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How To Choose Between Meal Snacks That Won't Make You Feel Guilty

Aug 17, 2007
If you're trying to lose weight, it can be difficult to avoid snacking, especially at parties or when watching TV at night. Here's a list of snacks that you can enjoy while watching your weight.

Gelatin: Gelatin is usually low in fat and there are many that are fat and sugar free. Add sugar free whipped toppings and fruit to make it even more satisfying

Popcorn: Popcorn can be eaten without adding fattening butter. You can also substitute salt with other tasty spices like powdered garlic and basil. It's good to choose the air popped variety, since they contain less fat.

Baked Chips: Baked chips like tortilla chips contain much less fat than the fried ones and you can make them even tastier with low fat or fat free salsa.

Raw Vegetables: Raw vegetables, like celery, carrots and broccoli are another healthy way to snack. Dip them in low fat ranch salad dressing to make them taste even better.

Baked Chicken Nuggets: Baked chicken nuggets are lower in fat than their fried cousins but are just as tasty. Bake them to a crispy golden brown, using a cooking spray instead of oil. This way you can have your nuggets and enjoy them too.

Croutons: Croutons aren't just for salads anymore. They make a great snack, so choose from the low fat varieties for a healthier alternative to chips.

Pita Bread: Pita bread is delicious dipped in a low fat dip and served with fresh vegetables. They're another great alternative to fried potato and tortilla chips.

Guacamole: Guacamole can be made with a smaller amount of avocados and peas to make it low fat. Eat it with baked tortilla chips instead of the fried ones, so you can keep the fat content under control

Deviled Eggs: Deviled eggs are delicious but known to be high in fat. By making them with low fat mayo or a substitute, you can eat them without stressing over the fat content.

There are other healthy snacks that you can indulge yourself with, such as fresh fruit, or the low fat and sugar free versions of ice cream. Low fat frozen yogurt is a healthy alternative to ice cream as are frozen fruit bars.

To help you become further aware of the fat and sugar content in foods, pick up a nutrition guide at the health store. You can also get this information online. This will help you plan you grocery list and fill it with foods that will help you lose weight. You can also bring it with you to restaurants or check to see if the restaurant has one that you can look at before you order. Another way to be careful is to always read the labels on food that you buy.

Choosing low fat alternatives to fattening snacks, you can eat what you love while reducing your waistline.
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Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Food Gifts Plus at http://www.foodgiftbasketplus.com
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