I don't like sweet snacks in the afternoon either. Below are some of my favorites:
Air-popped popcorn (2c, I just sprinkle mine with salt) and a hard-boiled egg (80). 141 calories, 13g carb, 5g fat, 8g protein, 2g fiber
1 oz of almonds (technically 163 calories, but easy to keep around, and definitely take the edge off the hungries).
Egg salad in a pepper half: 1 egg yolk mashed with 1 T avocado oil mayo plus some yellow mustard (55+45), then mixed with 2 h.b. egg whites (35), and scooped into half a bell pepper (25) = 160 calories, 7g carb, 9g fat, 11g protein, 1g fiber
Salami roll-ups: 2 slices of salami (3.125" dia x 1/16" thick) spread with 0.5oz (0.5 T per slice) Neufchatel cheese (low-fat cream cheese). Sprinkle with shredded carrot (0.25c total) and cucumber matchsticks (Start with 1/2 a cucumber, put what fits, eat the rest on the side) - 151 calories, 8g carb, 10g fat, 7g protein, 2g fiber
Edited by: ENGINEERMOM at: 10/4/2018 (14:47)
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I use the 100-calorie nut packs for portion control. Nuts are often recommended for dieting for their nutrition, but with the warning that they're easy to overeat. (I also will pick up a handful of nuts at the bulk grocery bin.)
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Cottage cheese and peaches or mandarin oranges 2-3 crackers with peanut butter Toast and jelly
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4,052 9/2/18 3:53 A
You'll have to modify suggestions depending on what you have available as a refrigerator or cooler, and if you have a good thermos or an available microwave, but some ideas to get you started:
100g of extra lean ham slices with 60g of pickled asparagus spears 30g of sharp cheddar cheese with 60g of baby dill pickles 2 large hard-boiled eggs 100g each of celery sticks and baby carrots with 125g of non-fat plain Greek yogurt mixed with dehydrated onions and dried dill as a dip (or about 80g of full-fat plain Greek yogurt) a small serving of stirfry, soup, or stew a small spinach salad including a mix of different vegetables, some nuts, some cheese, and topped with olive oil / balsamic vinegar 25g or so of nuts or seeds (or a mix --- even homemade trail mix) 100g of full fat creamed cottage cheese, with either mixed with veggies or with some on the side a mixed egg / cheese / veggie "muffin" 3 cups of air-popped popcorn topped with a bit of butter zucchini or other squash "boat" filled with a mix of chopped veggies and some meat, then baked with cheese on top "zoodles" --- some mix of spiralized veggies cooked with 60g or so of meat and topped with a flavourful oil or cheese-based sauce Tuna or salmon "salad" (mix it with some plain Greek yogurt, diced pickled vegetables, dehydrated onion, dill weed, garlic, etc.) either in a lettuce wrap or use it to "fill" some celery stalks / cucumber "boats" / or baked peppers or tomatoes or mushrooms
Realistically, many savoury ideas for snacks are going to be smaller versions of your meals --- which does make it easier to use up leftovers!
Edited by: URBANREDNEK at: 9/2/2018 (00:02)
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