Low Fat Snack Ideas

I've been dieting for almost a year (in June), and I have run out of ideas for snacks for the dieter. I am the mom, but, my son, who is 15, is also watching what he eats. We keep fruit and munchy crunchy "Go Lean Crunch" cereal to munch on. And, also, low fat popcorn. We really need some new ideas for snacks for the dieter!

Glinda

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April 19, 20070 found this helpful

What about air popped pop corn? You can leave the butter off and add spices to zest it up!

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April 20, 20070 found this helpful

A great snack that fills me up at work is unsalted almonds and dried cranberries- high in protein and can fill you up quick.

Another snack I love is baby carrots in cilantro dressing- less calories than ranch but still a ton of flavor :)

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April 20, 20070 found this helpful

Reduced fat crackers, apples (you can put pb on them if you like for protein), a handful of cashews or almonds, Granola bars, Kashi TLC Crackers and/or cookies, Yoplait Whips are a favorite (like mousse consistency) yogurt, baby carrots and/or broccoli dipped in a tad of low-fat dip, string cheese, bananas, low-cal jello cups, sugar-free pudding cups, fat free cool whip between graham crackers then frozen i heard is good, Special K bars are only 90 calories, i've heard frozen grapes are good, Nabisco 100 calorie snack packs, raisins, low-fat cottage cheese, betty crocker fruit snacks (they are not gummy), meringue cookies, dole fruit gelitain cups, mott's applesauce cups, hershey's kisses are 25 cals each limit yourself to 2-4 per day and let them melt in your mouth, mini bagel, animal crackers, toast, 20 mini jellybeans are about 100 cals, fruit juice, baked potato

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April 20, 20070 found this helpful

I like to mix apple slices, bananas, strawberries, grapes, fresh black cherries (you can use melons or any other fruit you like also) mix with low fat plain or vanilla flavor yogurt and let chill. You can use as a snack or dessert.

Another one is Banana Shake:

1 banana - cut in to slices

2 cups low fat yogurt

1 cup orange juice

1/2 cup skimmed milk

Blend the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve in a chilled glass.

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April 20, 20070 found this helpful

Honey, just go to hungrygirl.com. They have plenty of ideas & they "taste test" all the new low cal things on the market & let you know which are good & which are yucky. You save money by not wasting money on things that don't taste good or taste like cardboard!!

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April 21, 20070 found this helpful

If you like the seedless white and red grapes, freeze them. Then when you want a snack just pop them in your mouth. Especially in the warm weather, they are cooling and refreshing. And I like the sort of crunch or pop when you first bite into them. They remind me of a refreshing popsicle.

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April 21, 20070 found this helpful

One Hundred 100-Calorie Snacks

High-fat, high-calorie snacks can sabotage weight-loss efforts. Next time you can't resist those midmorning or late-night munchies, reach for one of the snacks listed below. The following list contains 100 low-fat, low-calorie snacks that will satisfy your hunger without sacrificing your figure.

The number of calories and fat grams are based on averages of the brands available. Please check individual labels because some products may be higher or lower than these averages.

Food Portion Calories Fat (g.) from Fat

Animal crackers 5 56 1.2 19

Apple 1 med. 81 0.5 6

Applesauce, 1/2 cup 53 0.1 2

unsweetened

Apricots 3 med. 51 0.4 7

Bagel, plain 1/2 82 0.7 8

Banana 1/2 med. 53 0.3 5

Bean salad 1/2 cup 90 0.3 3

Beets, pickled, 1/2 cup 75 0.1 1

canned, sliced

Blackberries 1/2 cup 37 0.3 7

Blueberries 1 cup 82 0.6 7

Bran cereal 1/2 cup 60 0.5 8

Breadsticks 2 77 0.6 7

Broccoli 1/2 cup 12 0.2 15

Candy corn 10 pieces 51 0.3 5

Cantaloupe, cubed 1 cup 57 0.4 6

Carambola 1 med. 42 0.4 9

(starfruit)

Carrot 1 med. 31 0.1 3

Cauliflower 1/2 cup 12 0.1 8

Celery 1 stalk 6 0.1 15

Cheese, nonfat 1 oz. 40 0 0

Chestnuts, roasted 3­4 (1 oz.) 70 0.6 8

Chewing gum 1 stick 5 0 0

Chicken noodle soup, 1 cup 75 2.5 30

canned

% Calories

Food Portion Calories Fat (g.) from Fat

Chocolate pudding, 1/2 cup 92 2.7 26

instant, sugar-free

Chocolate pudding 1 79 1.9 22

pop

Cornflakes 1 cup 100 0.7 7

Cottage cheese 4 oz. 90 1.0 10

Couscous 1/2 cup 100 0.2 2

Cranberries 1 cup 46 0.2 4

Cucumber, sliced 1/2 cup 7 0.1 13

Currants 1/2 cup 34 0.2 5

Dill pickle 1 med. 12 0.1 8

English muffin 1/2 68 0.6 8

Fig 1 med. 37 0.2 5

Fig bar 1 53 1.0 17

Fortune cookie 1 15 0 0

Frozen yogurt, nonfat 1/2 cup 100 0 0

Fruit and juice bar, 3 oz. bar 75 0.1 1

frozen

Fruit bar 0.8 oz. bar 81 1.2 13

Fruit cocktail, 1/2 cup 40 0.1 2

water-packed

Fruit-filled cookie 0.75 oz. 80 2.0 23

cookie

Fruit roll 0.75 oz. 73 0.6 7

Fruit salad 1/2 cup 67 0.1 1

Gelatin 1/2 cup 80 0 0

Gingersnaps 2 59 1.2 18

Graham crackers 2 66 2.6 35

Graham snacks 11 pieces 60 2.0 30

Grapefruit 1/2 med. 37 0.1 2

Grapes 1 cup 58 0.3 5

Guava 1 med. 45 0.5 10

Gummy bears 3 20 0 0

Hard candy 1 piece 25 0 0

Honeydew melon, 1 cup 60 0.2 3

cubed

Ice pop 2 fl. oz. bar 42 0 0

% Calories

Food Portion Calories Fat (g.) from Fat

Jellied candy 1 oz. 100 0 0

Jelly beans 10 large 104 0.1 <1

Kiwifruit 1 med. 46 0.3 6

Kumquat 1 med. 12 0 0

Licorice, red 6 bite-size 75 0.3 4

pieces

Life Savers 1 9 0 0

Lollipop 1 22 0 0

Mandarin oranges, 1/2 cup 76 0.1 1

canned

Mango 1/2 med. 68 0.3 4

Marshmallow 1 regular 23 0 0

Melba toast 2 pieces 25 0.1 4

Mints 1/4 cup 100 0.6 5

Mulberries 1 cup 61 0.6 9

Nectarine 1 med. 67 0.6 8

Orange 1 med. 65 0.2 3

Oyster crackers 10 33 1.0 27

Papaya 1/2 med. 58 0.2 3

Peach 1 med. 37 0.1 2

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April 21, 20070 found this helpful

Carrot Cake - Low Fat Version

Original recipe yield:

18 servings

PREP TIME 20 Min

COOK TIME 40 Min

READY IN 1 Hr

INGREDIENTS

4 egg whites

1 1/2 cups SPLENDA

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, with juice (or unsweetened applesauce may be substituted)

2 egg yolks

1/4 cup egg substitute

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups finely grated carrots

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a 9x13 inch pan with canola cooking spray. Whip egg whites in mixing bowl until stiff. Spoon into another bowl and set aside.

Cream SPLENDA, oil, syrup, and crushed pineapple with juice in mixing bowl. Beat in egg yolks and egg substitute. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt to mixing bowl, and beat on low speed until blended. Fold in whipped egg whites. Stir in grated carrots and spoon mixture into prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven about 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before frosting.

Notes

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Servings Per Recipe: 18

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 183 (This is when it was made with sugar; now it is much less made with the SPLENDA)

Total Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 24mg

Sodium: 297mg

Total Carbs: 34g

Dietary Fiber: 1.4g

Protein: 3.3g

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April 21, 20070 found this helpful

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BEST WISHES AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ON STAYING HEALTHY WITH YOUR SON.

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April 21, 20070 found this helpful

http://www.slimfast.ca/snacking.asp

some good information and many natural snack options.

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April 21, 20070 found this helpful

Apples and peanuts are really good together. Another good combination is Cheerios, raisins or dried cranberries, peanuts, and a few chocolate chips. Put it in a little zip bag to eat on the run. And if you freeze candy, it takes longer to eat it.

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April 21, 20070 found this helpful

You are both doing well-- congrats. One way I keep my snacking under control is I don't buy snacks. We buy an enormous amount of fruit-- whatever is in season. Stay away from nuts (fat) and dried fruits (sugars) and read labels. Anything that ends in -ose has sugar in it. Eats lots of fruits and raw veggies.

I love carrot sticks and brocolli nibbles, but I blanch them first. Cut into nibble size pieces, dump them into boiing water. As soon as the color is bright, dump them into a bowl of ice water. Drain well and put a snack's worth into zip-top snack size bags (use the cheap ones from WalMart).

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April 22, 20070 found this helpful

check out quakerricesnacks.com Tried a few of them and they are without a doubt delicious as well as low in calories and in fat!

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April 22, 20070 found this helpful

Hey try Sparkrecipes.com.....

part of Sparkpeople.com which a free web site for anyone looking to get in shape or stay in shape.

They have awesome excercise and food tips!

Good Luck!

Tinah

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April 25, 20070 found this helpful

Three words: Fiber One Bars. They are excellent. Chewy, chocolately, and have somewhere around 9 g fiber per bar (which are generously sized). I can find them at my local Wal-Mart for about $2 to $2.50. In fact, they can't stay on the shelves around here.

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