Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Snack Food Hall of Shame Maintaining a healthy diet doesn't mean you have to give up delicious snacks, but watch what you reach for!

The Snack Food Hall of Shame

Maintaining a healthy diet doesn't mean you have to give up delicious snacks, but watch what you reach for!


When Snacks Attack

When Snacks Attack

If 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 Muffin

Au Bon Pain Carrot Walnut Spice Muffin

550 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 Muffin

Dunkin' Donuts Chocolate Chip Muffin

590 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 souffl├ęs:

Chocolate-Cream Cheese Cupcakes
166 calories, 5 grams of fat

Chocolate Souffl├ęs
109 calories, 2 grams of fat

Mrs. Fields Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Walnuts Cookie

Mrs. Fields Semi-Sweet Chocolate & Walnuts Cookie

310 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 Doughnut

Krispy Kreme Glazed Creme Filled Doughnut

360 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.

Tiramisu
186 calories, 8 grams of fat

Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo'd

Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo'd

860 calories, 21 grams of fat

The Everyday Health Swap: Frozen, creamy drinks can be tasty and low-fat!

Mango-Strawberry Smoothie
142 calories, 1 gram of fat

Root Beer Frosty
49 calories, no fat

Chocolate-Banana Sipper
122 calories, 1 gram of fat

Cinnabon Classic Roll

Cinnabon Classic Roll

730 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 Mocha

Starbucks Grande White Chocolate Mocha

480 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.

Iced Mocha
46 calories, 1 gram of fat


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