100 lb. Club - low calorie finds?

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03-20-2012, 08:49 PM
im always looking for low calorie "junk food"

right now i love

laughing cow cheese with veggies for dipping 35 cals a wedge

100 calorie popcorn bags

40 cal white bread

and jello (SF) 10 cals a serving

thats all i got .... anyone have anything to add to the list?

03-20-2012, 09:06 PM
I don't know if this is junk food - I like Kroger chocolate no sugar frozen fudge bars. I think several companies make these. About forty calories, I think.

03-20-2012, 10:01 PM
Skinny cow chocolate cones at 150 calories.

03-21-2012, 12:10 AM
I have 2 favorites that arent really junk food, but well they help.
Low fat cottage cheese, with parmesan cheese mixed in.

low fat string cheese with some peanut butter spread on one side. Sounds a little gross maybe but it taste great, to me anyways. LOL the peanut butter helps with the sweet tooth.

03-21-2012, 12:28 AM
those special K cracker chips---- 27 for 110 calories!
Goldfish crackers---55 for 140 calories!
baby carrots---14 for 35 calories

03-21-2012, 07:35 PM
This stuff is great and ZERO calories.


You can't really eat it alone but it really fills you up when you mix it with veggies and some spices.

03-21-2012, 07:42 PM
Here are my "go to" finds:
Trader Joe's chocolate nibs - one calorie each for a teeny piece of chocolate
Godiva Pearls - also very low but I forget exactly how many - maybe 25 calories for 8 of them?
PB2 chocolate peanut butter powder (can mix with water or greek yogurt or use in smoothies)
Big train low carb mocha drink mix
Starbucks iced coffee with sugar free mocha and sugar free caramel pumps
Pop chips
Shirataki noodles

I'll try to think of more!

03-21-2012, 08:21 PM
Muggles, I absolutely love those noodles! They sell them here locally but under a different name, and I also like the tofu version and they only have 20 calories per serving and stand up a little better for pasta dishes :)

03-21-2012, 09:29 PM
These are not all junk foods, but they are my subs for them ...

jello NSA puddings: 60 calories
cupasoups: range from 50 to 60 calories
pepperettes (turkey or others): 60 calories each
babybell cheeses: 60 calories each
slice cheeze: 50-60 cals each
celery boats w/chz whiz: 40 cals/tbl + 5? = 45 at most
source yogurts by yoplait: 35 cals each
strawberries: 10 x large = 37 cals
grapes: 1/2 cup = 50 cals
raspberries: 1/2 cup = 45 cals
rhubarb: 1 cup = 20 cals (I cook it then add sweetener)
chocolate yogurt ice cream: 1/2 cup = 90 cals
Chapman's yogurt ice cream bars = 90 cals each
popsicles: 60-90 each depending on flavor
100-calorie microwave popcorn

03-21-2012, 09:29 PM
I'm addicted to the protein shake recipes at dashingdish.com I treat them as a meal replacement, so technically it's not "junk food". But it sure tastes like it! They seriously taste like a milkshake you'd get at a diner or McDonalds...absolutely delicious, lots of nutrients, and they taste like a big ol' thick shake.

03-22-2012, 10:01 PM
Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed Snacks. They're 30 calories a "serving," but there are two servings in a box, so it's 60 calories a "serving that a real person would actually eat." Whenever I go to the movies, I sneak in some. I mean, I'm not going to eat the popcorn anyway, and if they decided to sell roasted seaweed snacks there, I totally wouldn't sneak 'em in. Scout's honor.

03-23-2012, 08:16 AM
Trader Joe's Roasted Seaweed Snacks. They're 30 calories a "serving," but there are two servings in a box, so it's 60 calories a "serving that a real person would actually eat." Whenever I go to the movies, I sneak in some. I mean, I'm not going to eat the popcorn anyway, and if they decided to sell roasted seaweed snacks there, I totally wouldn't sneak 'em in. Scout's honor.

I was just going to mention those! They are great! although I do eat movie theater popcorn pretty much every time I go to the movies. I love popcorn in general- especially the 94% fat free kind (regular or kettlecorn).

I also have hot cocoa, popsicles, a fillet of fish (frozen originally),...

03-23-2012, 09:59 AM
I love low calorie sugar free instant dry pudding. I usually keep white chocolate, dark chocolate, and butterscotch on-hand.

I use it occasionally in my protein shakes and oatmeal when I feel like something a little different. :) I've made up some tasty combos like Snickers Bar protein shake with peanut butter, cocoa powder, dry butterscotch pudding, vanilla protein and Almond Joy with coconut extract, cocoa powder, vanilla protein and dry chocolate pudding. Vanilla protein, mint extract, and dry white chocolate pudding is tasty too!

Today I experimented and made a caramel apple oatmeal with plain oats, milk, diced apple, cinnamon, dry butterscotch pudding, and walnuts! It came out great!

03-24-2012, 12:40 AM
While they arent totally a junk food, I do like FiberOne 90-calorie snack bars.

03-24-2012, 01:07 AM
Ive found quite a few new favorites in the last month:
Frigo cheesehead light string cheese
Mini rice cakes-caramel corn flavored (Kmart)
Beef jerkey-high sodium, but low fat and cal
...and last but not least-chocolate cheerios (I love sugary cereal as a snack, and these are only 100 Cal for 3/4 cup...so I'm satisfied without going off plan)

03-28-2012, 05:15 PM
RJ ~ I went shopping on Monday and picked up some BEEF JERKY, and I love it!!! 20 grams (or 1/4 bag) is only 60 cals & 0.5 grams of fat. The whole bag is only 240 calories, but it is so tasty you will only want a few pieces at a time. I paid a bit more and got a really good brand; so it's chewy and very tastey. I have definitely found my new sub for a low-cal salty snack; going to the top of my list for sure ... thanks!

03-28-2012, 05:22 PM
not a junk food, but has very much helped me with snack cravings lately...

sugar free gum, seriously the extra 'dessert delights' have a huge burst of sweet flavor that keeps my sweet tooth happy, it's gum so i'm not eating anything while i'm chewing it, and it's only 5 calories!

03-28-2012, 05:30 PM
I have always been a fan of beef jerky but you have to be careful it's really not good for you as it gets a D+ rating.

Serving Size 11.00000 piece, large (20.0 g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 82
Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.1g5.18%8
Saturated Fat 2.2g2.211%11
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g0.2
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3g2.3
Cholesterol 10mg103%3
Sodium 443mg44318%18
Total Carbohydrates 2.2g2.21%1
Dietary Fiber 0.4g0.41%1


I like to make mini pancakes with my medifast pancake mix and use either sugar free syrup and/or sugar free jam (tablespoon)...I roll it up and then make it a bit crispy using PAM cooking spray. I also use 1/2 tablespoon (17 calories) of I can't believe it's not butter. I get three of these for 100 calories and it feels like I am cheating.

03-28-2012, 05:46 PM
JACK LINK's brand Real Meat Beef Jerky; costs more but is better than others ...

20 grams (1/4 pack) = 60 calories
Fat: .5 grams or only 1%
0 saturated fat
0 trans fat
cholesterol 15 grams
sodium 460 grams (high but less than soup)
carbohydrate 3 grams
sugar 2 grams
Protein 11 grams
Iron 6% Daily Value

For me, it's better than other alternatives like chips, nachos, salty nuts, etc; and OK for an occasional snack. DYK ~ that people have been eating beef jerky since the beginning of time; and that civilizations have literally thrived on it ... ;)

MANDY ~ like the sugar-free fruity gum too!

03-30-2012, 03:42 PM
if you like lemon bars and are willing to put in a small amount of work, i just found that this is pretty amazing :)

typically lemon bars are in the 120-160 range for a 2x2 square... i found and edited a recipe and came up with similar sized bars for 74 calories each! they aren't the jelly/custard texture but they have the same taste. super easy.

1 box angel food cake mix (i used duncan hines)
1 20oz can lemon pie filling (i used comstock)

preheat oven to 350
mix those two items (just those two!)
very very lightly spray some cooking spray into two 11x9 baking dishes (if you use too much the bottom gets mushy)
evenly divide the mixture between the two pans
bake at 350 for 23-26 minutes until lightly browned on the top
allow to cool and sprinkle each pan with 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
cut each into 18 bars

makes 36.

74 calories apiece. 0g fat, 16g carbs, 1g protein, 120mg sodium

03-31-2012, 12:35 AM
I've discovered Genisoy soy crisps. They have several flavors, but my fave is the salt & vinegar.
17 chips = 100 cal, 2g fat, 290mg sodium, 14g carb, 2g fiber, 1g sugar, 7g protein

Bonus - 11 of them is almost equal to one of my Medifast snacks, and much cheaper!

03-31-2012, 05:23 AM
mmm these are some great ideas im particularly excited to try the lemon bars konfyoozed mentioned I LOVVVE lemon bars ! i used to have one evrey day when i worked at starbucks they have a lemon rasberry crumble thingy so im super excited to try that out!

TY evreyone !