Dr. Ian's 7-Day Detox Diet

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Dr. Ian's 7-Day Detox Diet Aired May 30, 2014

Dr. Ian always encourages people to think about the long term when it comes to dieting, but with the holidays coming up and the inevitable pressure to look your best, he realizes you may not always have all that time! His answer? A special 7-Day Detox diet designed specifically for our show! Check it out below.

Always check with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise plan.

DR. IAN'S 7-DAY DETOX

GUIDELINES:

  • Eat your meals every 3-4 hours. Don't let more than 4 hours lapse between meals. If only 2 meals, eat 10 hours apart.
  • No alcohol this week.
  • No soda this week.
  • Each day you're allowed an extra 100 calorie or less snack if you really need it. This is called your floating bonus snack!
  • Drink 2 teaspoons of flaxseed oil every day. You can put this in beverages, smoothies, yogurt, cereal etc.

DAY 1

MEAL 1

  • 1 piece of fruit. Choose from the following, though you can choose others: pear, apple, ½ cup of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries, ½ grapefruit, ½ cup of cherries.
  • Choose one of the following:
    • 2 pancakes the size of a CD with 2 strips of bacon (turkey)
    • 2 scrambled eggs (diced veggie and 1 tablespoon shredded cheese optional; little butter or cooking spray allowed)
    • 1 egg white omelet (2 egg whites or ½ cup Egg Beaters; diced veggies optional)
    • 1 cup of oatmeal
    • 1 cup of cold cereal

BEVERAGES

  • Must: 1 cup of fresh juice (not from concentrate) or 1 cup of low-fat, reduced fat, or fat free milk, or unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • Optional: unlimited plain water

Eat your snacks 90-100 minutes after your meal!

SNACK 1

  • ½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds or 10 baked whole-wheat pita chips or any other item 150 calories or less.

SNACK 2

  • 1 ½ cups of puffed rice or 1 cup broccoli florets with 2 tablespoons dip or any other item 100 calories or less,

SNACK 3

  • Any item 150 calories or less.

MEAL 2

  • 2 servings of vegetables
  • Choose one of the following:
    • 5-ounce piece of chicken (baked or grilled, no skin, not fried)
    • 5-ounce piece of turkey (baked or grilled, no skin, not fried)
    • 5-ounce piece of fish (baked or grilled, not fried)

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

SNACK 4

  • 100 calories or less

EXERCISE

  • Amount of exercise today: minimum 40 minutes. If you want to do more, all the better! Work as hard as you can! The key is to avoid doing steady-state exercise such as walking on the treadmill at the same speed and same incline for a period of time. Instead, try to vary your speed, your incline, the distances you cover. The goal here is to do high-intensity interval training. Add 15 minutes of resistance training in this day. You can do free weights or bands. Do this in addition to the cardio.
  • Choose 2 of the following exercises for a total of 40 minutes:
    • Walking/running outside or on treadmill
    • Jogging outside
    • Elliptical machine
    • Stationary or mobile bicycle
    • Swimming laps
    • Stair climber
    • 200 jump rope revolutions
    • 20-minute treadmill intervals
    • Zumba or other cardio dance workout

DAY 2

Note: Don't forget that you're allowed a Floating Bonus Snack today!

MEAL 1

  • 1 piece of fruit or ½ cup of berries
  • Choose one from the following:
    • 1 cup of cooked oatmeal
    • 1 cup of Cream of Wheat or Farina
    • 1 cup of cold cereal with milk
    • 6-ounce low-fat or fat-free yogurt; add fresh fruit

BEVERAGES

  • Must: 1 cup of fresh juice (not from concentrate) or 1 cup of low-fat, reduced fat, or fat free milk, or unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • Optional: unlimited plain water

SNACK 1

  • 5 Ritz crackers or ½ blueberry muffin or any snack item 150 calories or less

SNACK 2

  • 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons of low-fat hummus or ½ frozen banana dipped in chocolate or any snack item 100 calories

SNACK 3

  • Any snack item 150 calories or less

MEAL 2

  • 2 servings of vegetables
  • Choose one of the following:
    • 2 slices of small cheese pizza (no larger than 5 inches across the crust and 5 inches long)
    • 1 serving of lasagna (with or without meat), 4 inches x 3 inches x 1 inch
    • 1 veggie burger (3 inches in diameter, ½ inch thick)
    • 6 ounces of turkey or chicken (grilled or baked, no skin, not fried)

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

SNACK 4

  • 2 ounces of smoked salmon or 6 oysters or any snack item 100 calories or less

EXERCISE

  • Amount of exercise today: minimum 40 minutes. If you want to do more, all the better! Work as hard as you can! The key is to avoid doing steady-state exercise such as walking on the treadmill at the same speed and same incline for a period of time. Instead, try to vary your speed, your incline, the distances you cover. The goal here is to do high-intensity interval training.
  • Choose 2 of the following exercises for a total of 40 minutes:
    • Walking/running outside or on treadmill
    • Jogging outside
    • Elliptical machine
    • Stationary or mobile bicycle
    • Swimming laps
    • Stair climber
    • 200 jump rope revolutions
    • 20-minute treadmill intervals
    • Zumba or other cardio dance workout

DAY 3

MEAL 1

  • 1 piece of fruit or ½ cup of berries
  • Choose one of the following. Make sure it's 200 calories or less; no sugar added.
    • 1 fruit smoothie
    • 1 protein shake

BEVERAGES

  • Must: 1 cup of green tea or 1 cup of hibiscus tea (a dash of sugar is allowed)
  • Optional: unlimited plain water

SNACK 1

  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes or ½ cup roasted chickpeas or any other item 150 calories or less

MEAL 2

  • 1 serving of vegetables or 1 small green garden salad (2 cups of greens). You may include a couple of olives, shredded carrots, and a couple of small slices of tomato. Only 1 tablespoon of fat-free dressing, no bacon bits, no croutons.
  • Choose one of the following:
    • 1 turkey sandwich or 1 chicken sandwich (1 ounce of sliced meat) on 100 percent whole-grain or whole-wheat bread with a teaspoon of mustard or mayo, a slice of tomato, lettuce, and 1 slice of cheese.
    • 5 ounces fish (grilled or baked, not fried)

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

MEAL 3

  • 1 cup of soup (no potatoes, no heavy cream). Good choices are chicken noodle, vegetable, lentil, chickpea, split pea, black bean, tomato basil, minestrone. Always be careful of sodium content!
  • ½ cup of brown rice
  • 1 serving vegetables

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following. Try to choose a different beverage from the one you chose in meal 2.
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

SNACK 2

  • Hard-boiled egg with ½ cup sugar snap peas or ½ cup fat-free yogurt and ½ cup blueberries or any other item 100 calories or less

EXERCISE

  • Amount of exercise today: minimum 40 minutes. If you want to do more, all the better! Work as hard as you can! The key is to avoid doing steady-state exercise such as walking on the treadmill at the same speed and same incline for a period of time. Instead, try to vary your speed, your incline, the distances you cover. The goal here is to do high-intensity interval training.
  • Choose two of the cardiovascular exercises below, for a total of 40 minutes of exercise.
    • Walking/running outside or on treadmill
    • Jogging outside
    • Elliptical machine
    • Stationary or mobile bicycle
    • Swimming laps
    • Stair climber
    • 200 jump rope revolutions
    • 20-minute treadmill intervals
    • Zumba or other cardio dance workout

DAY 4

Note: Don't forget that you're allowed a Floating Bonus Snack today! (Which means you can have a 100 calorie snack if you really need it!)

MEAL 1

  • 1 piece of fruit or ½ cup of berries.
  • Choose from one of the following:
    • 1 low-fat or fat-free yogurt (add in fresh fruit)
    • 2 pieces of whole-grain toast (½ pat butter or ½ teaspoon jelly)
    • 1 scrambled egg (with diced veggies cooked in optional, 1 tablespoon of grated cheese allowed; little butter or cooking spray)
    • 1 cup of sugar-free cereal with low-fat, reduced fat, or fat free milk

BEVERAGES

  • Must: 1 cup of fresh juice (not from concentrate) or 1 cup of low-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk
  • Optional: unlimited plain water

SNACK 1

  • 7 olives stuffed with blue cheese or 1 small baked potato topped with 1 tablespoon salsa or any other item 150 calories or less

SNACK 2

  • 20 grapes with 15 peanuts or 2 slices of deli turkey breast or any snack item 100 calories or less

SNACK 3

  • 1 cup of cherries, or 2 Fudgsicles or any item 150 calories or less

MEAL 2

  • 2 servings of vegetables
  • Choose one of the following:
    • 5-ounce piece of chicken (baked or grilled, no skin, not fried)
    • 5-ounce piece of fish (grilled or baked, not fried)
    • 5-ounce piece of turkey (baked, no skin, not fried)

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

SNACK 4

  • Any snack item 100 calories or less

EXERCISE

  • Rest Day! This is a rest day, especially if you are aching and your muscles need recovery. But if you feel up to it and you decide to do some exercise on your own, that is completely allowed. Thirty minutes of cardio training will always serve you well, so feel free to get in some work. Each exercise session will move you closer to your goal!

DAY 5

MEAL 1

  • 1 piece of fruit or ¼ cup of berries
  • Choose one from the following:
    • 1 cup of cooked oatmeal
    • 1 cup of Cream of Wheat or Farina
    • 1 cup of cold cereal with milk

BEVERAGES

  • Must: 1 cup of fresh juice (not from concentrate) or 1 cup of low-fat, reduced fat-free milk, or unsweetened soy or almond milk

SNACK 1

  • 2 Fudgsicles or 1 small baked potato topped with salsa or any other item 150 calories or less.

MEAL 2

  • Choose one of the following. You choice must not exceed 200 calories; no sugar added.
    • 1 protein shake
    • 1 fruit smoothie
    • 1 cup of soup (no potatoes, no heavy cream). Good choices are chicken noodle, vegetable, lentil, chickpea, split pea, black bean, tomato basil, minestrone. Always be careful of sodium content!

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

MEAL 3

  • 1 large green garden salad with 2 ½ ounces of sliced chicken (3 cups of greens). You may include a few olives, shredded carrots, and ½ sliced tomato or 5 grape tomatoes. Only 3 tablespoons of fat-free dressing, no bacon bits, no croutons.

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following. Try to choose a different beverage from the one you chose in meal 2.
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

SNACK 2

  • 1 small scoop of low-fat frozen yogurt or 3 tablespoons of all-natural granola or any other item 100 calories or less.

EXERCISE

  • Amount of exercise today: minimum 40 minutes. If you want to do more, all the better! Work as hard as you can! The key is to avoid doing steady-state exercise such as walking on the treadmill at the same speed and same incline for a period of time. Instead, try to vary your speed, your incline, the distances you cover. The goal here is to do high-intensity interval training.
  • Choose 2 of the cardiovascular exercises below for a total of 40 minutes:
    • Walking/running outside or on treadmill
    • Jogging outside
    • Elliptical machine
    • Stationary or mobile bicycle

DAY 6

MEAL 1

  • 1 piece of fruit. Choose from the following, though you can choose others: pear, apple, ½ cup of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries, ½ grapefruit, ½ cup of cherries
  • Choose one of the following. Your choice must be 200 calories or less; no sugar added.
    • 1 fruit smoothie
    • 1 protein shake

BEVERAGES

  • Optional: unlimited plain water
  • Optional: 1 cup of coffee (no more than 1 packet sugar. 1 tablespoon milk or half and half)

SNACK 1

  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes or 1 ½ cups of fruit salad or any snack item 150 calories or less

SNACK 2

  • 8 small shrimp with 3 tablespoons cocktail sauce or ½ cup of low fat salsa with 10 tortilla chips or any snack item 100 calories or less

SNACK 3

  • 4 chocolate chip cookies the size of a poker chip or ½ cup roasted chickpeas or any snack item 150 calories or less

MEAL 2

  • 2 servings of vegetables
  • Choose one of the following. Make sure it is different from yesterday's second meal.
    • 5-ounce piece of chicken (baked or grilled, no skin, not fried)
    • 5-ounce piece of turkey (no skin, not fried)
    • 5-ounce piece of fish (baked or grilled, not fried)
    • 1 large green garden salad with 2 ½ ounces of sliced chicken (3 cups of greens). You may include a few olives, shredded carrots, and ½ sliced tomato or 5 grape tomatoes. Only 3 tablespoons of fat-free dressing. No bacon bits, no croutons.
    • 1 cup of whole-grain pasta with marinara sauce (ground meat optional)

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

SNACK 4

  • Any item 100 calories or less

EXERCISE

  • Amount of exercise today: minimum of 50 minutes. If you want to do more, all the better! Work as hard as you can! The key is to avoid doing steady-state exercise such as walking on the treadmill at the same speed and same incline for a period of time. Instead, try to vary your speed, your incline, the distances you cover. The goal here is to do high-intensity interval training. Add 15 minutes of resistance training in this day. You can do free weights or bands.
  • Choose two of the cardiovascular exercises below, for a total of 50 minutes of exercise. You can do this in two separate sessions.
    • Walking/running outside or on treadmill
    • Jogging outside
    • Elliptical machine
    • Stationary or mobile bicycle
    • Swimming laps
    • Stair climber
    • 200 jump rope revolutions
    • 20-minute treadmill intervals
    • Zumba or other cardio dance workout

DAY 7

MEAL 1

  • 1 piece of fruit or ½ cup of berries
  • Choose one from the following:
    • 6 ounces of low fat, plain yogurt; add sliced fresh fruit
    • 1 egg-white omelet (made with 2 egg whites or ½ cup of Egg Beaters; little butter or cooking spray is allowed)
    • 1 cup of cold cereal with milk
    • Optional: 1 piece of 100 percent whole grain or whole wheat toast

BEVERAGES

  • 1 cup of fresh juice (not from concentrate) or 1 cup of low-fat reduced fat or fat- free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk.

SNACK 1

  • Any other item 150 calories or less.

MEAL 2

  • Choose one of the following. Your choice must not exceed 200 calories; no sugar added.
    • 1 protein shake
    • 1 fruit smoothie
    • 1 cup of soup (no potatoes, no heavy cream). Good choices are chicken noodle, vegetable, lentil, chickpea, split pea, black bean, tomato basil, minestrone. Always be careful of sodium content!

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following:
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

MEAL 3

  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 cup of cooked beans, chickpeas, or lentils (no baked beans)
  • 1 serving of vegetables

BEVERAGES

  • Choose one of the following. Try to choose a different beverage from the one you chose in meal 2.
    • Unlimited plain water (flat or fizzy)
    • 1 cup of flavored water
    • 1 cup of lemonade (fresh only)
    • 1 cup unsweetened iced tea
    • 1 cup of juice (not from concentrate)
    • 1 cup of low-fat, reduced-fat, or fat-free milk or unsweetened soy or almond milk

SNACK 2

  • 1 medium cucumber sprinkled with balsamic vinaigrette or 9 or 10 black olives or any other item 100 calories or less

EXERCISE

  • Amount of exercise today: minimum 45 minutes. If you want to do more, all the better! Work as hard as you can! The key is to avoid doing steady-state exercise such as walking on the treadmill at the same speed and same incline for a period of time. Instead, try to vary your speed, your incline, the distances you cover. The goal here is to do high-intensity interval training. Remember, you can always break up the workout. For example, if you don’t have time to do it all at once you can do 25 minutes now and 20 minutes later or whichever combination works for you.
  • Choose two of the cardiovascular exercises below, for a total of 45 minutes of exercise:
    • Walking/running outside or on treadmill
    • Jogging outside
    • Elliptical machine
    • Stationary or mobile bicycle
    • Swimming laps
    • Stair climber
    • 200 jump rope revolutions
    • 20-minute treadmill intervals
    • Zumba or other cardio dance workout

100 CALORIE SNACKS

  • 15 mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 small scoop low-fat frozen yogurt
  • Spicy black beans: ¼ cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 11 blue corn tortilla chips
  • Cucumber salad: 1 large cucumber, sliced with 2 tablespoons red onion and 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 pineapple rounds, each ¼-inch thick, grilled or sautéed
  • 3 tablespoons all natural granola
  • ¼ cup low-fat granola
  • 9 to 10 black olives
  • 7 saltines
  • 2 cups air-popped popcorn with 1 teaspoon butter
  • 25 oyster crackers
  • 1 large carrot, raw
  • Watermelon salad: 1 cup raw spinach with ⅔ cup diced watermelon, sprinkled with 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 25 peanuts, oil roasted
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed
  • 2 ounces salmon, fresh, cooked
  • 1 ½ cups puffed rice
  • 3 ounces tuna, canned in water
  • 3 tablespoons roasted, unsalted soy nuts
  • ½ cup diced cantaloupe topped with ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ sheet matzo
  • ⅔ ounces dark chocolate
  • ¾ cup carrots, cooked
  • 1 cup broccoli florets with 2 tablespoons dip
  • 2 ounces mussels, cooked
  • 4 mini rice cakes with 2 tablespoons low-fat
  • 1 seven-grain Belgian waffle
  • 1 strip of low-fat string cheese
  • Black bean salsa over 3 eggplant slices
  • ¾ ounce sharp cheddar cheese cubes
  • 3 cups of air-popped popcorn
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced, with a sprinkle of feta cheese and olive oil
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons dried cherries
  • 1 nectarine
  • 1 fresh pomegranate
  • ½ pound fruit salad
  • 4 dates
  • 3 figs, fresh
  • ⅓ cup canned red kidney beans
  • 7 animal crackers, plain
  • About 40 Pepperidge Farm goldfish
  • 1 medium tomato, raw, pinch of salt
  • 2 ounces salmon, smoked
  • 4 large sea scallops, cooked
  • 6 oysters
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 6 dried apricots
  • 3 crackers lightly spread with peanut butter
  • 3 medium breadsticks with hummus
  • 2 small peaches
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 medium corn on the cob with seasoning
  • 30 grapes
  • 2 medium kiwis
  • Kale chips: ⅔ cup raw kale (stems removed) baked with 1 teaspoon olive oil at 400 degrees until crisp
  • ½ medium baked potato, touch of butter
  • 1 medium red pepper sliced with 2 tablespoons soft goat cheese
  • 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus
  • White bean salad: ⅓ cup white beans, pinch of lemon juice, ¼ cup diced tomatoes, 4 cucumber slices
  • ⅓ cup wasabi peas
  • ⅕ avocado smashed on a whole grain cracker, sprinkled with balsamic vinegar and sea salt
  • Tropical cottage cheese: ½ cup nonfat cottage cheese with ½ cup fresh mango and pineapple, chopped
  • ½ cup fat free yogurt and ½ cup blueberries
  • Chickpea salad: ¼ cup chickpeas with 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, a squeeze of lemon juice, and ¼ cup of diced tomatoes
  • ½ whole wheat English muffin topped with 1 teaspoon fruit butter
  • Stuffed figs: 2 small dried figs stuffed with 1 tablespoon reduced fat ricotta and sprinkled with cinnamon
  • 2 stalks celery, raw
  • 1 cup lettuce, raw, drizzled with 2 tablespoons fat-free dressing
  • 1 hard boiled egg and ½ cup sugar snap peas
  • ½ cup raisin bran
  • Strawberry salad: 1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 thin brown rice cake spread with 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Crunchy kale salad: 1 cup kale leaves chopped with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 medium cucumber, raw
  • ½ cup crab, canned
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes and 6 wheat crackers
  • 3 ounces cod, cooked
  • 1 nonfat mozzarella cheese stick with half of a medium sized apple (about the size of a baseball) sliced with skin left on
  • 3 teaspoons natural peanut butter
  • Greek tomatoes: 1 tomato (about the size of a tennis ball) chopped and mixed with 1 tablespoon feta and a squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 cups watermelon chunks
  • 3 dried apricots stuffed with 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
  • ½ cup low-fat salsa and 5 small (bite-size) tortilla chips
  • Turkey roll-ups: 4 slices smoked turkey rolled up and dipped in 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey
  • Cheesy breaded tomatoes: 2 roasted plum tomatoes sliced and topped with 2 tablespoons bread crumbs and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh red raspberries with 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 graham cracker squares and 1 teaspoon peanut butter, sprinkled with cinnamon
  • 1 baked medium tomato sprinkled with 2 teaspoons parmesan cheese
  • Small baked apple (about the size of a tennis ball) dusted with cinnamon
  • Chocolate banana: ½ frozen banana dipped in two squares of melted dark chocolate
  • Cucumber sandwich: ½ English muffin with 2 tablespoons cottage cheese and 3 slices cucumber
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce with 1 slice of whole wheat toast, cut into 4 strips for dunking
  • 4 to 6 ounces of nonfat or low-fat yogurt
  • 3 pineapple rings in natural juices
  • 3 oven-baked potato wedges
  • 1 rice cake with 1 tablespoon guacamole
  • 1 cup radishes, sliced or chopped
  • ½ cup oat cereal, toasted
  • 6 large clams
  • 3 ounces crab, fresh, cooked
  • 1 ½ ounces halibut, Pacific, wild-caught, fresh, cooked
  • 2 ounces lobster, cooked
  • 2 ounces yellow fin tuna, fresh, cooked
  • 17 pecans
  • 2 ounces of lean roast beef
  • 1 can (11.5 ounces) low sodium V8 100 percent vegetable juice
  • Medium grapefruit sprinkled with ½ teaspoon sugar, broiled if desired
  • Portobello mushroom stuffed with roasted veggies and 1 teaspoon shredded low-fat cheese
  • 8 small shrimp and 3 tablespoons cocktail sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts and 2 teaspoons dried cranberries
  • 20 grapes with 15 peanuts
  • 2 slices of deli turkey breast
  • 1 cup of sliced zucchini, season to taste
  • 10 cashews
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup cherries
  • ½ cup clam chowder, preferably tomato-based

150 CALORIE SNACKS

  • 1 SHRED BAR
  • 4 saltine jelly sandwiches: sugar free jelly between two saltine crackers; 8 crackers in all
  • ½ cup of low-fat cottage cheese with 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter mixed in
  • 5 Ritz crackers lightly smeared with peanut butter
  • 1 packet of plain instant oatmeal, ½ cup fresh blueberries, sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes
  • 1 medium apple sliced with 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter spread on the slices
  • ½ blueberry muffin
  • 1 medium sliced red bell pepper with ¼ cup guacamole
  • 1 Jell-O chocolate fudge sugar-free pudding with 5 slices strawberries and 1 tablespoon of whipped cream
  • 1 ½ cups fresh fruit salad
  • 2 cups air popped popcorn sprinkled with parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup yogurt covered raisins
  • 1 ½ cups of frozen grapes
  • 2 stalks celery and 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • Mediterranean salad: 1 tomato, 1 medium cucumber, ½ red onion, diced and sprinkled with 2 tablespoons low-fat feta cheese
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas with 3 tablespoons low fat hummus
  • Watermelon treat: 1 cup diced watermelon topped with 2 tablespoons of crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup roasted chickpeas
  • 1 large apple, sliced, sprinkled with cinnamon
  • 1 slice of Swiss cheese and 8 olives
  • Tasty Pepper: sliced bell pepper, marinated in 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of strawberries dipped in 1 tablespoon melted sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 dill pickles spears
  • 16 cashews
  • Tuna salad: 1 can (5 ounces) of light tuna in water, 1 tablespoon low-fat mayo, and 1 diced sweet pickle
  • 1 cup of Cheerios
  • 46 pistachios
  • 2 Dole fruit juice bars
  • 12 small baked tortilla chips and ½ cup salsa
  • 2 medium-sized nectarines
  • 21 raw almonds
  • 6 cucumber, cherry tomato, ball of mozzarella skewers
  • Stuffed tomatoes: 10 halved grape tomatoes stuffed with a mixture of ¼ cup low-fat ricotta cheese, 1 tablespoon black diced olives, and a pinch of black pepper
  • ¼ red bell pepper sliced, ¼ cup thin carrot slices, ¼ cup guacamole
  • ½ cup sugar-free applesauce mixed with 10 pecan halves
  • 20 medium sized cherries
  • 2 tablespoons hummus spread on 4 crackers
  • 1 cup raspberries topped with 2 tablespoons whipped cream
  • ½ cup black beans topped with 2 tablespoons guacamole
  • 1 ½ strips of low-fat string cheese
  • ½ cup low fat cottage cheese with ¼ cup fresh pineapple slices
  • 1 packet of instant oatmeal with fresh fruit sprinkled on top
  • ½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds, lightly salted to taste
  • 4 ounces chicken breast wrapped in lettuce and topped with dill mustard
  • 2 ounces of turkey jerky
  • ½ avocado chopped with diced tomatoes and a pinch of pepper
  • ⅓ cup dried apricots
  • 10 baked whole-wheat pita chips and 3 tablespoons salsa
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios
  • ½ cup natural apple chips (no sugar or preservatives added)
  • 2 scoops of sorbet
  • 9 pieces of chocolate covered almonds
  • 1 cup of grapes with 10 almonds
  • Frozen banana slices
  • Turkey wrapped avocado: ¼ of an avocado sliced into strips and wrapped in 3 ounces deli turkey meat
  • Chocolate-dipped pretzels: melt semi-sweet chocolate morsels in a microwave, dip 3 honey pretzel sticks in chocolate, put pretzels in freezer until chocolate sets
  • Medium orange, sliced and topped with 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 small chocolate pudding
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 4 chocolate chip cookies, each a little larger than the size of poker chips
  • Applesauce and cereal: 1 applesauce pouch and ½ cup of dry cereal
  • 50 Pepperidge Farm goldfish
  • Hummus and cucumbers: cut up ½ of a large cucumber and combine it with 2 tablespoons of hummus
  • 9 Ritz Crackers
  • ¾ cup halved strawberries topped with 3 tablespoons light whipped cream
  • 16 saltines
  • 1 Nestle Crunch reduced-fat ice cream
  • 1 small banana, sliced and ½ ounce of dark chocolate
  • ½ cup Breyers light natural vanilla ice cream
  • 1 medium mango
  • ½ peanut butter jelly sandwich
  • 2 frozen fruit bars
  • ¾ cup steamed edamame (baby soybeans)
  • 6 watermelon skewers: place 1 cube watermelon, 1 small cube feta cheese, and 1 slice cucumber on each of the 6 toothpicks
  • 2 popsicles
  • ½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds (keep in shells)
  • 7 olives stuffed with 1 tablespoon blue cheese
  • Brown rice vegetable sushi rolls, 5 pieces
  • 1 ounce of pretzels and 1 teaspoon honey mustard
  • 2 Fudgsicles
  • Small baked potato topped with salsa
  • 1 cup yogurt parfait and 1 tablespoon of granola
  • 5 pitted dates stuffed with 5 whole almonds
  • Blueberries and sorbet: ½ cup fruit sorbet topped with ½ cup blueberries
  • 10 baby carrots dipped in 2 tablespoons of light salad dressing
  • Turkey wrap: 2 slices of deli turkey breast, whole grain flatbread, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce
  • 25 frozen red seedless grapes
  • ¾ cup roasted cauliflower, pinch of sea salt
  • 4 potstickers dipped in 2 teaspoons of reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 6 dried figs
  • Loaded pepper slices: 1 cup red bell pepper slices topped with ¼ cup warmed black beans and 1 tablespoon guacamole
  • Kiwi and oats: slice a kiwi with ½ cup oat cereal
  • 8 Wheat Thins with a Laughing Cow light cheese wedge
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas with 3 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 medium pear and 1 cup low fat or skim milk
  • Baby burrito: 6-inch corn tortilla, 2 tablespoons bean dip, and 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 2 squares of Graham Crackers and 8 oz. skim milk
  • 1 medium papaya with a squeeze of lime juice on top, sprinkle of chili powder optional
  • Peanut butter and jelly: ½ whole grain English muffin, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and sugar free jelly
  • 10 walnut halves and 1 sliced kiwi
  • English muffin pizza: top whole wheat English muffin with 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese; broil
  • Egg salad: 1 whole egg, ½ teaspoon low fat mayo and spices spread on ½ of a toasted whole wheat or whole grain bagel
  • Cottage cheese and almond butter: ½ cup no salt added 1 percent cottage cheese mixed with 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 small baked potato topped with a mixture of salsa and 1 tablespoon of low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 can of tuna, drained, season to taste
  • ½ medium avocado sprinkled with sea salt
  • 1 Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich
  • 4 turkey slices and 1 medium apple, sliced

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