South Beach Diet - snack ideas

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08-01-2013, 01:11 PM
I lot my job, and I'm less busy, so I see myself wanting to eat more. My weight stopped coming off, but it didn't go up. I was wondering what snack ideas you guys have. I seem to be going to nuts (variety) and besides veggies what other snacks do you guys eat besides nuts?


08-01-2013, 06:33 PM
I'm sorry you lost your job and hope something new comes up soon. It's so easy to turn to snacking when you're at home all day. Check out our recipe section for some tasty safe snack ideas for Phase 1 and Phase 2, you'll find plenty of great ideas.

Good luck!

08-01-2013, 06:48 PM
Sorry about your job. I tend to snack a lot so really try to eat veggies for snacks as often as I can. Most afternoons if I'm home I have a big serving of green bean fries. Sometimes I have fruit for snack but I can overeat fruit more easily than I overeat veggies:) Hummus or laughing cow cheese make good veggie toppers for snacking.

08-01-2013, 07:13 PM
I find that I can easily get a little crazy eating nuts so I try to avoid them. Lately I have been eating a lot of Greek yogurt with some berries and a little truvia/splenda.

DH is a huge fan of the chocolate PB smoothie; check under the recipe section.

Other than that I go for cheese sticks, laughing cow wedges with celery or popcorn every once in a while.

08-01-2013, 08:47 PM
Thank you all for such great ideas and timely responses!!!

08-01-2013, 10:03 PM
Sorry to hear about your job.
Hope this list helps, its my go to list when having people over for appetizers (SBD Style) & just to check out when I get into a snacking rut.

Mixed nuts
Cheese Stick
Pickles (No Sugar Added)
Deli meat rollups w/ cream cheese and green onions (could also add cucumber or bell peppers)
BLT Rollup (turkey bacon, tomatoes & a dab of mayo rolled up in romaine leaf)
Roasted Chickpeas
Turkey Pepperoni 'chips' (could eat w/ a dip, or by themselves)
Pizza Bites (turkey pepperoni chips topped w/ a dab of cream cheese and diced bell peppers that were sauteed in garlic)
Bean Salad (chickpeas w/cukes, tomatoes & balsamic..yum)
Mini Caprese Stacks (Layered tomato slices w/ mozzerella & basil, drizzled with olive oil & balsamic)
Buffalo Chicken Salad (diced chicken breast mixed w/ franks red hot sauce served on a bed of romaine w/ diced celery & ranch dressing)
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed tomatoes (stuffed with tuna salad, or seasoned cream cheese)
Stuffed Celery w/PB (or laughing cow, or cream cheese and jalapenos -or olives)
Jalapeno Poppers
Deviled Eggs (classic recipe or go more exotic, like the ham and cheese deviled eggs.. yum!)
Hard/Soft Boiled Eggs
Cucumber boats w/ chicken (or egg, or tuna) salad
Cucumber Slices w/ egg (or chicken, or tuna) salad
Cucumber Slices w/ Cream Cheese (could be topped with smoked salmon & chives)
Shrimp w/ SBD Shrimp sauce
Homemade Meatballs (bread free recipe) w/ no sugar added marinara & fresh parmesan
Homemade Meatballs (bread free recipe) w/ no sugar added BBQ sauce
Raw Veggies w/ Hummos or Dip
Celery w/ Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip