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Pressed for time? Trade a meal for a snack

Updated: 09-15-2012

Good nutrition doesn't need to go out the window when you're busy. If time is tight, make a nutritious snack rather than a full meal. Spread a brown rice cake with ricotta cheese and fresh strawberries or low-sugar, spreadable fruit. Or make a dip for baked tortilla chips by mixing fat-free refried beans, salsa and a small amount of low-fat sour cream.