Snack Monster

by jessica on June 7, 2012

I’m a bit of a monster – a cookie monster (who isn’t?), a definite cereal monster, and a snack monster. I love to snack. Snacking makes me happy. It makes me feel like I’m getting extra food. With the Fit Mixer boot camp, I have been made very aware of my out of control snacking. Luckily, I quickly found some snacks that fit perfectly with this new (and temporary) lifestyle.

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Chocolate Mini Wheats – 42 biscuits are 190 calories and 5 grams of protein. Most of the time I will only eat 21 biscuits. This has helped with my cereal cravings and also my chocolate cravings. Double duty snack.

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Olives! I’ve been on an olive kick for the past few months, but I assumed they would be a no-go for the diet. Um…why did I think these were a secretly bad food?

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While I do eat a lot of regular Greek yogurt, the Champions cups make for a nice snack or dessert. Each cup is only 100 calories and xx protein. Right now I have the orange, but the chocolate vanilla are my favorite. Total dessert!

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Pop Chips – 1 .8 oz bag of original is 100 calories. My go-to salty snack these days. I also love the cheddar and the sweet potato. I have to buy these in individual serving bags or I go crazy. Plus they are a great addition to my lunches.

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Mini cinnamon graham crackers are a new find. 29 little crackers is 130 calories and 3 grams of protein. It’s actually enough crackers for a satisfying snack.

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Skinny Cow ice cream – bars are 100-110 calories and the sandwiches are 150 calories. This does not taste like diet ice cream and is a must on these hot evenings.

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Cottage cheese is one of my favorite ways to get some extra protein. Each 4 oz. cup is 90 calories and 10 grams of protein. I top it off with some black pepper. It’s a must.

What are your favorite snacks when you are watching what you eat?

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