100 lb. Club - Snacks for Success!
10-18-2006, 12:23 AM
Well, we've always had great threads going to share recipes for dinner, or share what's in our lunchboxes, so its only natural for us to have a thread to get some great snack ideas from each other! I know my biggest downfall is snacks - what do you munch on during your work day? what do you have when you're watching a movie?
Here are some of my faves:
-Cheecha Snacks (puffed wheat snacks in chip flavours - delicious, and only 2g of fat in a 2 cup serving) - Totally kicks a chip craving in the butt!!
- Animal Crackers (you can have 7 for 130 cals, 4 grams of fat - very satisfying snack)
Now, what are yours?
10-18-2006, 05:15 AM
I don't really eat snacks much. I just eat small amounts of regular food. For example, at work each day this week, I have a frozen entree for "lunch" around 11:30, but I eat breakfast at anout 5:30am, so I have a "snack" in between at around 8:30am. My "snack" is 2 cups of spaghetti squash with sauce that has turkey sausage cooked in. It's a big container of food for only about 250 calories.
I also sometimes snack on yogurt because it's so quick and easy. When I'm at home, I'll snack on a piece of cheese, sugar-free, fat-free instant pudding, fruit, any possible leftovers from dinner in the past few days (although I try to only cook as much as the 2 of us can eat in one sitting since too many leftovers have gone bad in the past), a small meat-and-cheese sandwich, a grilled cheese sandwich, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (I really like sandwiches ;) and I can make a great sandwich for around 200 calories), and sometimes I buy flavored hummus and eat it on some unsalted rice crackers or something, but that's not very frequent.
10-18-2006, 07:17 AM
Garden Herb Tricuits. About 20 calories a piece and actually very filling.
Pistachios....Okay very high in calories but good for you in small doses.
100 calorie popcorn bags.....you can eat the whole bag and not feel any guilt.
Watermelon....only 45 calories a cup and soooo good.
Dry cereal.....a whole cup for about 120 calories, this is where I eat the yummy kids sugary stuff when I am having a sugar craving.
10-18-2006, 09:33 AM
* Baby Carrots
* Green Pepper Slices
* Cucumber Slices with Fat Free Ranch
* Popcorn with Splenda and Cinnamon Sprinkled on It
* Apples with Splenda and Cinnamon
* Unbaked Apples (Rather then coring and baking them I cut them into little chunks add a pinch of butter (or butter substitute) and two packets of Splenda and Cinnamon and cook on stove until soft.)
* Goldfish Crackers (1 serving is 55 fish)
* Kraft Pre-Cubed Cheese (I think it is 7 cubes for 90 calories)
* Celery with Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
* Rice Cakes
* Fat Free Wheat Bread with Reduce Fat Peanut Butter
10-18-2006, 10:36 AM
I'm an oddball so here are my snacks
- Nuts (have to be careful about portion)
- 100 calorie microwave popcorn (sometimes I just need a snack and these are good and portion controlled for you)
- baby carrots (fiber and delicious!)
- frozen strawberries (a sweet treat)
- 1 slice of 100% whole wheat bread with a dab of natural pb and unsweetened jam
- cut veggies and hummus
- 1 slice of 100% whole wheat bread with hummus
Rememberhowtosmile - I love goldfish but I can eat a whole bag so I stay away.
10-18-2006, 11:55 AM
• 2 Yves veggie dogs... they're huge, delicious, 90 calories & 15g of protein a piece!
• 100 calorie bag of popcorn
• Red bell peppers
• If you like dill pickle chips, the dill pickle Crispy Minis taste exactly like them... 120 calories for 16, and because they're all puffed, they're far more satisfying than chips
• Teddy grahams! 130 calories for 25! And you get to bite their wee heads off.. hehehe
10-18-2006, 01:22 PM
yellow apples--crunchy, munchy, sweet & juicy all in one vessel. My favorite!
low sodium triscuits w/laughing cow lite garlic herb cheese
raw veg & fatfree southwestern veggie dip
1 packet plain oatmeal with raisins & cinnamon mixed in
1 granola bar packet & 2 Tbsp peanut butter
10-18-2006, 01:49 PM
I eat a lot of leftover steamed vegetables for snacks in the evening ... microwave with a squirt of lemon or lime juice on them, yum!
A mix of equal parts nuts, dried fruit, and steel-cut oats
Cut-up raw vegetables dipped in salsa
Wasa crackers and Laughing Cow cheese
Yogurt with fruit and/or nuts, cereal
10-18-2006, 01:59 PM
Here are some of mine this week:
- bag of baby carrots
- bag of grapes
- other fruit
- cheese and cracker
- 1/2 oz pistachios
- homemade muffin!
- peanut butter on whole grain pita
Like Jill, I often have "snacks" that are like meals such as:
- chicken and cheese on pita
- yogurt and fruit (or cereal)
- a sandwich
10-18-2006, 07:38 PM
Mmmmm... snackage. :goodvibes:
my favorites are:
100 calorie popcorn bags (these seem to be awfully popular :D)
carrot sticks/baby carrots
fat free vanilla yogurt with sliced fresh strawberries
pumpkin & squash seeds (roasted, unsalted)
mini apple cinnamon rice cakes with reduced fat peanut butter
most of the 100 calorie snack packs (the cookies are GREAT for sugar cravings, but i try to avoid them otherwise)
oh, and DH would kill me if i ever forgot to get the Hershey's 100 calorie bars. he's a fiend for Dark Chocolate. :D
10-18-2006, 07:46 PM
Nelie - I could do the same thing with the goldfish crackers, normally I take them as a side to my lunch or a mid-afternoon snack if I'm at school. So before I leave I count out one serving that way I'm not tempted by the whole box (I currently have a 33 oz carton in my kitchen).
A couple more things (I like snacks)
* Sugar free cool whip with a chocolate graham cracker crushed in it.
* Sugar free jello pudding snacks (Sometimes with a tsp of cool whip on top)
* Hummas with carrots and celery
* When I have extra calories to use up I will make 1 cup of french fries (baked not deep fried).
* Pears and plums
10-18-2006, 09:17 PM
WOW! Excellent ideas here! I love it.
Here are mine:
I love pickles.
Little deli meat roll ups (like turkey with a thin layer of cream cheese and spinach).
Sugar Snap Peas!!!
Cottage Cheese with a tablespoon of granola.
Cottage cheese with garlic powder and carrot sticks.
handful of almonds (once a day, max).
cereal - but I have to be careful because one serving does not equal "as much as you can shove into a bowl!"
10-18-2006, 09:59 PM
My snacks consist of...
*sandwich bags with a mixture of raw carrots, cabbage, green pepper & celery (I make up 7 bags every Sunday for the next week)
*small (pre-packaged) 1/2 cups of vanilla ice cream
*100 calorie bags of popcorn
10-18-2006, 10:21 PM
I know I'm not from this thread really, but I really appreciate ideas for the snacks! I am always looking for ideas! :)
10-19-2006, 02:35 AM
Amanda :) you don't have to be from this thread to join in! :no:
We all need ideas!
:hug: make yourself at home here, and anywhere else in to 100 pound club :yes:
10-19-2006, 07:56 AM
Your fine Amanda, I'm not really a member here but I like it here because everyone seems so nice and so far hasn't kicked me out!!
10-21-2006, 08:25 PM
Thought of some more...
- Celery w/ Fat Free Cream Cheese ( I think I got this one from Howie, and its super yummy!)
- Dill Pickles
- Pringles 100 calorie packs (really fills the chip craving)
- Fruit w/ Fat Free Cool Whip & Raspberry Yogurt Dip
C'mon you guys, lets keep the ideas going!!
10-21-2006, 08:41 PM
My husband thinks all my snacks are gross but I've grown to love them LOL
Air popped pocorn
Hummus on just about anything... LOVE it on caulaflower
cottage cheese with some coconut extract, splenda, and pineapple
yogurt, the new light and fit crave control only has 60 cals!
granola bars (kashi are my fav)
a mug of cereal and skim milk :D
celery stir fried up with some soy sauce... really good, filling, and like no calories!
half coffee half milk... not really a snack but it fills me up when I'm hungry and have no calories left!
handful of nuts
YUM I think I need to go pop some corn :D. I use my airpopper everyday! My son loves it too!
10-23-2006, 07:09 PM
Today I had an individual serving of cottage cheese & I mixed a packet of Taco Bell Fire Sauce into it. I ate that with a serving (6 crackers) of low sodium triscuits.
10-23-2006, 11:17 PM
I've got a sweet tooth so:
fruit - especially berries
low-fat pudding cups
ultra low fat cool whip (good with either of the above)
frozen fruit bars
10-28-2006, 07:07 PM
Is cottage cheese really good with spices and herbs in it? It seems strange to me... Though there are a couple of suggestions here for cottage cheese spiced up and eaten with veggies. I'm kind of scared to try it! The only way I've found I like cottage cheese is either with a half banana and some cinnamon in it, or with a little fruit-flavored sf jello mix added and mixed up... I love cottage cheese though, it's definitely a good way to get the protein into a snack!!
I'm with the other ladies who don't really "snack"... I tend to just eat small meals more frequently, as that's what my schedule allows. This is as snacky as I get:
small bowl of high-fiber cereal with lf milk
2 pieces of frozen dark chocolate (for those with willpower!)
a handful of pretzels
apple slices and a bit of sharp cheddar
hummus with crackers or carrots
10-31-2006, 10:13 PM
I have been realy reducing the sodium so I have given up microwave popcorn, but if I happen to be home (I travel 5 days a week) I will make some air popped popcorn. While on the road I do the apple cinnamon rice cakes or the caramel flavored rice cakes, friut is always good. Mini bags of baby carrots, I put 24 natural almonds (no salt) in snack size ziplocks (I know the calories and it keeps me from putting my hand back in the bag for more) seaweed or wasabi rice chip crackers (again counted out in ziplocks) they sound a little strange the seaweed and wasabi crackers but they are really good.
I have found for me that by taking the time to count out the snacks over the weekend so they are handy during the week when I travel has helped alot. There are days when I will be driving to a customer in a different state for 8 to 10 hours on the road or in the airports chasing flights is where I am most vulnerable to overeating so if I have a few snack bags with me I tell myself I will have one of the snacks and if I am still hungry 30 minutes after my snack then I will stop and get something to eat. 9 times out of 10 I wont be hungry after the 30 minutes.
Thanks. Lots of great ideas that I never would have thought of. I'm going to try some. I don't have this very often, but it used to really hit the spot when I was south beaching (a very brief moment in time...). Leaf lettuce or spinach rolled with fat free turkey or ham and a little bit of hummous. Yummy!:stir:
11-20-2006, 04:34 PM
pitted dates, shove 2 almonds inside. YUM!!!!