More advice from Operation Boot Camp - San Jose:
A couple great online tools to help you with your food choices is at www.nutritiondata.com, www.fitday.com, www.mypyramidtracker.gov You can search for foods already in the database, or you can enter in the nutrition data yourself to get an overall rating of each food. There is an interesting page for weight loss tips: http://www.nutritiondata.com/dieting-weight-loss.html#facts.
Here are some snack ideas that will help keep you on track. Please use common sense when snacking! Don’t let your portion sizes get too big. Go easy on the nuts- only about 10 or so per day. Same for peanut butter- 1-2 tbsp. per day.
Fruit: try to choose raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, cantaloupe and apples – instead of bananas, pineapple, and grapes, which might have much higher sugar content.
Click here for some snack pairing ideas: SNACKSmarts.doc
Click here for some snack recipes: Easy Snack Recipes.doc
Click here for more snack options: www.cookinglight.com