ants on a log....I love it!
I agree with evilwoman all of those things will help. I have mentioned the peanut butter on celery before and it is quite nice, haven't tried the raisins though.
OK I'm gonna go on a bit here....
My ideal macronutrient break up is 55% carbs, 15% fat, 30% protein and I am pretty close during the week unless I have something naughty as most 'naughty' things are high in fat. I am happy for the carbs to go up to 60 even 65 with a drop in the protein as my body works well with high carbs but I am keen on my fat intake staying at least under 20 preferrably 15 and those are mostly come from good fats. Nuts, seeds, fish that sort of thing. At the weekends the fat is usually higher as I relax a bit then.
When I say 'ideal' this is not based on recommended anything. It is what I have worked out for me based on info I have read. I found for weightloss the 55, 15, 30 mix worked nicely, I stick to it now just with a higher overall calorie intake as I want to maintain not lose anymore. Next time you are looking at my food diary Em take into consideration that I eat on average 100g of protein per day. The protein powder I use adds about 15 grams so as you can see all the rest is from other sources. I drink 1 1/2 cups of skinny milk most days as well as l/f cottage cheese and fat free yoghurt (Jalna's stuff is tasty). I have meat/fish twice a day and when you think 100g of chicken breast meat has 28.5 grams right there you are on your way. Many days I also have red kidney beans, four bean mix, green beans or lentils all have protein as does the heavy grain breads like pumpkin seed and soy and linseed bread.
1 cup of skinny milk
2 slices of soy and linseed bread
1 130g can of baked beans
55.3g carbs 57%
6.6g fat 15%
28.2g protein 28%
You also get:
345mg of calcium (1/3 of recommended daily)
9.8g fibre (approx 40% of recommended daily)
I occasionally have protein bars but wouldn't even average one per week as I really do prefer to get it from wholefoods.
It took a while to get to this as some of the info was saying less carbs and I just don't want to do that as my body doesn't have a problem with them, I exercise regularly so it is my energy food and that's how I think of it. Calorieking is fantastic because it gives you all the breakdown if you are interested in that sort of thing and I definitely am.
This suits me but does not necessarily suit the next person so I am not saying do this or do that. You will still need to find what works for you.
Ok I will shut up now.