Post # 1
I usually stick to easy, basic stuff and eat many of the same mini-meals and snacks daily. Recently, a friend was asking what I’ve been eating to lose weight, and I realized that I have a pretty boring diet and would like a little more variety.
So, bees, what are YOUR quick and simple go-to health snacks that are under 200 calories, don’t have to be cooked AND help satisfy your hunger between breakfast/lunch/dinner? I will start…
-Whole-wheat low carb tortilla folded in half, with 1tblsp all-natural/organic peanut butter and sugar-free strawberry preserves
-2 oz nitrate free turkey breast, rolled up with one slice reduced-fat mozzarella… Maybe some lettuce, if I have it nearby.
-baby carrots dipped in organic spicy mustard, almonds, etc.
-Plain Greek yogurt with frozen berries, maybe granola, cinnamon, honey or whatever I feel like.
-And, I’m not a big fan of processed or store bought “diet” foods, but do love the Atkins Chocolate Oatmeal Fiber Bars (or, a Clif Bar post-workout due to the higher sugar).
Post # 3
Greek yoghurt, boiled eggs, frozen grapes
Post # 4
I don’t count calories, but I love almonds and apples
Post # 5
@smv22114: I do a lot of the same. I also do flavoured rice cakes and cheese and I do a lot of fruit – prepping berries or grapes in snack size tupperware ahead of time is great! I also bake my own granola bars and snack sized healthy muffins and cookies. When I feel like something sugary I eat a fat-free (not sugar free those are awful) jello pudding snack. It’s only 90 calories 🙂
Post # 6
All good ideas! I hear a lot about frozen grapes, but have yet to try them! I’m going to pick some up to freeze this weekend.
@AllieBee12: ha! I smiled a little at your sugar-free Jello comment, because I have like 20 in my fridge now. I loved them until I eliminated almost all of the heavily processed food I ate… Now, the only thing I taste when I eat them is chemicals. I’ll have to try to 90cal ones, because I do have a big sweet tooth and they used to help satisfy that quite a bit.
Post # 7
Jello pudding cups are the single best dessert ever made. Just saying.
And my favorite snacks are apples and bananas and grahm crackers!
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Bell peppers with hummus or guacamole
Banana with peanut butter
Rice cake with honey and peanut butter
Baby tomatoes and cottage cheese
Almonds with an orange
apple with peanut butter
cheese and an apple
sliced tomato fresh mozzerella and balsalmic
cream cheese on a slice of cinamon raisin bread
cream cheese and celery
Proscuitto around little midget pickles
Olives and ham
salami and cheese roll ups
1/2 english muffin pizza
etc etc etc
Post # 9
@smv22114: I hear ya… I did the exact same thing. I figure the extra few calories are worth it!…not that 90 calories is bad
@dewingedpixie: ooh these are great!!!
Post # 10
@smv22114: You should try the frozen grapes.
Post # 11
Sometimes I freeze bananas (peel off) and cut them into slices and eat them. Good like grapes but a fun twist.
If I get sick of Greek yogurt and granola, I’ll switch it up by crushing a hard boiled egg into the plain Greek yogurt. Add pepper and chives (!) if you have them and spread on a cracker or a cristy toast. So yummy.
Post # 12
roasted seaweed. the salted ones from korea, mmmmmm
very little calories (close to 0)! and really satisfies a salty snack craving. one of my favorite foods, eaten alone or added on top of a meal.
Post # 13
@patchy: mmmmm!!! Sounds right up my alley… Where is the best place to find it? A whole foods supermarket, or a cultural specific grocer?
Post # 14
chocolate covered strawberries
Post # 15
I always keep fruit around, right down to taking it to the office. I’m a sugar fiendsweet having it nearby keeps me off the processed stuff, and also helps me avoid soda. I also love pretzels drizzled in milk or white chocolate, and I like to buy the little ziplock style baggies from craft stores to help with portion control. I also pickle, so several veggies are available in my fridge, as well as keeping chips and salsa on hand. Chips and salsa are a BIG go-to.
Post # 16
Mandarin oranges are helping with my sweet tooth.