- 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese with 1-2 tsp of Lipton vegetable seasoning. Use as a dip for carrots, cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas or red peppers.
- Cut up an apple and mix with 1TB of chopped walnuts and 1 tsp of maple syrup
- Eat 3/4 of a cup of Barbara’s Cinnamon Puffins for 100 calories and 6 grams of fiber.
- 18 Rice Crackers w/ 1tb of natural peanut butter
- 3 slices of flatbread with 1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge
- 1 Fage yogurt with honey
- 4 oz of skim or low-fat milk with 1/4 cup of Bear Naked All Natural Granola
- Strawberry smoothie: Blend handful of frozen strawberries with 1 small banana and 1 cup of low-fat yogurt any flavor. Blend until smooth.
If you have had your snack and still feel like munching try chewing a strong mint gum. Gum with a big flavor punch will overpower other food so you won’t want to eat!
Catch the eating pause! Most folks have a natural “eating pause” when they drop their fork for a few minutes. This is the quiet signal that you are full but not stuffed. Clear your plate then and you will be comfortably full.
Tuna is a great source of lean protein. However, new research indicates that due to the higher methylmercury levels in white albacore tuna we should only be eating 6 oz (1 can) per week. Light tuna has less mercury and up to 9 oz is considered safe. Fresh tuna steaks should also be limited to 6 oz per week.
Need a quick snack on the road and have nothing available?
Pull into Dunkin Donuts for a small Reduced Calorie Berry Smoothie for 230 calories, 6 grams of protein and 100% of your daily Vitamin C. Just make this an occasional treat because it does contain 41 grams of sugar!
Need something to put on your steamed veggies?
Grate the outer rind of an organic lemon onto freshly steamed veggies and enjoy!