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Postby alex_bilson » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:02 pm

Hi everyone! Just thought I would start a thread specifically on Healthy Snacks. Sometimes I do run low on ideas for healthy snacks- perhaps if we share we can all extend our choices and try something new!

So to start, my favourite snack to prepare is Yoplait Vanilla *No Fat Yoghurt (which is low fat, low g.i, and comparitively low sugar- it is in a green tub) with a few sultanas and some chopped almonds or peanuts. I buy the Home Brand cheapo ready-chopped peanuts- a nut is a nut right!?

*Now for those of you who hear the word "Peanut" and think "fat"- you should visit

http://peanutvan.com.au/nutrition.htm

to read more on the health benefits of the surprisingly healthy peanut!

I was ecstatic when I recently read a similar article in the mag 'Healthy Food' on the lovely peanut.

Look forward to hearing your ideas!
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Postby tanya » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:13 pm

this is a great idea alex! :D
when im feeling like something to munch on and i cant be bothered to do much i cut up a couple of carrots and eat carrot sticks. takes 2 mins to cut them up and can munch on them for quite a while. :D yummo!
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Postby Ally » Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:11 pm

*carrots with salsa (and celery, beans, capsicum)

*low fat yoghurts with tinned fruit

*fruit and nut mix

*rice cakes/cruskits/vitawheat with tomato slices and light philly or cottage cheese and cracked black pepper

will add more when I think of them...good idea Alex!! I agree with you about peanuts (as well as almonds, cashews etc) they may be high in fat, but it is a good fat and eaten in moderation they can be very beneficial to our health!!

Yes I agree a nut is a nut!!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:00 pm

i lurve peanuts and cashews, i can eat them all day long!!!

i agree with the cruskits ally, but i prefer a slice of low fat tasty cheese with tomato and pepper mmmm

also if i am feeling peckish ill have a slice of ham. :)
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Postby Ally » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:05 am

ooooh yeah Kate, that is nice too!!! :wink:
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Postby Neney » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:35 am

I love fresh fruit salad.
And in the time it takes to make it, usually my hunger cravings die down a little...
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Postby KimE » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:23 am

canned four beans mixed with hot taco sauce with fat free natural yoghurt

rice cakes or vita-weat with l/f cottage cheese and cucumber or tomato

celery, carrot sticks with hummus

dried fruit and nut mix

dried fruit or 1/2 serve of muesli with l/f yoghurt

fruit and veges
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Postby Ally » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:58 pm

hummus that is the chick pea one isn't Kim?? What is it like? I have never been game to try it.
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Postby KimE » Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:43 pm

I like it but then I love chick peas. Has a more nutty texture to it than other types of dips. I stupidly bought the skinny version but actually with this you don't need to as it has good fats. Never mind it's still less fat overall.
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Postby Maraver » Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:05 pm

I quite fance the four bean mix and the sauce and the yogurt
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Postby Ally » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:15 am

Thanks Kim...I love chickpeas too they are very versatile and taste great!! Have you tried the chick nuts? They make a great substitute when you fancy something crunchy.
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Postby KimE » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:52 am

Pam the beans and taco sauce are a nice little snack. I use hot taco sauce and thats why I have the natural yoghurt to cool it down. Beans just lend themselves to spices so well I think. Plus it is great carbs from whole food not processed, protein in the beans and the yoghurt and very little fat. If you did want some good fats you could probably add a few olives and it should still work quite well.

Ally I have had roasted chick peas on the lite n easy plan are these the same as chick nuts? Will post under that post too.
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Postby Ally » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:28 am

Hi Kim, yeah chick nuts and chick peas are one in the same.. I think it is just a manufacturers ploy with wording!! They are yummy don't you think?? I really like them!
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Postby SarahC » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:35 am

Yummmm... glad I just ate before reading this thread or I would have become quite hungry reading about all these delicious things!

Anyway my favourite snack is the HPLC (High Protein Low Carb) Bar - it's in the health food section of the supermarket, with all the protein bars. I get the chocolate one and cut it up into four pieces and have a piece for morning tea every day. An extreme chocolate hit with barely any fat or carbs - yum! :)

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Postby KimE » Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:36 pm

I have tried a couple of those protein bars myself. Have tried the P40 by musashi and well naturally chewy caramel. They are a great snack although I tend to have the whole thing as a meal replacement rather than a snack every now and then.
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