american flag getty images rusty jarrett Have A Healthy Memorial Day!

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Food and drink are a huge part of Memorial Day Weekend, but it doesn’t always have to be a bad thing for your waistline!  There are plenty of healthy things to eat this weekend, and I have found some great ones!

Yahoo gathered some of the best, low-calorie snacks that are good and good for you!

1 Cup Strawberries Dipped in 1 Tablespoon Melted Semisweet Chocolate Chips (115 Calories)

Ansel says this is a great way to get your fruit fix and satisfy a chocolate craving at the same time. “Plus, you get loads of vitamin C from the strawberries and blood-pressure-lowering polyphenols from the chocolate,” she adds.

45 Pistachios (148 Calories)

“I love these because the shells slow you down, so you can’t plow through them,” says Ansel.

2 % Greek Yogurt (130 Calories)

“With 2 1/2 times the protein of regular yogurt and 15 to 20 percent of your day’s calcium, Greek yogurt is one of the smartest snacks out there,” says Ansel. She especially likes the 2-percent kind. “It’s much creamier than the nonfat variety and still has only 2.5 grams of saturated fat.”

1 Dr. Kracker Pumpkin Seed Flatbread With 1 Babybel Light (150 Calories)

Says Beller: “This portable gourmet flatbread and cheese solution totally tastes like you’re cheating. Each hearty-size flatbread is loaded with seeds that not only add a nutritional bonus but also taste amazing.”

And one of my favorites:

1/4 Cup Guacamole With 1 Sliced Medium Red Bell Pepper (140 Calories)

“Guacamole is a surprising calorie bargain—as long as you hold the tortilla chips,” says Karen Ansel, R.D. “It’s packed with heart-smart nutrients like monounsaturated fats, vitamin E and fiber. Pairing it with red pepper strips helps you enjoy it with some crunch but without all the calories of chips—plus, you’ll get additional phytochemicals and vitamin C.”

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[photogallerylink id=15546 align=left]Those helpful people have a list of 10 more snacks that will be perfect for this weekend!   Check it out, here!


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