Mid-Morning or Afternoon Snack

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Enjoy this snack in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Snacking on veggies & nuts are perfect for preventing hunger pains and staying on track with your healthy eating plan.

Recipe adapted  from the book Hungry for Change. Visit Hungry For Change TV for more information.

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Mid-morning Snack

Mid-morning Snack


  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 8 raw walnut halves or 8 raw almonds, optional 2 tablespoons raw pumpkin or sunflower seeds


  1. Rinse the veggies and keep in the refrigerator for a mid-morning or afternoon snack. This snack is perfect for taking to work.

42 Comments on "Mid-Morning or Afternoon Snack"

  1. mildret  January 10, 2014

    is this just one portion?

  2. AKINA  April 18, 2014


  3. judith  August 6, 2014

    can you drink wine , beer , other alcohols on this diet?

    • SkinnyMs  August 7, 2014

      Judith, You should not drink alcohol while on the 3 Day Cleanse.

  4. judith  August 6, 2014

    What juices are recommended for the twice daily juicing?

  5. Tha´lia  August 10, 2014

    How would I return to my normal eating plan after the Detox diet? Can I eat whatever I want?

    • SkinnyMs  August 11, 2014

      Tha'lia, The detox plan is a good jumpstart to a clean eating diet, so I would say look at some of the menu plans and recipes around the site. You should continue to drink a lot of water.

  6. sera  October 3, 2014

    I am 68 years old and want to do the three day detox. What I want to know is the right type of exercises I should be doing to help reduce my weight. I am 151 lbs and 5 ft tall. I have a pace maker and defibulator. I am not afraid to exercise at all but want to know what is best for the fat belly area. My legs are fine thank goodness but my arns are starting to get bigger. I want to lose about 35 lbs. I am determinded to do this. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

    • SkinnyMs  October 6, 2014

      Sera, That is great. You should print some workouts from the site and pass them by your doctor for approval first. Also a physical therapist can make modifications to any work out based on specific health needs, and a doctor can write a referral for one.

  7. Deedee  October 8, 2014

    Can you replace the vegetables for other ones? Such as red peppers?

    • SkinnyMs  October 9, 2014

      Deedee, You can replace the vegetables with red peppers if you would like.

  8. Ging  January 4, 2015

    Can I replace the cucumber with zucchini? Just not a big fan of cucumbers.

    • SkinnyMs  January 5, 2015

      Ging, You certainly can replace the cucumbers with zucchini.

  9. Cait  April 14, 2015

    For the snack, are you supposed to choose one or is it carrot, and cucumber, and celery and one of the nut options? My husband and I are gearing up to start the detox tomorrow!

    • SkinnyMs  April 14, 2015

      Cait, That's great! Eat all of the vegetables listed and choose one of the nut types or one of the seeds.

  10. Shade  January 20, 2016

    This is great! but I can’t each raw celery without blending it, can I replace with garden eggs, that’s very common in my area. thanks

    • SkinnyMs.  January 20, 2016

      A single egg is a healthy snack choice, but a better substitution for this particular snack would be zucchini slices or broccoli florets.

  11. Krystina  May 5, 2016

    iam on a new adventure on losing weight starting but cutting out on the bad carbs, i do love oatmeal but iam no sure how to eat it and not affect weight . also i would like to know if i can eat rice and in what amount. can i have green shakes in the morning with boiled eggs for Bfast / or oatmeal plate with fruit, have a soup and salad for lunch have two snaks a day and finish dinner out with big green salad and chicken.

    • Gale Compton  May 5, 2016

      Krystina, Oatmeal and brown rice are both nutritional powerhouses. By following a clean eating plan and cutting back on portions, healthy weight loss should be less of a challenge. As far as how much rice? A half cup of cooked brown rice, along with a lean protein and helthy fat, should be fine. Green smoothies made with healthy ingredients are also a good choice. 🙂

  12. Kristine Naddeo  September 22, 2016

    How many calories are in this snack? I have been having it twice a day.. Should I be eating 16 almonds and 16 walnuts a day? It easy for me because I can pick at it, I am in a classroom all day.

    • Kym Votruba  September 23, 2016

      There are about 105 calories in this snack. If you choose to eat this twice per day (once in the morning, and once in the evening), then yes, you would be eating 16 walnuts or almonds per day.

  13. Patricia  March 29, 2017

    As a alternative to the hard crunch of the carrot, I pureed the carrot with the almonds and added a garlic clove, cilantro, turmeric and a drizzle of olive oil. This was a great “dip” for my celery and cucumber..! I doubled the amounts and will use this as my afternoon snack for today. Hope it meets the “detox” requirements!

    • Gale Compton  March 29, 2017

      Patricia, Sounds delicious, and yes it does meet the requirements. 🙂

  14. Valerie  April 2, 2017

    Are there other nuts u can eat besides almonds and walnuts like cashews?

    • Gale Compton  April 3, 2017

      Valerie, Definitely! You can eat your favorite nuts, just make sure they’re raw or roasted without added oils or salt.

  15. Valerie  April 3, 2017

    Can u substitute edamame for one of the vegetable snacks?

  16. Michelle  May 31, 2017

    Hi. Just started my 1t day, Is it ok to drink soymilk as part of my snacks or lunch? [email protected]

    • Gale Compton  June 1, 2017

      Michelle, Just be sure it has no sugar added. 🙂

  17. Tina  March 4, 2018

    I was wondering if it would be ok to dip the vegetables in salad dressing? It’s a little bland for my taste, and this is completely new to me.

  18. Lori  May 23, 2018

    Hi I’m starting the 3 day detox today and pumped! Why do you choose coconut milk for the smoothie and not soy, almond milk etc? Thx!

    • Gale Compton  May 24, 2018

      Lori, Congratulations! It’s a personal preference, feel free to use almond or soy.

  19. Rosie  August 9, 2018

    Hi, I really like your detox. Can I use pears instead of Apple? Do u have to do this for 3days ? How much weight will I lose.

    • Gale Compton  August 10, 2018

      Rosie, Pears are fine. There is no specific amount of weight you will lose, everyone is different.

  20. sheldon  September 27, 2019

    ok to substitute spinach for the kale?

    • Nichole Furlong  September 28, 2019

      Hi Sheldon, yes you can substitute spinach for kale.


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