When Snacks AttackIf you buy a snack at a fast-food restaurant or other convenience outlet, beware. Most takeout foods are much higher in fat and calories than you might think. For instance, a Carrot Walnut Spice Muffin at Au Bon Pain packs in nearly one-third the calories you need in a day and half the fat. To avoid these calorie traps when you're on the go, take healthy low-fat snacks such as fruits and vegetables with you. If you've got a healthy snack in the car, you won't be as tempted to purchase one of these.
Au Bon Pain Carrot Walnut Spice Muffin550 calories, 27 grams of fat
The Everyday Health Swap: You may be seduced by the sweet spice of this carrot muffin, but are the double-digit fat grams really worth it? Instead, try one of these alternatives:
Carrot Raisin Bread
99 calories, 3 grams of fat
Oatmeal Carrot Muffins
151 calories, 3 grams of fat
Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Chip Muffin590 calories, 24 grams of fat
The Everyday Health Swap: You can have your cake and eat it too — if it's not high in fat! Indulge in these mouth-watering cupcakes or delicate soufflés:
Chocolate-Cream Cheese Cupcakes
166 calories, 5 grams of fat
109 calories, 2 grams of fat
Mrs. Fields Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Walnuts Cookie310 calories, 16 grams of fat
The Everyday Health Swap: Most of us love chocolate chip cookies, but none of us love extra calories! Try this lower-calorie recipe for a classic cookie:
Chocolate Chip Cookies
72 calories, 3 grams of fat
Krispy Kreme Glazed Creme Filled Doughnut360 calories, 19 grams of fat
The Everyday Health Swap: You can chuck more than half of those fat grams and still indulge in a creamy, rich dessert.
186 calories, 8 grams of fat
Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo'd860 calories, 21 grams of fat
The Everyday Health Swap: Frozen, creamy drinks can be tasty and low-fat!
142 calories, 1 gram of fat
Root Beer Frosty
49 calories, no fat
122 calories, 1 gram of fat
Cinnabon Classic Roll730 calories, 24 grams of fat
The Everyday Health Swap: Serve these delicious desserts warm and enjoy without any guilt!
Apple Coffee Cake
196 calories, 8 grams of fat
Apple Cinnamon Cobbler
258 calories, 10 grams of fat
Starbucks Grande White Chocolate Mocha480 calories, 20 grams of fat (with whole milk)
The Everyday Health Swap: Pre-make a pitcher of this low-fat, low-calorie coffee drink so you can grab it on the go.
46 calories, 1 gram of fat