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1/30/12 7:21 P

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I made azifa (Ethiopian lentil dish that I think tastes vaguely like tuna salad - but what do I know? I'm a vegetarian!) The recipe makes a TON and is cheap and easy to make. It's great cold in half a whole wheat pita. YUM!

Seasonal fruit and string cheese is also TDF (to die for).

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how long to bake the chick peas and temp snack is almonds and cheese stick

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1/22/12 11:14 A

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Baked Chic Peas. Add some spice (cinnamon or garlic) and bake (not too much). They are healthy and take the snack feeling away.

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1/10/12 8:27 A

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I buy a large bag of raw almonds & roast some to have on hand ,in a zip lock baggy. When I'm hungry I grab a handful & sit down & enjoy them

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1/2/12 8:34 P

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A slice of turkey wrapped in lettuce! So good and inexpensive!

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Kiwi fruit. 22 Cents a piece at Super Walmart

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12/22/11 7:35 A

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Yes, it is cheap and I like it just the way it is. Easier than air popped popcorn.
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Cindi - too funny. I was going to post the same! According to Dr Oz it's 1/4 cup in a lunch sack. Even when micro popcorn is on sale for 25c this still beats the cost!

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Popcorn. I pot it in a brown paper bag in the microwave. No oil. Just popped popcorn.
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11/5/11 9:45 A

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I keep all of the seeds from our garden squash and pumpkins and freeze them.
I roast 4 cups at a time with a bit of oil and salt.
2 T. of these make a satisfying (and almost free) snack, with healthy fat and lots of fiber.

AND they take a long time to eat - so I feel full!

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11/4/11 7:25 P

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Low fat string cheese or a handful of nuts.

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10/24/11 8:19 P

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Breakstone's Cottage Doubles 100 calorie packs. Filling and yummy.

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9/25/11 9:19 A

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I like a serving of nuts, yogurt, or one of my favs right now is a low fat string cheese with a piece of fruit(in season fruit can be pretty cheap) or 1 serving of triscuit(7 crackers) I've noticed when I keep my snacks simple and portion controlled the package lasts longer and keeps me full for longer.

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9/24/11 9:46 A

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Every day, at about 3:30, I have 14 almonds which have 85 calories and fill me up until I can eat dinner. You can find them for about 6-7 bucks a pound at Trader Joe's (one bag goes a LONG way, so it's a pretty good deal for the healthy fat and non-hunger it provides)



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Although this isn't the healthiest option out there, it's cheap, and is definitely healthier than most alternatives we'd look towards. Kirkland Signature's Trail Mix Snak Packs. One pack and you satisfy that little bit of hunger you had going on there. For more nutritional information on the Trail Mix, visit my page and look at my Snack section!

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take low fat graham crackers and put on a portion of fat free cool whip...pop in the freezer for later...your own light ice cream sandwhich remake. soooo good, and the cracker gets soft in the freezer after a couple of hours

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9/11/11 4:54 P

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yes, frozen red seedless grapes are great.
enjoyed the banana and cocoa. but it was too frozen. not like ice cream.....oops, it was suppose tobe banana and peanut butter.

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9/11/11 4:35 P

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Apples, bananas peanut butter, low fat yogurt, almonds, low fat cheddar cheese sticks, hard boiled eggs whites, Campbell's soup at hand, and granola bars.

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9/10/11 9:17 A

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yogurt, frozen grapes, applesauce and granola bars
Sundays are my baking days now that school is back so I usually do muffins or breads that I take as a snack- eating well as some great recipes I plan on trying

Enjoy the journey.. it is a ride worth taking!

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9/7/11 12:36 P

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carrot sticks and hummus (gotta watch the serving size, that 70 calories a serving could turn to 210 real quick)

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ants on a log: little natural peanut butter spread in a stalk of celery with a raisin every half inch or inch. has it all, salty, sweet ,creamy , nutritious and delicious.

gonna try the banana and pb. thanks. mufa's , protein, potassium. what more can you ask for?

some like mashed banana with cocoa and/or coconut.

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keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

�Whether you think you can or think you can�t, you�re right." � Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find faul


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There are a few things that I'll have every day - fat free yogurt and oranges, first and foremost.

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I also like bringing yogurt to work for a snack. It helps me get some calcium into my day. I don't like bringing milk to work.

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I love snacking on cherry tomatoes!

Edited by: SLOLOSER at: 7/29/2010 (21:12)
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How about veggies fresh from the garden, mmmm love those!!!

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This time of year, we can get some wonderful deals on fruit.

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Popcorn. I not only use it as a snack but replace chinese noodles and a number of other things with it. My favorite use is under homemade sweet & sour (using artificial sweetner) and just snacking on it plain (no butter or salt). emoticon



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I find that some oatmeal with a tsp. of peanut butter is very filling. Also, if you mash a banana with a little peanut butter & freeze it, it is like having ice cream without all of the sugar & calories.
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I use greek yogurt and mince up veggies like carrots, red or green peppers and green onions and add what ever spices I'm into that day like curry, chili powder or just a little salt and pepper. Mix together and use as a dip for bigger veggies or pita bread or Wasa crackers.

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Peanut Butter is also a good item to have on hand. It goes a long way and is very versatile. I don't care for the normal 2Tb serving, I usually use 1 Tb or less and enjoy it will celery, a banana, an apple, 1/2 eng muffin, or 5 wheat/multigrain crackers. Small serving of crackers helps to stretch the box too. These are pretty filling snacks too.

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During the day, I snack on veggies, fruit, yogurt, string cheese, nuts (occasionally). At night usually popcorn or shredded wheat (plain).

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I'm not much for raw veggie snacks, so I lightly steam baby carrots and have them with a dip I make by blenderizing 1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese and adding some dill weed, cayenne pepper and a little bit of cider vinegar. It tastes very much like sour cream! You can also spice it up however you like by blending in garlic or blending in a little splenda and cinnamon for a "sweet dip." Since I work, I put everything in a Fit n Fresh container just for veggie snacks and dip that I got through the SparkStore.

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I like oatmeal too, although I usually just have it for breakfast.

I love yogurt for a snack. I tend to buy the small ones on sale at 4 for $1 or 16 for $3.95. I buy the flavored ones and have them plain or sometimes spread them on bread.

(My husband makes the most fantastic whole wheat bread.)

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My good friend suggested Quaker Corn Bran Squares this is also low in calories. It's in a yellow box. It's around $3.00 a box. I also eat Shredded Wheat that's available @ Aldi. I eat them plain. I don't like them w/ milk.

I used to be addicted to breakfast bars then my husband's hours got cut.

I go to Aldi a lot. I watch for sales 1st although. Sometimes it's cheaper @ the regular store to get a generic. I don't buy oatmeal @ Aldi cause it's cheaper @ the regular store. Oatmeal is under $2.00 a container. I like it a lot & I heat it up on the stove 1 min. I let it sit & I put cut up whole apple & put cinnamon in it.

If you like yogurt... I buy the plain big size for $2.00 & have w/ a tablespoon of jelly/jam & cut up whole apple.

I hope this helps,
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1/26/10 8:57 A

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Oooh! Thanks for that recipe! Maybe I will make it this weekend! :D

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I like fruit - and 5 apples will certainly cost you a lot less than those bars!

Apples are a pretty good source of fiber as well.

Flaxseed, wheat, and bran muffins
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I made them yesterday with 1/2 c. sugar and with wheat bran instead of oat bran. They were really good.

Edited by: SLOLOSER at: 1/25/2010 (21:14)
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I need some ideas. It has been suggested I get Fiber one bars, but I feel like they are a little pricy if they aren't on sale. 5 bars for about $5!



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