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850 3/3/14 11:57 A
My go-to crunchy snack is carrots, but that's obviously a vegetable. :)
Other than that, I get a very satisfying crunch from pickles, and occasionally those mini rice cakes. (Ranch or cheddar are good savory flavors, and caramel is good when I want something sweet.)
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248 3/3/14 11:41 A
I like Kashi pita chips, found in the cracker aisle. I am now eating the zesty salsa version. 11 chips for 120 calories. Very dense and filling. Great to pair with a healthy dip.
Fitness Minutes: (2,161)
65 3/3/14 11:19 A
Depends on the day I'm having. I really enjoy the crunchy nature valley granola bars. I'll eat one as a snack of 90 cals which also hits the sweet spot for me. I enjoy pistachios for my salty craving. I always budget for one crunchy snack in my day because I know I will crave it. Hope this helps.
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3,116 3/3/14 10:49 A
Crunchy chickpeas! Makes changes to shopping list...... ;)
Fitness Minutes: (2,450)
56 3/1/14 4:29 P
My go to crunchy snack is roasted chickpeas. One tablespoon (plain) has just 46 calories, less than a gram of fat, no cholesterol, 2.4 grams of protein, 2.2 grams of fiber and some vitamins. I especially like them because I can change them up however I want and they store well in a plastic baggy for a few days. If you're interested in baking up a batch, this is how I do it www.inthefontofa.com/wiuw-toasted-chickpea s/
Fitness Minutes: (8,736)
693 3/1/14 3:37 P
I do either celery with cream cheese or peanut butter. Radishes have a nice crunch. I let mine soak in a bowl of water in frig so they get extra crunchy. Can also put spreads on it.
Apple slices - I love granny smith apples because they are sweet/tart/crisp/crunchy. I slice one up and eat it alone, or with a dollop of peanut butter or a piece of string cheese.
Popcorn - Low fat, low calories, high fiber. 3 cups air popped is 93 calories (watch adding butter and salt). 3 cups oil popped is about 170. You an get creative with toppings - dried parm cheese and garlic, dried ranch, etc. Some people even use cayenne pepper.
Carrot sticks - The ultimate crunch. Try them dipped in a little hummus.
I am a stress eater and find myself reaching for the crunchy stuff - particularly pretzels - when I need to calm myself down at work. Getting up for a quick walk or drinking ice water doesn't always help - it's like I need to crunch something in my mouth to relax. Can't chew gum due to dental work...and too many veggies cause gastric issues that are embarrassing when you have a cube mate(!) - - - so I'm looking for ideas for crunchy snacks that won't blow the calorie budget. Thank you!
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