By Julie Davis
MONDAY, Oct. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pre-packaged 100-calorie snacks sound like a great idea. They’re tiny enough not to blow your diet, yet tasty enough to dampen cravings.
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While there’s no shortage of these snacks on supermarket shelves, there are healthier, less expensive in addition to more filling choices. To boost nutrients on a low-calorie budget, check out these great options instead.
For a salty snack, spread 1 tablespoon of low-fat cream cheese on a slice of smoked salmon in addition to roll the item up. Another great salty choice is actually 2 tablespoons of guacamole in addition to 5 baked tortilla chips.
If you’re from the mood for maximum crunch, you can dig into 3 big cups of air-popped popcorn. Home machines make the item easy in addition to corn kernel blends make the item fun in addition to tasty. For a quicker fix, savor a rice cake topped with 2 teaspoons of almond butter.
If your taste buds are screaming for tart, go for 6 ounces of no-fat lemon yogurt or 2 cups of fresh, red sour cherries.
Running short on your daily vegetable requirement? Veg out with 6 ounces of raw sugar snap peas or indulge in a tiny baked potato, ready in just a few minutes from the microwave. Top the item that has a sprinkle of chopped herbs or a no-salt spice blend for zero added calories (in addition to eat the skin for its nutritional value in addition to fiber).
Satisfy a sweet tooth with an all-fruit frozen pop or 2 tablespoons of frozen yogurt sandwiched between 2 graham crackers.
Bottom line? the item’s fine to make snacks part of your diet, yet trade the empty calories of the pre-packs for these nutritious choices.
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