Top 10 less than 100 calorie snacksPresentation Transcript
Top 10Less Than 100 Calorie Snacks
Blueberry Smoothie A fruit smoothie offers a scrumptious way to get in some extra calcium and antioxidants during your day. Try blending 1/3 cup of nonfat yogurt with 2/3 cup of frozen blueberries and ice. "Its very refreshing and very cold," Blake says. "That slows down your ability to drink quickly." Snacks that take more time to finish are often more satisfying. Saturated Fat: 0 g Sodium: 59 mg Cholesterol: 2 mg
Yogurt With Sunflower Seeds Stir a teaspoon of sunflower seeds into 1/2 cup of nonfat plain yogurt. The seeds add plenty of texture but only 19 calories. The yogurt is a good source of protein, and the entire snack has less than half a gram of saturated fat. Make sure to use unsalted sunflower seeds, especially if you are watching your sodium. Saturated Fat: 0.26 g Sodium: 0 mg Cholesterol: 0 mg
Half a Baked Potato with Salsa Microwave a baked potato for an easy snack thats loaded with vitamin C, not with calories. Half of a medium-sized baked potato has 80 calories – keep the skin, which is packed with nutrients. Spread a tablespoon of salsa on top to spice it up without significantly boosting the calorie count. Saturated Fat: 0 g Sodium: 124 mg Cholesterol: 0 mg
Frozen Banana Pop If youre looking for a creative way to add more fruit to your diet, try frozen banana pops. Slice several peeled bananas in half and insert popsicle sticks. Coat each half with an ounce of low-fat plain yogurt. Put the pops in the freezer, and soon youll have ready-to-eat low- calorie treats. At just under 80 calories a pop, this is a snack you can feel good about. Saturated fat: 0.35 g Sodium: 3 mg Cholesterol: 7 mg
1/2 Cup Slow-Churned Ice Cream Surprise! Ice cream tops our list of low-calorie snacks. The key is to look for slow-churned or double-churned varieties. This refers to a process that reduces fat and calories while retaining the creamy texture of full-fat varieties, so 1/2 cup has just 100 calories. As a bonus, you’ll get some protein and calcium. Saturated Fat: 2 g Sodium: 45 mg
6 Cups Microwave Popcorn When you want a large snack with a small calorie count, popcorn delivers. Some microwave brands have just 100 calories in 6 cups. "You have to chew it, so its satisfying," says Joan Salge Blake, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. Its also high in fiber, which can help you stay full longer. Saturated Fat: 0.5 g Sodium: 220 mg Cholesterol: 0 mg Carbs: 24 g
Cottage Cheese and Cantaloupe Cottage cheese is a protein powerhouse, with 1/2 cup delivering 14 g. Like fiber, protein can help you stay full longer. Enjoy low-fat cottage cheese plain or with a side of fruit. A small wedge of cantaloupe brings the total calories to 100. Saturated Fat: 0.7 g Sodium: 468 mg Cholesterol: 5 mg
Three Crackers With Cheese Choosing whole-grain crackers is the key to this classic snack. The fiber will keep you feeling full between meals, and the cheese provides protein and calcium. To stay under 100 calories, cut up one slice of low-fat cheese and split it over three crackers. Saturated Fat: 1.2 g Sodium: 397 mg Cholesterol: 7 mg
Baked Apple Apples are still one of the healthiest snacks around, and there are plenty of ways to put a twist on this old standby. Blake recommends enjoying baked apples – they taste like dessert but provide the same vitamins and fiber as their fresh counterparts. You can even sprinkle cinnamon on top without adding calories. Saturated Fat: 0 g Sodium: 2 mg Cholesterol: 0 mg
KitKat Chocolate• Portion control doesn’t mean youcan’t eat your favorite foods… it justmeans eating the right amount.• Each 12g bar in this package contains60 calories, which is a small amount ofmost individual’s daily caloric needs.Enjoy your KIT KAT snack size bar.
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