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Old 04-02-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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Default SNACK ATTACK! What do you reach for?

So, I do well planning my meals. My problem area is in between when I get hungry.

I would love to hear what some of your favorite snacks are. What helps you make it through the day?

Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:46 PM   #2
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My favorites:

Fruit - particularly pineapple, berries, and watermelon when in season. Mmm!

Veggies w/ ranch dip - I use a fat free sour cream and a ranch dressing packet...it is probably the least-whole-foods item I eat, but it makes it really easy to have crudite whenever the mood strikes.

Yogurt with 1/4 cup of All-Bran or other high fiber cereal and some berries or peach pieces - usually I use fat free Greek yogurt, sometimes I use Dannon Light n Fit if I don't have Greek on hand.

Air-popped popcorn sprinkled with sea salt. Popcorn is my FAVORITE whole grain.

If I'm running around and in a pinch, I'll go with lean beef or turkey jerky (if my protein is low for the day) or FiberOne bars (if my fiber is low for the day). Both pack well, so they are easy to keep in the trunk in case I get stuck without a snack somewhere.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:59 PM   #3
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For sweet snack attacks I go right for fruits that I keep on my counter. Or the grapes I keep in my freezer.

For crunchy, the veggies I keep cut up in my fridge.

Or definitely air-popped popcorn. Topped with salt, or a seasoning/spice, or sometimes with a little splenda & cinnamon.
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:01 PM   #4
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Know both of these will probably sound sooooo boring . . .

Celery with light string cheese -- lots of chewing and the protein in the cheese helps to fill you up and keep you satisfied.

A mug of hot or cold water with a tsp of Splenda and a Tablespoon of lemon juice for some reason just seems to take the edge off sometimes.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:04 PM   #5
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light yogurt
piece of cheese
South Beach Diet cereal bar
Apple w/natural peanut butter
celery w/nat'l pb
celery w/light cream cheese-garden flavor
cucumbers, carrots, celery, tomatoes dipped in salad dressing of choice
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Fruit-orange, melons, cherries, grapes, apples, plums, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
cottage cheese
handful of almonds, walnuts, dry roasted peanuts, pistachios
leftover salad
boiled egg with piece of cheese
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:21 PM   #6
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Sugar free fudgsicle, 40 calories
Kraft handisnacks sugar free pudding, 45 caloires + 2tbs fat free cool whip 15 calories
1/2 cup Strawberries and 2 servings ff ccol whip 80 calories
Quaker Ranch rice cakes
1 Low fat graham cracker with 1 marshmellow and 1 tsp Nutella, about 100 calories
baby carrots, raw brocolli, celery, with fat free blue cheese dressing, mixed with cottage cheese
Yogurt and raspberries
Sugar free jello with cool whip, strawberries or bananas, and pudding
Weight Watcher's Lemon Cake with Strawberries and 1/2 cup fat free frozen yogurt and cool whip about 250 calories
Hard boiled Egg
Root beer float with diet A&W root beer and 1/2 cup fat free ice cream, vanilla extract
Frozen banana mashed with a fudgsicle and cool whip
Canned pumpkin, chilled and mixed with vanilla fat free sugar free pudding, with cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, topped with ff cool whip
Cant tell I like pudding and cool whip can you?
I stock UP on that stuff.
If artificial sweeteners were deadly, I would already be six feet under! LOL!
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:30 PM   #7
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I like rice cakes 7 mini ones are about 70 calories

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100 calorie air-popped popcorn
String cheese
Weight watchers cream cheese (1 point and/or 60 calories per little container and 3 grams of fiber)
Celery
Grapes
Any sort of berries
Laughing cow cheese with slices of apple
Turkey slices with laughing cow cheese rolled up in butter lettuce

I also try and drink a glass of water and wait a few minutes to see if I am actually hungry or usually just bored.

I hope these help!
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:30 PM   #8
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Low fat cottage cheese
Sugar snap peas
Red pepper strips
Cherry/Grape tomatoes
Tart apples, sliced
Grapefruit
7 Low-fat triscuits with 3/4 oz. low fat cheese
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:36 PM   #9
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pickles
grapes
cup of beef broth
apple
banana
fat free bumble bee tuna salad and whole wheat cracker packs
pretzels
fiber one bar
lots more i guess, but those are what i reach for the most
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:13 AM   #10
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I have 2 snacks each day, one in the afternoon and one at night.

The afternoon is almost always some form of latte or cafe au lait and fruit.

The evening one is usually soy chips or some sort of snack that has a good balance of protein/fat/carbs (I sometimes cut up 1/2 of a Zone bar or the like if I want something sweet).
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:15 AM   #11
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I try to eat snacks that pack a punch nutritionally. I especially look for snacks that are high in protein. I stay away from energy bars (too many calories for too little food), 100-calorie packs, and other high-carb snacks (except for fruit).
  • 1 serving of oatmeal or other hot cereal (sometimes with a tbsp of peanut butter stirred into it)
  • 1/2 cup of Fiber One cereal, dry
  • Low carb (50 calorie) wrap spread with laughing cow cheese wedge. Sometimes I also add sliced fruit (like apples), tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes, or lean deli meat
  • Hard-boiled egg. Sometimes I scoop out the yolk and mix it with dijon mustard then scoop it back into the whites to make a quick deviled egg.
  • Omelet (well more a scramble really) with 1/4 cup egg beaters and spinach and mushrooms. Sometimes I also a laughing cow cheese wedge, 1/2 oz of light feta, or sun-dried tomatoes. Sometimes I top it with salsa or chutney.
  • Kippered herring or sardines on water crackers.
  • Yogurt veggie salad made of 1.5 oz halved cherry tomatoes, 2.5 oz diced cucumber, 1/4 cup garbanzo beans, 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt, 1 tsp dijon mustard, minced fresh basil or mint, sea salt, and pepper. Sometimes I add 1/2 pouch of salmon or tuna.
  • Fruit (whatever is in season). Sometimes I make a dip for the fruit out of 2 tbsp non-fat cream cheese, cinnamon, and splenda.
  • Cottage cheese
  • Non-fat yogurt sweetened with sugar-free Torani syrup and fruit, topped with cinnamon. It's sort of a fruit and yogurt parfait.
  • Meg's Fiber One Muffins. I always have a batch on hand and I eat one every day.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:18 AM   #12
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I'm sure people are sick of hearing me talk about my best friend....the sweet potato.....BUT....for me it's the best snack of all. One amazing sweet potato will keep away hunger for at least two hours. I eat one EVERY day. I swear my skin is going to be orange soon! I should do a commercial about sweet potatoes because I do more advertising for them!!! I love you sweet potato.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:14 PM   #13
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BlueToBlue--The Yogurt veggie salad recipe sounds really good. I can't wait to try it. It includes so many of my favorite things! Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:38 PM   #14
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I need to know more about these wraps. Are you using a tortilla? I don't care for them raw.

Hmmmm. Lots of food for thought in this thread.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:45 PM   #15
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I LOVE kiwi berries! They're about the size of a grape, but taste just like a sweet kiwi, with no fuzzy skin (you eat the whole thing).

Marcona almonds are another favorite of mine. They don't have the skins, are thin and crunchy, and a small portion along with cheese or fruit makes for a filling and satisfying snack.

Whole grain toast with natural peanut butter - comforting and yummy.

I also love "veggies and dip" - my favorites are cauliflower, carrots, grape tomatoes, cucumber, and pepper strips. My dip is usually lemon hummus, but I also sometimes make my own ranch with nonfat greek yogurt, a little nonfat mayo, and seasoning.
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