Healthy Eating Snacks

A New Snack

My workouts have been spot-on lately, and my eating habits have improved dramatically over the last week. There’s still room for improvement, but I’m well within my daily caloric target.  And I’m eating a variety of vegetables, lean protein and whole grains with pop-tarts mixed in once in a while.  😉

I’ve been craving pizza for the last few days, but it’s just not worth the calorie value (most of the time) so I was happy to find this 200 calorie DiGiorno pizza in the frozen section at the supermarket a few days ago.  And yesterday I was looking for a snack that would satisfy my desire for junk food so I was happy when I found this little pizza in the freezer.  I don’t think it would be filling on it’s own, but like most things it was satisfying when I added vegetables. 

I popped it in the oven for 12 minutes, added some celery and red beans with a touch of rice (random, I know…but so delicious) and had a quick and tasty high protein meal.

My snack turned into dinner.

The little pizza isn’t gigantic, but it was enough to settle my craving, and to my surprise, it had 10 grams of protein.  I loved that post workout!  I’m not sure if there are other flavors available, but I’d like to find out.  I’ll definitely be eating the pepperoni again. 

Do you have a favorite go-to snack/meal?  Have you tried the DiGiorno single-serving pizza?  If so, what do you think of it?  What is the tastiest thing you’ve eaten this week? 

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    January 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm


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    January 20, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I make my own pizza when I really need it-who am I kidding I order it BUT when I'm being good I…

    1 English muffin sliced. Top each half with a slice of fresh tomato, a few jalapeno peppers and a little cheddar cheese. Cook in the oven until hot and bubbly!


    I know what I'm having for lunch today!

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    January 20, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    I wondered if those were any good. I will have to get a few for the freezer!

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    January 20, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    I make up pita pizzas and freeze them, so they're always there for a quick snack or a small meal. I cut the pita in half so it's a really thin crust, which is what I like, add turkey italian sausage, onions, garlic, mushrooms, sauce and cheese. Yum! A pita sized pita for around 250 calories. That with a diet A&W root beer is the best!

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    January 20, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I haven't tried those pizzas but it looks so good on your plate that I think it's going on my shopping is!!

    My favorite snack lately is veggies and hummus….or I love the Green Giant for One veggies.

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    Toma H.
    January 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I picked up the Supreme version of these 200 cal pizzas and it was pretty good. Like you, I had to add something to the meal to make it complete (salad). Not bad, plus I have a bunch of $1 off coupons, lol.

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    January 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    My favorite go to snack when I am feeling snacky rather than true hunger is celery sticks and a wedge of laughing cow cheese. The crunchy and creamy are very satisfying to me and very low is calories! 🙂

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    Chubby McGee
    January 20, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I need to get that pizza for my pizzaholic husband! Thank you!

    Currently, my fave snack is lightly sea-salted almonds. For some reason, they really curb my hunger. But my go-to "snack" which I sometimes use as a meal are protein shakes. Oddly enough…the ones the weight lifters use. LOL! I feel silly drinking them, but they get that sweet-crave outta my system and fill me up.

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    January 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Trader Joe's has some good mini-pizzas that are about the same calorie-wise; in fact, I just had one today for lunch with a salad.

    Pizza is one food that I could eat everyday, 4-5 slices a meal, so having a less unhealthy/triggering alternative hanging out in my freezer has been sooo helpful!

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    January 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    They should give you free stuff for talking about them on your blog because I am going to buy soem now.

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    ♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥
    January 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm


    Where did you get the coupons?! I'd love some too! =)

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    January 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I use the Smart Ones mini-pizzas for a snack or two for a quick dinner with a veggie side.

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    January 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I'll be on the lookout for that DiGiornio single serve pizza!

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    January 21, 2011 at 5:29 am

    I had no idea DiGiornio had single serving pizzas. I haven't had pizza since I started WW 18 weeks ago. And maybe that's a good thing since I've had it quite a bit before but maybe as a treat.

    I've come to enjoy hummus with celery & carrots and Laughing Cow Light Swiss Cheese with apples.

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    January 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    That looks good!!

    I have an award for you on my blog today. 🙂

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    Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia
    January 22, 2011 at 12:40 am

    I, sadly, crave mostly sweets. My solution now is a banana, sliced with 2 tbsp of condense milk. Not the best but it keeps me in check and I'm eating a fruit.
    Also salsa and whole grain chips are a good way to keep in check for me.

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    Elise Lowerison
    January 22, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I just came across your health and fitness blog. Your article about a new snack to eat while dieting was especially interesting. I especially liked your comments about eating a healthy snack that still tastes delicious. I am adding you to my favorites. Since you and your readers are interested in health and fitness, we thought you would like to check out our ab workout machine called The AbStand. The AbStand is a full-body workout machine that provides an easy way for you to keep your New Year's resolution! Any feedback would be appreciated as well. Thanks!

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    January 29, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Frozen yogurt and a garlic bread for meal will do for a snack. If I am craving for sweets, I tend to divert my sweet tooth into fruit indulgence rather than chocolates. Losing weight is an extra effort you need to do. A lot of discipline as well. So we need to be wise what meal or snack to choose.

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