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Are you hungry?
I'm not talking about "eat a burger hungry " but you know, "need a snack hungry."
Yeah, me too! Im Tracy Metro for the Kraft Kitchens
and maybe you're like me and you've made a promise to yourself to make better
food choices in your diet.
Well that actually means making better between meal choices too.
And what I've done is gathered up a bunch of solutions to help to stay on track.
Now the key is to eat something that packs a lot of flavor in a few bites.
So portion size something you really want to consider when you're looking to
manage your diet.
So, let's start at the sweet end of my little snackaterria here.
Talk about portion control, these sugar-free JELL-O snacks are only 10 calories a serving.
It doesn't get better than that!
And fruit is one of my favorite snacks
but calories can vary widely between different types of fruit.
One medium kiwi, for instance, is about 50 calories.
A cup of orange sections is 80 calories and a medium pear or a medium banana
it about a 110 calories each.
Try to stick with medium-sized fruits when you're shopping.
Think of it as nature's portion control.
Now you might think that watching your calories means giving up cookies
and while it does mean giving up eating the whole bag
you can have two strawberry newtons for 100 calories.
And of course there are lots of hundred calorie snack packs on the market now
like these Oreo thin crisps.
And if you're in the mood
for something creamy,
JELL-O makes these sugar-free pudding snacks - and they're 60 calories!
Or, you can make a smoothie. This one calls for three quarters of a cup of Crystal Light
fresh cut strawberries,
half a cup of Cool Whip Free,
and two tablespoons of SURE-JELL premium fruit pectin. Now, you want to make sure that you
get the kind that's made for less or no-sugar recipes.
And then blend.
The pectin makes it thicken.
And this recipe makes two servings.
So let's say you're all about the savory snacks.
When given a choice between chips and candy
you'll choose chips every time.
You know who you are.
But I've got a few very smart ideas for your afternoon hungries.
A serving of baby carrots
pack and big punch with two tablespoons of light ranch dressing. Two percent milk singles
pair nicely with a medium apple for 130 calories. And you can
have three cups of air-popped popcorn sprinkled with four teaspoons
of reduced-fat grated parmesan cheese
for 130 calories.
I like things a little spicy,
so I'm just going to grab a little pinch
of cayenne pepper to spice it up.
And hummus, it is one of my favorite snacks!
Make little bites with two tablespoons of hummus
and half a whole wheat pita cut into wedges
and that's 140 calories.
Staying hydrated is essential to all of our well-being
and most of us just don't like to drink plain water.
So why not doll it up?
Im going to doll mine up with this Crystal Light drink mix.
And suddenly you're water isn't just a plain drink, it's a jazzy drink.
In the mood for a frozen blender drink? it's so easy to do.
Take some ice cubes,
and some coffee,
some skim milk,
and then blend.
You've got a yummy frozen drink!
And you can sweeten it as you like it.
Ooo, doesn't that look good?
If you'd like nutritional information for what you've seen here or more great snacking
ideas, visit Kraftfoods.com.
Im Tracy Metro for the Kraft Kitchens
and I think I'm going to find something to eat.
I'm just not quite sure what.