This is so very true! The more you eat the more you gain, whether it is fruit, chips or juice – consuming more calories can drive that scale up, up and up! Yikes!
Here are some new found items that are pre-portioned out to help you stick a controlled calorie regimen.
Synder’s of Hanover 100-Calorie Pretzel Sticks!
For only 100 calories this little bag can satisfy your salty and crunchy craving, plus they are not too bad in sodium (260 mgs). They are not whole grain but the ingredients are super basic – unbleached wheat flour, water, canola oil, malt, salt, yeast and soda. Pair it up with some protein and or fiber such as some peanut butter or an apple and you have a great filling snack!
Tyson’s Chicken Salad Kit
Includes: 1 can premium chunk white chicken, mayonnaise, sweet relish, crackers and a spoon! For 240 calories, 12 grams of fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 610 milligrams of sodium and 18 grams of protein – this product may be a lifesaver when you are trying to pack a healthy and filling lunch! Add some veggies and fruit for a well balanced lunch on-the-go! There is enough sodium and fat in this item so stick to naturally no fat/no sodium fresh fruit and veggies to compliment your lunch!
Emerald 100-Calorie Pack Natural Walnuts and Almonds
Wow, this product contains 740 milligrams of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids! Nuts are so yummy but we know we can get carried away with a good thing too. A handful of nuts have been shown to be very helpful for heart health and even weight management and this is the perfect size to not over do it! Only 100 calories, 9 grams of fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 0 milligrams of sodium, 3 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber and 3 grams of protein!
Sabra Hummus with Pretzels TO-GO!
If you haven’t tried hummus I suggest trying Sabra’s hummus – it is one of the best! Hummus is one of those items that I like but usually don’t finish the entire container, so here is the perfect single serve size with pretzels (plus I am a carb lover so if I do finish the container, I also finish the bag of Stacy’s everything bagel chips!).
Nutrition facts – 260 calories; 22 grams fat (but most of its healthy fat coming from the canola oil); 3 grams saturated fat; 430 milligrams sodium (add fresh veggies for a balanced lunch!); 13 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber; 6 grams protein.