(Closed) Desperate for some healhty snack ideas!! Anyone??

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Let’s see, I am not a big sweets person either so I relate to that! My options might be a little dfiferent since I have celiac and can’t eat anything with gluten.

I like Laughing Cow cheeses, especially the Chipotle and Garlic Herb. I eat them on crackers and veggies. 

I eat Blue Diamond Nut Thins a lot.  They sound weird but are so thin and crispy – they are made with rice flour and almonds.  I like the Ranch and BBQ flavors. 

PopChips are delicious too! They are made from potatoes, but they are pressure cooked instead of fried or baked.  They are crunchy and delicious!

Popcorn.  Pretzels. Celery and peanut butter.  Greek yogurt.  Mixed nuts.  Cheese and crackers, etc!

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love getting raw almonds and roasting them in the oven for a few minutes. Sometimes I spray them with a little olive oil and sprinkle them with sea salt or other seasonings I have on hand. Almonds are pretty calorie dense so I try not to eat too many of them, but they always seem to keep me full for a bit even if I just eat a handful.

I love eating plain yogurt with a little bit of maple syrup and orange flavoured flax oil in it. Sometimes I’ll put some frozen fruit in there and some rolled oats when I want it to be a more hearty. Apples taste really good in there too.

Another tasty thing is cottage cheese with diced up cucumbers and pepper on it. It’s quick, easy and full of proten and calcium. 

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@blueskye:  Oh, I forgot about cottage cheese! Also a favorite! I eat it with black pepper and Sriracha on top!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I like veggies like cucumbers, celery & carrots dipped in guacamole or cream cheese mixed with garlic powder, onion powder, S&P. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  This would be for a bigger snack, or even as possibly part of your breakfast. Quaker makes these things called Breakfast Cookies. I’ve found them in the cereal/oatmeal aisle of the grocery store, but also with regular cookies. They come individually wrapped. They are fantastic! They’re good for a quick breakfast, or even a bigger snack. You can get them in Oatmeal Raisin or Chocolate Chip (the Oatmeal Raisin are my favorites).

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

All of these sound great! I second the nut thins! I also love apple slices with peanut butter, celery stalks with pb and raisins (ants on a log), or homemade potato slices/wedges. A little olive oil and your choice of seasoning (salt,pepper,vinegar,BBQ salt,garlic salt, it’s endless!) tossed on a baking sheet for a while. So yummy, salty, and filling- without the preservatives and junk on chips.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@indibee:  OMG, the Nut Thins are addictive, aren’t they? I ate an entire box of the Ranch in one sitting.  Probably not the healthiest dinner, but whatever, LOL!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Carrots, popchips, homemade popcorn, wasabi roasted almonds (by Blue Diamond?), kale chips

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Popchips are really good or pita chips with hummus

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Right now, I’m big on oatmeal (I make it in the crockpot and then portion it out), Fat free/low cal yogurt or fat free greek yogurt, or 94% fat free popcorn/kettlecorn (its taken some experimenting to find a brand that tastes good, though).

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I make a trail mix with sunflower seeds pumpkin seeds raw almonds and dried cranberries. It’s tasty and keeps me full in between meals. When buying the dried cranberries watctithe amount of sugar in them because some brands add a lot of extra sugar. 

I also lI’ve popcorn as a snack. You can buy the smart pop brand that had 100 calorie bags or we have an air popper and make our own so there’s no butter or oil 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Linz1231:  I know!! They’re so good! Some flavors are better than others, but that’s just a matter of personal preference. I believe they’re gluten free, too, because the first time I ate an entire box sampled them was at a Girlfriend friend’s home.  Innocent

Post # 16
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Honey bee

I would avoid the simple carb things like pop chips, light crackers, “sugar free” items (just use a sugar substitute) if you are looking for healthy. They ar enot healthy and really are only empty calories that will spike your blood sugar, causing insulin which then initiates fat storage.

As other PP said, cottage cheese and plain greek yogurt (add berries and vanilla extract. Make smoothies with it too.

Make kale chips. They are great! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/crispy-kale-chips-recipe/index.html

Make some things you like to keep in the fridge like maybe a broccoli slaw, three bean salad, chicken salad (made with greek yogurt) etc. 

Roaste chickpeas (crunchy and salty!!!)

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