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13 Diet Foods Worth Buying

Low-calorie foods that really do taste good.

7. Baked Cheetos (Frito-Lay)

If you crave crunchy snack foods, Baked Cheetos offer a tasty alternative with fewer calories and half the fat. Unlike many other "baked" chips, these really do taste like regular Cheetos.

Calorie Savings: By choosing these instead of regular Cheetos, you save30 calories and 5 grams of fat per ounce.

A 1-oz. serving (about 34 pieces) has 130 calories, 2 g protein, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 2.5 g polyunsaturated fat, 1.5 g monounsaturated fat, 0 g trans, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 240 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 34.5%.

Main Ingredients: Enriched corn meal, vegetable oil (one of the following: corn, soybean or sunflower), whey, cheddar cheese, salt.

8. Gorton’s Grilled Shrimp Scampi

This product offers a low-calorie alternative to the breaded and fried shrimp you'll find on the seafood shelf in the frozen food aisle. Here's a bonus: It also has considerably more protein. Because breaded shrimp contains less actual shrimp per serving, a 3.5 ounce serving only contains 7-10 grams of protein, while this grilled shrimp offers 19 grams of protein per 4-ounce serving.

Calorie Savings: By buying this instead of Gorton’s Bear Batter Shrimp, you save 110 calories, 7.5 g fat, and 2.5 g saturated fat per serving.

A 4-oz. serving has 130 calories, 19 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate, 4.5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 110 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 860 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 31%.

Main Ingredients: Shrimp, sunflower oil, water, butter (cream, salt), garlic powder.

9. JELL-O Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding, Cheesecake Flavor

This product is a pleasant blend of pudding texture and cheesecake flavor. JELL-O has been making sugar free pudding, sweetened with aspartame, for years now, but this is one of their finest flavors.

Calorie Savings: By eating this instead of regular instant pudding, you save 83 calories, 17 g sugar, 2 g fat, and 1.5 g saturated fat per 1/2 cup serving.

A 1/2-cup serving (prepared with skim milk) has 68 calories, 4 g protein, 12 g sugar, 0.2 g fat, 0.1 g saturated fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 374 mg sodium.

Main Ingredients: Modified food starch, maltodextrin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate and disodium phosphate (for thickening), nonfat milk, natural and artificial flavor.

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