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3/20/09 6:22 P

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Special K Multi grain crackers (24 is 120 calories)
17 crackers is 90 calories. Really good-tried them.
I eat them with salsa and low-fat cream cheese, also.
Great with regular cheese.

Edited by: GRANNIGM at: 3/20/2009 (18:25)

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3/19/09 4:35 P

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Reva--The banana/yogurt idea is interesting. I guess this is something that would require a fork or spoon as it doesn't sound like finger food.

Hmmm, some of these look really good and spark my imagination. I was getting stuck at apples and cheese, which happens to be a good take-along snack. Celery and peanut butter sounds good. As does the hummus. I LOVE hummus and will make some and figure out the calories.

Here's more ideas gleaned from SP articles:

1.Bruschetta: Traditionally, this starter is made with thin slices of toasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with tomato and basil. Get whole wheat or multigrain baguettes from the bakery. Have them slice the bread--it'll be thinner and more uniform. 45 calories; 2 g fat per piece Or you could buy those little bread rounds in the package that are for hors d'oeuvres.

2. Salsa: Jarred or homemade, spicy or mild, this is a no-fail appetizer. Serve it with baked or whole-grain chips, vegetables or pita chips. 50-75 calories a cup.

3. Shrimp cocktail: Shrimp is lean, and each one has 1 gram of filling protein. Protein takes longer to digest and keeps you fuller, longer. 10 calories, no fat per shrimp with a teaspoon of cocktail sauce.

4. Deviled eggs: Halve the mayo in the recipe to save calories. These are another filling, healthy treat. Instead of your typical filling, try hummus, salsa, or even that smoked salmon mousse. It sounds strange, but it will look gourmet. 65 calories, 3 g fat per half of an egg. I actually make the filling by mixing the mashed yolk with just mustards of various flavors. No mayo so the calories are lower, more toward 40 calories per 1/2 egg.

5. Popcorn: this is something that I don't eat, but I think for many people it would make a good snack if you pop it without oil.

6. Cottage cheese (non-fat kind) with fresh fruit. One-fourth cup non-fat cottage cheese and 1/2 grapefruit cut up on top = 68 calories, 7 g protein and 10 g carbs. A wonderful loc-cal snack with enough protein to stick with you. For other fruits--peaches, oranges, pineapple, the calories would be close to the same thing, but you can figure it exactly. I had this today and it is great.

Edited by: FISHPOND7 at: 3/19/2009 (18:05)
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3/19/09 4:03 P

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I think celery & peanut butter is da bomb!!!
I love nuts and crunch.

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TORYSUE's Photo TORYSUE Posts: 1,237
3/17/09 10:27 P

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Kashi TLC bars are a great snack.
4g of fiber, 5g of protein and only 120 calories. The dark chocolate is just enough to raise your serotonin level making you a bit happier and ready to stay focused on your goal.

banana spread with peanut butter and then a little sprinkle of cinnomon is also a good one to try.

Edited by: TORYSUE at: 3/17/2009 (22:27)

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3/16/09 8:21 A

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I can't take credit for inventing this one, but it is DELICIOUS.
1/2 banana
Spread with 1 T. peanut butter
Drizzle with 1 serving low calorie vanilla yogurt

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LINDALOU142's Photo LINDALOU142 Posts: 2,863
3/14/09 8:10 A

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I like to take Sabra Hummus with garlic & Pine Nuts and dip celery into it. Hummas has 70 cal and 3 carbs for 2 tablespoon serving size.

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3/14/09 4:54 A

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I like to have a WASA Brod with Peanut Butter.

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CURRY63's Photo CURRY63 Posts: 3,732
3/13/09 8:23 P

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This is a great idea. Personally, I like a bowl of stewed tomatoes (my way). It is warm and filling. Janice

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3/13/09 3:47 P

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This is the place for keeping yourself out of a rut and making your diet more interesting when you don't want to eat "the same old thing."

Post your ideas for healthy snacks, including nutritional information so it's easier to make a choice..

Be careful on some of these snacks. Is having Hershey's kisses or pretzels in the house going to be too much for you to handle? Will this cause you to stumble? APPROACH SOME OF THESE SNACKS WITH CAUTION IF NECESSARY!

Use these snacks for emergencies, or combine with lean meat and fibrous veggie for a small 250 calorie meal.

1. Apple wedges and 1 oz. pepper cheese -- 134 calories
2. 1/2 cup non-fat cottage cheese and 1/2 grapefruit- or other fruit -- 99 calories, 14 g protein
3. SparkPeople s'mores (2 sections graham cracker, 1 dark Hershey's kiss, 1 marshmallow) heated till melty. 110 calories, 1.4 g. fat (Get DH to bring one Kiss home from office)
4. P,B & J on thin sliced bread, 1 Tbs. PB. -- 145 calories, 9 g. fat
5. Pretzels and dried fruit
6. Leftovers
7. Frozen 100% fruit bar, 90 calories, 0 g fat
8. Activia yogurt with fruit -- 100 calories, 6 g protein
9. Protein powder smoothie -- about 100 calories
10. Split pea or bean soup, 3/4 Cup, about 165 calories, good for fiber
11. Cup of tea with lemon and stevia, with one square 70% chocolate -- 55 calories, 4.3 g fat

More to come . . .

~ Gail~

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