Here are 4 snack foods that won't tip the scale. This comes from Quick and Simple Magazine.
* Number One: Air popped popcorn. It's loaded with fiber, which keeps you feeling full so you don't keep snacking. And one cup of air popped popcorn only contains about 30 calories - so you won't blow your diet. But make sure it's plain air popped popcorn - skip the butter. A small bag of buttered popcorn contains almost 500 calories!
* Another snack that won't blow your diet: Guacamole. Although its gotten a bad rap for being high in fat, the main ingredient in guacamole is avocado, which is full of heart-healthy unsaturated fat. And studies show that unsaturated fat can help lower your cholesterol. Plus, avocadoes are a great source of potassium, which helps prevent high blood pressure. Just don't overdose on the guac - 2 tablespoons contains about 50 calories.
* The next snack that won't tip the scale: Thin crust pizza. The tomato sauce is full of lycopene, which is an antioxidant that can help protect against cancer. In fact, a recent study found that eating thin crust pizza once a week can slash your risk of colon and mouth cancer by 30 percent! And since it's thin crust, it'll contain fewer carbs and calories. If you want to add an extra nutritional punch to your pie, skip the meat in favor of extra veggies.
* And a final snack that won't blow your diet: Dark chocolate. It's rich in flavanoids, and research shows that flavanoids can lower your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But go easy - one or two squares should satisfy your chocolate craving.