Wednesday, October 13, 2010

B.A.F.F.L.E.D. Health


Snacks to Make You Happy

Often times, we fear snacking and see it as a no-no in eating healthy.  Well, Everyday Health has given us some safe snacking options to help us feel better about eating between meals.  Medical professionals have noted eating small meals throughout the day is helpful in keeping stomach size small and avoiding over eating. 


Let's check out the options.......


100 CALORIES
  • 1 hard-cooked egg (75) with half a slice of toasted wheat bread (34) 
  • 1⁄2 cup ice milk or sherbet (100) 
  • 1 large rectangular graham cracker (60) with 11⁄2 tsp peanut butter (45) 
  • 1 slice (1 oz) angel food cake (70) with 1⁄2 cup fresh strawberries (25) 
  • 1⁄2 cup wheat-flake cereal (55) with 1⁄2 cup nonfat milk (45) 
  • 1 cup chicken-noodle soup (75) with 2 saltines (25) 
  • 1 small (4") whole-wheat pita (74) with 1 Tbsp hummus (24) 
  • 1⁄2 cup cranberry juice cocktail (72) and 1⁄4 cup nonfat plain yogurt (34) blended with ice 
  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread (69) with 1 oz sliced turkey breast (28) and mustard 
  • 1⁄2 cup 1% lowfat cottage cheese (80) with 1 cup cherry tomatoes (30) 
  • 1 cup baby carrots, celery and bell peppers (30) with 2 Tbsp light dressing (70) 
  • 1⁄4 cup 1% lowfat cottage cheese (40) with 1 cup canned peaches in water (60)
200 CALORIES
  • 6 oz nonfat fruit yogurt (160) mixed with 1 Tbsp raisins (30) 
  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread (69) with 1 Tbsp peanut butter (90) and 1 tsp jelly (19) 
  • 1 oz peanuts (166) with 1⁄2 oz pretzels (50) 
  • One 8" flour tortilla (150) with 2 oz sliced turkey (55), lettuce, tomato and balsamic vinegar 
  • 1 medium baked potato (161) with 1⁄4 cup 1% lowfat cottage cheese (40) 
  • 1 container Fantastic Foods Hearty Cups Vegetable Barley soup (150) with 4 saltines (50) 
  • Subway Veggie Delite 6" sandwich without cheese (230) 
  • Thai Kitchen Mushroom Medley Rice Noodle Bowl (188) 1⁄2 cup lowfat frozen yogurt (114) with 3⁄4 cup sliced fresh fruit (75)


Source: Women's Day, Everyday Health

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