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Add Some Excitement to Your Routine

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Apple Peanut Butter Snack

(Family Features) The benefits of an active lifestyle extend far beyond enhancing your body. Get out of a rut and add some excitement to your routine. A little change can go a long way and help you stay motivated.

Jump-start your day by using these inspirational tips to help you make smart choices for a balanced lifestyle.

Staying Active:

  • Make time. Finding time for fitness can be a challenge, so sneak in more physical movement when you can. While watching TV at home, try doing lunges during commercial breaks or lifting weights.
  • Change up your route. Varying your walking, jogging or cycling route or teaming up with a partner are two great ways to stay motivated.

Eating Well:

  • Incorporate more color. Plan meals around dark green vegetables like spinach and broccoli and brightly-colored apples and oranges. Try a turkey wrap with leaf spinach, carrot slices and honey mustard on a whole-wheat tortilla.
  • Snack well. Snacks should contain no more than 100 to 200 calories, so pay attention to food intake between meals. Choose healthier snack options such as celery, nuts and hummus to keep you energized and focused.
  • Eat simply. Try natural peanut butter on your next celery stick or pretzel. Smucker's® Natural Peanut Butter, is made with just two simple ingredients - peanuts and dash of salt. For a quick fix, try this deliciously simple Apple Peanut Butter Snack.

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Apple Peanut Butter Snack

Ingredients
  • 2 Gala apples, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Smucker's® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons dry roasted sunflower kernels

Preparation
    1. Place apple slices on serving plates. Stir together peanut butter, yogurt, apple juice and cinnamon until blended.
    2. Spoon peanut butter mixture evenly on apples. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels.

Preparation Time
10 min

Serves
2 servings

SOURCE: Smucker's



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