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JO-DOUGH Posts: 9,141
1/16/13 9:58 P

I like low-fat ricotta with either some peanut butter in it, peanut butter powder, or 'no sugar added' jam.

ETHELMERZ Posts: 20,734
1/16/13 9:32 P

There are tons of 100 calories snacks out there, lordy!! Even 80 calorie things, in packs. So many, it is hard to choose. Go out and take a good look, or go to Costco and buy large packs of small packs, so you have them at the ready, before you check around for fattier fare.

MI-ELLKAYBEE SparkPoints: (228,267)
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1/16/13 9:20 P

A brown rice rice cake. A low fat string cheese.

ANGIELEWIS023 SparkPoints: (2,795)
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1/16/13 8:23 P

nature valley bars, yogurt, pretzels

BOATBODY82 Posts: 75
1/16/13 7:47 P

Special K Multigrain crackers
popsicles (most are only 40 calories)
Honey Nut Cherrios
Walnut & Almond 100 calorie pack
yoplait yogurt - the Boston Creme Pie is my favorite.

HIPPIECHIC88 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/16/13 7:41 P

I second the person that mentioned string cheese. I LOVE a snack of lite string cheese and a piece of fruit!

WHEELS54 Posts: 492
1/16/13 6:48 P

here's one: sharp cheddar, apple slices and wheat thins. A small serving is really satisfying.

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/16/13 6:18 P

I have never thought of mixing cottage cheese and yogurt. It sounds delicious!!! Will get some tomarrow and try it. Thanks

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/16/13 6:13 P

I would rather have a few unsalted pretzels

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/16/13 6:09 P

I haven't tried Fage greek yogurt, but I;ll get some and give it a try. Thanks for the tip.

GRACEMCC45 Posts: 1,134
1/16/13 6:04 P

A serving (roughly 20g) of salted or regular almonds and a juice pak made of fruit and veggie juice. It'll cost ya about 220 calories, but lots of healthy fats, protein, and fibre.

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/16/13 5:35 P

I like cold canned crushed pineapple in it's own juice. Yummy!!

SHELLYWAGNER51 SparkPoints: (704)
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1/16/13 5:29 P

Fage greek yogurt. better than ice cream

HELPMERHONDA19 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/16/13 4:12 P

I put a tablespoon of Adam's peanut butter in strawberry lite yogurt. It tastes like PB & J without the bread. I put the peanut butter in a tiny container and take it to work with me and mix when I'm ready to eat. A tiny bit of prep work, but worth it!

SALEX52 Posts: 5,444
1/16/13 4:06 P

Fruit! There's nothing better

SINAED SparkPoints: (15,107)
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1/16/13 3:39 P

30g of almonds
and apple or any fruit
cheese and crackers ( u can get them at a grocery store)

SKYE60 SparkPoints: (1,377)
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1/16/13 3:04 P

A snack size box or rasins, a single serve box of cereal that you can munch on dry, a Dole fruit cup, Dole or store brand packaged sliced apples, Special K chips, Air popped popcorn, 90 calories cereal bars, Lite yogurt, Laughing Cow Cheese or cubed cheese snacks, single serve cottage cheese-some come with fruit,

Edited by: SKYE60 at: 1/16/2013 (15:10)
ILAH17 Posts: 12
1/16/13 2:54 P

Fruit that doesn't have to be cut up (apples, pears, peaches, bananas, grapes), baby carrots, small yogurt cups from Trader Joe's, string cheese.

MARYJOANNA Posts: 6,705
1/16/13 2:50 P

I like an apple or an orange. Also grapes.

KSIDOTI123 Posts: 248
1/16/13 2:38 P

I fall back on leftovers! If it was a good choice for a meal, it's probably a good choice in between, too.
For an treat, I keep sorbet on hand.

Edited by: KSIDOTI123 at: 1/16/2013 (14:39)
SANDRAPSKI SparkPoints: (28,461)
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1/16/13 2:17 P

Trader Joe's has some prepackaged nuts and trail-mix blends - they're a little on the hefty side calorically speaking but they'll hold for quite a while. They also have individual packages of brie if you're getting tired of cheese sticks.

If you can store stuff in a fridge, sometime just a shot of something intensely flavored can be satisfying. If sodium isn't an issue, pickles and jarred olives are good. 2 or 3 feta-stuffed olives are 15 calories and pack a punch flavor-wise.

My personal favorite, and any one seeing you eat them will smile, is Scooby snacks (yes, as in Scooby dooby do ;-) They're little graham crackers in the shape of bones. They come both prepackaged (about 130 calories or so) or in a box if you want to package them yourself. I've found them at Target pretty consistently.

BRENL2009 SparkPoints: (5,960)
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1/16/13 1:47 P

Dry of my favorites is Special K w/ Strawberries! :)

1/16/13 1:44 P

i am addicted to greek yogurt cups (key lime and dark cherry are incredible!), and weelicious fruit and seed bars

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/16/13 9:20 A

I have tried hummus, but don't like it.

BANDOMOM1 SparkPoints: (3,254)
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1/16/13 9:03 A

I agree with MOINSDEMOI , thats my favorite low cal snack: Baby carrots n hummus! emoticon

POUNDSAWAY13 Posts: 479
1/16/13 9:01 A

I like to dip sliced cucumbers in non-fat yogurt. Also I like to soak them in galic vinegar and eat them in between meals when hungrey.

BLOORP Posts: 611
1/16/13 8:31 A

laughing cow light and celery sticks

MOCKINGBIRD75 SparkPoints: (1,730)
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1/15/13 10:45 P

Cuties (I like sweet .)
Wasa and Laughing Cow cheese (I like crunchy.)
Chobani Greek yogurt (I like creamy.)

MOINSDEMOI Posts: 2,416
1/15/13 9:30 P

mini carrots and hummus

MARLA47 Posts: 1
1/15/13 7:58 P

triscuits with pineapple salsa!

WINGLESS98465 Posts: 389
1/15/13 5:42 P

My favorite easy snacks:

*all-time fav*Milton's Multigrain crackers with turkey pepperoni and 2 wedges of laughing cow cheese You may need to pre-portion these in advance, but it takes me all of about 5 minutes when I buy them)

Emerald Almonds - especially the cocoa-roasted ones. YUM!

Emerald Breakfast-to-go packs - there's two different options, you find them with granola and/or oatmeal.

ANY Kashi meal/snack bars

And, if you go to Costco (or know someone who does) there's a Kirkland Brand trail-mix in to-go packs. You can get a HUGE box for cheap, and there's 3 different kinds. I would honestly recommend Costco variety packs of many types - there's TONS of healthy foods there if you can take a little time to look. Just double-check package labels for sodium, that's my biggest trip-up with pre-packaged foods.

1/15/13 5:34 P

string cheese
cottage cheese
pre packaged apples w/caramel dip

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1/15/13 5:32 P

guac and quacker rice cakes are a go-to favorite of mine. good way to get healthy fats if you don't want anymore nuts!

MI-ELLKAYBEE SparkPoints: (228,267)
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1/15/13 5:20 P

Brown rice rice cakes, low salt or unsalted. 30 calories! Yay!

POETICA7 SparkPoints: (9,026)
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1/15/13 3:55 P

Oh, I forgot Laughing Cow cheese. Love it.

SANDSURFGIRL SparkPoints: (1,035)
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1/15/13 3:06 P

My son and I have celiac disease (the gluten allergy) so it's not easy for us to just grab snacks when we are out. This means I pack food pretty much everywhere we go.

For me what makes it easy and fast is having a small cooler handy and little ice blocks. Then I can take anything I want to grab from the fridge and not worry about it going bad. For women they have ones that look like a pretty purse at Target and Costco.

Our snacks are usually greek yogurt, string cheese, apples, oranges, clementines, baby carrots, individual portions of hummus from Costco, nuts, bananas, grapes, baked Kettle chips, gluten free pretzels, gluten free crackers.

At Smart and Final they have those little plastic cups with the lids like you get at restaurants for salad dressings. I use those for hummus, salad dressing, salsa, peanut butter, etc. to take with our snacks. It takes a second to throw some hummus into a plastic container and grab some baby carrots and some crackers.

Edited by: SANDSURFGIRL at: 1/15/2013 (15:07)
BRENL2009 SparkPoints: (5,960)
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1/15/13 2:40 P

Light & Fit Greek Yogurt....only 80 calories & verrrry tasty! :)

WHOVIANGIRL23 SparkPoints: (30,484)
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1/15/13 2:24 P

Granola bars, greek yogurt (more protein), string cheese, a handful of cereal (special K for me), protein bars, crackers by themselves, crackers with a wedge of laughing cow cheese (only 35 cal for the cheese), almonds (they have many different flavors)...

1/15/13 2:20 P

I like 100 calorie packs of almonds (wasabi & soy is my favorire) or 100 calorie packs of beef jerky. I bought both of these from Amzon has lots of choices and even if you don't want to order from them, you can get some ideas.

POETICA7 SparkPoints: (9,026)
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1/15/13 2:11 P

Granny Smith apples
oranges or Cuties
hard-boiled egg
string cheese
baby carrots

DUCKIJO SparkPoints: (9,900)
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1/15/13 1:43 P

I always eat carbs and protien together for every snack. Some of my favorites are

Oranges and hard boiled egg whites
Apple & Low fat cheese
Applet & Peanutbutter
bananana nuts
cottage cheese and berries
cottage cheese and yougart (yes, mixed together)

DRRORO Posts: 144
1/15/13 1:32 P

String Cheese (yum)!

BEULAH45 Posts: 793
1/15/13 1:08 P

low cal cheese wedge or a smear of peanut butter and crackers or fruit slices

-CORAL- SparkPoints: (40,297)
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1/15/13 12:47 P

cottage cheese
string cheese

CHARLOTTE1947 SparkPoints: (44,675)
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1/15/13 12:36 P

I buy Snyder's of Hanover 100 calorie pack mini pretzels. Crunchy and salty. Since they're already measured, it's easy not to over eat. I relish them! I also keep Campbell's individual cans of tomato juice chilled in the fridge. With a squeeze of fresh lemon, it's sweet and filling for only 30 calories.

Thanks for posting the question about snacks. I'll check back for ideas too!

DETERMINED569 SparkPoints: (67,645)
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1/15/13 12:23 P

After I workout I have a Yoplait Strawberry Greek Yogurt and a Honey & Oats Granola Bar and they are both quick and good for you! Hope that helps!

MBEEMOM Posts: 175
1/15/13 12:22 P

I do a trail mix I assemble myself. 1/8 cup scoop of almonds, raisins or craisins, and hershey's special dark chocolate chips. Does not seem like a lot but believe me it tames the beast.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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1/15/13 11:38 A

Other than fruits & veggies, I also like to snack on cheese sticks and beef jerky. I buy a box of individual bagged portions of the jerky at Costco, but I've also portioned it out myself using my scale and baggies.

LAURAGUY14 Posts: 195
1/15/13 11:31 A

Lately I'm really into hummus. You can dip alot of different things in hummus... I know it might be some prep, but sliced bell peppers dipped in hummus is really delicious. Also, precut veggies or lowcarb/cal pita bread. The Alternative Bagel sells low carb/cal pita bread in the grocery store, along with their other low carb bagels. It's an entire round pita (about the size of your hand) for only 110 cals. Other pita bread cuts that size in half, with usually more calories.

Also, edamame is really good. You can heat it up or eat it cold, you can buy it shelled or unshelled...there are some good recipes out there for stuff to top edamame too (low fat cheese, pepper, sea salt, etc). If you don't want prep, you will probably just eat it cold, and unshelled - something you can easily pull out and munch on.

Nuts are a really good snack - you just have to watch out how much you take in, because even though they are a good source of healthy fat, they have alot of calories. So only a handful! I usually have a little handful of nuts and some lowfat cheese.

I hope that helps - my office is on a Biggest Loser diet, so we're always talking about easy, healthy snacks, so those are the ones that immediately came to my mind.


1/15/13 11:15 A

Look for some ideas on low cal treats/snacks that i can buy ready-to-go. (other then fruit and veddies). Something i can grab on the run that doenst require me to do anything but maybe open the package. Im sick of the same old things and need some new ideas.

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