5 Low Calorie Snacks that Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
October 5, 2010 § Leave a comment
1 Cup of Grapes
Grapes aren’t recommended if you’re on a non fat diet. As you know, grapes contain sugar but are far better for you than cookies or cake. 1 cup of seedless grapes contains about 100 calories. If you need a little variation, freeze that cup of grapes in a zip lock bag. Frozen grapes make a great warm day or late afternoon treat. In fact, 1 cup of any fruit is a better alternative. If it sounds boring, throw that cup of fruit into the blender with ice and a little bit of low fat milk to make a smoothie.
1 Cup of Tea
You can optimize your health and quench your sweet tooth. Grab a berry flavored tea next time you’re at the market. Boil a cup of water, throw in a cranberry or tangerine tea bag and add half a packet of Splenda. It’s a sweet treat that will fill you up and add antioxidants to your diet. 1 cup of tea contains only 2 calories, so you can drink to your heart’s content.
1 Cup of Grape Tomatoes
Grape tomatoes are sweet. Not only do tomatoes fight cancer, but they’re filling and make for a great alternative to high calorie snacks. Try them to fend off cravings. They contain a high amount of antioxidants and vitamins A and C. 1 cup of tomato grapes contains between 30 – 45 calories.
Sugar Free Jell-O
This is every skinny girl’s secret filler. The first week I moved to Hollywood, as I stood in line at the grocery store I couldn’t help but notice what the chick next to me had in her basket. She had a ton of ready-made sugar free Jell-O cups, Diet Coke and a bottle of vodka. I don’t recommend only eating Jell-O. You’d quickly suffer from malnutrition; however, Jell-O makes a low fat, sugar free gelatin cup and it’s a great replacement for fatty snacks. Each cup contains only 10 calories.
The Scoop on Skinny Cow’s 150 Calorie Ice Cream
Hey, some occasions call for ice cream so opt for a low fat one. I found God’s gift to faux ice cream. Skinny Cow makes a 150 calorie dulce de leche in a double scoop size cup. It tastes of spicy vanilla and caramel and not at all like low fat. Can you believe that it even contains 4 grams of fiber? Mmm, it’s so good. It comes in three other flavors: strawberry cheesecake, chocolate fudge brownie, cookies n cream and caramel cone. Warning: it does contain 22 grams of sugar. But it’s a great alternative to the full on non diet friendly ice cream.