Post # 1
Hey ladies! I am finally making the commitment to eat better. I joined myfitnesspal (username: sarahbabs), and that is helping a lot already! Being aware of my intake and have accountability to my fellow bees is great 🙂
But as I have not been concerned about calories for awhile, none of my snacking options are very conducive to this new plan. I’d love to hear your favorite snacks that are both yummy and satisfying, and under 150 calories 🙂
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
There are these things called Snap Pea Crisps that I eat. You get them at Trader Joes or Fairway here in NYC. One serving is 22 of them and it’s 130 calories.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
My all time favorite is plain popped corn, then I dip it in a touch of hot sauce– I’ll make about 100-200 calories of it, and I can snack on it constantly all day and still have some left over.
I’ll also do veggie sticks with hummus, especially in the summer when it’s hot. Carrots, celery, bell pepper, jhicama, and sugar snap peas are some of my all time fav’s.
Another go-to for me is a bowl of apple sauce with croutons tossed in to give it some texture.
Post # 5
Eggo Nutrigrain waffles (low fat) – I use the I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray on it . . add a little bit of strawberry jam. .. mmmmmm
plain air popped popcorn – and hit that with the butter spray. I really love those butter sprays lol
Post # 6
I’m fairly new to the low calorie snack thing also (I’ve been using MFP for about a month), but I’ve found a few things I really like so far:
Plain greek yogurt with some (*cough* a lot) splenda. I can’t do it without the splenda, and I’m not a fan of the pre-flavored ones either (it adds too many calories IMO). There are tons of brands, but I’ve only tried the Dannon Oikos and Fage. IMO Fage is much better and worth the extra $. It’s supposedly the thickest (which I like b/c that makes it closest to cream cheese
PB2 is genuinely fabulous. The chocolate version is great too. I was skeptical, but I’m a huge fan. Both are 45 calories for 2tbsp. I love to mix the regular kind into my greek yogurt, which I’m eating as I type.
Spinach chips, which I found the “recipe” for on MFP. You just spray a cookie sheet, put baby spinach on it, and bake at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes. You can add olive oil for taste, but I think it’s too many extra calories. I use vinegar and salt, which makes them very similar to traditional salt and vinegar chips.
Post # 7
Honestly, I’d rather eat nothing. I have so a major sweet tooth that low calorie, low fat, etc do NOTHING for me but make me miserable. Hahaha. But in all seriousness, I wish you the best of luck.
Post # 8
@mimi123: That sounds yummy! I need to get to Trader Joe’s
@juliette.eliza: Great ideas! I love the idea of the popcorn with a bit of hot sauce, and the apple sauce thing is genius! Veggie sticks are wonderful 🙂
@GroovyHippieChick: LOL, I may have to try this butter spray you speak so highly of 😀
Post # 9
I would look at the quality of the calories you are eating as well. Eating processed snacks just because they are low-cal are not helping your cause. simple carbohydrates are processed in the body as if they are sugar. Instead look to have a balanced snack with a little healthy fat and protein.
Try 1 cup of soup (IE bean, veggie, butternut with chicken etc)
Have a smaller portion of a leftover meal. I brought with me for a snack today a little bit of my dinner last night which was a veggie and protein (scallop) stirfry I made with no rice.
Try microwaving some eggs whits and a bit of sliced avocado on top for a quick snack.
Or make a large batch of slaw (broccoli or cabbage) made with 2% greek yogurt, lemon, mustard, salt, pepper, dash of honey, cider vinegar and take a large scoop each day for a snack.
Post # 10
I’m currently munching on carrot sticks with low fat dressing for dipping. It ain’t so bad. Although I may walk to the supermarket to get something more satisfying once my legs have recovered from the gym and pilates combo i just put them through. So. Much. Pain.
Post # 11
This is a great question! I’d love to see more responses, as well =o)
My personal favorites are edamame, popcorn, and hummus with cucumber or tomatoes to dip in it. I know hummus isn’t the lowest calorie option, but VERY filling and thus it doesn’t require much, especially when you’re eating it with veggies.
Post # 12
Oh, and hard boiled eggs!
Post # 13
i have a very HIGH sugar craving and LOVE chocolate but what helps me keep it in check are those 100 cal right bites, they have cheez its, and fudge stripe cookies. IT helps ALOT! lol
Post # 14
MadameTussaud ive only had hummus once and i liked i, it was at a restaurant. i want to buy some but i have no idea what kind to buy?? any suggestions?
Post # 15
If you need a salty snack, baked kale chips are also really good. I don’t even know if I like fresh kale (can’t remember trying it), but baked with some olive oil and sea salt is very tasty. Recipe here. Not exactly satisfying, but low-cal I think!
Post # 16
@sarahbabs – I LOVE myfitnesspal – such a great app.
Some of my fav snacks are:
-Fruit of any kind
-Veggie Straws (from Costco) – so, so delicious.