Monday, May 25, 2015

50 days of Healthy Small Meal/Snack Ideas!



1. String Cheese and an apple
2. Banana
3. Frozen Banana (peel it first, stick in the freezer overnight. it's like a
yummy Popsicle)
4. Low-fat Yogurt
5. Apple dipped in peanut butter
6. Applesauce with yogurt or low fat cottage cheese
7. Raw veggies with hummus (my new favorite!)
9. Almonds (handful is 15)
10. Apple
11. Sunflower Seeds
12. Cottage Cheese
13. 50 calorie whole grain toasted Pita Bread and Hummus
14. Rice Cake with peanut butter
15. Air-Popped Popcorn
16. Pistachios
17. Pickles
18. Handful of blueberries with vanilla low fat yogurt
19. Ants on a Log (celery with peanut butter and raisins)
20. 1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or
blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice.
21. Orange Slices
22. Cherry Tomatoes
23. Small Green Salad with light dressing
24. Mango smoothie (frozen mango, Greek Yogurt and a small amount of orange
juice)
25. Kabobs (thread low-fat meat, low-fat cheese, pineapple and cherry
tomatoes onto a stick)
26. Half of a Cinnamon-Raisin Ezekiel English muffin topped with peanut
butter.
27. Grilled Pineapple (throw them on the grill or a skillet on med. heat for two
minutes or until golden)
28. Baked Apples (one tennis ball-sized apple, cored, filled with 1 pack stevia
and cinnamon, and baked until tender)
29. Parfait (build your own with Greek yogurt or plain yogurt, fruit, and 3
crushed almonds
30. Guacamole with veggies
31. Cashews
32. Steamed Veggies (steam non-starchy vegetables in a microwave safe bag
and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese or 1/4 cup pasta sauce
33. Sweet Potato Fries (one light-bulb sized sweet potato sliced, tossed with 1
teaspoon olive oil, and baked at 400° for 10 minutes)
34. Wrap (I like a slice of turkey, baby spinach leaves, and cranberry relish
wrapped up in a tortilla)
35. Pumpkin Seeds (2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, sprayed with oil (just a
spritz!) and baked at for 400° for 15 minutes or until brown. Sprinkle a tiny
amount of salt on top)
36. Cottage Cheese w/fruit or with tomatoes
37. Chopped Red Peppers (dipped in fat free ranch)
38. Low Sodium V8 Vegetable Juice (this is one of my favorites)
39. Cooked and Cubed Chicken Breast
40. Dates with almond butter or rolled in coconut
41. Watermelon
42. Edamame
43. Cheesy Roasted Asparagus (four spears (spritzed with olive-oil spray) and
topped with 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at
400°)
44. Turkey Roll-Ups (Four slices smoked turkey rolled up and dipped in 2
teaspoons honey mustard)
45. Strawberry Salad (1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1
tablespoon balsamic)
46. Oatmeal
47. Banana Smoothie (½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a
handful of ice blended until smooth)
48. Black Beans (mix 1/4 cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1
tablespoon Greek yogurt for an added twist!)
49. Chocolate Covered Strawberries (dip 5 strawberries in 2 squares of dark
chocolate)
50. Blackberries (so good mixed with plain yogurt)

Why are there no condiments in my Nutrition Plan? 
Condiments add extra calories,sugar, and sodium to your food. 
Overuse of condiments can add to extra calories and unwanted pounds. 
Please review this list, 
read labels, and use your condiments sparingly.
Mustard is a good choice. There are plenty of zero-calorie varieties to choose from,
and even honey mustard, with its marginal amount of sugar, has just five calories per
teaspoon.
Ketchup and Barbecue Sauce
They don't pack an alarming number of calories—ketchup has 15 per tablespoon; BBQ
sauce has 20—but most people tend to use too much. Be sure to read the label and
measure your portion size.
Using salsa is a great way to spice up your diet and add more healthy foods to your
meal plan. Salsa can take the place of many high-fat or high-sugar condiments, like
commercial salad dressings, cheese sauces, and cheese dips. As always, compare
nutritional labels to make smart food choices; select a brand that is lower in sodium.
You could also make your own salsa.
Salad Dressing
Most creamy dressings, even the ones labeled "light," have 45 to 70 calories per
tablespoon (and people tend to dump several onto their salad). A healthy alternative
is Bolthouse Farms Yogurt dressing. They have 45 calories or less for 2 Tablespoons
and taste amazing!! Find them in the produce department. You can also try making
your own dressing using a generous drizzle of olive oil with lemon juice, vinegar, or hot
sauce.
Mayonnaise
Regular mayo is around 100 calories per tablespoon and high in fat. Try mixing a
half teaspoon of mayo with mustard, and spread it thinly. There are lower fat Mayo
alternatives. You can also substitute plain fat free Greek yogurt for mayo in chicken
and tuna salad.
Hot Sauce
Hot sauce is a great way to spice up your food. Remember that a little goes a long way
and be sure to read the label and make your best choice. Hot sauce can be high in
sodium.

Hope this helps if you have a favorite Clean Eating snack please feel free to share it with me below!! 

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