Post # 1
Good morning Bees,
I am in dire need of your help. The countdown is on & there are only 151 days until my wedding 🙂 I am looking to shed some weight and make a lifestyle change.
What are some lof your favorite ow calorie snacks, that you can easily take to work? Both my fiance and I both work in offices and have access to fridges/microwaves.
I always do carrots/celery/bell peppers, almonds, peanuts… But I don’t know what else… I am going grocery shopping tonight and need to stock up!
Thanks in advance!
Post # 2
Any type of fruit, apples, mandarines, bananas with a bit of nuts, i really like hazelnuts. small portion of cheese with mini tomatos and maybe a few olives.
For lunch I usually take left overs from dinner, and we usually eat pretty healthy. Some lunch ideas are soups, sandwitches, pasta salad, fish with brown rice, stir fry’s with noodles or brown rice.
Humus is also a good option as long as you have a very small portion. Also peanut butter and banana sandwitch. That’s all I can think of for now.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Air popped popcorn. You can season it with spices.
I usually do fruit for snacks. Carrots & hummus or bolthouses’s greek yogurt dressings are good. cottage cheese is a really good snack too. Yesterday i had carrots w/ a cheese stick for my snack.
Another favorite that i haven’t made in awhile is to cut an apple, spinkle cinnamon on it, and microwave it for about a min or so until it gets nice and soft. It tastes just like an applie pie/crisp without any of the extra add ons. soo good! I LOVE doing this in the fall. It’s the best.
Post # 4
Thank you, Those are great ideas.
Do you pre-pop the popcorn or do it at the office? When anyone makes popcorn around here people go nuts lol
Post # 5
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
Laughing cow cheese wedges on veggies, sugar free hello, frozen grapes, egg beaters, low carb cal bread with I can’t believe its not butter spread, frozen banana that’s been blended (tastes like ice cream -Google it!!!!), progreso soups.
I lost 40 pounds before my wedding by finding stuff like this to satisfy me!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Apples, clementines, bananas, cherry tomatoes, mini sweet peppers, laughing cow cheese wedges, part skim string cheese, light popcorn, jerky.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Pop it at work, ideally, you can do loose popcorn in a paper bag, actually! But I’m sure you could pop a bunch at home and portion it into sandwhich bags.
Post # 8
my favorite snacks are hardboiled eggs, babybel cheese, and almonds (i usually even have all three for lunch). I’ll also eat a couple spoonfuls of peanut butter if I’m craving something a little sweet. Not really low on calories, but it keeps me satisfied, which is more important to me than eating low calorie foods all day.
Post # 9
Be careful, almonds and peanuts aren’t really “low calorie.” Actually they are very high calorie and common diet downfalls because they are good for you and so people don’t closely monitor their portion. But good for you doesn’t equal low calorie. Not that you shouldn’t eat them, but I’d buy the 100 cal pre-portioned bags of nuts (or measure your serving with a food scale. And then be sad at how few nuts that actually is).
I don’t snack much, but I have string cheese, a few almonds, or various fruits in between meals.
Post # 10
Greek yogurt, hard boiled eggs, bag of variety fresh fruit (Pineapples for blood sugar, melon, strawberries), veggies, small bag of raisins and nuts, oatmeal if you’re really hungry.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2014 - backyard
Fruits, fruits, fruits any kind of friut, try to stretch yourself beyond the common apple and banana, even though both are really tasty
Post # 12
I usually eat 4 cups of veggies a day, it helps keep me full. Drink lots and LOTS of water — you can infuse it with lemon, cucumber, mint, etc. I also love plain or vanilla greek yogurt with 2 teaspoons of peanut butter. Try picking new fruits and veggies when you’re at the grocery store, it will help to make eating healthy more interesting! 🙂
Post # 13
So true, I portion my almonds into the serving size 1/4 cup, or however many grams and it’s usually around 170 calories.
Everyone else has already said my snack ideas haha
-Dairy; yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese
If it’s during AF though sometimes I’ll portion out cookies or whatever it is you usually crave. Typically a serving size is two cookies so I’ll put two in a ziploc bag and take them to work. Then eat them slowly with coffee and really enjoy them. It takes away that sweetness craving without allowing me to go overboard.
Post # 14
Apple slices dipped in Almond butter! It’s my fave because it’s tastey and the mix of fiber and protein is really satisfying 🙂
Post # 15
you need things with protein to lose weight and stay full 🙂
babybel cheese (light), sliced turkey with some bell peppers rolled up, hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese (i hate this but fi loves it!)