Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Calorie Counting Snack Ideas

Remember last weeks healthier snack ideas? Did you make any of them? Did you love them? 
I just wanted to share a few more good snack ideas that I learned from that meeting. It is always good, for me at least, to have a few quick HEALTHY "go-to's" in the pantry, otherwise, my quick "go-to's" aren't so much as healthy as they should be! So let's dish this out, shall we?

This first list is for the calorie counters. Just some ideas. I like reading lists like this because it sparks my creativity. I may not like some of the things on the list, but it makes me think of something I would like.


  1. 1 c. Sliced Bananas and Fresh Raspberries
  2. 2 c. Carrots
  3. 3 1/2 c Air Popped Popcorn
  4. 5 Melba Toast Crackers, Rye or Pumpernickel
  5. 2 T of Peanuts
  6. 2 Domino Size Slices of low-fat Colby or Cheddar Cheese
  7. 1 Fat Free Pudding Cup
  8. 1/2 c of Sugar-Free Gelatin, any flavor, and 2 T low fat Whipped Topping
  9. 15 Chocolate Covered Raisins
  10. 6 Animal Crackers
  11. Add 1/4 of fat-free Ranch Dressing to 1 c of mixed Fresh Veggies such as Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, Celery, Carrot Sticks and Cherry Tomatoes
  12. Either 6 Saltine Crackers or Two Graham Cracker squares with 2 tsp of Peanut Butter or Fruit Jam
  13. One 1/2 c of Fat-Free Ice Cream
  14. A luscious Parfait: 1/2 c of Low-Fat Pudding layered into a parfait glass, alternating with two crumbled vanilla wafers and a dollop of Low Fat Whipped Topping to Garnish the top
  15. Spoon 1/2 c of Salsa and 2 T of Non-Fat Sour Cream over a small Baked Potato
  16. Place a Marshmallow on top of a Graham Cracker and microwave until gooey, drizzle with a tsp of Chocolate syrup
  17. Cut half an apple into slices and spread with 2 t Peanut Butter
  18. 1/2 c of Applesauce and 1 piece of toast cut into 4 sticks for Dipping
  19. 10 Dry Roasted Cashews or 12-15 Natural Almonds
  20. 26 Grapes
  21. 1 two inch slice of Angel Food Cake
  22. 1 Hard Boiled Egg
  23. 4 Hershey's Kisses
  24. 2 T Hummus with 12 Grape Tomatoes

This next list was an idea they gave at the class. This is a "build-your-own" type of list for snacks and lunches. It's a list to keep handy so we can combine different portions to keep portions and calories under control.

1/2 c plain cooked instant oatmeal              80
1 oz Cheerios Cereal                           110
1 c Cooked Tender Macaroni Noodles             115
1 Twisted Dutch Pretzel                         65
1 Slice French Bread                           100
1 oz Shredded Wheat Cereal                     100

1 c Fresh Blueberries                           80
1/2 Cantaloupe Melon                            95
1 c Unsweetened Applesauce                     105
1 medium size Banana or Pear                   105

1 c Mixed Veggies, Cooked                      105
1 Ear Corn on the Cob                           85
1 c Squash (baked acorn or butternut)          100
1 Sweet Potato Baked/Broiled and Peeled        115
1/2 c Frozen Broccoli with Cheese Sauce        116

1 Fried Egg                                     90
1/4 c Frozen Egg Substitute                     30
1 Roasted Chicken Drumstick (1.5 oz)            75
1 T Peanut Butter                               95
5 oz Turkey Breast (roasted, no skin)          115
12-15 Almonds                                  110
2 T Pistachios (25)                             92

1 c Skim Milk                                   90
1 oz Bleu Cheese                               100
1 oz Cheddar or Swiss Cheese                   115
3 Fl oz Fat Free Vanilla Ice Cream             100

1 3.5 oz Brownie (from box mix)                160
1 c Hot Cocoa (from powdered mix)              100
1 oz Hard Candy or Jelly Beans                 100

1 T Olive or Canola Oil                        120
1 T Whipped Butter                              80
1 T Regular Mayo                                99
1 T Light Mayo                                  44 
10 French Fries                                110

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