Find out which low calorie snacks Dr. Oz recommends.
While the concept of a 100-calorie snack is very tempting, not all snacks are created equal. As food journalist and author Mark Schatzker discovered, highly-processed foods will make you feel hungrier faster than nutritious fiber-filled foods. In some cases, certain snack packs can actually lead to people packing on the pounds, since these pre-portioned treats give the illusion of control and lead to overeating down the road. If you are looking for a healthy snack for minimal calories, follow our formula: protein + fiber and a bit of indulgence. Here are our five picks.
Zucchini Noodles With Cottage Cheese
Want a healthier version of your favorite macaroni and cheese? Try zucchini noodles! Affectionately nicknamed ‘zoodles’, this healthy pasta alternative is full of water and fiber and low in carbs and calories. When you warm the zoodles up on the stove and add ½ cup of protein-rich fat-free cottage cheese to the mix, you will enjoy the same gooey, cheesy taste for way less calories and fat. Feel free to add your favorite hot sauce and other spices to give this dish a kick.
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