Eating Yummy Healthy

Yummy 100-calorie snack: Yellow-tail Tuna and miso soup. From

We all want to eat healthy, but we also know that hunger and snacking seem to be something of a way of life here in the good ol’ USA. What’s a body to do? Welllll….. why not ask a dietician?

Lisa Drayer, R.D. had a recent article on Woman’s Health Magazine’s web site, sharing 28 100-calorie snacks. You should go see the article, here, because the photos of the items are awesome. (The picture at the start of this column is one of them.) The list shows that you can eat sensibly, get good taste, and overcome the nibbles.  Here is the list:

  1. Sliced Tomato with a sprinkle of Feta and Olive Oil
  2. Vitamuffin VitaTop
  3. Starbucks Tall Skinny Latte
  4. Banana
  5. 1/2 c edamame (measured shelled)
  6. 3 c Air-Popped Popcorn
  7. Quaker Instant Oatmeal (regular flavor)
  8. Yoplait Light Yogurt (fruit flavors)
  9. 8 Shrimp and 4 Tbsp Cocktail Sauce
  10. 2 Sargento Light String Cheese Snacks
  11. Curves Granola Bar
  12. 1 c Baby Carrots with 2 Tbsp Hummus
  13. 1 1/4 oz Turkey Jerky
  14. 1/2 Cantaloupe
  15. 1 c Vegetable Juice, such as V8, and 2 oz Oscar Mayer Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast
  16. 1 Tbsp Peanuts and 2 Tbsp Dried Cranberries
  17. 1 c Strawberries and 3 Tbsp Cool Whip Free
  18. 3 Amy’s Cheese Pizza Snacks
  19. 1 c Raspberries with 2 Tbsp Plain Yogurt and 1 tsp Honey
  20. 2 Egg Whites with 1 Slice Whole Wheat Toast
  21. About 1/2 c Frozen Yogurt
  22. 5 Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Kisses
  23. 2/3 c Barbara’s Bakery Cinnamon Puffins Cereal (dry)
  24. 1 oz Yellowtail and 1 oz Tuna Sashimi with 1 packet Kikkoman Instant Tofu Miso Soup
  25. 18 Fat Free Rold Gold Tiny Twists
  26. 2 oz Veggie Land Veg-T-Balls with 2 Tbsp Muir Glen Chunky Tomato Sauce
  27. Chocolate Milk (1 c nonfat milk + 1 Tbsp Hershey’s Lite Chocolate Syrup)
  28. 1 Nutter Butter Granola Bar

One thing I love about this list is that it has it all — protein, carbs, fiber… even chocolate milk. Yes, if you love your Starbucks, there is a way to have it on a 100 calorie limit. (OK, if you cannot abide the taste of non-fat milk, you probably won’t go for that one.)

The real point is that if you take a few minutes and think or research things, you can put yourself into a position to win. If you don’t, you’ll probably go for the 200 calorie Krispy Kreme glazed donut  (but who can eat just one of those, especially when they are hot off the line!). Seriously, What makes all of these list items great is that they can satisfy a craving your body might be having without going overboard, and that is what it really is all about.

Do you have a go-to low calorie snack you enjoy? Why not share it in the Comments section below?

Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks by Lisa Drayer, R.D. at Women’s Health Magazine’s website