Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - Low Fat Snacking

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09-17-2004, 04:29 PM
Hello All! I am new to this site but it seems very helpful. I have been looking around on here for a Low Fat snacking thread but have not seen one. SOOOOOO, I am big for snacking and I was wondering if ppl had any ideas on things I could snack on that aren't fattening beside the typical Fruity and Vegetables????? Thank-you and hope to be hearing lotsa cool ideas soon!! ;)

09-17-2004, 08:03 PM
Nobody has anything they like to snack on that is Fat free? I have just returned from the grocery store and I picked up FIG NEWTONS, mmmmmmm. They are grrrreat!!!!! :lol:

09-17-2004, 09:44 PM
I am doing Core. Also, most of the fat free stuff has trans fats in it and is way too sweet for my taste. I also have to avoid eggs and soy and I find thats in alot of stuff. Personally, I snack on non fat Dannon plain yougurt with fruit and Splenda. Lean ham rolled up with spicey mustard in the middle. Oatmeal with fruit and splenda. Rolled up Turkey and avacodo is yummy too.

09-17-2004, 09:46 PM
Oh, fat free pretzels and dip are good. What about a backed potato with some sort of fat free topping? Fat free sour cream or salsa?

Hmmm let me think some more for you. Its been a rough week for our family and I am a little brain dead. LOL

09-17-2004, 11:00 PM
This may sound strange but my daughter put a yoplait yogurt in the freezer and now i do it all the time...You can only used the ones that say WHIPPED but frozen it tastes great, kind of like sherbet or ice cream depending on the flavor you get.

09-17-2004, 11:32 PM
I hate to tell you this but... Veggies are the best snack out there. They are filling, full of fiber, you don't have to worry about what secret ingredients are in it and super low calorie. I eat tons of grape tomatoes because they are sweet and tasty. I also eat sweet bell peppers.

Since I eat 6 small meals a day, I never snack.

09-17-2004, 11:53 PM
i don't understand how someting can be fat free and full of trans fats?
a lot of foods that are fat free are high cal and it's ultimately the amount of calories that matter.
try not snacking but having more frequent and smaller meals like nellie said. eat protein with your meals/snacks to keep you satisfied.
sometimes it's hard not to have alittle something at night. try popcorn with some cheese on the side.

09-18-2004, 11:31 AM
Wow, thanks a lot! However I am not too sure about the 6 small meals thing. I have 1 toddler and a 5 month old baby so I tend to build my meals around my children. Including my hubby, lol!

09-18-2004, 03:32 PM
i don't understand how someting can be fat free and full of trans fats?
a lot of foods that are fat free are high cal and it's ultimately the amount of calories that matter.
try not snacking but having more frequent and smaller meals like nellie said. eat protein with your meals/snacks to keep you satisfied.
sometimes it's hard not to have alittle something at night. try popcorn with some cheese on the side.

Sorry. I mis-spoke. Its low fat items that can contain trans fats.

09-18-2004, 03:35 PM

09-18-2004, 07:33 PM
Thx for the link, the site has some awesome info the cchart looks helpful...

09-18-2004, 09:37 PM
Here are some snacks I like:

1) string cheese paired w/ a few pretzels or an apple - approx. 150-200 calories
2) 1 Cascadian farms chewy fruit granola bar (140) w/ a glass of 1% milk (100)
3) A glass of 1% milk (100) and a banana (100) - this is good and surprisingly filling
4) 1 oz. of nuts - approx. 180 cal.
5) Cucumber slices & carrot sticks dipped in hummus (calories vary according to how much hummus you eat)
6) Boiled egg (80) & string cheese (80)
7) Fruit smoothie (approx. 250) - cut up & freeze some fruit (I freeze bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, etc.). Put frozen fruit into a blender; among the fruit you choose, be sure to use a banana - it adds so much sweetness that you won't need any other sweetner. Pore in about 1/2 - 3/4 cup 1% milk & blend until all the fruit is fully incorporated. Add milk as needed. It should have a milkshake-like consistency. I love this smoothie because there's no ice to make it watery. The frozen fruit substitutes for the ice.

Hope that helps!

Only Me
09-19-2004, 07:50 PM
Fat free sugar free yogurt is good.

I make my own lower fat mini muffins in various flavours (zuchinni, oatmeal, banana, apple); a few plain for myself and then the rest with chocolate chips for my kids (5 and 2). I use a mini muffin tin so the portion is tiny (perfect for me and the kids) and freeze most of them so I only have a few available at a time.

09-20-2004, 11:02 AM
Hi - a granola bar cut into 4 pcs then nuked til soft then pressed out abit - makes 4 "cookies" for 2 pts. Chocolate Simple Pleasure cookies filled with ff cool whip then put in freezer. Nacho chips with ff sour cream & salsa. Popcorn. Veggies with light ranch dressing for dip. Cheesestring. Turkey Bites. Hope this helps.

09-20-2004, 01:02 PM
Hello I found this grrreat snack. They are called "Rold Gold Honey Wheat Braided Twists". There is less than 1 gram of fat per serving and they taste awesome.:)

09-21-2004, 11:13 AM
i cant really contribute without throwing fruits and veggies into the mix. once you get used to enjoying them as snacks, you crave them. in my opinion there is very little that is more satisfying than getting to the point where you say, damn i wish i had a grapefruit right now or, man, i would kill for a bowl of spinach. when i got to that point in my life, i knew that i was where i needed to be. now for some of my fav. snacks.

hard boiled egg whites with saly
spinach with soy sauce
low fat yogurt
grapefruit- something in these must absolutely kill appetite because i eat one and about 3 minutes later i feel like i've eaten a meal
when i am absolutely craving something "snack foodish" i eat wow tostitos and homeade salsa or my fake guacamole made with canned asparagus instead of avocados
cucumbers with salt
cherry tomatoes-i have three plants in my back yard that are fixing to be ready for harvest and i can wait.

thats about all i have for now, but as you can see, i rely heavily on fruits and veggies when i snack.

10-01-2004, 11:42 PM
My favorites:
94% fat free microwave popcorn
Baked Lays or Baked Doritos (watch portion size!)
String cheese
fat free or 1% Cottage cheese with fresh fruit (pineapple/strawberries)
Frozen grapes (sounds weird but they're great, especially on a hot day)
Cantaloupe chunks (also pretty good frozen)
Pickles (low in fat, but high in sodium)

10-24-2004, 07:56 PM
They have these new Light potato chips, LAys, makes them. They come in all different flavors, i.e. doritos, ruffles, etc. The best part... They're FatFree, and are half, thats right, HALF the calories of regular potato chips. I try to stay away from processed food(such as chips) but sometimes, a handful of these with a sandwich hits the spot.

I also LOVE, i mean LOVE apples...they are the best! I like ones that are both a little sweet and sour, because they satisfy my sweetooth with out making me feel weighed down afterwards. And if i need a little extra protein boost, I have an apple with a TBSP of Unsalted Peanut Butter, from my local health food store. I try to stay a way from excess amounts of sodium. This peanut butter is perfect because reg. PB is way too sweet. Oh, and BABY CARROTS are a really good snacker too, something about the crunch is really an appetite suppressor(sp?) my opinion, anyways

10-24-2004, 08:45 PM
I loves those lite lays chips, snow peas, and pretty much all the blue bunny low fat or fat free ice creams

10-24-2004, 09:40 PM
My current favorite snack is soup. I make my own, but canned would be good too. Easy to prepare - just heat it, and the broth based ones are very low in cals. Soups are extremely filling and satisfying. And now that winter is approaching, something hot is more appealing.

Others I like are:
sugar- free Jello with embedded fruit.
sugar-, fat-free jello chocolate pudding
sugar-, fat-free vanilla ice cream with measured chocolate syrup.
2T peanut butter and celery or an apple
a measured left-over tid-bit from dinner
Micro-waved Baked apple with splenda, lemon zest and cinnamon

One of the things I intend to do this week is to slowly walk up and down the isles in the grocery store to see what is new in reduced calories. Hopefully there are some new exciting foods just waiting to be discovered.