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I have been craving crunchy things!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I found this article and looking back I actually have been eating some of these.

If you're accustomed to snacking on chips and pretzels, you probably like some crunch when you munch. Nuts are a delicious go-to choice, but they're not your only crunchy snack option! Here are some other healthy nibbles to add to your snacking repertoire:

Raw veggies, including celery, green or red peppers, cauliflower and broccoli florets, served with hummus or a lo-cal dressing
emoticon Dill pickles (seek out the no-sugar-added variety and limit your consumption if you're watching sodium intake)
Edamame (boiled soy beans, sold by the bag in the frozen foods section of most supermarkets)
emoticon Sunflower seeds (count these toward your daily nut/seed allowance)

Soy nuts
Carrot sticks
emoticon Whole-wheat crackers --- I say rye crisps or WASA breads!
emoticon High-fiber, low-sugar, whole-grain cereal
Air-popped or microwaveable popcorn (check the label to be sure it doesn't contain trans fats)
emoticon Apple slices
emoticon Frozen grapes
Toasted whole-wheat pita bread, sliced into triangles, with hummus
Toasted whole-wheat tortillas or wraps, sliced into triangles, served with salsa or a bean-based dip

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AWESOMECHELZ 12/2/2012 2:48AM

    I LOVE crunchy thing! emoticon emoticon emoticon (after being in the oven a little bit longer). emoticon
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EATVEGAN 11/29/2012 11:47PM

    I guess I haven't been craving crunchy, because I don't eat any of those things, and don't seem to have missed them. But when I go to Subway for a Veggie Delight I always get plenty of cucumbers and appreciate the crunch they give to my sandwich.

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TOPAZ-TURTLE 11/29/2012 11:35AM

    Great suggestions! I have just discovered roasted kale "chips." Yummy!

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EBURGITE 11/29/2012 11:23AM

    great ideas. emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 11/29/2012 10:47AM

    Great ideas! emoticon emoticon

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TBROBERG 11/29/2012 10:31AM

    I have found that celery with 1/4 cup of fresh salsa makes a great crunchy snack!

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GREENCAT1 11/29/2012 8:27AM

    Mmmmm! Add roasted chickpeas to the list!

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OPTIMIST1948 11/29/2012 8:25AM

    Sounds great but really what I have been craving is warm gooey cheese....

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A_NEW_JAN 11/29/2012 7:50AM

    I can't be trusted with hummus! emoticon It is one of my favorite things & I can never stop at a tablespoon or 2.
I haven't had rye crisp in years - I'm going to see if I can find it on my next shopping trip.

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FLAMENM 11/29/2012 1:31AM

    I love seaweeds chips. Crunchy and yummy!

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JAZZEJR 11/28/2012 11:14PM

    Great suggestions! I'm going to try some sea weed chips I saw on Dr. Oz too--sounds awful, but apparently they're pretty good--and have the crunch.

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SONYALATRECE 11/28/2012 10:14PM

    Uh...feeling the urge myself now... emoticon

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LINOVER 11/28/2012 8:24PM

    It's not really crunchy but I slice a banana and freeze it. It satisfies my craving for ice cream.

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VONBLACKBIRD 11/28/2012 7:44PM

    Some cereals eaten dry also provide crunch..bagel chips, dried apples, etc.

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WALLAHALLA 11/28/2012 5:39PM

    now i have the munchies

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BARB5970 11/28/2012 5:09PM

    All good ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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MISSG180 11/28/2012 4:52PM

    Apples have really been a blessing!

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GRNDMOM43 11/28/2012 4:23PM

    I love crunchy but with my Gastoparesis I have to eliminate most of them. I do try to find something low fiber when I can.

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PATRICIA441 11/28/2012 4:15PM

    I llove froze grapes! I cut up carrot sticks and put them in ice water in the fridge .They make a great, low cal quick and easy snack! emoticon and emoticon Yum!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 11/28/2012 4:00PM

    I just finished munching on an apple. Thanks

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KATHARINE1948 11/28/2012 3:57PM

    I will eat wheat thins
& frozen grapes
all elase I dont like sorry

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BARBARASDIET 11/28/2012 3:49PM

    Popcorn is one of my favorites snack choices.

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LTMURPHY7 11/28/2012 3:29PM


Good choices

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