Snack List - Choose & Lose Diet Plan™
Written by Diet Bites
Before we address snack suggestions, it's important to take note of your current cravings BEFORE choosing a snack so that the snack that you choose will satisfy those cravings. Are you wanting something salty? Sweet? Sour? Tangy? Sweet and sour? The following foods are snack suggestions that can satisfy these different cravings:
1/2 banana smeared with 1 teaspoon of peanut butter
1/2 small apple smeared with 1 Tablespoon of apple butter
Popcorn OR Rice Cakes
1/2 cup of skimmed milk whipped with 2-3 frozen strawberries
Diet lemonade or limeade served with a small slice of sponge cake
1 tart kiwi, sliced
Boiled egg sprinkled with pepper juice, salt & pepper
Dill or sour pickle
Saltine crackers & 1 slice of cheese
Sunflower or pumpkin seeds and a diet soda
Fat Free Pringles
Enjoying Snack Time Wisely
We suggest allowing 300 calories worth of snacks per day so there is always something tasty to look forwards to. Enjoy snacks:
- mid-morning (100 calories)
- mid-afternoon (100 calories)
- bedtime (100 calories)
If you choose, you may enjoy 2 rather than 3 snacks per day, but be sure to increase the 100-calorie snacks to 150 calories per snack. The following chart illustrates the importance of making the right snack choice for weight loss:
Choosing snacks wisely equals more snacking enjoyment for fewer calories. Here are examples of calories contained in popular snack foods with the healthier choices marked:
Additional healthy choices for snacks include: skim milk, light fruit juices, fruits, & raw veggies.
50 Calorie Snacks
Need a snack that's under fifty calories? Try one of these:
1 cup of fresh strawberries, 1/2 banana, 1 cup of seedless grapes, 1 plum, 3 medium apricots, 1/2 cup blackberries, 4 butter flavored crackers OR 2 smeared with a THIN line of peanut butter; 2 marshmallows; 1/2 cup of milk flavored with vanilla or rum extract; two cups of hot aired popcorn; 1 graham cracker; 2 pieces of melba toast.
100 Calorie Snacks
Need a snack that's under one hundred calories? Try one of these:
1 apple, 1 banana, 1 cup of pineapple, 4 gingersnap cookies, 2 cups of watermelon; 1 small papaya; 1 medium pear; 1 small mango; 2 ounces of jerky; 1 cup of most soups; 1 small salad with 1 teaspoon of LIGHT Mayo stirred in; 1 cup of skim milk; a single serving size of yogurt - non fat, sugar free; a large wedge of anglefood cake; five cups of hot aired popcorn; one granola bar; sugar free gelatin topped with 2 Tablespoons of non fat whipped topping; sugar free pudding.
Because all fruit calories aren't created alike, use this data base to determine fruit calories.
Shake It Up Baby!
We recommend a bedtime shake which basically incorporates 1 cup of skim milk, a bit of fruit or frozen fruit and a dash of an accommodating extract. Adding a bit of sugar substitute is also a-okay should you desire a sweeter concoction. Skim milk creates a healthy base as does the addition of fruit.
Diet Bites has a vault of diet shake recipes located here. Of course it goes without saying that bedtime choices should include shakes that hover around 100 calories.