Smart Summer Snacking

From Today’s Dietitian- June 2012

Healthful Snacks by the Numbers
Tell clients about the following list of snacks that are 50, 100, and 200 kcal.

50 Calories and Under
• Babybel Light cheese

• 1/2 banana

• 3/4 cup raspberries

• 5 almonds

• Handful of baby carrots with 2 T salsa

• Bell pepper strips with 1 T hummus

• Celery sticks with one Laughing Cow cheese wedge

100 Calories and Under
• Horizon Part Skim String Cheese

• 1 hard-boiled egg

• 1 mini-snack box of Sun-Maid Yogurt Raisins

• 2 cups of Vic’s Lite Prepopped Popcorn

• Glenny’s Low Fat Soy Crisps (around 15 crisps)

• 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt with 2 tsp strawberry jam

• 3 cups air-popped popcorn, lightly salted

• 1 Laughing Cow Light cheese wedge with three Triscuits

• 1/2 whole-wheat mini bagel with 1 oz smoked salmon

• 29 pistachio nuts

200 Calories and Under
• 1 container of Fage Total 0% Yogurt with 1/2 banana

• 1/2 cup edamame

• 1/4 cup Bear Naked Pecan Apple Flax trail mix

• 1 small bag of Beanitos Black Bean Chips with Chipotle BBQ

• 1 Quaker Banana Nut soft baked oatmeal cookie

• 1 serving SunRidge Farms Vanilla Chai Raisins

• 6-oz container Fage Greek Total nonfat yogurt, 2 tsp honey, and two chopped walnuts

• Kashi Soft n’ Chewy Banana Chocolate Chip bar

• 3 Lucy’s gluten-free Maple Bliss cookies

• 1 oz prosciutto and four figs

— Snack suggestions provided by Erika Kaufman, RD, LD; Sarah-Jane Bedwell, RD, LDN; and Marie Roth, RD

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