I'm not sure why I'm seeing complaints about this list not being "completely totally healthy." They're snack ideas. Some people like a treat now and again and don't want to blow all their calories in order to just have a bit of something sweet or savory." Does anyone really eat 100% totally healthy ALL the time? Their lives must suck, if they do. These are suggestions. You don't NEED to eat them. stop complaining and move on to the next article.
1/14/2013 1:03:53 PM
I badly need suggestions that are gluten-free and dairy free
As with anything you take what you think is good leave what you think is bad and move on. I might add that for some people the food items that don't seem so healthy to us are a fair bit more healthier that what they may be snacking on now. There was a time when my partner and I would throw a family sized bag of potatoe chips in a bowl then empty a bag of cookies around the edge and snack on that while we watched a movie.
I like this list, but to make some of them what I'd consider a "snack" I'd have to cut the portion in half. Who needs an entire cup of yogurt or applesauce in one sitting? (I'm assuming measuing cup, not the small plastic single serving container). A snack at 200 calories to me is begging to be rounded out and made a small meal. I am loving some of the suggestions closer to 100 calories though.
There are several I could just add a piece a fruit and I'd have breakfast. 2 whole grain waffles is a snack? Grab a banana and it's breakfast. Same with the oatmeal & english muffin. Others I could add veggies or lean protein for a nice lunch. I'm definately getting some ideas, but more for light meals than snacks.
And I'd have to argue with how "healthy" a few of these are. Homemade banana bread (cake), a fruit & nut bar (what kind? All fruit & nut bars I've seen are basically candy bars in a box), and pretzles?? Really? Calorie packed, high sodium carb bombs with no nutritional value. Now, you can eat just about anything in moderation, but just because it's a small portion doesn't mean you can call it healthy. :)
Well...I just was scanning through this....why bake a banana??? and the low fat Fudgecicle with almond butter!!!! WHAT??? Why would you put almond butter on a fudgecicle??? and how would you get it to stay if you wanted to?
1/10/2013 6:24:04 AM
I love the different snacks but a print out would be awesome.
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