Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Snack Attack!!

Because I have a genetic disposition to snacking I'm always trying to help myself out by finding things that won't ruin my whole day by eating them. Hilary asked for some good snack ideas, so i thought I'd post some new ones that I love. If you didn't see my previous post on great snack ideas check it out here Little Indulgences.

Some new ones I am loving are Popsicle Brand's Sugar free popsicles. The Fudgsicles have 40 calories in 1! AMAZING. They really do taste good too. They have a wide assortment of tasty treats are delicious. Side note (in looking this up i just discovered they have a diet dr. pepper sugar free popsicle...i'm going to be hunting for this!!)

I've also recentely discovered Klondike's Slim-a-Bear line of frozen products, and they are SO good. The ice cream sandwiches taste just like you're average ice cream sandwich, and for only 100 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. You can't beat that! (Can you tell I have an affinity for frozen treats??)

I've also just jumped on the 100 calorie pack bandwagon. It seems as if almost every food company such as Nabisco, Hershey's, Chex, etc. has put out 100 calorie pack variations of thier food Items. I love this idea because you can have some of your favorite snacks, but instead of eating the whole box of wheat thins you can limit yourself to 100 calories worth! With these it is important to remember that they shouldn't be an all the time event, being as how an oreo is still an oreo. Even if it's only 100 calories of Oreo.

I love fresh fruit, and sometimes chilled cut up fruit hits the spot. A lot of my clients will use lack of prep-time as an excuse to not eating fruits and vegetables, but it doesn't have to be a big process. My favorite thing to do is to buy a cantelope or baby watermelon and as soon as i get home from the store i'll cut it up and put it in a tupperware in the fridge. This way its right there on hand whenever you have a craving for a little snack. This could be done with any fruit really. I also love to have a bag of baby carrots on hand with some fat free ranch dressing to dip them in. So good!

I'll stay on the lookout for more great treats for you! Let me know if you have any to add to the list!!


The Smith Clan said...

I love the snack ideas. I have been a fan of those popsicle brand fudesickles for a long time. I'll have to try the bear one. Also did you say you wrrote and article for Todd Nuttal. Did he post that yet? Just curious.

Megan Smith said...

Yep mom, he did. Look at the post below :)

lindsaypeterson said...

my favorite snacky treat are frozen grapes! As long as your teeth aren't too sensitive they are a delicious treat. Little mini-popicles. Delicious!

Trav & Linds said...

Yum, yum, love the snack ideas. That is way cool about the article too! Your're awesome!

Lesley said...

I like Blue Bunny brand strawberry popsicles. They have a great not-too-sweet taste...amazing after a nice run on a summer evening!