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Postby chucky » Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:24 pm

i am going shopping tonight, and need some ideas for healthy snacks
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Re: healthy snacks

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:28 pm

Flavoured rice thins are low in calories and low in fat. I love having them around to snack on!
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Re: healthy snacks

Postby sheena » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:41 pm

In fact, if you have a hectic schedule, it's even more important to eat healthy foods that give you the fuel you need to keep going.Make it a habit to stash some fruit, whole-grain crackers, or baby carrots in your backpack or workout bag so you always have some healthy food nearby. Half a cheese sandwich also makes a great snack to have on standby.
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Re: healthy snacks

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:48 pm

Sheena's right. Fresh fruit and veggies as a snack can't be beaten. Celery sticks and cherry tomatoes are great to nibble on too.
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Re: healthy snacks

Postby Gordz » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:34 am

whats a good idea for a healthier alternative to peanut butter in a celery stick?
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Re: healthy snacks

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:44 am

That's actually a pretty healthy snack. Peanut butter contains a lot of protein as well as fats and keeps you full for longer. Avoid the ones with added oil and sugar. If you can find one that's just peanuts with a little added salt that's your best health bet. Unfortunately reduced fat peanut butter is full of sugar so it's not any better for you really. If you're worried about the calories just use half the amount you would normally have. If you're calorie counting just factor it in with the other things you eat. If you're not calorie counting then try to stick to 1Tb per day and you should be fine.

If you're looking for a lower-fat alternative you could try cottage cheese. There's a brand that makes cottage cheese with chives which goes nicely with celery. I used to have it all the time before I became vegan many years ago.
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Re: healthy snacks

Postby Gordz » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:54 pm

oh yay! some good news finally.

Along with discovering I can now eat fish, nuts have become enjoyable too

Although peanut mnms were always enjoyable... TOO enjoyable. hehe
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Re: healthy snacks

Postby EvilWombatQueen » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:34 pm

Yeah, I find nuts dangerously more-ish. And don't get me started on the Safeway balsamic vinegar peanuts! I could eat my own body weight in them.
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Re: healthy snacks

Postby Gordz » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:58 pm

how bad is it when ur local pub has a prize that is 'win your height in wild turkey slabs'

Wild turkey is my drink of choice and i'm 194cms... damn that was hard not to buy a ticket or fifty :?
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