3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Food > Food Talk And Fabulous Finds

Food Talk And Fabulous Finds Recipes, Healthy Cooking, and General Food Topics

Thread Tools
Old 10-18-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
Senior Member
beth4365's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 588

S/C/G: 215.5/185.5/150

Height: 5'5"

Question BIG snacks?

mandalinn82 and BluetoBlue mentioned in another thread about BIG snacks. I love BIG foods, too. I'd much rather have 4 cups of lettuce than a cookie. But, I admit that I'm not very good at finding BIG snacks. I usually settle for little foods with the flavor I seem to be craving, so I could use some help in this area.

What are some of your favourite BIG snacks? Please share!

"Make time to be healthy or make time to be sick."

beth4365 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2008, 02:55 PM   #2
RealCdn's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,631

S/C/G: 407/358-Dec2007/tracker/125

Height: 5'4"


I'd say veggies and lower-calorie bean dip or hummus. I tend to stick with carrots (baby ones) as they are easy, however, they're a little high on the calories / ounce for veggies. Just make sure that you weigh and/or measure the dip first.
Anne ---> Pictures, pictures, pictures

RealCdn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
Moderating Mama
mandalinn82's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,712

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"


Popcorn! Airpopped popcorn is SO high volume for what you get.

Mix a small amount of something calorie dense (like nonfat greek yogurt....60 calories for 1/2 a cup, and tons of protein) with fruit. 1 cup cantaloupe + 1/2 cup greek yogurt is about 110 calories, and almost 2 cups of food.

I have salads for snack, sometimes. Couple cups of lettuce, sliced carrots, some cucumber, some bell pepper strips, and a laughing cow wedge. Use your favorite low-cal dressing and you've got 2-3 cups of food for around 100 calories.
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
mandalinn82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 04:41 PM   #4
Constant Vigilance
BlueToBlue's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 2,818

S/C/G: 150/132/<130

Height: just under 5'4"


Hot cereal! A nice big bowl is only 120 to 150 calories, depending on what kind you eat. I alternate between oat bran and a multi-grain hot cereal that is similar to oatmeal.

Wraps with lots of spinach or lettuce. I get an egg white salad from Trader Joe's and make wraps out of that with spinach and a low carb wrap. Another great filling is refried beans. Or use lean deli meats for the filling.

Egg-beater omelets with lots of veggies and a laughing cow cheese wedge. I also make omelets with refried beans and salsa.

Another of my favorite snacks is 1/4 cup FF cottage cheese, 1/2 cup FF plain Greek yogurt, sweetened with Splenda, cinnamon, and top it with 1 oz of berries. It's about 100 calories.

Or I make a "salad" with 1/4 cup chickpeas, 2 oz diced cucumber, 1.5 oz cherry tomatoes (or roasted red pepper if cherry tomatoes aren't available), 1/4 cup FF yogurt, 1 tsp dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to taste. It's bigger than you'd expect and comes it at around 100 calories. It tastes like summer to me.
- Barbara

My Before and After Pics

"Decide what you want; decide what you're willing to exchange for it; establish your priorities, and go to work." --H.L. Hunt

"Life has hills. Set the treadmill at an incline."
BlueToBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 07:36 PM   #5
Senior Member
yoyoma's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 1,877

S/C/G: 180/ticker/129 or so =)

Height: 5'6.5"


Cabbage soup! Not the diet, just the soup .
Earning the user name NoYoyoMa: success with Intermittent Fasting - One Meal A Day (IF/OMAD).

yoyoma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 07:53 PM   #6
Choosing with every bite.
WebRover's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,859

S/C/G: 212.5/182/155

Height: 5' 7"


Big bowl of cut up raw veggies: radishes, celery, brocoli and pepper strips

Cut up apple sprinkled with cinnamon with a few blueberries
WebRover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 07:54 PM   #7
murphmitch's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 13,284

S/C/G: 152/116/120

Height: 5' 3"


Honeycrisp apple and a Tbs. of almond or peanut butter.

murphmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 07:58 PM   #8
Pretty harmless really...
evilwomaniamshe's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Location, location!
Posts: 1,139

S/C/G: Maintaining 142-148

Height: 5 ft 8.5" athlete who can give a punch & certainly take one too! :)


2 cups of fresh whole strawberries = 100 calories

low sodium homemade veggie soups
I'm hanging on TIGHT cruising down the maintenance highway, and hoping not to de-rail!
MAINTAINER with 10 + years experience under my belt!
~ Wendalyn
*Diets make you look good in clothes, but exercise & weightlifting make you look good naked! ~true dat!
evilwomaniamshe is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2