(Closed) What are your favorite satisfying, low-calorie snacks?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@Missus_LLC:  There are usually a couple of different brands that are sold at supermarkets, but I tend not to like their texture as much.  My Fiance likes them, though, so those might be worth a try for you.  Otherwise, I always go to a specialty market/ethnic foods market because it’s exactly like the restaurant quality  =o)  Totally worth the farther drive ;o)  We don’t have a Whole Foods nearby, but someplace like that would probably have a good quality hummus, as well.

ETA:  if that restaurant is nearby for you, you could always go there and ask them if you can buy a container of hummus from them to take home.  

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oooh, I also love dipping celery and carrots into the Laughing Cow cream cheese!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Not exactly filling, but it’s great for when an “I need something salty” craving hits… PopChips. They are 100 calories and you get ~20 chips. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@CattyMN608:  I second this. I’m on MFP as well. Same screen name as here. Also, if you want a chocolate type snack, Slim Fast and other similar companies make low calorie treats, but they aren’t as filling as some of the fruit and veggie option listed here.

Drink some water before you have a meal, it will fill you up and you’ll eat less!

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been eating the fage greek yogurt, sometimes with a little granola/fruit in there. It’s actually pretty filling and if you are looking for something sweet the one with honey is really good. 

Also since it’s summer I’ve been eating a lot of fruit.  Cherries and cantaloupe right now.

Also I love fresh salsa that’s just chunks of veggies so I like to eat that with baked chips of some sort.  I figure with the amount of salsa I pile on I’m getting a fair amount of veggies.  

Good luck!

Post # 22
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love anything ranch, so I usually get a tub of light or fat free sour cream and mix one of those Hidden Valley ranch dip packs into it. Then I dip whatever veggies are in season in it (or celery or carrot sin the winter). My favorites are snow peas. 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Popcorn and baby carrots are my favorites.  I’ve actually replaced chips with popcorn pretty successfully.  Carrots are very filling.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

MadameTussaud i do have a whole foods nearby and the restaurant is also close lol. guess ill be giving them a ring

thanks

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve cut out all the junk food and started having pieces of pineable w/ fruit seasoning after having a regular salad. Not sure how many calories it might have but it helps me not crave any junk food. 

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

I’m a big fan of apples and peanut butter or banana and peanut butter. Although PB has a lot of protein, be careful because it has a lot of calories too. One TBL is 100 calories. I cut up the apple into slices and smear PB on it. Or on a banana. I also snack on strawberries and sprinkle spenda on them. I eat 19 (yes I count them) pretzels and it’s 110 calories OR, I airpop a third of a cup of plain corn in an air popper like this one and add a few sprays of PAM and some spice. Or I get a cup of grapes and some baby carrots. Heck, you are in the city, the best place for fruits, try and cultivate a craving for fruits and use them as your snacks. The fruit guy will be your friend and sometimes throw in free fruit for you. I don’t really like snacking on processed stuff since I don’t eat them either. I don’t have cookies at home etc.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

An entire cucumber, sliced thin, doused with rice vinegar and salt and pepper is my go to for like 2pm when I’m tempted to start crazy snacking!

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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@Missus_LLC:  My favorite is Sabra. It has a really great creamy texture. Some brands I find way too grainy.

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

My favorite snacks would have to be: vegetables, fruit (all kinds, but mostly grapes), blue chips and organic salsa, yogurt, and I LOVE veggie straws!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

-Cottage cheese/ Nonfat vanilla greek yogurt+ cut up fruit (apple, pear, peach)+ pumpkin pie spice.

– Lara bars. They have a lot of sugar, as do all bars because dehydrated fruit is used, but the ingredient list is less than 1 line and it’s all whole foods. I love the peanut butter chocolate chip, lemon bar, and coconut cream pie.

– Serving size of dry cereal (I use Kashi Heart something in Warm Cinnamon). If I have extra calories I’ll pour in 1/2 a serving of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

– Veggies with hummus. Be careful of your hummus serving because it can get out of control. I use less than the 2 TBSP serving.

– 70% or higher dark chocolate. Have a few squares.

– Air pop popcorn.

– “Ants on a log”. Celery + Peanut butter. I skip the “ants” because raisins or dried cranberries have so much sugar.

– String cheese. Try to buy brands with 1.5 grams of saturated fat- Weight Watchers is one of them and the smoked version is really good!

– Naked, raw almonds. No roasting, salting, or flavoring. Also be careful of intake because while it’s a good fat, it’s a lot of fat. Could also do pistachios.

– Avocado. Spread it in a pita or use it as a dip. As with the almonds, watch the portion.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have found that a whole grapefruit really does it for my sugar cravings!!!  Sometimes I get a sprinkle of stevia on it.  I also love iced tea with stevia.  It’s so refreshing.  I make some out of hibiscus tea, and then I add stevia and lime to it.  It tastes just like kool aid.

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