Your favorite low calorie snacks/recipes ?

posted 2 months ago in Food
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2020 - Colorado

I don’t know about you but I have a major sweet tooth and I’m also on the weight loss journey but I refuse to give up any foods I love. ๐Ÿ˜‚ My go to is banana bread muffins with applesauce and honey instead of sugar and oil or eggs. Less calories but soooo good!! 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love the seaweed snack sheets, it’s like eating salty crunchy chips and it’s 20 calories a pack

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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@rainingteadrops:  I try to snack on fruit and nuts. I prep bowls of grapes, blueberries, and sliced strawberries so they’re ready to go when I’m hungry and often eat almonds, pistacchios, and cashews. I also love peanut butter and apples as a quick, filling snack. Sometimes I top them with cinnamon and granola. Also, boiled eggs with hot sauce on top. It might sound bizarre, but I hate the taste of boiled egg yolks and used to only eat the whites, but putting hot sauce on top makes the yolks tolerable to me. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I love wasa bread with laughing cow cheese wedges.  One wedge covers 2 wasa breads. Only 35 calories in a wedge. I really like the light rye and sourdough.  In the light rye,  there’s only 60 calories in 2 but 12% fiber and 2 grams of protein.  Combine that with a glass of ice tea and it’s a good filling snack. I have noticed that I tend to eat less if I’m sipping on ice tea throughout the day. Also, the bold chex mix is a good snack and low calories.  And a half of a yellow or orange bell pepper with yogurt ranch really hits the spot.  Slightly sweet and crunchy. 

Edited to add: I drink unsweetened ice tea so no calories.  If it was sugared, that could add on a lot of calories.  You could also try adding in a lemon wedge to your ice tea or water as well. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My current favourite snack is a Greek yogurt with frozen blueberries. 

Post # 8
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Newbee

Mine is popcorn! One cup is around 40 calories depending on the brand. I love it because I can fill up a huge bowl and feel like I’m eating a lot, but it’s still less than 100-200 cals depending on how much I have at a time. I usually get Smartfood brand and they have great flavors!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

I’ve lost 30 pounds since the beginning of March. I am a foodie.  I also have a major sweet tooth. The strawberries have been really good lately. I slice them and sprinkle with Splenda. It’s totally satisfying for me. I refuse to give up foods I love but eat very small portions. I get Asian takeout every Sunday with my sister but I don’t eat the rice. I keep some Hershey’s Nuggets around and allow myself two pieces about twice a week because…chocolate.  I’ve been doing intermittent fasting and that has worked for me. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Don’t make huge adjustments to your diet that is not sustainable if you want my advice. Slowly cut out pretty much all drinks (fizzy, coffee with milk, EBT, drinks that are marketed as ‘healthy’ smoothies which are healthy but usually high cal) and stick to water. Moderate alcohol intake. If you can stick to that, it’ll help a lot.

On the food front, look for complex carbohydrates as they keep you full and are low cal. For some reason carbs get bastardised but they have their place in a healthy diet. You can blend oats with an apple or pear (but don’t go overboard on fruit as that’s also high sugar) and some water for breakfast as an example. That will keep you full. For myself I do oats, protein powder and water. 

Also – pretty much get rid of spreads. It’s hard to judge portion and you can go from 70 to 200 cal topping pretty much without realising.

If you’re serious about weight loss, don’t look for ‘healthy’ cheats and try and see it as a holistic approach. That way, it’s fine to eat a little snack here and there if the overall diet is good. Also… don’t starve yourself. Weight loss is slow and steady, not a lettuce here and a Big Mac the next day. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee

Smartfood white popcorn, basic smoothie and belvita fibers (yummy) those will keep you full for at least 3 hours and keep you regular down in the bathroom area. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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@marie24:  exactly. Smartfood brand sell them  as a 10bag  bunch. Each bag is 100 calories.. love it

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Blueberries and grapes are my go to.  Sometimes if I need a snack to go, I like berries, hard boiled egg, and a string cheese.

 

 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Eat high fiber, low cal plant foods – whole grains, vegetables, fruits, beans/lentils – and you’ll feel extremely satisfied and not need to worry about portion control. For example, a brown rice bowl w stir-fried veggies and a light sesame-soy sauce topped with scallions, or a veg burrito bowl w brown rice and beans and corn and bell pepper and onions and hot sauce. These meals are very filling but don’t pack many calories. 

Avoid snacking or eat healthy snacks like fruit or a handful of nuts or popcorn. Avoid caloric drinks like juice and soda in favor of water (flavored with lemon or cucumber if you like), or unsweetened tea or coffee. Be mindful of where you’re adding toppings like shredded cheese or mayo to things, since those kinds of extras can easily add a few hundred calories without filling you up much. 

Post # 15
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Newbee

 I make baked tuna patties by mixing canned tuna, spicy mustard, sriracha, egg, oatmeal, sauteed onions and garlic, and herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsely). I form them into patties and bake in the oven for about 20-25 mins at 180 C. I serve with a salad with balsamic instead of fatty dressing.

I also like this recipe for vegetarian burrito bowls, but I add more seasoning and fill my cooker to the brim with bell peppers and spicy peppers in a variety of colors.

https://www.thekitchn.com/easy-slow-cooker-veggie-burrito-bowls-256200

I also make dark chocolate chip oatmeal bites. they are about 100 calories each if made into smaller balls. Just add all the ingredients, form into balls, and pop them into the fridge.

100g dark chocolate chips, 125g peanut butter, 125 g oats, 1 tbs date syrup

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