Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday: Food

toptentuesday Let's face it.  Getting skinny has never been easy, but I think it's much easier now than it was a few years ago.  We have lots of food options.

It's Top Ten Tuesday with OhAmanda, so here is a list of my Top Ten favorite items for healthier eating and low-cal snacking:

1. Fiber One Honey Clusters Cereal - This is my #1 pick for healthy eating because it just tastes good, both sweet and crunchy.  It's a great way to kick off your day, providing 51% of your daily fiber needs.  Fiber is our friend!  Definitely add some sliced banana, too.

2.  Dannon Light 'n Fit Yogurt - My favorite flavor is cherry, with coconut & pineapple coming in at a close second.

3.  Special K Multi-Grain Crackers - What a great snack when you need a little something to take the edge off your hunger.  Only 90 calories in half a serving (17 crackers).  That's quite a few crackers.

4.  Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches - It's ice cream.  Enough said.

5.  Coke Zero (Vanilla Coke Zero or Cherry Coke Zero) - If you're watching your calories, you know how precious every calorie is.  Don't waste them on a beverage.  When you've got a craving for pop, definitely go the 0 calorie route.

6.  Little Debbie 100 Calorie Marshmallow Treat - If you love Rice Krispie treats, you'll enjoy these.  They're just the right size to get a taste of this crispy, gooey treat.

7.  Little Debbie 100 Calorie Nutty Bars - The perfect snack to meet your chocolate and peanut butter craving without adding to your hips.

8.  Grapes - They're such a simple food, but they make for an easy snack or to tack on to your lunch or dinner to fit in another fruit.  It only takes 11 grapes to make a serving.

9.  I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray - This is a must if you want to cut out the fat.  I spray it on toast, veggies, and even use it to "butter" my bread when making grilled cheese.

10.  Dove Promises Dark Chocolate - I keep a bag of these small Dove bars on hand for my chocolate fix.  I allow myself one in a day, if I really need chocolate.  At only about 40 calories a square, it doesn't set me back.

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  1. Love the Skinny Cow Ice Cream!! I have recently started using the butter spray!

  2. #4 and #9 helped me to lose 40 pounds six years ago! I now buy the Skinny Cow ice cream treats because I LOVE them, even without trying to lose.

  3. Love alot of those!! I haven't tried the Fiber One Cereal, but I do like their bars. Definitely love Coke Zero & grapes - I like to eat mine frozen ... for whatever reason it feels more like a snack that way:)

  4. Great list! Those 100 calories pack have come a long way. Love those things!

  5. I'm all over the Fiber One Honey Clusters, they are my FAVORITE. Sadly, I only buy them on sale, since they're about $4.20 a pop at my local store. My regular cereal is Multi Grain Cheerios, but they aren't quite as good. I also love Skinny Cow (and Weight Watchers) ice creams!

  6. Great list. I too use the ICBINB spray. Happy TTT.

  7. I haven't tried all of these yet, but the skinny cow ice cream sandwiches are my new favorite thing. If only they weren't so darn expensive!

  8. YUM to the dark chocolate! Lydia got a DOVE chocolate bunny for Easter and I think I ate most of it. DELISH.


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