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Get our delicious ideas for snacking without overindulging with these 20 treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth. We've included the calorie, cholesterol, fat, and sodium facts for each, plus brand names to make your shopping super simple.
Kellogg's Bite Size Maple & Brown Sugar Frosted Mini-Wheats
These super-tasty sweet treats feature a satisfying crunch (it helps that whole grain wheat is the first ingredient). Six Mini-Wheats will cost you just 47 calories--and you'll get a gram of filling fiber, too.
Packed with antioxidants, fiber, and potassium, raspberries are among the Cleveland Clinic's list of 40 best foods for heart health. Research suggests they help lower blood pressure and boost good cholesterol, plus they'll tide you over as a delicious snack.
Nutrition facts for 3/4 cup raspberries: 50 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium
Root Beer Float
Pour fizzy diet root beer over 1/4 cup of light vanilla ice cream for a treat that will take you back to your youth. Toss your glass in the freezer 10 minutes before dishing for the full frosty effect.
(We used Frostop Diet Root Beer and Breyer's Smooth & Dreamy Light Ice Cream.)
Nutrition facts for one root beer float: 50 calories, 2 g fat (1 g sat fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium
Jell O Sugar Free Cup with Cool Whip
These single-serving containers of Jell-O make calorie counting oh-so-easy! The gelatin has just 10 calories, the whipped topping adds 25.
(We topped our Jell-O with 2 tablespoons of Cool Whip.)
Increasing your fiber intake (at least 25 grams a day) can significantly lower your heart disease risk, and a peach provides nearly 2 grams. For a special treat, cut one in half and grill both sides to caramelize the natural sugars.
Sugar-Free Baskin Robbins Hard Candies
In flavors like Pralines 'n Cream, Fruit Medley, and Mint Chocolate Chip, these long-lasting, creamy candies mimic the taste of their ice cream counterparts. Each piece melts in your mouth for a full 10 minutes.
Nutrition facts for five candies: 50 calories, 1 g fat (0 g sat fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium
Ripe and juicy, eight strawberries provide more than 100 percent of your vitamin C for the day. For an even sweeter treat, dust five strawberries with 2 teaspoons of confectioners' sugar for only 3 tiny calories more.
Jelly Belly Sugar-Free Jelly Beans
Jelly Belly's bold jelly bean flavors range from tangerine to sizzling cinnamon to juicy pear. A handful will quench any sweet craving, and with 20 beans you're hardly skimping on portion size.
Orville Redenbacher Smart Pop Kettle Korn
Air-based snacks, such as popcorn, help you feel full on fewer calories. The smell of the popped popcorn will also make you feel indulgent, even while you're being sensible.
Marshmallow Dipped in Chocolate
(We used Kraft Marshmallows and 1/2 teaspoon Hershey's Chocolate Syrup.)
Nutrition facts for one marshmallow with chocolate syrup: 34 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 8 mg sodium
Del Monte No-Sugar-Added Mandarin Oranges
Grab a spoon and you can savor the natural sweetness of mandarin oranges anytime (and nearly anywhere). The 40-calorie portion-controlled snack serves up 100 percent of your daily vitamin C needs.
Quaker Quakes Caramel Corn Rice Snacks
Pop five of these mini rice snacks in your mouth and you'll forget you're dieting. The sweet crunch comes without fat or cholesterol and is delightfully low in sugar, too.
Nutrition facts for five rice cakes: 43 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium
Swiss Miss Fat-Free Hot Cocoa with Calcium
The antioxidant level in cocoa is even higher than in red wine. Plus, one mug provides as much calcium as a glass of milk. Add a cinnamon stir stick for no additional calories.