Useful Information for Better Health from the Western Maryland Health System

Friday, August 29, 2014

Favorite Dietitian Snacks

Thinking snacking is a bad thing? Think again. While snacking on the wrong things or eating too much can add unwanted calories and pounds, healthy snacking can be a great way to meet your daily nutrient needs and give you the boost you need to get through the day or help you unwind at the end of the day.

Here are some of the WMHS and area dietitians’ favorite snacks:
Allison Lutz : Vanilla low fat yogurt with frozen blueberries or a chocolate chip Fiber One bar (140 calories, 4 gm fat, 9 gm fiber , 2 gm protein) with a layer of peanut butter spread on top!

Tonya Sherrill-Kuhn: Low Fat or Fat Free Cottage Cheese with canned pineapple or Low Fat Cheese cubes with Low Fat Crackers

Brenda Ridgway: Skinny Cow Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream  (100 calories, 2.5 gm fat, 19 gm CHO, 3 gm fiber, 3 gm protein); Light and Fit Raspberry Chocolate Greek Yogurt (80 calories, 0 gm fat, 8 gm CHO, 12 gm protein) and Sunsweet Cherry Essence or Orange Essence prunes 3 pack (100 calories, 16 gm CHO, 2 gm fiber, 1 gm protein, O gm fat)

Hana Smith: graham crackers with cream cheese and strawberries on top (like a mini cheesecake) or Popcorn with melted peanut butter drizzled over it

Liz Kauruter: Cottage Cheese, cinnamon, and peaches; Low Fat Milk and cookies; Popsicles

Theresa Stahl: Nut butter (peanut or almond) - 1 Tbsp. (90 calories)  on whole grain gluten-free crackers such as Mary’s Gone Crackers Original  or Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers – 6 crackers ( about 70 calories) or a Kind Bar (180 calories) or Greek Activia yogurt – ½ cup ( 60-70 calories) with ¼ cup fresh fruit (30 calories) or 6-12  almonds (45-90 calories) or Yonanas frozen fruit ice cream substitute – ½ cup (60-100 calories)

Meredythe Barrick: Almonds with a glass of chocolate skim milk and also an apple with peanut butter, sometimes with a couple of chocolate chips sprinkled on top. I don't have actual serving sizes, but probably an 8 oz glass of milk, a serving of almonds, a small apple with 1-2 tbsp peanut butter
Jennifer Perrin: Dark chocolate flavored strawberries or bananas.

Linda Sweitzer: Jolly Time 100 Calorie Healthy Pop Butter Popcorn (3 weight watcher points - 2 gms Fat, 25 gms CHO, 5 gms Fiber)

Kristin Wilkins: Low fat chocolate milk or beef jerky

Alice Corle: Chocolate covered pretzels and Kettle Corn

-Theresa Stahl, RDN/LDN