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Snacks with 200 Calories (or Fewer!)

by in Healthy Recipes, August 22, 2011
chips and salsa
A snack of baked tortilla chips and 1/4 cup of salsa has just 180 calories.

Having a snack attack? Forgo the last minute trip to the vending machine and be prepared when hunger strikes with these snacks with fewer than 200 calories each.

#1: Basic Edamame
Munch on baby soy beans packed with protein and hunger-fighting fiber.
Calories: 150

#2: Apple and Peanut Butter
Top a sliced apple with natural peanut butter for a smooth and crunchy combination. This snack is packed with heart-healthy unsaturated fat and the antioxidant vitamins E and C. Check out how your favorite brand did in our taste test.
Calories: 190

#3: Rainbow Fruit Skewers With Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
This snack consists of 2 fruit skewers plus 3 chocolate-dipped strawberries. What better way to get a healthy dose of antioxidants plus your chocolate fix!
Calories: 184

#4: Chips and Spicy Salsa
An ounce of baked tortilla chips (about 15) dipped in ¼ cup salsa will give you a boost of vitamin C and lycopene.
Calories: 180

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Dining Out: Theater Concession Stands

by in Dining Out, February 25, 2010

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You may love to take your family to the movies, but you’ll want to shield their eyes from the concession stand. Buttery popcorn, pizza, nachos, french fries, hot dogs, slushies, ice cream and gobs of candy sound appealing, but chow down on a couple of these and you might gobble up two days worth of calories in two hours.

So what’s a movie-goer to do?

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Reading List: Overweight Pets, Fake Alli Warning & A Huge Beef Recall

by in Food News, January 22, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: More concerns over BPA in plastics, counterfeit Alli sold online and celebrating National Popcorn Day!

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Reading List: The Dangers of Detox, Get Fit with Video Games & Popcorn's Eye-Popping Calories

by in Food News, November 20, 2009

In this week’s nutrition news: New shocking results on the calories in popcorn, tortilla company linked to school food poisoning outbreaks and a new study shows how you prepare your fish may benefit your heart.

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Smarter Snacks: Picks for During & After School

by in Back to School, Kid-Friendly, August 21, 2009

Popcorn
I tell my younger clients to eat three meals and two to three small, healthy snacks a day. They often look at me with a puzzled face and say, “I’m supposed to snack?” Yes, of course, but it’s all about picking wisely.

Kids should get 25% of their daily calories from snacks, so these mini-meals should be full of vitamins and minerals to help them grow. But the question is: What’s a healthy snack that your kid (and you, too) will want to eat?

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Make Your Own Popcorn

by in Healthy Recipes, February 22, 2009

Shelling out $10 each for a ticket to the movies can really strain the budget. Add those sugar-y, fatty snacks to that tally and you’re dipping into the retirement fund. Instead, gather the family for a stay-at-home movie night and serve up a bowl of healthy popcorn. It’s quick, easy and won’t disappoint your taste buds.

Get poppin’ >>