Cut 100 Calories at Breakfast
- Use skim milk in place of flavored Coffee-mate in your two morning mugs.
- Eat a bowl of high-fiber cereal and you'll consume fewer calories all day.
- Order bacon, not sausage, with your eggs.
- Choose a yeast doughnut instead of a denser cake one.
Cut 100 Calories at Lunch
- Use 1 tablespoon of mayo and 1 tablespoon of low-fat cottage cheese to make tuna salad.
- Put barbecue sauce, not honey mustard, on your chicken sandwich at Wendy's.
- Top your burger with onions, lettuce, and tomato and skip the cheese.
- Ask for the 12-ounce child-size soda instead of the 21-ounce medium at the drive-through.
- Slim down your sandwich by using Arnold Select 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins instead of whole wheat bread.
- Toss your salad with 1 tablespoon of dressing until every lettuce leaf is coated. You'll get away with using half the usual serving size. Try this trick at dinner too.
- Skip the crackers and shredded cheese on your chili.
Cut 100 Calories at Dinner
- Trade butter for a flavorful spread made with garlic, fresh rosemary, and light, trans fat-free margarine.
- Making meatballs? Mix half the amount of ground beef the recipe calls for with half as much cooked brown rice.
- Instead of two slices of medium pepperoni pan pizza, choose thin-crust.
- When munching on chicken wings, don't toss the bones midway through. Seeing the evidence of your feast may help you eat less, studies show.
Cut 100 Calories from a Snack
- Trade 1/2 cup of premium vanilla ice cream for 1/2 cup of Breyers Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream.
- Ordering a cone? Make it the sugar, not the waffle, kind.
- Munch on Pirate's Booty. In a study, switching to an air-puffed cheesy snack twice a day saved about 70 calories a pop.
- Grab a Dannon Light & Fit yogurt, not a low-fat fruit blend.
- Replace half the butter in cake, muffin, and brownie recipes with an equal amount of applesauce or mashed bananas. You'll save about 100 calories for every tablespoon you swap.
- Indulge in a slice of angel food cake drizzled with chocolate syrup rather than three cookies.