The 2009 Drop a Jeans Size Diet
Your Snack Choices
Each snack has about 150 calories. Eat two a day.
1 slice whole-grain bread with 2 teaspoons almond butter and 1 teaspoon raspberry jelly
1/2 ounce shaved Parmesan cheese and a medium apple, cut into slices
Chinese Five-Spice Dip with Pea Pods and Pita: Mix 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice blend. Serve with 1/2 cup pea pods and 1/2 whole-grain pita, sliced into triangles.
3 dried plums and 12 almonds
Chocolate-Covered Grapes: Melt 3/4 ounce dark chocolate and stir in 1/2 cup seedless grapes until coated. Place on waxed paper and refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until set.
Pear Parfait: Layer 1 small pear, chopped, with 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese. Sprinkle with nutmeg to taste.
5 whole-grain crackers and 2 teaspoons prepared pesto
1/2 cup warm apple cider and 25 pistachios
6-ounce low-fat vanilla yogurt with 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
2-ounce Cran-Bran VitaMuffin and 1/2 cup skim milk
16-ounce Starbucks Skim Caramel Latte
4-ounce vanilla ice cream cup with 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
1/4 cup prepared guacamole and 1 cup bell pepper slices
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2009.
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