(Closed) Healthy, yet substantial, snack?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I swear by 1 serving of fruit, and 1/2oz nuts; it’s my snack twice a day. Filling, but not too much. If I’m feeling the need for extra carbs, it’s the fruit + 1/2 a Cliff bar.

Post # 4
773 posts
Busy bee

Trader Joe’s has a wide array of dried fruits and nuts.  I’m particularly fond chili-spiced dried mango slices. YUM.  Also, and maybe I’m alone here, I am a huge fan of the humble rice cake, spread with some peanut butter or jam.

Post # 5
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I started the search for a healthy, substantial snack a few weeks ago because I found that come 5 p.m., I was so drained of energy, I couldn’t make it to the gym. I read online that celery and peanut butter was good because of the protein in the peanut butter. I started eating that around 4 p.m. every day, and it definitely holds me over! I keep a jar of all-natural PB at my desk, and put a small slab on each celery stick.

It’s kind of a pain in the butt to cut up the celery the morning up, or night before (not as easy as throwing a 100-cal pack in your purse), but it works! And it feels indulgent because, well, PB is delicious!

Post # 7
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

  1. Hummus and whole wheat baked pita chips
  2. Fat free yogurt with granola crumbles
  3. Cup of vegetable soup (Progresso makes great 0 point soups)
  4. Bag of popcorn (without salt or butter)
  5. Sugar-free Poptarts
  6. Bowl of cereal with skim milk
  7. Laughing Cow light cheese with whole wheat crackers
  8. Hard boiled egg with tomato slices
  9. Pudding or Jello cup
  10. Package of Green Giant frozen steamed vegetables

Post # 8
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I usually eat a tomato for a snack if I’m at home, or bring a cup of strawberries with me to work to eat as a snack. Vegetables are always good, too (carrot sticks with some light dressing? Yum!). I mean, none of these are terribly satisfying, but they keep me from totally breaking my diet in between meals.

Post # 9
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Nice little tomatoes w/ Laughing Cow Light cheese spreads (come in little traingles) are great. Also, maybe for breakfast try Greek Yogurt & place in a ziploc fresh raspberries & almonds & mix them in w/ maybe some honey or brown sugar to fill you up during breakfast.

Dole also makes great light fruit cups in a bunch of varities – and I think they are a great pre-gym snack as well 🙂

 I also keep PB (reduced fat) at my desk. I eat it with celery or apple slices. Perfect protein.

Post # 10
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

greek yogurt + fruit or granola (I like the cascadian farms organic granola)

black bean hummus + carrots or cucumbers or pita chips

small pb&j sandwich on lower-cal whole wheat bread or one slice of regular bread 

Post # 11
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I do the laughing cow with apple slices. yummy 🙂

Post # 12
164 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I love the light sodium rice cakes with sugar free jelly on top! Such a great snack! Or what about low-carb protein shakes? Those are sooo easy to make at work!


I am a novice figure competitor… I’m slowly learning all of the diet and workout tricks/tips from my several trainers! Its much easier when someone tells you exactly what to eat and what to do.. MUCH harder to think how to eat healthy on your own!

 My fitness idol is Jamie Eason. I have found her website to be really helpful when it comes to dieting! She has a grocery store check-list that is truly all encompassing of what my trainers have been teaching me! If its not on that list, I dont buy/eat it!


also, definitely checkout bodybuilding.com and look in their articles about dieting and easy recipes.

Post # 13
997 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

If you have a fridge, I’d recommend 0% Fage Greek Yogurt with some almonds and just a bit of honey.  I also like Kashi Autumn Harvest (it’s very lightly sweetened shredded wheat) with some skim milk. Yum!

Post # 14
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m a big fan of pudding cups. I get the sugar free variety rather than the low fat kind because they have fewer calories — 60 as opposed to 100!

Post # 15
815 posts
Busy bee

I usually go for greek yogurt–big fan of Chobani low fat honey flavored.  I also get gluten free pretzel sticks with the laughing cow low fat cheese triangles.  And when I am feeling really hungry, I have rice cakes (brown rice) with peanut butter and sliced banana.  You have to make that one ahead of time but it’s sooooo sooo good. 

Post # 16
5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am a snacker so I needed to find snacks that were either low carb/ low cal and then change up my snacks on a pretty consistent basis. Here are a few of my favs:

– turkey pepperoni with strawberries or an apple, for some reason theres something about the combo of alternating bites between a salty meat with the sweetness of fruit that makes a great snack!

-Deli turkey slices wrapped around string cheese, yum!

-Sugar Free Jello

-Fruit dipped in fat free yougurt

-And like you mentioned, every 100 calorie pack known to man, I love the Smartfood White Cheddar Popcorn   

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