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Monday, December 9, 2019

Healthy Eating for #Writers & #Readers- Optimal Creative Brain Function!

Welcome everyone to Smart Girls Read Romance!

Today we're talking about how important it is (especially during the busy Holiday Season) for readers and writers to eat healthy.

We all know certain foods contribute positively to your physical health, and some foods contribute positively (in inches) to your waistline. But did you know that some foods can support brain function—and maybe even make you a better writer? It’s true! Here’s a list of snacks that will not only make you feel better physically but keep help your creative brain function better

Happy writing and reading, Keta

Good reasons to eat healthy snacks:

·     Fruits and vegetables add vitamins A and C, both of which are important for

·         Snacking during the day will encourage you to eat less at meals

·         Snacking will curb your sugar cravings

·         Help you maintain a healthy weight

·         Healthy snacking will increase your productivity

·         Healthy snacks are jam-packed with good nutrients

·         Choosing the right snacks can improve your mood

·         Healthy snacking can increase your life longevity

·         Avoid extreme hunger by choosing a healthy snack rather than reaching for that donut.

Yogurt (add milled flaxseed)

Individually-sized packages of cottage cheese

Fresh mozzarella cheese or string cheese

Pistachios, macadamias, pecans, walnuts, and other nuts (either lightly salted or raw)

Natural fruit rolls / fruit leathers (for when I really want a sugar kick)


Protein Bar, Fruit & Nut Bar, or Energy Bar



Nut Butter

Mini dill pickles

Berries and grapes (although you could keep almost any fruit around)

 Calorie serving sizes of lite fruit cocktail

Cinnamon-spiced baked apples

Goat cheese bruschetta. ...

Bagel with ricotta and strawberries. ...

Anytime edamame. ...

Banana oatmeal walnut cookies. ...

Avocado rice cakes.

Mini whole grain bagels (and a light cream cheese or no sugar added fruit preserves)

Whole grain tortilla chips and salsa for when you need a saltier snack and want to avoid things like potato chips

Kale chips (Trader Joe’s)

I'd also like to tell you about two books I have on *Special* this month. Moon of the Sleeping Bear, Book 1, and Dark Night of the Moon, Book 2 also have brand new cover art. Hope you like them. 

These books are historical romance/family sagas about two sisters who were separated at birth by the evil act of midwife. Neither knew the other existed until their paths cross twenty years later when Fate steps in. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War and the Dakota Uprising, there's a little bit of everything in this generational story - betrayal, death of loved ones, Native American mythology and, of course, love! I hope you'll check them out (.99cents)


  1. You really stepped on my toes, Keta. LOL I didn't see M&Ms in your list of healthy snacks. We keep the Kraft string cheese around and it is a nice snack. I forget about it, though. I do really well during the day, but get the munchies in the evening when it's bad to snack. I'll try to let your post inspire me.

    1. Lol, Caroline Clemmons. Neither was No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal cookies.

  2. A very current and healthy post. Like Caroline, I want to snack at night and you're not suppose to snack after 7 p.m., according to diet experts. Who made THAT rule? I'm back on my Whole 30 diet until Christmas Eve--otherwise, I'll plump up like a chunky monkey. Happy Holidays! Best of luck with your books.

  3. Thanks for the reminder and the list of healthy snacks! I'm so busy lately that I forget to eat which isn't good either. Happy Holidays!

  4. Keta, thanks for posting a healthy post. I try to eat healthy snacks, but around the holidays I fall off the wagon. Lol. It's time to start again. I can tell my pants are becoming snug.


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