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Healthy Food for our busy life

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Page 11 of our Live Healthy America E-book offers:
“Healthy Food for our busy life – Anytime, Anywhere” to help us “from getting those mid-afternoon hunger pangs no matter what life throws our way.

In the Fridge at the Office:
• Egg (hard-boiled ahead of time; if you peel it, keep in air-tight container.)
• Low-fat or nonfat yogurt with protein such as Greek (watch sugar content)
• Single-serving orange juice bottles/tomato juice cans
• Reduced-fat pudding packs
• Sliced veggies and reduced-fat salad dressing
• Fruit such as grapes and oranges that have a longer shelf life
• Low-fat cheese such as string, Babybel®, Laughing Cow®

In our Purse or Backpack:
• Baked or reduced-fat potato chips/tortilla chips in a zipper bag
• Cereal (low-sugar and high-fiber preferably) in a zipper bag
• Cereal bar
• Granola bar such as Nature Valley® Protein
• Mixed nuts in a zipper bag
• Pretzels in a zipper bag
• Dried fruit in mini boxes such as raisins, cranberries, blueberries, etc.

In our car:
• Almonds (unsalted preferably)
• Mixed nuts
• Trail mix
• Snack bags of pretzels and/or popcorn, even PopChips
• 100-calorie snack bags

In our Desk Drawer at the Office:
• Canned fruit
• Fruit (apples will store the best)
• Instant oatmeal
• Canned shakes (e.g. Slim-Fast)
• Microwave soup cups (broth-based and low sodium preferably)
• Snack-size peanut butter and whole grain crackers
• Raisins
• Microwave popcorn
• Whole grain crackers"

Another great list as we continue to become "AWAKE! ALIVE! AWARE! and Appreciative of ALL that IS".


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALIGIRL 5/5/2012 3:28PM

    This website should answer your question Kathleen

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DOKEYOKEY 5/5/2012 9:50AM

    Hi, Kaligirl -- Thanks for posting this. I'm curious about what you know about Greek yogurt. Why does it have more protein? All yogurt starts from...milk...which can have variable fat content, depending on the type of cow, but does milk also have variable protein? Or is it something about how the Greeks make their yogurt?

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CRYSTALJEM 5/4/2012 10:12PM

    I'm keeping this list handy. Thank you!,

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EARTHSEAME 5/4/2012 12:47PM

    Great list!

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BELLAMEMAW 5/4/2012 5:59AM

    Thank you! This is so helpful xoxoxox Pat

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HIKINGSD 5/4/2012 2:57AM

    Thank you for sharing.

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SLASALLE 5/3/2012 4:57PM

    Hey Kali - I also keep canned tuna (in water) in my desk drawer at the office. That way, if I get stuck for lunch, I'm covered. I LOVE nuts, so almost always have those nearby wherever I am, though you have to limit them.

I found these Cabot White Cheese sticks (individually wrapped) at Costco - a BIG bag of individually wrapped cheeses that are only 50 calories for .75 ounce of white cheddar. Yum!!! So I buy this at Costco and leave some at home and take a bunch to work!!!

Fruit is my go-to snack!!! I ALWAYS feel like I'm having something sweet if I have fruit.

Great info - as always, thanks for sharing -


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TWINSFITBY40 5/3/2012 3:12PM

    Hello Kaligirl, Thanks for this great list. I really needed a reference for snacking. At times I cannot decide what would be a healthy snack. Thanks for the well wishes. I am feeling better... Hugs, Maria

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