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How to save 100 or more calories by making a better food choice

Surfing the net for easy to accomplish calorie cutting I found a great slideshow of ideas by Nicole Catanese. Here are my 12 favorites!

better food choices can save 100 calories or more a day1. Swap a bagel (around 400 calories) for a whole-grain English muffin (about 120 calories).
2. Instead of two regular beers (approximately 300 calories total), kick back with two light brews (about 200 calories total).
3. Swap Craisins (1/3 cup is about 130 calories) for naturally sweet blueberries (1/2 cup equals around 40 calories).
4. Spreading one tablespoon of mayonnaise on your turkey sandwich adds around 100 calories. Reach for a still-tasty tablespoon of mustard, and you’re looking at 15 calories.
5. Make an omelet with one egg and two whites (about 104 calories). That’s better than using three whole eggs for a total of about 210 calories.
6. Substitute buffalo meat for ground beef. Buffalo averages about 145 calories less per serving.
7. Top your burger with grilled onions or mushrooms (around 20 calories each) instead of cheddar cheese (typically around 120 calories for one piece).
8. Skip dried fruit such as prunes (12 equal about 200 calories) in salads and instead slice up a small apple (about 80 calories) or three fresh plums (90 calories).
9. Two pieces of classic American cheese adds around 200 calories to your sandwiches. Instead, add 1/4 of an avocado (approximately 45 calories), one Laughing Cow light cheese wedge (about 35 calories), or one tablespoon of low-fat mayo (about 25 calories).
10. Use two corn tortillas on taco night (about 80 calories) instead of two flour tortillas (about 240 calories).
11. Bake with a light touch: Delicious desserts can be made low-fat by substituting one cup of vegetable oil (about 1920 calories and 218g fat) for either one cup of applesauce (about 105 calories/ 0 g fat) or one cup of pureed pumpkin (approximately 100 calories and 0g fat).
12. Bump down from a medium latte (about 235 calories) in the morning to a small cappuccino (120 calories) — and that’s with real-deal whole milk.

13. And lucky number 13!!!
Swap one cup of New England Clam Chowder (about 200 calories) with one cup of Manhattan Clam Chowder (around 100 calories).

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