Smart Snack Attack – 10 Calorie Magic!

The 10-calorie secret

Craving a snack?

Come on….. admit it! – We’ve all been there….. some more than others. Guilty as charged I must confess myself. But there are ways to be smart about combating that urge when it strikes.

Try using this handy-dandy list below to put together your own personal SMART SNACK ATTACK defense. Pick your favorites from the 10-calorie bites here to build a 200-calorie (or less) daily treat that satisfies you without packing on pounds. The magic number to stay under is the 200 calorie-limit rule. As the old Alka-Seltzer commercial said back in the 70’s ….. “Try it, you’ll like it” . All food items listed below are approximately 10 calories each (or as defined). See if you can put together your own “magic formula” to satisfy that urge without blowing your calorie intake or waistline.

Feel free to mix and match! Good Luck and enjoy!

  • 1 navel orange segment
  • 1 Whopper
  • 2 large strawberries
  • 4 1/2 mini-marshmallows
  • 1 Wheatables cracker
  • 12 1/2 blueberries
  • 1 1/2 almonds
  • 2 1/2 Jelly Belly jelly beans
  • 1 French onion SunChip
  • 3 watermelon balls
  • 3 Altoids mints
  • 1 Austin Zoo animal cracker
  • 9 Brach’s Cinnamon Imperial Hearts
  • 11 pieces shelled edamame (soybeans)
  • 1 cashew half
  • 1 dried pineapple piece
  • 1 pecan half
  • 1 Big Cheez-It Cracker
  • 1 Tostitos Scoops! chip
  • 1 gummi bear
  • 1 large celery stick
  • 1 Snyder’s of Hanover honey mustard and onion pretzel nibbler
  • 1/3 cup air-popped popcorn
  • 1 Keebler mini vanilla wafer
  • 4 Cheddar Goldfish crackers
  • 2 Skittles
  • 1 apple slice
  • 2 1/2 pistachios
  • 1 reduced-fat Pringle
  • 4 Nestlé Toll House semisweet chocolate chips
  • 20 roasted and salted soy nuts
  • 10 Wheat Chex
  • 2 1/2 baked Cheetos
  • 42 Cheerios
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Fritos
  • 1 shoestring french fry
  • 1 peanut M&M
  • 3 green or red grapes
  • 1 1/2 Twizzlers black licorice bites
  • 2 1/2 baby carrots
  • 2 Teddy Grahams
  • 3 plain M&M’s
  • 18 roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • 7 pieces Pirate’s Booty
  • 1 container tropical berry or strawberry-kiwi Jell-O sugar-free gelatin snack

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Here are a couple more healthy snacking posts from this blog:

Healthy Snacks With Less Than 200 Calories

What’s In Your Snack Stash? – Healthier Alternatives

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Healthy Snacks With Less Than 200 Calories

healthy-snack-food-collageA few words of wisdom here if you’re looking to eat healthier, lose a few pounds, and still take care of those snack cravings you get in-between meals …. For majority of adults, snacks should never be more than 200 calories, otherwise your snacking habits could lead to that dreaded weight gain. So below is a guide to several healthy snack ideas with less than 200 calories per serving (as listed) …..

Are You Craving Something Salty?

Try These…..

  • 5 olives (any kind)….. (45 calories)
  • 1 small Martin’s pretzel….. (50 calories)
  • 2 oz Applegate Honey and Maple Turkey Breast wrapped around 2 bread-and-butter pickles….. (80 calories)
  • 1/4 cup hummus, 3 carrot sticks….. (80 calories)
  • 1 Laughing Cow Light Swiss Original wedge, 3 pieces Kavli Crispy Thin….. (85 calories)
  • One 1-oz package tuna jerky….. (90 calories)
  • 1 oz buffalo mozzarella, 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes….. (94 calories)
  • 1 bag Baked! Cheetos 100 Calorie Mini Bites….. (100 calories)
  • 15 Eden’s Nori Maki Crackers rice crackers….. (110 calories)
  • 1 cup unshelled edamame (boiled or steamed)….. (120 calories)
  • 50 Eden’s Vegetable Chips….. (130 calories)
  • One 1-oz package of Planters NUT-trition almonds….. (130 calories)
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Chili con Queso, 18 baked tortilla chips….. (140 calories)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds in shell….. (143 calories)
  • 2 pieces (30 grams) prosciutto, 4 dried figs….. (154 calories)
  • 1 Subway Turkey Breast Wrap….. (190 calories)

Are You Craving Something Sweet?

Try These…..

  • 1 package Original Apple Nature Valley Fruit Crisps….. (50 calories)
  • 1 packet O’Coco’s Mocha cookies….. (90 calories)
  • 1 Jelly Belly 100-calorie pack….. (100 calories)
  • One 100-calorie pack Trader Joe’s Chocolate Graham Toucan Cookies….. (100 calories)
  • One 100-calorie Balance Bar….. (100 calories)
  • 1 Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino bar….. (120 calories)
  • 1 package Back to Nature Honey Graham Sticks….. (120 calories)
  • 1/2 banana rolled in 1 tbsp frozen semisweet chocolate chips….. (123 calories)
  • 2 tbsp Better ‘n Peanut Butter, 4 stalks celery….. (124 calories)
  • 1 bag Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop Butter Mini Bags topped with a spritz of butter spray and 1 tsp sugar….. (126 calories)
  • 24 Annie’s Chocolate Chip Bunny Graham cookies….. (140 calories)
  • Half of a 1.08-oz container of M&M’s Minis mixed with 1/3 cup lowfat granola….. (145 calories)
  • 1 McDonald’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Parfait….. (160 calories)
  • 1 container Fage Greek Total 2% fat yogurt, 2 tsp honey….. (173 calories)

This post is sampled from the November/2006 issue of Self magazine.

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Here are a couple more smart snacking tips posted previously on this site:

Smart Snack Attack – 10 Calorie Magic!

What’s In Your Snack Stash? – Healthier Alternatives

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