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8/26/07 6:25 P

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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.

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8/26/07 4:53 P

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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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8/24/07 9:51 A

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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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8/22/07 8:53 P

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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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8/22/07 5:19 P

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This has made me so hungry!! I'm excited though, because I'm going grocery shopping tonight, and I made a whole new list of items!!

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8/5/07 8:00 P

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I'm a vegan...here's my favorite snacks:

One mini whole wheat bagel with vegan cream cheese, hummus or all natural peanut butter (small amount)

Hummus and rice crackers

Soy "yogurt" mixed with high fiber cereal (high in sugar, though)

Raw almonds

All fruits

Crackers and Yves veggie meats

Small bowl of cereal with soy milk

Popcorn-- Newman's Own makes one called "Pop's Corn" that very good--microwavable--so it's easy

Veggies and dip made with plain soy "yogurt" mixed with dijon mustard and dill

For sweets:

Tofutti fudge bar (high sugar)
Small handful of chocolate chips and raisins
Home baked cookies (low sugar) or muffins (low sugar)
More cereal!

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8/5/07 5:45 P

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Another quick filling snack anytime is oatmeal. One cup of instant original flavor oatmeal is only about 110 cals, just throw some frozen fruit (I like raspberries lately) and voila!

 
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8/3/07 8:51 P

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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!

 
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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)

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LNASTASI519's Photo LNASTASI519 Posts: 69
8/3/07 10:21 A

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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!

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8/2/07 9:15 P

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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).
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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!
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8/2/07 9:04 P

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that sounds good- I'll have to look for it next time I'm grocery shopping :-}

 
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LNASTASI519's Photo LNASTASI519 Posts: 69
8/2/07 4:32 P

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It's like soy milk, but made of hemp seeds!! I don't like to have a lot of soy products so this is a good alternative. Plus it's high in omega-3s!

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8/2/07 3:24 P

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Hi Lnastas1519-I love those Granola bars too! What is hemp milk?

 
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LNASTASI519's Photo LNASTASI519 Posts: 69
8/2/07 2:28 P

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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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8/2/07 4:50 A

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Fruits & nuts

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8/1/07 12:47 P

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trail mix. sweet, salty, and delicious.

 
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8/1/07 8:29 A

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Fresh Fruits

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8/1/07 6:21 A

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I've got to second popcorn w. seasoning (like chili powder) as an amazing snack- it's currently my latest addiction :-}

 
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8/1/07 12:07 A

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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.

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7/31/07 4:23 P

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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.

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VEGGIEVONDA Posts: 133
7/31/07 3:54 P

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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.

ahhhh, snacks....(sigh)

 
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7/31/07 10:58 A

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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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7/31/07 2:27 A

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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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7/31/07 12:43 A

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I've been making fruit salads and it's been a great snack! already prepared.. and so sweet and yummy!

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7/30/07 11:28 P

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Nuts, like almonds or cashews or walnuts! I eat a handful in the afternoon and it really keeps me from getting that starving feeling. Not a low-fat food, but it's all good fat, and they're filling.

I can't eat Clif bars anymore because I can't eat just one. I love them, though. But they start me on a downward spiral of overeating . . . emoticon

 
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7/30/07 10:51 P

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I like frozen blueberries and watermelon. The bluberries i just rinse, let dry, and stick in the freezer in their container. Cut watermelon into bite size pieces and freeze in serving sizes.

All bran also has some snack crackers. I dont remember how many cal's they have, but 20 percent of your daily fiber.


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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!

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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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I'm hoping that collectively the knowledge in this group can help me (and anyone else) with this question! I'd love to get enough replies that we end up with quick-click resource for:

Low-cal, filling snacks (get-through-the-day-help)
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Low-cal, (pref)low-sugar sweet type stuff (night)

If you have sugggestions, links, hints, or referrences please post! Thanks a bunch!!!


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