Healthy Snack Ideas

MARIANA2010 - 9:34AM PDT, Aug 31st 2010

mariana2010
Hemet, CA

It is said that the secret to a healthy diet is having a healthy snack that keeps you full and keeps binge eating in check. By eating something low-cal in between meals, you can avoid feeling the need to hog during meal times.

Any suggestions for good healthy snacks, that is not too high in calories?


PATTI_C - 2:50PM PDT, Sep 1st 2010

patti_c
Colorado Springs, Colorado

I love hummus. I make my own with a can of garbanzo beans, a couple cloves of garlic, 2 T. each of tahini and lemon juice, and 1/2 t. cumin (all smushed together with a food processor). The real recipe also calls for 2 T. olive oil (which is YUM), but I usually just add a little water to make the right consistency. Gives you lots of protein! I usually serve with baby carrots or baked pita wedges.

HW 275
SW 175 (Aug.2010)
CW 173
GW 135


AKFANN - 6:32PM PDT, Sep 1st 2010

akfann
Southeast Georgia

1.) I am so addicted to Blue Diamond, BOLD Wasabi and Soy Sauce flavored Almonds. I eat 1/2 of a serving as a snack which equates to 14 nuts / 85 calories in the morning and again in the afternoon. (You can print a coupon for 50 cents off at the Blue Diamond website.)

2.) Fresh fruit like bananas (90 calories for a 6 inch) and Gala Apples (53 calories for the small ones).

3.) Price's Lite Pimento Cheese (1.5 oz = 83 calories) + Whole Wheat Ritz crackers (5 = 70 calories) = Total 152 calories.

4.) A toasted Lenders Little Cinnamon Pre-sliced Bagels (1 = 70 calories) + Jif Reduced Fat Crunchy Peanut Butter (1 Tbsp = 95 calories) = Total 165 calories --- YUMMO!

5.) Kellogg's Fiber Plus Antioxidants Bars - Chocolatey Peanut Butter is the best for 130 calories. If you are craving sweets, this thing is like eating a candy bar but with the benefits of fiber, protein and antioxidants.

Other options are toasted whole wheat bread with a little reduced fat PB, low fat string cheese, a glass of skim milk, fresh veggies, etc., etc.

~Amanda

HW: 313.2
CKSW: 303 (Apr 2010)
CW: 250.6 and dropping!
IGW: 238.2 (75 lbs)
GW: 150

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


MIDDLEROAD - 6:50PM PDT, Sep 1st 2010 View users public blog View users public diary

middleroad
Chicago

If you take frozen cooked shrimp out of the bag and put them in your lunch, they are thawed and perfect for lunch or afternoon snack!
Also, laughing cow cheese only 35 calories. Put it on your cucumbers and yum!
Diane


REDJASPER - 7:21AM PDT, Sep 2nd 2010

Hi Mariana,

I just wanted to say welcome to the site.

Apples are a really great snack because they have good fiber content.

Best wishes on your weight loss journey.

Keri


NIGHTOWL - 11:56PM PDT, Sep 27th 2010

nightowl
Aurora

Wasa 7 Grain Crisp'n Light crackerbread is a great crunchy snack with low calories -- only 20 calories per slice (which are about the size of a full size graham cracker). They really satisfy the need for crunch without piling on the calories. I also love these with Sabra hummus - YUM!

I also like string cheese for a light protein snack - just 50 calories for the light version.

When I need a sweet treat, I go for a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich. My favorites are Chocolate Peanut Butter (150 cal) or Mint (140 cal). Cool and satisfying!

Nancy

HW 345
SW 322 (Aug 2010)
CW 305
GW 165


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