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4/11/20 2:22 P

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I ordered some items online. I usually do not, but these are things not found in grocery stores near me.

I like making copycat Starbucks mochas. I mix Swiss Miss hot chocolate with coffee. So, this past week, I bought sugar-free Swiss Miss.

Then, I hate water. I usually place a tea bag in a water bottle to be frugal. But, I love seltzer so much. That fizz. So simply good. So, I splurged and bought a few 12 packs with free shipping! My favorite mocktail is New York Egg Cream.

*seltzer
*chocolate syrup
*milk

Mix in a glass

Voila!

Curbs your craving for a drink too.

So, these are kind-of snacks for me.

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Try the recipe on spark people for glitter grapes. It's just grapes rolled in jello, but they are delicious. Eases your sweet cravings.

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8/25/09 7:27 P

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I mix fiber one cereal in my trail mix. Always need more fiber.





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I do the same thing, I just basically go for what I have a craving for. I love dried cranberries and almonds together, also add raisins and sunflower or pumpkin seeds

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8/22/09 10:39 P

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Last year I found a really great looking trail mix at the grocery store--basically it contained all the things I would put in my own (lots of nuts, seeds and dried fruit, no extra/unnecessary sweet stuff). It was really yummy too.

Then I read the nutrition label. About 1/4 cup of it had 3x the calories of granola bars, which I find to be overly sweet. (Or twice the calories per weight.)When I kept reading and thinking about it, I realized that most trail mix is REALLY nutrient & calorie dense. The granola bars on the other hand contain oats, so there is more fibre/complex carbs stretching or diluting the total calorie count.

Now when I make trail mix, I add Shreddies to do the same thing. (Shreddies are sqaure whole-grain wheat cereal in Canada and the UK)

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8/22/09 9:34 P

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I have searched for trail mix and find it moderate to high in calories. I chose to make my own. I can pick and choose my favorites and avoid ingredients I don't like or can't have. I can also control the calories, fats, protein etc. Any suggestions?

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great suggestions, thank you :)

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Yeah, it's a great place to find low cal snacks.

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I was just cruising sparkrecipes.com, you can search for recipes by calorie count, there's a lot in there for 100 calories or less

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The lure of between-meal snacking is one of the main obstacles to losing weight or maintaining an already slim-and-trim body. But never fear -- you don't have to give up the occasional nosh entirely, as long as you stick to low-calorie foods. In fact, eating regularly throughout the day keeps your metabolism up and keeps your blood sugar at a more consistent level. With that in mind, what follows is a list of healthy snacks that are all 100 calories or less and require little or no preparation.

Peanut Butter Celery Stalk -- One stalk of celery dabbed with a tablespoon of natural peanut butter (the kind without added hydrogenated oils) equals about 100 calories of protein-rich deliciousness.

Reduced-Fat Triscuits -- Six of these crunchy whole-grain crackers tote up to under 100 calories. The fiber content will help fill your stomach.

Dry-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds -- A quarter cup of this mineral-rich snack comes out to about 75 calories. Chocolate Treat -- For a quick and easy chocolate fix, take about six tablespoons of any brand of light whipped cream or light whipped cream substitute, and fold in a teaspoon of a powdered cocoa mix. Blend it thoroughly. Only about 50 calories.

Strawberry Newtons -- Nabisco sells a two-cookie snack pack of these. Each cookie is 100 calories. Eat one and give the other to a friend.

Cheese Stick with Marinara Sauce -- Put a low-fat mozzarella cheese stick into a bowl along with a quarter cup of marinara sauce. Heat briefly in the microwave (be careful not to overheat or you'll end up with soup). About 100 calories.

Half-Cup of Sherbet or Sorbet -- A good ice cream substitute, and under 100 calories.

Root Beer Float -- Take eight ounces of diet root beer. Add a scoop of non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt. Around 90 calories.

Watermelon -- Two cups of watermelon cubes are fairly filling and equal only about 85 calories.

Corn on the Cob -- One medium-sized ear with a dash of seasoning will set you back only 80 calories.

Puffed Wheat Cereal -- Grab two-thirds of a cup of puffed wheat. Add a half cup of skim milk and a teaspoon of sugar or sugar substitute. About 100 calories.

Blueberries -- They're delicious fresh from a farmer's market. A cup equals only 90 calories.

Vegetarian Baked Beans -- Doesn't taste much different from the kind with pork in it. One third cup is only about 75 calories.

Teddy Grahams Crackers -- The chocolate ones are particularly yummy. Fifteen clock in at 82 calories.

Plums -- Three on the small side add up to around 90 calories.

Bagel Bites -- Found in the freezer section of your grocery store. Two of these little pizza treats equal 100 calories.

Turkey Sandwich -- Make a half-sandwich using a slice of whole-wheat bread and about two ounces of low-fat turkey breast. Add mustard and/or lettuce or a thin slice of tomato if you like. You're looking at about 100 calories.

Seven-Ounce Bottle of Dannon Lite 'n' Fit Carb Control Smoothie -- Good source of protein and calcium. Only 70 calories.

Campbell's Soup-at-Hand -- A convenient microwavable soup that you sip right from the container. The chicken noodle flavor is only 80 calories.

Red or White Wine or Champagne -- Five ounces of the bubbly stuff is under 100 calories.

Fruit and Whipped Cream -- Take a half cup of your favorite kind of berries -- raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries, etc. -- and place them in a bowl. Top with two tablespoons of a low-fat whipped cream or whipped cream substitute. About 100 calories.

Craisins -- Dried cranberries make a nice change of pace from raisins. Four tablespoons come to around 90 calories.

Grapes -- Ever try them frozen? A great treat! Thirty are under 100 calories.

Bagel -- A half a bagel with a very light sprinkling of low-fat butter substitute will be around 100 calories.

Breadsticks -- The kind with sesame seeds -- two of 'em add up to about 85 calories.


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