Saturday, March 19, 2016

15 Snack Swaps for a Flatter Tummy

By eating smarter and making conscious choices about what enters that mouth of yours, you’ll be able to cut calories where they won’t be severely missed. There are plenty of options for meals under 300 calories, but what about snacks ?

These snacks will not only help burn belly fat, they also boast many other health benefits :

15 Snack Swaps for a Flatter Tummy

Craving: ¼ cup grated cheddar cheese
Swap it for: 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
Calories saved: 90

Craving: 1 cup juice
Swap it for: ½ cup juice mixed with ½ cup sparkling water
Calories saved: 60

Craving: 16-ounce Iced Mocha Frappuccino
Swap it for: 16-ounce iced coffee with fat-free milk 
Calories saved: 270

Craving: ½ cup cottage cheese
Swap it for: ½ cup 1% fat cottage cheese
Calories saved: 35

Craving: 8-ounce 2% milk
Swap it for: 8-ounce fat-free milk
Calories saved: 50

Craving: 2 large eggs
Swap it for: 3 large egg whites
Calories saved: 95

Craving: chocolate chip cookie, 4″ diameter
Swap it for: 4 1″ squares of dark chocolate
Calories saved: 180

Craving: 1 cup potato chips (about 15)
Swap it for: 2 cups air-popped popcorn
Calories saved: 95

Craving: tortilla chips, 1-ounce bag
Swap it for: Baked tortilla chips, 1-ounce bag
Calories saved: 50

Craving: Snickers® candy bar
Swap it for: Luna Bar (flavor, your choice)
Calories saved: 85

Craving: ½ cup Peanut M&M’s
Swap it for: ½ cup unshelled pistachio nuts
Calories saved: 90

Craving: 1 cup fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt
Swap it for: ½ cup diced strawberries with ½ cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
Calories saved: 105

Craving: Blueberry muffin
Swap it for: Whole grain English muffin spread with 1 tablespoon blueberry fruit spread
Calories saved: 270

Craving: Plain bagel
Swap it for: ½ whole wheat bagel 
Calories saved: 125

Craving: 2 slices white bread
Swap it for: 1 slice whole wheat bread
Calories saved: 125

(source: skinnymom)


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