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queenovhearts 01-08-2010 04:26 AM

Healthy snacks on hand
 
Hi guys,

What healthy snacks do you keep on hand for between meals (apart from the usual vege sticks and fruit)? I keep hard-boiled eggs, low fat yoghurt, and almonds, but am getting a little bored with them.

wydok 01-08-2010 05:44 PM

100 calorie packs of microwave popcorn.

Beef jerky.

Pretzels.

Sugar-free pudding (I like Kozy Shack's rice pudding).

Triscuits and cheese.

A also end up drinking a lot of water and/or fresh brewed iced tea (with Splenda) to keep myself feeling full.

If my chocolate craving is acting up, I'll snag a Hershey Kiss or two, but I have to only bring that many with me to work, otherwise I'll be tempted to eat more.

ILOVE2TEACHU2 01-09-2010 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by queenovhearts (Post 458)
Hi guys,

What healthy snacks do you keep on hand for between meals (apart from the usual vege sticks and fruit)? I keep hard-boiled eggs, low fat yoghurt, and almonds, but am getting a little bored with them.

Weight Watchers has a veggie beef soup that is a "freebie" on their list. If you can get access to that recipe, it is a wonderful change from the raw veggies and nuts.

It may not satisfy a knawing hunger, but I chew gum to take my mind off that hunger pang. Part of keeping aware of how many times that right (or left, maybe) hand goes to the mouth with food is resisting the temptation to do it so chewing gum keeps the mouth chewing but not on food.

ILOVE2TEACHU2 01-09-2010 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by wydok (Post 503)
100 calorie packs of microwave popcorn.

Beef jerky.

Pretzels.

Sugar-free pudding (I like Kozy Shack's rice pudding).

Triscuits and cheese.

A also end up drinking a lot of water and/or fresh brewed iced tea (with Splenda) to keep myself feeling full.

If my chocolate craving is acting up, I'll snag a Hershey Kiss or two, but I have to only bring that many with me to work, otherwise I'll be tempted to eat more.

Yes, Yes, Yes!!! Triscuts with cheese are great. Another cracker that is wonderful are Wheat Thins. Now there are many flavors and keeping a choice on hand fits the bill for snack time. My husband and I have lunch with party crackers and tuna or chicken salad on top instead of bread or buns all the time. It's fun to make little decorative snackies and they are filling too.

gemini2321 01-09-2010 05:28 PM

jello with whip cream does the trick for me. Light on the caleries/fat/sugar/carbs :)

imdetermined 01-10-2010 01:28 AM

Sugar-free jello, low-fat frozen yogurt, carrot sticks, sugar-free candy, apples, oranges, celery, gum...ummmmmmmmm I don't know what else. I try not to snack much! ;)

kgrubbs1 01-10-2010 02:26 AM

I work at McDonalds, with adds to the challenge of losing weight. But, when I'm on break I order the Fruit and Walnut snack. It's all really good. It has red and green (too sour for me!) apples, grapes, lowfat yogurt and candied walnuts. All for about 200 calories, which is decent. I order them on my breaks and sometimes order a few to take home because they're easily stored in the fridge.

MarieDi 01-12-2010 03:49 AM

I like to vary my fruits and veggies cause I KNOW...they can get boring. Today I took the skin off of a cucumber and sliced it and cut a raw red sweet pepper...dipped both in fat free ranch. Also:

rasberries with walnuts are good

yoghurt and grapes/apples

Some snacks other than fruit/veggies:
Pretzels and peanuts
Wheat bread with peanutbutter
Dried cranberries and peanuts
Eggwhite/cheese sandwich on wheat bread

ColoradoMom555 01-12-2010 10:01 PM

Dried edamame -- I get this at Costco
Frozen edamame in individual containers - also at Costco
Baby carrots (sometimes with ff ranch)
Tomatoes
Broth or a low-cal soup that I reheat when I want a little
Cottage cheese
Yogurt
Kashi Autumn wheat cereal
Refried beans
Micro popcorn
Jello
Applesauce
Canned fruit
Frozen fruit
Baked potato
Cornbread

lynngirl21 01-15-2010 12:17 AM

Healthy snacks
 
Here are a few healthy choice snacks to keep on hand:

celery stuffed with peanut butter
string cheese
I make a huge pot of vegetable soup and have it on hand. It's easy (just pop in microwave) and very healthy.
popcorn
Laughing Cow cheese w/whole wheat crackers
small bran muffin with cup of tea
100-calorie pack of cookies (if you can resist the temptation to eat the whole box :-) Whole wheat toast with smear of nut butter w/cup of tea
baby carrotts with Ranch dressing
Pickles!
ham slice on cracker
canned fruit w/tablespoon or two of cottage cheese
small corn tortilla with sprinkle of grated cheese, melted in microwave

Here are just a few suggestions. (I don't think anything is unhealthy if done in moderation, even cookies)

I hope this helps.


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