100 lb. Club - What is your favorite healthy snack?
01-26-2009, 01:22 PM
Looking to add some to my list so I don't get board.
Of course fruits and veggies are great.
I just bought some mini-delights by Quaker.
They are ultra thin rice cookies with a smidge of extra flavor (we bought White Chocolate, Chocolate Drizzle and Cinnamon) All these flavors are wonderful. Individual packages are 90 calories. I bought them at Walmart.
What have you found?
01-26-2009, 01:31 PM
Cheese! string cheese or white cow cheese. Peanut butter and celery
01-26-2009, 01:33 PM
I've found a new love for prunes!
01-26-2009, 01:38 PM
yogurt...or sugar free pudding
01-26-2009, 01:39 PM
Sensible foods dried fruit and fruit smooshers in the organic section
It's not the most convenient BUT I really enjoy a simple little salad as a snack. Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, a smidge of dressing and some lean protein. You can have a nice little snack that way around 100 calories. Sometimes I'll get fancy and wrap it up in a tortilla, YUMMO.
I don't typically eat traditional big sit down meals. I just eat all day, lol. I'll also do tortilla wraps with roasted chicken (110 cals), pouches of tuna (90 cals), a little serving of cottage cheese with veggies (80 cals), nuts (180 cals), a TBS of almond butter (90 cals) and so on.
I don't eat much convenience food, I get a better bang for my calorie buck by making my own snackys.
01-26-2009, 01:49 PM
I am loving cherry flavored prunes right now.
(abomination, i know) hehe
yogurt, I LOVE cottage cheese and the new cracked pepper and olive oil triscuit crackers. that is a definate fave. Sometimes, if I have extra cals left over I will have two servings of those and make it a meal.
01-26-2009, 01:49 PM
Laughing cow cheese (french onion :hungry: ) with some simply naked pita chips.
string cheese, olives, hb eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese w/fruit, tuna,
I can take a single serve sugar free jello pudding pack, make it and add fresh fruit for 100 cals. The pudding only has 70, even w/ skim milk to mix it.
I also eat veggies. Last night I had a 3.5 serviings of canned mixed veggies w/ a can of mushrooms as my mini meal.
Oh yeah..forgot NUTS! I love almonds and sunflower seeds. Just gotta watch portions.
01-26-2009, 01:53 PM
I love sugar free pudding and also a new love to rice cakes! Yummy!
01-26-2009, 01:59 PM
Edamane nuts! (if that is spelled right) or soy nuts rinsed though. low cal deli meat(1 serving though) for me would be 6 pieces. ^_^
01-26-2009, 02:03 PM
Many of my snacks are more like mini- meals. Those 100 calorie packs are not for me. They're over with in a second and leave me clamoring for me 100 calorie packs. Same thing with the rice cakes. It's pure air food to me. I need to get some nutrition and FILLING power from my snacks. Keeps me going and on plan.
Some of my favs:
-egg white omlette with sauteed veggies
-FF/SF yogurt with Fiber One Cereal
-HUGE salad with 3 oz of tuna
-veggie platter with salsa
-roasted zucchini and tomatoes
-cucumber, tomato, onion salad
-raw string beans
-sliced apple dipped in 1 tsp peanut butter or sprinkled with cinnamon
01-26-2009, 02:12 PM
Plain fat free yogurt with blueberries and strawberries and a little sweetener is my favorite snack.
On an extra hungry day I like to saute some vegetables, zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, tomatoes with garlic and italian seasonings.
01-26-2009, 02:47 PM
vanilla yogurt and fruit
slim a bear crunchy klondike bar thingy's- i have such a weakness for these
01-26-2009, 03:19 PM
Thanks, lots of great ideas here:
-- pineapple, oranges, bananas, strawberries, apples, pears
-- blueberries and raspberries in sf-lf yogurt
-- cherry yogurt and sf-lf Source yogurt
-- baked apples with cinnamon
-- apple chunks in yogurt (very filling)
-- rice cakes plain or with a bit of peanut butter
-- sunflower seeds or almonds occasionally
-- baby dills (3 for 5 calories)
-- cucumber slices sprinkled with vinegar
-- salad with tuna or salmon
-- bran or fiber cereal (small bowl with skim milk)
-- turkey pepperettes (50 calories each)
-- cheddar cheese or Kraft slices
-- w/w crackers with cheese or pb
-- omelette with ketchup
-- hard-boiled egg
-- one small homemade lowfat bran muffin with tea
-- popsicles (90 cals and less)
-- polar ice cream bar (100 calories)
01-26-2009, 04:21 PM
- balance or Zone bar
- greek yogurt with some canned pumpkin stirred in, topped with cranberry sauce
- latte and clementines
- pear and cheese
01-26-2009, 04:23 PM
I love the light laughing cow french onion cheese with reduced fat townhouse crackers topped with deli boars head turkey. OMG it is so good, and good for you. 6 crackers with one wedge of cheese and a couple slices of turkey is only about 120 calories :D
Yoplait Light -- Banana cream pie
01-26-2009, 06:33 PM
My current fav is the light laughing cow cheese wedges with multi grain or garden veggie wheat thins :) If I can find time to go to another and better grocery store I get the pita chips but lately can't find the time to go lol
veggies w. ff dressing
fruits (any...I love them all!)
94% ff butter popcorn
01-26-2009, 06:42 PM
A few of my favorite snacks..
frozen winter squash (buy it in the frozen section), heated up in the microwave with a little cinnamon and sweetener. I've been adding some hot cereal and a little water to it lately as well.
plain soy yogurt with melted frozen berries.
Roasted green beans
Hummus with veggies
various veggies (grape tomatoes, sugar snap peas, celery, carrots)
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01-26-2009, 10:45 PM
I love Honey Nut Cheerios and Kix. I divvy up a box of each into separate servings so they are easy to grab 'n' go. I like microwave popcorn but it's too much salt, so cereal's great for those times I am feeling "munchy." And the Cheerios are especially handy when I have a craving for sweets. Each baggie's only 2 WW points and I get some fiber to boot!
01-26-2009, 11:06 PM
A few of mine...
~baby carrots w/ hummus
~cottage cheese w/ pepper
~yogurt w/ a bit of granola
~apple w/ peanut butter (my evening snack nearly every day)
~cherries are one of my new fav fruits
~hard boiled eggs
Lots of good ideas from everyone. :)
01-26-2009, 11:24 PM
-sugar free jello either the 10 calorie cups or if I want to make it fancy I'll home make it add a half a cup of diet sprite and frozen raspberries or strawberries and top with lite cool whip so yummy
-sugar free Jello PUdding cups- 60 cals
-SKinny cow ice cream
-eating right (safeway brand) snack packs the baby carrots w/fat free ranch and the grapes w/string cheese , and the apples with peanut butter ones..
-Chiquita apple bites packets - 35 cals
-brothers all natural fruit chips especially the fuji apples! yummy!- 45 cals
- cantaloupe chunks!
- pineapple chunks
-frozen fruits like grapes berries, melon, etc..
-tree top no sugar added apple sauce cups- 50 cals i lie kto heat it up and add cinnamin
-Motts fruitfully delicious blueberry no sugar added apple sauce cups - 50 cals it tastes like pie filling to me!
- Dole no sugar added peaches or mandarin orange cups
-clementines and tangelos
-south beach diet cottage cheese cups- 80 cals
-Dryers natural all fruit bars! the coconut ones is amazing!
-Special K bars!- 90 cals the vanilla ones taste like rice crispie treats!
-100 calorie smart pop pop corn
- butterd pop corn rice cakes- 35 cals
-Quaker mini rice cakes packs the mint chocolate ones are awesome!- 90 cals
-Chex strawberry yogurt 100 calorie pack
- Thomas light whole wheat English muffin with laughing cow cheese
-dannon light and fit yogurt- 80 cals
-dried Cherries and apricots- 100- 130 cals per servings- so good! the cherries remind me of eating fruit roll ups!
-any 100 calorie pack practically all though i limit those to only one a day and only when I'm having BAD sugar cravings!
dill pickel spears for that salty crunchy craving.
01-26-2009, 11:57 PM
wasa and laughing cow
wasa with hummus
wasa with peanut butter
almonds,yogurt and cereal
mini honey mandarin oranges
all source fruit bars
unsweeted fruit sauce cups
cheese and apple
01-27-2009, 12:21 AM
a luna bar with an orange or banana
spinach dip and broccoli
nativa organic chocolate rice cakes
jello sugar free pudding
and sour pickles from mcdonalds! I order a small cup of them whenver my roomie goes through the drive thru. totally satisfies the craving.
01-27-2009, 12:39 AM
Lately it has been
Rice crackers and Hummus
or toasted english muffin with either Hummus or Peanut Butter;)
01-27-2009, 12:41 AM
Weight Watchers Fudge Bars
Graham Cracker with Cool Whip
Yogurt with Almonds and Whip Cream
Sugar Free Hot Chocolate
Apple with Peanut Butter
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01-27-2009, 08:50 AM
Honeycrisp apple with some natural peanut butter.
01-27-2009, 08:56 AM
Honeycrisp apple with some natural peanut butter.
Sorry, I don't mean to distract from this great thread - but - Rhonda - you look AMAZING!!! Your new avatar is beautiful YOU are beautiful. Wow!
Okay. Keep those great snack ideas coming.
All right, just gotta say it one more time. Rhonda, you look SPECTACULAR! I sure hope you're feeling the same way.
01-27-2009, 08:59 AM
Robin, Thank you! I am feeling pretty darn good these days.
Another snack I love, laughing cow cheese on celery. Yum Yum!
01-27-2009, 09:06 AM
01-27-2009, 09:32 AM
--apple with mozz cheese stick
--yogurt w/almonds or fruit
--slice of turkey with light cream cheese with a small pickle rolled in it
--baby carrot w/hummus
--sf pudding cup
--Skinny Cow ice cream
--small nonfat sugar free vanilla latte
01-27-2009, 10:27 AM
Triskets in Rosemary and Olive Oil! :D
I was watching a morning news show and the dietician said that regular Triskets were a better choice then the Reduced Fat Wheat Thins. So I thought I'd give them a try.
They were REALLY good. I had some with my tuna instead of bread. (I sort of used the tuna as a spread.) It was DELICIOUS!!!!
Oh and hummus. I love hummus. So do my kids which is a BIG plus.
01-27-2009, 10:41 AM
100 cal. popcorn
Special K Bar
01-27-2009, 11:42 AM
cheese toast - lite cheese on a piece of healthy bread
cereal, fruit, milk
cheese and crackers
hard boiled egg whites with lite mayo and crackers
fruit and peanut butter
crackers and almond butter
peanut butter and honey toast
a tbl of Hersheys' syrup mixed with 2 t. peanut butter - taste like a Reeses
celery and carrots with deip
01-27-2009, 02:57 PM
Thanks for all these GREAT ideas!!
I love you all!! XOXOXOX
01-27-2009, 06:26 PM
Other than the occasional S-F jelly, which really isn't my idea of a filling snack, I don't touch packaged foods. Those snack packs one can buy are full of empty calories, IMO. The things I like are:
natural peanut butter
cup of cocoa
I find any of the above in a reasonably-sized portion hits the spot for me.
01-27-2009, 06:48 PM
Definitely 100 cal popcorn bags
Edy's No Sugar Added Fruit Bars (30 cals, yum!)
No Sugar Added Applesauce
Skinny Cow Ice Cream
No Sugar Added Quaker Oatmeal
I am simply amazed how the calories drop when I get something that's labeled "No Sugar Added". And maybe it's just me and maybe my tastes have changed, but I honestly can't tell the difference!
01-27-2009, 06:54 PM
I"m the same with the no sugar added! it tastes completely he same to me and If I want to add a little sweetness i add a packet of splenda or sweet and low!
and having an empty calorie snack every now and then is ok! I'd die with out them! you just cant revolve your day around them or your life style.. and make sure it's will fit into your daily allowance not that your taking away other healthy foods in place of an empty calorie treat- then it would be wrong
01-27-2009, 06:57 PM
sugar free jello
sugar free pudding
ritz bitz peanut butter crackers
01-27-2009, 08:20 PM
strawberries, banana, oranges mixed..mmm
cut up peppers...green , red, yellow mixed or just one
low sugar oatmeal pack
light wheat toast with a TBS of natural PB
tomato sliced with a just a bit of Italian
01-28-2009, 10:35 AM
I share many of the same favorite snacks that have already been mentioned, but my favorite, favorite healthy snack is:
A small piece of very high quality, very dark chocolate.
It hits the sweet tooth, helps my heart and, since it is so dark, I am almost never tempted to have a second piece. ;)
Thighs Be Gone
01-28-2009, 10:53 AM
WASA light Rye crackers with fat-free cream cheese--I mix green onions with it
Fresh strawberries with Laughing Cow Light cheese on top.
Greek Gods yogurt plain (60 calories) with blueberries and raw almonds, sprinkled with a Kashi cereal
1 egg overeasy, topped with grits, s and p...southerners will get this! :)
01-28-2009, 10:54 AM
special k/TLC bars
01-28-2009, 11:29 AM
My favorite (and I look forward to it every day) is fat free Activia strawberry yogert mixed with a tbsp or 2 of kashi go lean crunch and like 4 strawberry sliced thin. YUMO!
01-28-2009, 06:12 PM
lemon pepper chicken (ok... so not a snack)