Besides the usual fruits & veggies, I usually snack on: lowfat string cheese, dannon light-n-fit yogurt, kashi go lean & go lean crunch (either in yogurt or just dry as a munchie), hard boiled eggs- without the yolk, dry roast almonds & cashews, kashi bars, kashi cookies, 100cal cookie packs, slice whole wheat bread with pb, salted edamame, etc.
I got a big box of freeze dried fruit called "Fruit Crisps". They are individual bags of apples, strawberry banana, and today I saw Asian pear and pineapple! I got a big box at Costco, but I saw the individual ones today at the grocery store. They are only 30-45 calories per bag and very sweet with no sugar added!
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My big thing is pickled hot peppers. When I'm not really hungry, but I need something to chew on, I have 3 or 4 of those, drink a ton of water to cool the burn and there's no room for anything else. It really helps to curb my afternoon snacking. I also like Special K cereal bars.
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i like my hummus w/big carrot sticks and giant cucumber slices. Pita chips are good too.
i eat Lara bars and Clif Nectar bars for breakfast snacks, which are raw fruit and nut bars.
i also drink my snacks... naked juice has the green, blue, red, and gold machine and bolthouse has a vanilla chai protein shake that is to die for. a serving is half the bottle though. it's a great way to get your fruits, veggies, or protein (depending on what juice you're drinking) without having to prepare a thing!
lastly, kashi is my new fave... tlc bars and tlc crackers are great snacks... and remember, any food's a low-cal snack if you eat the right amount of it!
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I just discovered "No Pudge Brownies"- I know they aren't vegan- but they do count as vegetarian, right? They are so yummy- and can be made in single serving increments to soothe my chocolate tooth :-} so excited!
Nothing innovative or anything, but these are some of my usual snacks:
fruit dried fruit nuts seeds a mix of all the above (ie: trail mix) baby carrots dark chocolate Kashi TLC bars CLIF Nectar bars CLIF bars (not very often, though) soy protein drink carrot juice popcorn hummus with sliced veggies (I prefer bell peppers) dry cereal (like Kashi Heart to Heart)
Yes I know, and I use to drink almond breeze, but I find it wasn't as filling and I would drink more then I would with other dairy alternatives. It's a little to watery to just drink for me. I like it with cereal or in recipes!
I agree, hemp milk is wonderful, yum yum. However, be fair warned it has many more calories than unsweetened almond milk (or regular almond milk for that matter). In fact, 70 calories more per serving than unsweetened vanilla almond (40 vs 110).
Also, while I'm sure we all appreciate the reminder every now and again of how wonderful fruits and nuts are, I was hoping that with this forum we might be able to discover and share unique snack ideas. By bringing variety to healthy snacks, dieting becomes easier by leaps and bounds!
I need some ideas too!! I have been eating Natures Valley Granola bars but they are 190 for the 2 in one package! And you can't just eat one! :) I am going to buy hemp milk at the store this weekend and try that for next week. I also plan on picking up almonds, they always hold me over!
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Ryvita Fruit Crunch crispbreads are yummy! They are a cross between a cracker and a cookie. They are satisfying and crunchy with a nice amount of sweetness - all for only 50 calories a slice, 0 fat, and a good amount of fiber and protein.
Hummus is a life saver! What to put it on you ask? After many varieties and combinations, I've settled on Blue Moose Sun-Dried Tomato & Walnut Hummus on simple plain Quaker Rice Cakes. The plain rice cakes stretch the substance of the snack and add crunch to you hummus without regret. 2 cakes w/ 1tbs ea. is only 120 calories total! Double the amount of hummus for only 50 more cals.
all great suggestions! i second the hummus and fruit (not together:), which i try to eat with something with a good bit of fiber. (i love raisin bran w/ blueberries and lf silk and hummus w/ whole wheat pretzels.)
soy delicious non-dairy "ice cream". fairly lf at 3 g for 1/2 cup. i usually eat 1/8 cup w/ grilled peaches or fruit/nuts.
snack crackers that are low in fat/high-ish in fiber, such as pumpernickel or whole wheat. pita chips can also be ok, some brands can be fatty/high in sodium.
i eat a little cheese, so i like the organic lite string cheese w/ a couple of crackers and some fruit.
however, my newest addiction is popcorn. it's crunchy and a little salty...my weaknesses. i always buy the most natural/organic kind i can find b/c many brands have hidden hydrogenated fats and nasty gunk in them that can add the pounds/keep them on. sometimes i will add a little cajun seasoning and a little bit of flavorful cheese like shredded parmesan or romano.
I am a fan of popcorn... on WW you can eat a lot of it for very little points! I also like chick peas - the nuts don't seem to fill me with just a few so I try to avoid those. I over do them far too often!
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A piece of fruit - an apple or a grapefruit works well mid-morning or afternoon, or a small handful of nuts - almonds or walnuts. A boiled egg or even a half cup of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) nibbled one by one work well to stave off greater peckishness.
Others' suggestions of frozen fruit sounds great - I do the frozen berries - especially if I get the munchies at night.
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One snack that I find effective (and addictive) is frozen grapes! It's just like little grape popcicles! Because they are bite-size, a little goes a long way to satisfiy "the fidget" (when you're not really hungry but you need something - like smokers w/ a cigarette) However, grapes are obviously very high in sugar and 1 cup = 114 calories, so be mindful!
Hey, Cad! I don't have the greatest ideas for snacks (besides veggies and hummus), but Clif Bars have been GREAT for me, in terms of giving me something sweet that's not bad for me. I just bought a whole bunch of new ones today, and they come in a bunch of different varieties. I'd also think that Rice Dream might be good, if you can handle only eating small portions. Good luck with getting more ideas! :o)
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