. Squirt some lime juice on the cucumber. You have a pick-me-up snack with a lot fewer calories than potato chips, cookies or candy. You could actually eat a whole pound of jicama for less than 250 calories - not that I am recommending you do that.

Tajin seasoning is made of chili peppers, sea salt, and dehydrated lime juice. I was not familiar with it or with jicama either but together it really does make a good crunchy, salty snack.

A one-cup serving of sliced raw jicama has about:

  • 49 calories
  • 0 fat
  • 6 grams fiber
  • 1 grams protein
  • 11 grams carbs
  • 2 grams sugar

A one-cup serving of cucumber has about:

  • 16 calories
  • 0 fat
  • 3 grams of sugar

Both are great to have on a hot day. These have become our go-to snacks in the Terrell office.
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