Calorie Counters - Your ultimate craving busters?




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silverstars
02-22-2010, 02:25 PM
Hi everyone! I'm just wondering what you use for low-cal subsitutes for:

Sweet cravings?
Salty cravings?
Crunch cravings?

What is your top food for beating each of these cravings?

For me:

Sweet cravings: Yogurt, particularly vanilla yogurt (35 cals a container)
Salty cravings: A bland fruit like pears dipped in about 1/2 - 1 tbs of peanut butter (the regular kind, not low salt!)
Crunchy cravings: Either baby carrots with hummus or a 100 cal package of popcorn


L R K
02-22-2010, 03:24 PM
This is what I use;

Sweet: Small almount of dark chocolate
Salty: Light popcorn, a big handful
Crunchy: Again, light popcorn. Satifys 2 cravings in 1!

jigglefree
02-22-2010, 03:25 PM
crunch cravings - plain cheerios-dry, baby carrots
sweet cravings - weight watchers and skinny cow ice cream or chocolate cheerios (these r awesome).
no salt cravings

:drool::drool:


HomeHealthRN29
02-22-2010, 03:30 PM
Sweet: Mango Sorbet (fat free)
Salty: Ruffles (made with olean) and a fat free or low fat dip
Crunchy: popcorn or pretzels

silverstars
02-22-2010, 03:55 PM
crunch cravings - plain cheerios-dry, baby carrots
sweet cravings - weight watchers and skinny cow ice cream or chocolate cheerios (these r awesome).
no salt cravings

:drool::drool:


I have never heard of chocolate cheerios! I should keep an eye out!

pokeycactus
02-22-2010, 04:21 PM
What yogurt do you eat that's only 35 calories per container?!?! The lowest I can find is 80.

silverstars
02-22-2010, 04:49 PM
Silhouette 0+ !!! It tastes so good too

pokeycactus
02-22-2010, 05:07 PM
Thank you!!!! I'm going to try it. I eat a yogurt every day, and it would be great if I could eat one that was only 35 cals, instead of 80-100.

pokeycactus
02-22-2010, 05:10 PM
Aw, sad! It looks like this is strictly a Canadian product. :(

Pacifica Bee
02-22-2010, 05:21 PM
Sweet: 1 c. frozen blueberries with 2-4 TBS Cool-Whip free (total is under 100)
Crunchy: I eat so much salad I stopped getting "crunchy" cravings (I include carrots cabbage and snow peas in every bowl. loads of crunch!)
Salty: a dash of garlic salt on my salad

Shmead
02-22-2010, 05:34 PM
Salty--I don't watch sodium. It doesn't seem to affect me that much.
Crunchy: baby carrots
sweet: no sugar added canned mandarin oranges, half-thawed frozen strawberries with splenda on them. You can eat 300 grams (which is like a double handful) of strawberries for 100 calories. And the frozen ones aren't too expensive.

silverstars
02-22-2010, 05:57 PM
Aw, sad! It looks like this is strictly a Canadian product. :(

Oh that is sad! I'm sure there must be other yogurts out there that are less than 80 cals?! I'm glad that I found these, I just use them when I want chocolate or something sweet

silverstars
02-22-2010, 06:01 PM
Okay I looked it up... Yoplait Source only has 40 cals too. Not sure if that's just a Canadian yogurt too?