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2/21/11 10:28 P

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My recent obsession: edamame. I pour some pods straight from the freezer into a baggie before I leave for class and they are thawed and ready just in time for an afternoon snack!

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1/29/11 12:36 A

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The best I can do is give you some ideas of what I bring, I usually have to eat every couple hours due to low iron levels.
My staple snacks are as follows:
Grapes and cherries or apple
small bag of Veggie Chips
banana w/a slice of whole grain bread and some peanut butter.
Baby carrots and/or cucumbers with hummus
Single serving cup of lite applesauce
Cheese stick (I prefer sharp cheddar)
100 cal muscle milk lite
Snapea's
Special K or Fiber One bars

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MATHMANDA Posts: 55
1/23/11 8:23 P

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Trader Joe's (and a couple other stores) carry lentil chips. They're kind of like potato chips, but made with lentils (and sometimes rice?) so they have protein and fiber. Right now I'm in love with the Crunchy Curls from Trader Joes, and I eat them with hummus and carrots for a snack almost every day.

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CLEANARMYMEDIC Posts: 101
1/23/11 12:58 A

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This might have a little more carbs than what you're looking for, but I buy a bag of whole-wheat pretzel twists, split it up into individual serving-size ziploc baggies, and fill condiment cups snagged from restaurants with peanutbutter. I keep the cups in ziploc baggies too just incase the lid pops off in my backpack.

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CLEANARMYMEDIC Posts: 101
1/23/11 12:55 A

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My grandparents have a membership to Sams, I have them pick me up a giant box of the individually packaged peanuts like they sell in the vending machine, that helps cut down on cost. You could also bag up your own peanuts or whatever your favorite nuts are in ziploc snack bags, and they don't have to be refridgerated so I can throw a couple in my backpack and be good for the week, I've also made my own granola bars before too.

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1/22/11 1:00 P

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Have you tried roasted chickpeas? You would only be able to have a handful as they have moderate carbs, but they are chockful of protein and fiber. You cover however much you want to make in a tiny bit of oil on a cookie sheet, bake them at 450 for about ten minutes, and then turn them, and then wait until they shrivel up and are brown, and then season them however you like. I'm not sure on the exact carb count, but when I tried South Beach for a millisecond, this was on somebody's blog. They keep for about three days..and they taste completely delicious and unique. Best part is...a can of chickpeas is like 69 cents at the grocery store. :)

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1/17/11 1:37 A

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Celery sticks and peanut butter? Surprisingly a delicious snack.

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RACHELJORDAN89's Photo RACHELJORDAN89 Posts: 16
9/19/10 8:58 P

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I know, it's Ă¼ber frustrating for me!


"By far, the greatest survival item one can have is the will to survive."


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THECRAZYMANGO's Photo THECRAZYMANGO Posts: 6,472
9/19/10 8:56 P

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It sounds like it should be easy.. but.. dang, it sure isn't!

-Savannah

Not worth having is easy!




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RACHELJORDAN89's Photo RACHELJORDAN89 Posts: 16
9/19/10 8:18 P

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I'm supposed to be avoiding fruit except for berries. :( And unsweetened dried berries are a) hard to come by and b) generally pretty tart! But I will keep my eyes out for them. Really I need a good blend of fiber, fat, and protein to balance my blood sugar levels throughout the day.


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THECRAZYMANGO's Photo THECRAZYMANGO Posts: 6,472
9/19/10 7:53 P

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I was thinking of you this weekend... and what about dried fruit?

-Savannah

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RACHELJORDAN89's Photo RACHELJORDAN89 Posts: 16
9/18/10 1:13 A

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Thanks. I actually have about 50 reusable plastic containers that I put to good use most of the week for dinners, lol. The trick is putting stuff in them that won't go bad between 9:00 AM and whenever I get a chance to eat (often around 2:30 or later)! I usually keep nuts in my bag (well, cashews) in case of emergency low blood sugar but I need to replenish them after my last scare. Plums or any sort of fruit usually spike my glucose levels. :(

I'm definitely going to start doing more sandwiches/wraps. My nutritionist recommended doubling the meat in my wraps so that my glucose doesn't fluctuate as much, so I guess I'll do that.

I did have a portable (sealed) salad on Thursday that was utterly fantastic, but I can't afford to spend $3 every day for lunch. =/ But I see my nutritionist in person soon so hopefully she'll have some suggestions!


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9/18/10 12:48 A

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Invest in getting some Tupperware containers. They are great, I just make my entire meal and portion it out and put it in there. I've had everything from granola yogurt to steak to chicken parmesean with veggies in 2-3 containers, they I just eat them throughout the day.

It requires planning the night before but its a good way to organize your food and know whats going on. I also find having walnuts and plums on hand is handy.

So, make sure you have a handful (half an ounce) and a plum on hand. Whats great about the walnuts is they are kinda gross but they fill you up quickly because of all the good fat in them and you can put bunches of them in ziplock baggies and just have the ziplock baggies in your bag.

I can post a picture of the Tupperware I have if you think that'll help you. They are really small containers so I usually will put just a 3oz meat in them and a piece of bread or sweet potato or veggies and some bread for the carb.

I know its a pain but if you spent all day Saturday or Sunday or part of Saturday and part of Sunday cooking up meals you can section them into Tupperware for the week and just keep them in your fridge and grab them in the AM when you need them.

Oh and sandwiches, tuna fish, turkey, ham & cheese are all transportable in ziplock baggies and brown paper bags. :)

Hope that helps!

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9/15/10 4:51 P

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Yeah, sorry about that! I wasn't sure about the PBJ. I am glad the beef jerky could work. Let's see... back to the thinking block!

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RACHELJORDAN89's Photo RACHELJORDAN89 Posts: 16
9/15/10 4:45 P

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honestly, all of the above are too high in carbs for me to eat consistently. And PB&J wreaks havoc on my blood sugar.

I also don't have a locker. Anything I want to keep with me must be in either my backpack or my walker, and I try to keep from putting too much extra weight on it since I can't lift either really as it is!

Beef jerky is a good idea though. I just wish it were possible to have actual meals I could tote around with me that didn't need heating or too much refrigeration. =/ I guess I should star bringing turkey sandwich wraps or something, since they seem to keep okay for a few hours.


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THECRAZYMANGO's Photo THECRAZYMANGO Posts: 6,472
9/15/10 4:34 P

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How about trail mix, fiber bars, or yogurt? Yogurt is a bit harder. Also, beef jerky would be an option.

I know you are going to think I am nuts but do you have a locker you could store stuff in? You could bring the stuff for a PBJ so you have it whenever you want it. Also, you could make it before classes and just leave it in your bag until you need it.

Edited by: THECRAZYMANGO at: 9/15/2010 (16:35)
-Savannah

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RACHELJORDAN89's Photo RACHELJORDAN89 Posts: 16
9/15/10 11:43 A

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Can anyone suggest some healthy snacks/lunches appropriate for a diabetic that I can keep in my backpack all day? They can require refrigeration so long as they won't go bad for 6-12 hours in my bag.

So far I have string cheese. That's literally my entire list. I have some cashews somewhere but they upset my stomach so I only eat them if my blood sugar gets too low.

Some days I have class from 9:30 AM to 9 PM, and it's really expensive to eat on campus. But I can't go on living on slimfasts and string cheese for the entire semester! Any suggestions?


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