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Tastiest ways to consume 100 calories

February 18, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
While we might have some good "guess-timations" on the calories we are eating, clearly we can make better choices. To get the most out of your food, look at the difference in what 100 calories will give you.In the cereal and grain department, for 100 calories you could have a cup of corn flakes or a mere quarter-cup of granola, which won't exactly fill you up.

You can eat two cups of fresh strawberries for 100 calories instead of a half-cup of the thawed, sweetened version.

One hundred calories will get you a half of a baked potato with skin or 10 frozen-then-baked French fries.

Bagel lovers might consider this an even trade, but you'll get about 5 ounces of low-fat cottage cheese for 100, or just 2 tablespoons of cream cheese.

Fast-food burgers cook up at about 3 ounces, so when it comes to ground beef, plan on just 1 measly ounce of a regular broiled hamburger for a hundred.

Compare that to 2 ounces of lean roast beef, which might satisfy your meat craving more. Which would you choose?

While we know nuts are a healthy snack, they should be consumed in small portions. But you can have 29 pistachios or 15 almonds, or just six macadamia nuts for 100 calories.

As you look at these foods, it might be evident that in general the more fiber and the less fat and sugar in a food, the more you can eat.


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