Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York
I’ve been living on chicken, fish, steamed veggies, egg whites, and salads and life is pretty boring. I snack on Luna Bars when I don’t have time to eat, and keep nuts on my desk.
What kinds of healthy foods/snacks do you eat?
Post # 3
This is a great topic, because I’m always looking for new ideas for good things to eat.
To work I bring:
Food should taste good multigrain all natural recipe crackers (made from quinoa, sunflower seeds and other whole grains). We get them from Costco
Thin slices of low-fat (hard) cheese to eat with an apple
Other fruit that is in season-grapes, oranges, bananas
I buy almonds or peanuts and then *lightly* dust them with either honey, or cinnamon and sugar.
If I really need something sweet, I’ll it a nabisco 100 calorie pack (chocolate or chocolate chip)
Usually that gets me through the day, but sometimes I get bored with the selection.
Post # 4
strawberries are a staple for me.
cottage cheese and mandarin oranges/pineapples
microwave egg beaters with cheese
hard boiled eggs and bbq sauce
carrots and light ranch
steamed rice and egg
I try to stay away from the bars..even though they are considered diet food, its still processed sugars and there was a recent salmonella outbreak in certain clif and luna bars.
Post # 5
I love all these thanks so much for all that. I also make my own smoothies! I use to live at smoothie king but I moved to a small town with no such thing! But now I am my own smoothie making machine!!
Post # 6
I’ve been on a kick of eating greek yogurt, fiber one bars, green tea, and wasa bread with hummus!
Post # 7
Ohh! I love the 100 Cal mini packs of Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Corn. It’s not greasy and it fills you up! It comes out to about 1 weight watchers point so it’s a great snack.
I have such a ridiculous sweet tooth it’s not even funny…I have found that the 100 cal packs of Hershey’s chocolate snack mix do the job. It’s a mixture of cookie pieces, chocolate chips and coated chocolate pieces. Those are 2 pts a pack.
Obviously fruits and veggies…there’s this ranch dressing I found that I dip my veggies in that is delicious. It’s all natural Marzetti’s light classic ranch–but it’s not found by the dressings at a grocery store, but rather in the vegetable section, usually by the baby carrots. Delicious!
I know that there is a way to make healthy food tasty, but whenever I go on a "healthy kick" and try to get in shape, I get bored really quickly with the bland food I eat and eventually cave and order a pizza or something! Variety is key (chocolate IS included in that mix, by the way…) 🙂
Post # 8
For a snack I love Sargento light cheese sticks and Hormel Turkey pepperoni.
Post # 9
I eat tofu and chicken and steamed veggies for most of my meals. I do a lot of salads too and I try to spice it up by adding things like black beans and using different dressings, but after a while I always get bored with it.
For snacks and mini meals, I love nonfat greek yogurt. Recently my trainer gave me a Perfect Foods bar to try which tastes amazing. I eat half for a snack or a full one for a meal replacement and I like that it doesn’t have all kinds of artificial stuff in it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2018 - Coyaba Resort, Montego Bay
I’ve *tried* to change my snacking habits…mainly, cutting out the m&m’s and replacing them with Edamame. I buy bags of it from Trader Joe’s & keep it at work. Add a little cracked sea salt & YUM!
Also…I eat lots of hummus.
Post # 11
I’ve been eating a lot of sandwiches. If you stick to a couple of pieces of a lean deli meat, one slice of cheese, and whole wheat bread – it will only be about 180 calories. I do that with no chips for lunch at least three times a week.
Post # 12
Being vegetarian has made eating healthy surprisingly easy. As long as I’m careful about things like cream and cheese, I eat pretty healthy without trying. My FI is also vegetarian, which is great.
Last night was Creamy White Beans with Leeks and Braised/Glazed Brussel Sprouts. Totally yummy, and really, really healthy. Navy beans are insanely good for you. Our dinners lately have been something along those lines: beans or whole wheat pasta + veggies prepared in an interesting way. .
I drink only water, with the very occasional latte or sparkling water. I see so many people dieting/eating healthy and they have a soda with every meal. Way to sabotage things!
Hummus is awesome. So are salads with fruit + nut + cheese.
We definitely don’t restrict what we eat, but I think that’s because we’re lucky enough to both prefer healthy foods. We make a priority to get really high quality ingredients, which makes it a lot more appealing to eat veggies and beans, which shine when presented simply. Though I admit our food budget would APPALL some people.
Post # 13
I love soup! Black bean soup, lentil soup, squash, pumpkin, I could go on. They’re super filling, and you get liquid in your system. If there isn’t a lot of protein in the soup, then you can add chicken or turkey. Speaking of turkey, I love turkey or veggie chili.
For snacks, I weigh 1 oz of nuts. I try to get raw peanuts, cashews, or almonds. If that’s not possible, unsalted roasted is good. I also love all kinds of fruit.
If I have to go "unhealthy," I make sure I weigh out the snack so I know how many calories I’m consuming. I also try to get snacks with a little bit of health benefit: whole grain pita chips, tortilla chips with flaxseed, 70% or higher chocolate.
This is making me hungry…
Post # 14
We eat a lot of tofu, it’s so easy to prepare and it can be flavored so many ways. I also like rice cakes, plain or with peanut butter or Laughing Cow cheese. My other go-to snacks are string cheese, almonds, hard-boiled eggs, carrots, hummus, and (when I lose it) CHEETOS.
Post # 15
mmmm it’s bad when even healthy food is making me hungry 🙂
these are great suggestions ladies! keep them coming.
Post # 16
Here’s my typical day:
2 egg white omelette w/onions, bell peppers in a whole wheat tortilla
Sliced chicken breast wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with dijon mustard
1/8 head cabbage sliced (it’s crunchy, so I don’t crave potato chips)
An apple or maracuya
Baked chicken breast covered in Thai sauce
Steamed cauliflower (or pureed like mashed potatoes)