12 Ways to Lose the Baby Weight

Quick Snacks and Mini Meals

  • Soy chips and hummus
  • Greek yogurt and honey, walnuts, and half a cup of granola
  • String cheese and an apple or pear
  • Lentil soup
  • Sliced turkey and avocado in a whole wheat wrap
  • One package plain instant oatmeal and one scoop of vanilla protein powder (you can carry this to work easily in an empty baby-food jar)
  • Egg-white omelet stuffed with avocado
  • Homemade trail mix made with unsalted dry-roasted nuts or soy nuts, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds
  • Low-fat yogurt mixed with a high-fiber cereal such as Fiber One
  • One cup one percent cottage cheese mixed with a banana and one tablespoon almond butter (tastes like cookie dough -- you must try it to believe it)
  • Weight Watchers bagel (high protein) topped with cottage cheese and tomato sauce and broiled
  • Smoothie made from any combination of the following ingredients: skim milk, soy milk, almond milk, nonfat yogurt, vanilla or chocolate protein powder, banana, berries, almond or peanut butter, wheat germ, flaxseed oil, ice

Originally published in the September 2008 issue of American Baby magazine.

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