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SUGARPOP02
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6/17/12 10:40 A

This sounds awesome.....I will try..... emoticon



SUGARPOP02
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6/17/12 10:39 A

This really sounds great....Thanks..... emoticon



MUSICALJESSICA
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6/17/12 8:06 A

Loads of you keep saying about FLAVOURED cheese spread?!? We only get regular or light in my supermarket - never seen flavoured before. We get Primula which is cheese spread and that has some flavours like prawn, ham, etc.

What flavoured cheese spreads do u get? Just because now I'm interested lol.



KAPELAKIN
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6/16/12 11:36 P

Hard boiled egg, almonds, roasted soybeans, pistachios, string cheese, fresh fruit, raw veggies with hummus (bell pepper, celery, carrots, snap peas, broccoli)



BIRDLSLAURIE
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6/16/12 9:44 P

Smoked turkey slice and a small slice of mozzarella rolled up in a romaine lettuce leaf, boiled egg, a few Wheat Thins and laughing cow cheese, cottage cheese with a small piece of fruit or some celery



TKING3393
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6/16/12 8:56 P

Pickles, pop-corn, fruit & cheese, apples, carrots or bananas with peanut butter! Animal crackers! On occasion I have whole wheat tortilla's heated up in the toaster oven w/cheese & meat slices.
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PCVCHRISTINE
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6/16/12 8:47 P

I love Laughing Cow cheese wedges, but my closest grocer only has a few flavors. I need to find a place that has some of the other yummy flavors.

Pita chips are one of my go to snacks. I eat the Kangaroo brand, they have a few different flavors, 110 calories per serving.

Like others here, hummus is another thing I almost always have on hand. Sometimes I eat it with pita chips, sometimes with veggies. String cheese is another favorite (important for protein, and low in calories).



SCRAPHAPPY09
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6/16/12 8:01 P

I make granola bars. I use all the natural ingredients - coconut milk, coconut oil, honey to mix with five different kinds of nuts. Oats, flaxseed, unsweetened shaved coconut, pitaschio, cashew, pecans, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Then I cook them for about 30 minutes in the oven. So good! I just need to remind myself to make some more soon. My son and I eat it once or two times a day.

Edited by: SCRAPHAPPY09 at: 6/16/2012 (20:02)


GOTSTA
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6/16/12 7:02 P

I like to mix or blend fat free Greek yogurt with berries and a little honey, then freeze for an hour or so and stir. It's very healthy, but it feels like a treat, almost like ice cream.

Also just bought some Popsicle molds and plan on making fruit purée Popsicles or maybe fat free pudding pops.

Lite string cheese is good and helps me get in my protein, plus it takes a while to eat in small strings, so it's not gone in just a couple quick bites. More satisfying.



MUSICALJESSICA
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6/16/12 12:46 P

Ooo thanks for the houmous recipe! You can buy flavoured houmous too now so I could experiment with flavours



FUTUREB1
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6/16/12 11:27 A

I like carrots (or other crunchy veggies) and homemade hummus-- take a can of chickpeas and put them in a blender or food processor with a pinch of garlic, a tablespoon of lemon juice, and other spices you like. Add water if the consistency is off. Homemade hummus is super delicious and incredibly cheap (a can of chickpeas is like 75 cents, whereas if you buy hummus it's like $4 for the same amount).



MAMA_GHANDA
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6/16/12 10:50 A

I love the Skinny Cow products. they're so good and with out the guilt emoticon

Edited by: MAMA_GHANDA at: 6/17/2012 (21:33)


MUSICALJESSICA
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6/16/12 4:14 A

Aww thanks for the popcorn and cracker chips info. :-)

And I really love chickpeas too so that sounds delicious. Do you eat them cold? So something to take on the go? Or are they nicer hot?

Just added a bag of plain popcorn to my shopping list for the week! Really looking forward to making them tasty next week. I have a grinder that has chilli, garlic and sea salt in and that is delicious on salads/pasta/chicken and I think I'm going to try using some spray EVOO and season with that one.



BAMBI31311
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6/16/12 4:09 A

Canned chick peas (or soak dry ones yourself if you have time), 1 tbspn EVOO, a little salt and any spices you like. Place on roasting try and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. They are yummy.



FITSMALLCLOTHES
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6/15/12 10:29 P

I love popcorn. I use a hot air popper. A Misto sprays a light spray of extra virgin olive oil.
Then any seasoning will stick. Kernel Season's has many flavors and no MSG.



OOPSIE-DAISY
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6/15/12 6:48 P

Jessica, I will check the bag of popcorn when I get home and see what herbs/spices they used and post here later. : )



CSRSTAR
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6/15/12 6:35 P

I believe cracker chips are similar to the Special K ones, if not the same? I've never had them, but felt compelled to answer your question. :) www2.kelloggs.com/ProductDetail.aspx?id=24
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GINGERMACC
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6/15/12 5:49 P

One of my favorite snacks is one tablespoon of chopped walnuts or almonds with one tablespoon of Nestle Toll House Chocolate Morsels. It has monounsaturated fats and it's better than chocolate covered nuts or a candy bar. Another fave is plain greek yogurt with blueberries stirred in it. I usually buy the frozen no-sugar berries, defrost them and then add them, juice and all, into the yogurt. So I get my protein, calcium, and fruit in one snack. Of course fresh veggies and fruit is always a good snack when it's hot outside and they're available in season.



MUSICALJESSICA
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6/15/12 5:28 P

I like eating dairylea/laughing cow light triangles just on their own. Mmmmmm



IMAREADER
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6/15/12 5:22 P

I love those mini sweet peppers (and they're so pretty with their red, yellow and orange colors), but I haven't seen any at the stores lately. I also love Laughing Cow cheese wedges (I've been eating their newest flavor, Cinnamon, on my morning Lender's Whole Wheat bagel some mornings).



MUSICALJESSICA
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6/15/12 5:05 P

Also, what are cracker chips?

And almond milk sounds like a great suggestion too. Where would I get this from? Is it a health-food jobby or just regular supermarket?



TXMAMABEAR2
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6/15/12 5:04 P

I have to try the peppers and cheese idea! Thanks for posting!



MUSICALJESSICA
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6/15/12 5:03 P

Last time I checked in on this thread there were 4 posts! So thanks for all the suggestions everyone.

We don't have the Trader Joe popcorn here (in UK) but that sounds delicious with herbs and spices! The only savoury popcorn we tend to get in UK is salted.

How do I make the seasoning so it sticks to the popcorn? Do I have to put anything extra in or just stir it all round? (love popcorn but don't have it very often).

I am definitely going to be pinching alot of these suggestions





TXMAMABEAR2
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6/15/12 5:01 P

I definately have to try the mug brownies! Thanks!



MAGGIEMURPHY4
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6/15/12 4:41 P

I like hard boiled eggs for snacks and fruit...I have an orange around 10 am every day after the gym...peeling them and eating them slice by slice slows me down and since I don't have much sugar in my diet these days they taste sweeter than candy. A bowl of Cheerios with Skim milk at night is another favorite. I would also suggest that you not buy anymore unhealthy snacks so the temptation isn't there. It's one thing to want candy(or something else) It's another thing to have to get into your car and go buy it. I truly believe that healthy eating should be a family affair.



WHOVIANGIRL23
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6/15/12 4:22 P

There's a lot of great suggestions here.

Almonds, yogurt, fresh fruit/veggies, rice cakes, crackers, granola bars, protein bars, string cheese.



OOPSIE-DAISY
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6/15/12 4:17 P

I found these mini peppers at the grocery store this week - yellow, orange and red, and they look like hot peppers but they are really mild and sweet but with some crunch. I cut the top off (where the stem is), slice them in half and spread a little bit of laughing cow cheese. They are yummy and I was surprised that 3 of them would actually fill me up. And for LESS than 100 calories! My co-worker suggested that I put them in the broiler for a minute to melt the cheese bit.

I also love Trader Joe's Popcorn with Herbs and Spices. LOVE IT! Usually popcorn doesn't satisfy me, but this isn't greasy and I love that savory taste. It's not at all overwhelming either, and 140 calories for 1 serving.

I also try to take 2 snacks to work, as well as lunch. It is definitely a challenge to keep my meals/snacks from becoming boring! I really want to be successful this time.



_MICH_
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6/15/12 3:16 P

Hi.. i'm new on here.. and that such a GREAT idea.. posting your snacks on the fridge along w/the calorie in take,, something that I'm going to do for sure! thanks for sharing! Michelle



KWING517
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6/15/12 2:43 P

We usually have a bowl of cereal (Life or Cherios) with skim milk for a snack. I stick to the serving size (unless I'm way under calories for the day), but hubby likes a full bowl! I've been known to throw in some berries if I have them, too. It's much better than the whole package of Oreos we used finish off when we wanted a snack!



BUBRA007
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6/15/12 2:30 P

A few rye crisps with a laughing cow cheese wedge and a peach. Yummy and under 200 calories.

I've made the past two days single-serving mug brownies..SO GOOD! I found the recipe here...it calls for 1T whole wheat flour, 1T sugar, 1T yogurt, 1T unsweetened cocoa, a pinch of baking soda, salt, and 1/2 t vanilla. Mix and microwave 60 seconds. I add a few dark chocolate chips on top...only 100 calories!



TCHAREST6
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6/15/12 2:18 P

My biggest problem is chocolate.... Does anyone have any suggestions??? I sure could use some help... Thanks



EMILYDOODLE
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6/15/12 12:36 P

cracker chips is my snack that i probably have everyday, they have cheddar, sea salt and sour cream and onion flavored. they only have 110 calories for 1 serving. delicious!



IMAREADER
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6/15/12 11:43 A

I crave salty or spicy snacks rather than sweet ones. At home, I keep boiled eggs in the fridge and will eat one with a tiny sprinkle of salt. But, I try not to eat too many eggs in a week, so I usually turn to popcorn when I want something else.

I need to make a list of the possible snacks that I can have according to the calories I have budgeted for them and keep it on my fridge. Then, I can just look at the list and choose something instead of rummaging in the pantry. (I don't keep junk food in the house, but I'm amazed at what I can find to eat when I'm hungry and don't have anything in particular in mind.)

You know, I don't think I've ever had string cheese (although I do buy the reduced-fat cheddar in blocks and cut off an ounce now and then for a snack). I may pick up some string cheese at the store this evening.

Edited by: IMAREADER at: 6/15/2012 (11:44)


MI-ELLKAYBEE
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6/15/12 11:41 A

A rice cake (brown rice, low or no salt added.) On sale, the store brand is 2 bags for $3; there are 14 rice cakes per bag at under 11 cents per rice cake. I have rain checks for 12 more bags at the sale price, so I can get them between sales and never pay the regular price of $2.29 per bag! Each rice cake has 30 calories! I think of them as "cookies" - but they're much better for you. Each bag of 14 lasts for nearly 2 weeks!



JWAYNE90
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6/15/12 11:37 A

Sometimes just a nice cup of almond milk does it for me.

It depends how hungry I am though. I always have nuts and raisins with me in case I get hungry after breakfast

Hummus and veggies is a good idea as long as you measure the hummus! I could eat a whole package of the stuff If I dont pay attention.

If you need something just for home- freeze some grapes. The kids I babysit say its like 'grape icecream' and its more natural than frozen fruit bars (not that those are a bad pick if theyre no sugar added)

If you find a good very low calorie (200 or lower) muffin recipe, that makes a great portable snack and if you freeze some you can make them last longer.



GRIZ1GIRL
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6/15/12 11:32 A

Fruits & veggies! :)



KIMMIE124
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6/15/12 11:29 A

peanuts. The protein keeps hunger away.



AMYCOOKIE
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6/15/12 10:54 A

boiled eggs, popcorn, yogurt, string cheese, dried jalapenos (if you like a spicy, crunchy snack)



CLRWILLIAMS25
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6/15/12 10:50 A

fruit flavored non-fat yogurt is my new favorite.
I also snack on:
lots of fruit-grapes, apples, strawberries, peaches etc (I buy whichever is on sale)
low-fat cheese or string cheese
cut up veggies dipped in cottage cheese (I sprinkle onion dip mix or cayenne or something in it)
protein powder shake
air-popped popcorn



KELSTERS99
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6/15/12 10:42 A

I love apple with peanut butter
or
my doc suggested a protein bar - some of them taste like candy bars so I actually feel like I am eating bad but I'm not and they are filling.



RIET69
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6/15/12 10:32 A

My favorite and most filling snack is an apple and about 10 unsalted almonds.



SHE-LION
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6/15/12 10:23 A

A piece of fruit, string cheese, fruit cup (low sugar kind), jello



TEEN_MOMMA
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6/15/12 9:50 A

The 60 calorie sugar free pudding



HAPPYERIN
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6/15/12 9:49 A

For work, I pack myself at least two snacks so that I have them when I'm tempted. Usually it's 2T of hummus with baby carrots, or a reduced fat string cheese, or celery with laughing cow cheese, or a piece of fruit.

It's over the weekends that I'm more likely to stray a little from these more healthy options, but I try to meet myself halfway by snacking on a Soy Lil Dreamer or Vita Brownie.



KRISTI927
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6/15/12 9:19 A

I make litte snack bags of 10 bite-sized Frosted Mini-Wheats. At 95 calories, they satisfy my sweet tooth and have enough fiber to make me feel full.

Edited by: KRISTI927 at: 6/15/2012 (09:20)


SPOORK
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6/15/12 9:16 A

-try new fruits and don't always buy the same ones each week. make a small smoothie
-apple with peanutbutter and rasins
-make your own trail mixes (maybe nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate?)
-vegetables with hummus or nutbutter
-small sandwiches/wraps
-whole wheat bread with nutbutter
-yogurt
-cheese
-small servings of leftovers



LCRUMLEY81
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6/15/12 7:50 A

love theses ideas



MUSICALJESSICA
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6/15/12 5:16 A

That sounds good, thanks. I'll have to try that.



ZORBS13
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6/15/12 5:12 A

meat/cheese rollups:

take a slice of low sodium deli meat, put a slice of cheese and a large handful of greens inside, roll up.

I eat some combo of fruit/cheese/whole grain chips every day for a snack and have been for about 5 years.



MUSICALJESSICA
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6/15/12 5:02 A

I have been finding that if I don't have healthy snacks prepared I turn to the bad stuff that is still in the house (i.e.: Ice cream, cakes, etc.)

Fruit, nuts, etc. are easy to have around but truth be told I'm getting a little bored of the same stuff all the time.

Do you have any suggestions? Both savoury/sweet things.



 
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