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SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (135,416)
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5/6/13 3:11 A

Remember, too, that you are 5 weeks post c-section. IF you are breastfeeding, then remember you need about 500 more calories than someone else with your stats, who isn't post-natal. Also, it may be that you need more because of the healing from the c-section.

My favourite Grab 'n Go Snacks are fruit, yoghurt (I have a yummy one with wholegrains), a couple dried fruit and few nuts, and a very high-fibre snack-bar which is only around 100 calories. I always have muffins in the freezer, too, and at the moment I have healthy 'makeover' Morning Glory Muffins. They thaw until I am ready to devour them.

Kris



LOVEMOUSE82 SparkPoints: (3,788)
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5/5/13 9:07 P

Whole wheat bread with a tablespoon of almond butter.
Nonfat plain Greek yogurt
Grapes
Almonds and dates (make a train mix together)
Protein bars such as life choice
Oatmeal with blueberries and Greek yogurt (my fav breakfast but a good evening snack also if I'm still super hungry at night)
Or just blueberries with Greek yogurt (or any fruit)
Carrots and almond butter

Actually your peanut butter and glass of water was not a bad idea at all. When we are hungry for a snack, it is best to have something with enough fat and protein to give you the FULL feeling. Peanut butter is perfect for that. Love bananas and peanut butter too. I switched to almond butter and it is SO super delicious!!! I can't believe I didn't switch sooner.

YOGA_KITTY SparkPoints: (6,326)
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5/5/13 11:50 A

My fave snacks:

fresh fruit!
portion controlled almonds (1 oz)
low fat cheese (1 oz only)
hard boiled egg
raw veggies with hummus


SLENDERELLA61 SparkPoints: (161,981)
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5/5/13 10:24 A

baby carrots and hummus that comes in a 6 pack; string cheese and apple; banana and 1 T of peanuts or a Tablespoon of unsalted cashews; unsweetened applesauce in 4 ounce cups with a few unsalted walnuts; celery sticks with garbanzo beans




BUSYGRANNY5 SparkPoints: (233,517)
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5/5/13 8:49 A

Light yogurt, Fiber one bars, light microwave popcorn, fresh fruit, fresh fruit, fresh fruit, and more fresh fruit

KMFITZ721 Posts: 72
5/5/13 7:21 A

Since I work nights and the care facility I work at usually doesn't have food in it I bring in my food. I eat snacks after midnight. I keep Townhouse flatbread which is 80 calories for 8 of them, light yogurt, and Weight Watchers has cheese sticks which are only 50 calories. A trick I learned if I want ice cream is to freeze a container of yogurt and is really good. Hope this helps.

SUSANSEARCY SparkPoints: (6,946)
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5/5/13 1:07 A

My favorite snacks are sunbelt brand chocolate chip granola bars, bananas, and colby jack cheese cubes (1 svg. size.) Oranges and apples are great, too!

ANGELCITYGAL SparkPoints: (29,679)
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5/5/13 12:03 A

My favorite snacks (when at home, or to take in an insulated lunch bag):
sugar snap peas
cherry tomatoes
1/8 c. cashews (measure carefully to keep calories low)
light babybel cheese
light laughing cow soft cheese wedges (great as a dip with baby carrots or jicama sticks)
1/2 c. nonfat plain greek yogurt with some berries and cinnamon and vanilla extract
celery sticks with a little peanut butter (again, measure)


JAZZTHEJAZZ Posts: 197
5/3/13 6:46 P

Some easy, simple snacks:

Yogurt
Cottage cheese (with fruit, with tomatoes/cucumbers, or plain)
Laughing Cow cheese and crackers
Raw veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, carrots, etc) with a little dip or dressing
1/2 PB & J Sandwich
Fruit of any kind
Beef Jerky
Hard Boiled egg
Tuna

Hope this helps give you some ideas!

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (141,853)
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5/3/13 1:58 P

KATHYLOOP,

Remember, you're trying to change habits learned over a life time. That's not going to happen overnight, a week, a month or even a year. Change takes time. So, don't beat yourself up if you find yourself turning to less than healthy snacks now and then. The goal isn't to eat perfectly. The goal is to learn healthier habits which in turn will help us live a longer healthier life.

There is no reason you can't enjoy some low cal microwave popcorn for a snack. Keep some fresh fruit on hand. Buy whatever is in season to save money. If you enjoy apples, but think you may get bored with them, eat the apple slices with a small bit of peanut butter. Do you like hummus ? If you've never tried hummus before, hummus is a wonderful spread made from chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, etc... hummus can be eaten with fresh veggies or toasted pita wedges. You can even eat it in sandwiches. I do all the time.

You might also want to keep some Greek style yogurts on hand for snacks too.

Remember, you don't have to be perfect to be healthy. All things in moderation.



DETROITMOMOF2 SparkPoints: (23,818)
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5/3/13 1:01 P

I keep Babybel and/or lite cheese, greek yogurt, peanuts (becareful to only eat an ounce), cranraisins (helps with sugar cravings), bananas and high quality dark chocolate. I have lost about 65 pounds and I am in maintenance mode right now. I am a monster when it comes to chocolate, so when I really want it I usually have 70% or higher and you only need a small amount to satisfy your craving.

KATHYLOOP SparkPoints: (751)
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5/3/13 12:37 P

So today is day 4 of watching what I eat and 4 days since I cut out pop and sugary snacks. I am 5 weeks post c-section so right now I'm focusing on the food end of my journey. Well, I decided I wanted a snack...but really can't find any healthy snacks. I have a 2 1/2 year old and 5 week old so I'm not driving anywhere until I get groceries. I ended up eating a spoonful of peanut butter and a glass of water.

What snacks do you keep around the house when you get a craving?

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