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13th-Sep-2006 12:53 am
what are some good healthy snacks that are not boring? all i see everywhere are apple slices, whole grain crackers and carrot sticks. if i eat one more carrot stick im gonna get homicidal. so...any other suggestions? recipes?
Felix- to the left
13th-Sep-2006 05:39 am (UTC)
unbuttered, unsalted popcorn is a good snack and not bad for you... and also helps you feel like you're eating junk food... :)

Have a little tomato based salsa with your carrot and celery sticks.

Um... that's all I can think of off the top of my head... :D

13th-Sep-2006 04:02 pm (UTC)
i cant eat anymore carrot or celery. lol.
the popcorn sounds good but unbuttered and unsalted? isnt that like eating cardboard?! lol
13th-Sep-2006 06:27 am (UTC)
I'm rather partial to dried banana chips. And hommus on lavash bread. And tomato and basil rice cakes with hommus too.
13th-Sep-2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
tomato and basil rice cakes!!!!!!! thats the best thing ive seen on here so far!!!

(i got your double comment cause the comments just go straight to my email right after they are posted hehe. so dont mind my double reply hehe.)

ill definitly have to look for those though. so far ive only seen like the chedder and chocolate chip rice cakes. and the plain ones of course, but thats like eating cardboard. man, im hungry now lol
13th-Sep-2006 06:30 am (UTC)
baked lays only have 140 calories per serving. Oatmeal rasin cookies are not bad for you, if you must have cookies they are the best choice. Make them yourself using splenda instead of sugar and that will make it better.
Pudding is also really low in calories and has calcium so it's not all bad.
13th-Sep-2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
yeah i use splenda in everything now. its not bad.
baked lays is a good idea! thanks :D
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13th-Sep-2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
dried banana chips sounds good. as for hummus...i should have mentioned that im picky hehe.

also, i just noticed you friended me? i have no idea when, cause unless people comment to my friending post i dont keep up with stuff like that. and i rarely post unlocked stuff. so i friended you back cause you seem cool :)
13th-Sep-2006 12:06 pm (UTC)
yogurt, hummus with whatever, fruit salad, etc.
13th-Sep-2006 03:52 pm (UTC)
those are all booooring though! its like the usual healthy crap. im picky hehe
13th-Sep-2006 12:26 pm (UTC)
I go by Smoothie King and get peanut butter filled pretzels.

13th-Sep-2006 03:50 pm (UTC)
that doesnt sounds very healthy lol
13th-Sep-2006 01:17 pm (UTC)
Other people already suggested hummus, but I'm going to say it too. I love the stuff and it has practically no calories and is full of fiber and other good stuff. Other than that, I really like fruit cups, fat free jello pudding, and small bags of cookies. Basically anything that's already in a small individual size so I know when to cut myself off. :)
13th-Sep-2006 04:13 pm (UTC)

I like rice cakes. You can put interesting toppings on them that can be low fat like peanut butter and jelly.

and they make flavored rice cakes too but experimenting can be fun. ;)
13th-Sep-2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
im wondering what else i can put on rice cakes besides the usual peanut butter and jelly hehe
13th-Sep-2006 04:16 pm (UTC)
You keep saying you're picky, so hopefully these don't fall into your "dislike" category. Also, most things can be healthy if kept to small portion sizes. I suggest looking into buying a Japanese style "bento" and not eating anything bigger than can fit into that. :)

Also, asian foods tend to have more flavor and are healthy. Check out "onigiri" - its a palm sized triangle of rice stuffed with any kind of filling you like (healthier fillings are things like tuna, salmon, or chicken). "Hoisin Buns" is the same thing, but round and made of bread (if you don't like rice). Think of it like a small, Japanese style hot pocket :)

A fun snack thats SUPER easy to make is to take a whole weat tortilla, spread either honey or peanut butter over it, and roll it up over a peeled banana. Then cut the whole thing into bite size pieces so it looks like little sushis. It'll make you feel like you're eating more than you really are.

Also check out individual helping items at the grocery store - they make "tuna salad" and "chicken salad" packs with crackers, also cups of sliced pears, peaces, or mixed fruits with cherries.

If none of this appeals to you, I'll come up with more ideas ;)
13th-Sep-2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
omg i love you!!! these sound so great!!! they dont sounds boring OR bland!!!

my supermarket has an international section, so hopefully i can find some of those asian foods there!!

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14th-Sep-2006 01:51 am (UTC)
yeah those dried fruits are tricky! i never would have thought!
13th-Sep-2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
reduced fat cheese nips with laughing cow garlic and herb light cheese (it comes in a little round containter with individually wrapped cheese wedges. its so yummy)
light n fit yogurt with special k mixed in
tuna mixed with adobo (i eat it straight out of the can like that or you can put it on fat free premium crackers)
low fat cottage cheese with reduced sugar strawberry jelly
orville redenbacher butter/kettle corn popcorn (94% fat free)- we had it at home its very tasty.
sugar free jello pudding in chocolate or vanilla or both
sugar free jello
pinapple slices
baked doritos/lays
tostitos and salsa (i was surprised it doesnt have that much crap in it)
white cheddar rice cakes (store brands usually have less cals than quaker)

for the fruit chips, id check the label. banana chips are actually pretty darn fatty. they may taste good but after eating a serving of that you might as well have eaten something that filled you up more.
if you get low fat mozzarella cheese, you can make a rice cake pizza the same way you make a pizza bagel.
i belong to this site sparkpeople.com. they have some pretty good recipes for meals and snacks.
you should register if you have to so you can check it out. i dont use the other site features like youre supposed to hehe, but i like their recipes sometimes.
13th-Sep-2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
ooo also this may sound not so appetizing but its actually insanely good and VERY filling.
get a package of frozen chopped spinach. defrost it in the microwave. while its defrosting spray the pan with cooking spray, sautee some minced garlic and half an onion(chopped). add the spinach when the onions start to brown. add adobo to the mix. add as much to your taste so its not bland, cook that for about 5-7 minutes. its really yummy. im not sure if you like spinach, but i love cooking it this way. and its filling enough for me that sometimes i eat just that for lunch. adobo makes everything so much better hehe.
14th-Sep-2006 01:41 am (UTC)
dude, that sounds so freakin good! i have to make that right away! (Well, when i get spinach and onion and garlic lol)

thanks poo!!
13th-Sep-2006 11:02 pm (UTC)

Have you tried any of those 100 Calorie Pack snacks?
14th-Sep-2006 01:19 am (UTC)
ive tried the wheat thin packs, the oreo ones and the chips ahoy ones. ive eaten them to boredom. have you tried any of the new ones? they look a little weird so im hesitant lol.

also, i LOVE your icon! where is that from?
13th-Sep-2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
I enjoy those 100 calorie packs. The oreo crips are soo good. Theres also jello and yogurt too. Or sunchips. Sunchips are healthier than regular chips.
14th-Sep-2006 01:18 am (UTC)
i have to check out the new 100 cal packs cause im so bored with the oreo ones already. the chocolate chip ones are good. now i see them in like doritos and cheese poofs lol
14th-Sep-2006 12:05 am (UTC)
I have taken a liking to those pakets of Granola square...triangles...whatever. I believe they are by Nabisco. Very filling, and satisfy the sweet tooth, too. I love them when I have to be out driving early, fill me and give me an energy boost. I tend to be HypoGlyemic, so have to be careful.
There is a Splenda-sweetened jared peaches and fruit salad. Plain yogurt, with that as a topping is pretty good.
Just stay away from the NutraSweet. It actually causes worse cravings, not to mention all the stuff that is does to you physically.
I live in Amish country. So I get the *best* cheese, and you don't need to eat much to fill you up, and it's really good. Not knowing where you live, though, I can't be of much help there. Steiner and Guggisberg are the best.
14th-Sep-2006 01:15 am (UTC)
i live in western new york. buffalo to be exact hehe.
yeah cheese is my downfall. i absolutely adore it and eat way too much of it lol

i dont really eat sugary things, and when i do its always with splenda. or chocolate which is just bad, but i cant help it lol.

those granola things sound good though! ill have to check them out!
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