I love snacking! Back in the day, it was Twinkies, Yodels, cheese fries and candy bars that kept me in trouble. I could do Snickers and 3 Musketeer bars all day long! Well, now that I no longer have the metabolism of a 14 year old, I just had to let those goodies go! (and tearfully, I might add!)
That doesn't mean I gave up snacking altogether, though. I'm just reaching for smarter, healthier, low cal items to shove down my throat with abandon.
Since I can't give up chocolate completely, one thing I've found that still scratches my chocolate itch is those low calorie, sugarless fudgesicles.
Another thing I've always loved is a good, salty, sour pickle. We used to buy the big ones out of the deli when I was a kid and suck on them all day. I buy the New York Deli Style ones at the supermarket now. High in sodium, sure, but it's not like I'm going to eat a ton of them. On the label, it says 0 calories a serving. I don't know how the heck that's possible, but, I'll take it! ;)
You've also heard me talk about how much I love edamame, and although it's a little higher in calories (100 or so cals per cup), the health benefits of eating soy make them well worth it. Even at 2 cups, you're not going too far overboard, really.
I buy mine with the husk still on them so I can't eat them so fast.
And rounding out my favorites, the lovely, succulent watermelon. It's hard to get good, perfectly ripe watermelon all year round where I live (you can get it all year -just not top notch quality in the off seasons), but when I find a good one, I'm on it! At about 40 cals for 10 balls of melon, it's a good tasty choice that I really enjoy. And....I always eat just a bit more than that! Hey, it's watermelon...no worries! ;)
I also love sauteed mushrooms and grilled asparagus. I know some wouldn't call those snacks, but they work for me! Can eat a big bowl of both and be just as happy as you please!
So, what are your favorites? I'm always looking for good, low calorie, healthy snack ideas. Maybe you've got one I should check out!