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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?