Cooking Tips and Questions - Easy make-ahead snacks

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08-10-2011, 06:26 PM
I was wondering if any of you had some suggestions on easy make-ahead snacks for me. I always eat a mid-morning and late afternoon snack. I've been hard-boiling eggs and eating cottage cheese but I need more recipes in my snack arsensal, so to speak. I'd like the snack to include some protein. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

08-10-2011, 06:52 PM
You know I love me some protein snacks too. ;)

Big fan of greek yogurt myself, but I know you're not a yogurt fan!

Do you eat meat at all? I love beef jerky as a snack, an ounce is typically only 80 calories -- generally I eat 2 ounces for a snack. It's a little pricey though, the boyfriend and I are interested in getting a dehydrator.

Of course protein bars, but you have to watch the sugar in those.

I also like the instant oatmeal with low sugar, the little instant envelopes generally have about 5g of protein. For a bigger snack I add a tablespoon peanut butter to it for a bit more protein and more lasting power.

08-12-2011, 03:14 PM
hummus and pita chips and veggies are great
laughing cow light and melba toasts and a piece of fruit/veggies
cold grilled chicken chunks on a mini salad

08-12-2011, 03:27 PM
I plan on bringing pieces of carrot and apple and peanutbutter/almondbutter dip on my trip to France - sitting in a car all day passing junkfood at every stop, I hope it's enough to make me feel filled. I'll also boil 2 eggs.

I could use more tips also!

08-12-2011, 05:56 PM
@Dorian5: I never thought of beef jerky but I heard it's not that bad for you. Also, the instant oatmeal - I will definitely try that.

@DezziePS: Hummus and pita chips. I love the combo.

@philana: Baby carrot sticks I always have on hand. I love peanut butter too.

Thanks ladies!! :)

08-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Mmmm, plain organic oatmeal w/ natural pb

08-13-2011, 10:46 AM
For the record, I went home from work last night and had 1/4 cup oatmeal & PB. Thanks for the inspiration ;) lol

09-10-2011, 03:39 PM
-1 C Soy Powder (440 cal, 4g fat, 96g protein
-1/2 C Oat Bran (120 cal, 3.5 fat, 8 protein, 7 fiber
-1/2 C Wheat Flour (250 cal, 7g fat, 16g protein, 14g fiber
-1/4 C Wheat Germ (110 cal, 3g fat, 7g protein, 14g fiber
-1/3 C Raisins (180 cal, 1g protein, 3g fiber
-1 C Cranberries (400 cal, 1.5g fat, 6g fiber
-1/3 C Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (140 cal, 10g fat, 10g protein, 4g fiber
-1/4 C Slivered Almonds (170 cal, 15g fat, 7g protein, 4g fiber
-12.3 oz 2% Fage Greek Yogurt (220 cal, 7g fat, 27g protein
-1/4 C POM Cranberry-Pomegranate Juice (30 cal
-1/3 C Dark Brown Sugar (250 cal
-2 Eggs (140 cal, 8g fat, 12g protein
-2/3 C Natural Peanut Butter (590 cal, 48g fat, 24g protein, 8g fiber
-2 t Vanilla (30 cal
-2.5 t Cinnamon
-1/2 t Ginger
Total: 3070 cal, 107g fat, 208g protein, 50g fiber
*Cut x 16: 192 cal, 6.7g fat, 13g protein, 3.1g fiber