Recipes & Dieting Tips: Sweets & Snacks

January 30, 2016

 

If you want, every now and then, to allow yourself a guilty pleasure - the key is portion control & moderation. The below list of snacks is not intended to give you a green light to over-indulge, but is perhaps a healthier alternative to the fattening dessert.

 

Pop-corn (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Mircowavable popcorn):

  - Smart Pop Kettle Korn

  - 1/2 measured cup (~ 2 points) 

 

Vegetable sticks: (1 cup = 2 points) 

  Celery

  Carrots

  String beans

  Snow peas

  Pickles

 

Sweet meal: (2 points each) 

  a) 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese mixed with cucumbers & scallions(salt to taste).

  b) 2 tbsp. non-fat sour cream mixed with 1/2 cup strawberries/blueberries and  

  sprinkled with Stevia. 

  c) 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese with 1/2 cantaloupe or sliced strawberries.

 

Rice Cake: (Quaker Oats) 

  (1 piece only=2 points):

  a) Caramel Corn

  b) White Chedder

  c) Chocolate crunch

  d) Apple cinnamon

  e) Butter popped corn

 

Sugar Free - Ice Popsciles  (=1 point) 

  (Popsicle)  

 

On rare occasion:

  1 teaspoon of 'light' whip cream with sprinkles ('Fat Free Reddi-wip' - 5 calories) 

 

Drink snacks:

  a) Blend: kale, parsely, celery, lemon, ginger, 1/2 apple, +/- cayenne pepper

  b) Diet snapple raspberry with frozen strawberry in blender

 

 

Baked Apple cooked with Splenda/Stevia or 1/2 can of diet Coke (~2.5 points) 

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