Low-calorie foods that really do taste good.
Want to cut calories from your daily diet just by choosing a different (but still great-tasting) food? You can trim anywhere from 100 to 300 calories and 5 to 25 grams of fat by opting for the "diet" food products listed below instead of their full-calorie counterparts.
Some of these diet foods are lower in fat and saturated fat; others are lower in sugar. But all are lower in calories, and all are pretty tasty.
1. Ian’s Chicken Nuggets (made with organic white meat chicken and panko breadcrumbs)
This kid-friendly brand of tender and tasty white meat chicken nugget has half the calories and fat of other frozen chicken nuggets.
Calorie Savings: By buying theseinstead of Tyson’s Fun Nuggets, you save 90 calories, 10 grams of fat and 2 grams of saturated fat per five-nugget serving.
Five nuggets (84 g) have 190 calories, 15 g protein, 14 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans, 40 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 250 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 38%.
Main Ingredients: Organic, boneless, skinless chicken breast with rib meat; canola oil; organic panko breadcrumbs; dry potato; sea salt.
2. Light Alouette Garlic & Herbs Soft Spreadable Cheese
This cheese product is a quick way to add flavor to several types of dishes. You can stir into hot whole-wheat pasta, add to meat dishes or casseroles, spread on bagels or whole-wheat crackers, or use as a condiment to spice up your sandwich or burger.
Calorie Savings: By choosing this instead of a regular herb spread, you save 30 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, and 1.5 grams of saturated fat per 2 tablespoon serving.
Two tablespoons has 50 calories, 2 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 3.5 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 60 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 63%.
Main Ingredients: Pasteurized cultured milk, skim milk and cream, garlic, salt, guar gum and/or carob bean gum.
3. Boca Original Meatless Chick’n Patties
This soy-based version actually tastes like a real breaded chicken patty. You can use them as chicken burgers or in recipes that call for breaded chicken.