Have a Food Craving? Check out this guide…

With a little preparation, you can satisfy your craving while saving calories.  Use this guide and enjoy!

If you are craving…

Have This:

Why?

Apple Pie Cinnamon Apple Delight

Core an apple, & peel 1/3 of the way. Sprinkle the top with cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar. Cook in microwave, covered, for 2-3 minutes, or until tender.

It’s a great fat-free alternative that will provide an enjoyable fiber boost!  At around 110 calories, this treat is also a major calorie saver!
Jelly Donut
 

 

Jelly Ladyfingers

Spread 2 teaspoons raspberry or strawberry jam on a split ladyfinger.  Sprinkle with a dash of powdered sugar!

This quick treat is only about 60 calories and really hits the spot!

 

Eclair Vanilla Cream Bites

Split a ladyfinger; spread 1 tablespoon low-fat vanilla pudding on each half.

Major calorie saver!
Ice Cream Sandwich Graham Cracker Sandwich

Spread 2 tablespoons low-fat ice cream between two chocolate graham crackers. Roll sides in 1 teaspoon chocolate sprinkles. Enjoy immediately or wrap and freeze it for later.

A guilt-free treat that is cost-effective &

 

A bakery muffin A Vitamuffin (www.vitalicious.com)

They can be found in the frozen food section (there are many flavors to choose from).  Simply heat and eat!

Convenient, low-calorie, tasty and full of vitamins & fiber!
Cheese Pizza Pita Pizza

Use half of a 6 1/2-inch whole wheat pita & top with 1/4 cup chopped tomato and 1/4 cup shredded, part-skim mozzarella cheese. Top with some dried basil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Bake for a few minutes in a toaster oven to melt cheese.

This treat is about half the calories when compared to a regular slice of pizza.  Add a tossed salad or a side of sautéed spinach for an easy lunch or dinner meal!

Karen McPartland, RD, CSSD

Princeton Longevity Center

Princeton, NJ & Shelton, CT

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