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Great low-cal snacks

1) Freeze a cup of grapes. They are like tiny, super-flavorful popsicles. I love them and so do my kids

2) Fudge lites (Wells Blue Bunny brand here in the midwest). Only 35 calories each, no sugar.

3) baby carrots

4) rice cake with fat-free cheese

5) Freeze a tasty yogurt for about an hour prior to eating. Like ice cream with less calories. I like either Weight Watchers or Sweet Freedom/Carb Smart.

6) Make a shake with frozen banana, sugar-free coffee mix, skim milk, cocoa powder, splenda. Mmm!

What are yours????

Wed. Oct 24, 2:13pm

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I love the quacker BBQ soy chips - you can have 18 crisps =110 cals

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 2:21 PM

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may sound twisted to some, but I like fat free cottage cheese with a bunch of salsa (100 cal, filling snack!). Oh, and skinny cow ice cream sandwiches (140 cals, 3g of fiber)!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 3:14 PM

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What about low cal snacks that aren't processed scientist-designed foods? I'd love to hear what people's ideas are on eating well for the long haul, and staying away from the processed products. The frozen grapes idea is fabulous!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 3:16 PM

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processed food are not toxic people. Yes, fresh is always better. But a can of soup, a rice cake... things like this are not necessarily BAD for you. They have all sorts of FDA safety regulations along with the new health-savvy consumers that read labels and only buy things that have nutrients and low calories and such. Like I said, fresh is better.... but preservatives are not razor blades people! relax a little.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 3:20 PM

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I shop at Trader Joes and they have delicious chocolate chip meringues that are very low cal and satisfying.

For a special treat, I have 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese, cup of fruit (Mango, canteloupe,banana) and drizzle a couple teaspoons of honey. I got the idea while in Mexico - they call it a bionico. Usually they put yogurt, raisens, granola and other good stuff, but all that stuff just adds calories. Its great just basic too.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 4:49 PM

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Great tip on the frozen grapes. I don't want to sound flip, rude, or stupid, but as far as unprocessed foods go, aren't pretty much most fruits and veggies going to be reasonably good for you and low-fat?? I guess I'm not sure there are that many new ideas - but here are a few -
- celery sticks with lite cream cheese or soy-fake-cream cheese
- steamed broccoli with a tiny bit of parmesan and olive oil
- boiled egg whites (don't know calories, but 2 eggs with whites only are like 1 WW point)
- chickpeas, hummus, tahini
- red and yellow peppers, roasted with tiny bit of olive oil for about an hour, are divine, as is
- roasted sliced eggplant - if sliced thin and roasted, almost like potato chips
- sweet potato chips - homemade
- homemade smoothies with bananas, strawberries, skim milk and hint of vanilla
or whatever berries, fruit are around

Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 5:51 PM

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Fall Pumkin dream

I make a package of sugarfree cheesecake flavored pudding, w/ skim milk and add in 3/4 cup canned 100% pumkin, cinnamon and clove to taste.

So good, has fiber, protein and low cal.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:14 PM

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3:14pm....yum! That sounds really good!

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:22 PM

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suuuuuper simple

Quaker makes a cinnamon chewy granola bar that is pretty low in calories. I unwrap mine, put it on a napkin and nuke it for about 5 seconds. It gets all gooey and tastes like a warm sticky cinnamon roll, practically guilt free!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 3:29 PM

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I buy frozen potato and spinach or potato and broccoli "pancakes" at the health food store - they're about 50 cals each, nuke in a minute or two, make a nice filling snack or a substitute hashbrown with breakfast.

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 4:34 PM

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