Post # 1
I’ve finally decided enough is enough…I’m changing my eatings habits! I love TaraLynn’s blog “Undressed Skeleton” because she always has some frickin amazing recipes and some of the craziest, yet delicious, food combinations!
My new favorite snack is cucumbers with sugar free syrup (thank you TaraLynn!) and peppers with greek yogurt “ranch”. Good lord, the first combo sounds weird but it is fantastic and the “ranch” is great (and it’s only about 180 calories for the whole batch, as opposed to 140 cals for 2 tbsp of regular ranch!)
So bees, what are some of your favorite healthy snacks? Feel free to mention traditional ones (like fruits, etc) or crazy combos (like the cucumber one I listed)
Post # 3
oh my, i wish I had more to day about healthy snack. My husband and I have been eatting quite unhealthy. I would day I drink A LOT of water and that a lot of times keeps me awway from junk food
Post # 4
I make the “crack broccoli” on Pinterest all the time and it’s amazing. In a mixing bowl, toss some broccoli florets with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread out on a cookie sheet and roast in the oven at 425 degrees for 20 minutes or so. Throw it back in the bowl, and mix with lemon juice and a little parmasean cheese. It’s seriously delicious and I actually CRAVE it. The broccoli gets crispy in places, so good! Just make sure the broccoli is completely dry when you put it in the oven or it will get soggy.
Here’s the link with better instructions and pictures!: http://www.amateurgourmet.com/2008/11/the_best_brocco.html
Post # 5
That girl’s blog is AMAZING! One of my favorite healthy snacks is apple slices with peanut butter. I usually get the low-sugar stuff, but there’s so much protein in peanut butter that I consider it a good trade off. I also really enjoy baked apple cinnamon chips
Strawberries have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, too. I could eat those dang things all day! Good thing I live in a state where there’s never a shortage of fresh fruit.
Post # 6
@LilliePad: dear lord, that sounds amazing! Trying this ASAP
@PacificMrs: don’t you just love it?! Baked apple cinnimon chips sound great! Oh! She also has a recipe for Salt and Vinegar Sweet Potato Chips…o.m.g. lol
Post # 7
@LilliePad: +1!! This is SO good. I make it with cauliflower too.
When I’m cravings sweets I’ll core an apple and put it (whole) in a baking dish. Sprinkle lots of cinnamon on it and a couple of spoonfuls of honey, then bake at 425 for 25-40 minutes until its soft. Its SO good and tastes like apple pie.
Post # 8
Cucumber and onion salad (the one where you just use vinegar to season it)
Carrots (I eat them like candy)
+1 on the apple and peanut butter
Post # 9
@IzzyBear: I added the link to my original post. it has step by step with pictures, which is always helpful to me 🙂
Post # 10
PB2 – It’s a powder that you add water to create peanut butter. I have the chocolate peanut butter flavor. It’s insanely delish.
Faux Cookie Dough made with Stevia and Greek yogurt – I got it from Pinterest. I loved making it at my desk and it was good. Entertaining enough for me to do it a few times.
Pop Chips – these things are so insanely good I can’t bring a bag home. But maybe you will have better self control than I do!
Popcorn – It’s a whole grain. I pop one that has a touch of salt. Without the butter and stuff it’s really, really good!
Fresh fruit – I know this is an obvious thing, but I just wanted to share that I realized the reason I didn’t eat a lot of it was because it wasn’t sliced/cut-up! A friend who was in excellent shape told me there is something she didn’t like about whole fruit and it clicked! After I started slicing it, I ate it a lot more.
Tuna in the pouches – Hickory and lemon pepper flavor!!
Oh and I wanted to add…I used to read her blog a while back. She’s very positive. She too cuts up her fruit! LOL. She does have some interesting things and I think that’s why she’s so successful…she keeps it interesting.
You know what? If you need a buddy….PM me! 😉
Post # 11
@Coral99: I saw the PB2 on her blog too and the chocolate one looks/sounds amazing!
You totally reminded me that I want to try Skinny Pop. It’s air popped popcorn and it’s only 39 calories a cup.
Right now, I’m eating fresh fruit for lunch…in smoothie form. I’m surprised at how long it keeps me feeling satisfied. I expected to be starving an hour later but I can make it all the way to dinner and still be satisfied enough to wear I’m not plowing food into my mouth haha
ETA: I would totally love a buddy 🙂
Post # 12
Nothing beats a crisp apple to me! I love dried seaweed as well- can get it at Trader Joe’s or any Asian market.
Post # 13
All natural almonds and oranges 🙂
Post # 14
@Coral99: PB2 is awesome! I made the plain one and used in baking- much less fat than regular peanut butter!
Post # 15
@IzzyBear: I will look at Skinny Pop. You know what else I do? I look on Pinterest at bodies I find healthy. I even kept some or some cute saying as wall paper on my phone and that helped. 🙂
Speaking of Pinterest, I saw a pin where you pack your daily snacks and meals in box (kind of like the Bento boxes she uses on US but you could also use a large Rubbermaid/Gladware one) that equal your calorie intake. And once your box is done, that’s it for the day. I think the one I saw, she was building a 1,200 box for the work day. It looked fun because if you are hungry, then you get to paw through your box. Hahah. And you don’t have to select one thing for this and that. When I start working again, I plan on doing that. Then you can also be sure to include sweet, salty, crunchy, etc. My snack cravings are the hardest for me to handle.
Post # 16
I just do fruits for my healthy snacks. Apples, pears, and berries are my go-tos.