Snack time! Snacks are a must, especially between lunch and dinner, which can be a pretty long stretch of time. But I try to eat healthier snacks -- ones that won’t blow my nutritional budget for the day.
Here are some of my favorites. And guess what? They are all 2 points of less (for all you WW fans out there!).
1) Salsa with Vegetable Dippers
Choose a fat free variety (most are, but double check the label) and serve it with slices of bell peppers, celery spears and slices of cucumber. You can have as much as you like. (0 points)
2) Hummus and Veggies
Measure out two tablespoons of hummus - whatever variety you love (try homemade!) and serve it with your favorite veggies like carrot slices, cucumber slices, bell pepper spears and grape tomatoes. But remember, the hummus serving is 2 tablespoons. You can have as many veggies as you like. (1 point)
3) Berries Dipped in Vanilla Yogurt
Grab your favorite berries and dip as many as you want into 2 ounces of Yoplait Original 99% Fat Free French Vanilla Yogurt (that’s about ¼ of a single-serving container). (2 points)
4) Fruit Salad (unsweetened)
Make a quick homemade fruit salad with your favorite fruits (apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, etc) and mix it all together. Then eat and enjoy. (0 points)
5) Unsweetened Applesauce
Something I learned when my son was a baby? Applesauce doesn’t need extra sweetening. At all. Pick up or make some unsweetened applesauce and have as much as you like. (0 points)
6) Cottage Cheese and Berries
Love cottage cheese? Pick up a tub of fat free cottage cheese and have a ½ cup of it with as many berries as you like. (2 points)
And best yet -- these are all super summer
snacks, cool and refreshing. Enjoy!
Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.
What's your fave low-calorie snack?