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SP ideas: snacks instead of using pre-packaged, measured snacks

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Low-fat cottage cheese (4 oz): 80 calories
Raisins (50 or about 1 oz): 85 calories
Skim milk latte (8 oz): 85 calories
Air-popped popcorn (3 cups or 1 oz): 95 calories
Graham crackers (8 small rectangles): 100 calories
Thin pretzel sticks (48 sticks or 1 oz): 100 calories
Celery (5 pieces) with peanut butter (1 Tbsp): 100 calories
Unsweetened applesauce (1 cup): 100 calories
An apple (small) with low-fat cheese (2 oz): 150 calories
Baby carrots (10) with hummus (1/4 cup): 150 calories
Peanuts (a handful or 1 oz): 160 calories
Raw almonds (a handful or 1 oz): 165 calories
Low-fat yogurt (6 oz): 175 calories
Tortilla chips (12 chips or 1 oz) with salsa (1/2 cup): 175 calories
Whole wheat Ritz crackers (10 crackers or 1 oz) with peanut butter (1/2 Tbsp): 175 calories

I saved this list for myself because I am so bad at portion control. My head says if something is healthy, like low fat cottage cheese, then I can eat a big bowl. emoticon emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FROSTY99 4/20/2013 6:20PM

    Cheaper and great idea to make our own "snack packs"

I like 1/2 cut multi-grain cheerios and 10 cashews for a special treat!

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PEZMOM1 4/20/2013 6:08PM


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DAZZEEDOO 4/20/2013 1:50PM

    One of my faves is 1 cup of sliced raw zucchini(29cals)+ 2 tbls(1serving) of low fat cream cheese (60 cals)-I spread cream cheese in between slices to make little "sandwiches" Yum, and under 100 cals.
Thanks for the other ideas!

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SUGARSMOM2 4/20/2013 12:44PM

  boy this is something we should print out and post upon the ref . door . before we reach for the other stuff .

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123ELAINE456 4/20/2013 10:44AM

  Great Ideas for Snacks. Thank You. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Super Good Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NANCYPAT1 4/20/2013 10:36AM

    Great ideas - I think we all have to practice and first learn about portion sizes.

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KOOSHKY 4/20/2013 10:33AM

    emoticon These are good ideas, now to remember them....

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GRAMMY7070 4/20/2013 9:29AM

    Stopped by your blog as I am always looking for new snack ideas. You have a great list which I plan on adding to my list. Package snacks are so expensive and they are filled with preservatives and sugars we don't need. Just like meals, I'd rather cook myself knowing what I put in it than go out all the time and over eating and not knowing what went into it. emoticon emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 4/20/2013 9:00AM

    These are all great ideas!! I usually keep little bags in my car so I don't eat more than I should if I'm starving on the way home from work!!!

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SANDRALEET 4/20/2013 8:02AM

    Good idea

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