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Old 04-13-2006, 04:30 PM   #1
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Great tasting, wholesome snack

Hey everybody! Is anyone else here trying to eat healthy? I love to cook, but sometimes Iím in a hurry with my busy schedule. So Iíve been trying to find decent snacks that still taste good. Recently, I found those new calciyum jell-o pudding cups and they taste great! And the fat-free and sugar-free kinds are great, too! and even better, they are a good source of calcium. Has anyone else tried them yet?

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Old 04-13-2006, 04:46 PM   #2
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My 5 year old eats them like candy. I buy a 'costco' sized box every week or 2.
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Old 04-13-2006, 05:03 PM   #3
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IMO, those puddings are OK, but a banana would be better. You get potassium too, and don't have to worry about recycling the container.
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Old 04-13-2006, 05:53 PM   #4
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And, if you are looking for more calcium in a delicious snack, try low fat or fat free string cheese, individually wrapped in single serving 2 ounce packages.
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Old 04-13-2006, 06:00 PM   #5
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I wouldn't exactly call them "wholesome."

If I had kids, I'd just make them some pudding.


WATER, XYLITOL, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, MILK PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, CONTAINS LESS THAN 1.5% OF HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (COCONUT AND PALM KERNEL OILS), SALT, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE (FOR SMOOTH TEXTURE), SODIUM ALGINATE, SUCRALOSE AND ACESULFAME POTASSIUM (SWEETENERS), NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ARTIFICIAL COLOR.
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:17 PM   #6
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I try to keep different flavors of yogurt around & either add fruit or buy the fruity blends like lemon, berry etc. A new flavor I like is Chocolate Raspberry Mousse. Grab an apple, & you're good to go.

I was just looking at the Dannon site and came across some tasty-looking salad dressings to make with yogurt, if you're interested:

Enjoy Your Salad Days
Sweet and Sour Raspberry Dressing
Caesar the Great: Garlicky Yogurt Dressing
Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dressing
Creamy Feta Dressing
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:31 PM   #7
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For healthy snacks, I would eat one of the following:
banana
apple
handful of almonds
small fruit smoothie (kids would love these)
small cube of lowfat cheese
handful of grapes
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:07 PM   #8
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I buy Plain yogurt and then flavor it with sugar free jello the dry mix. That way I can have all the variety I want.
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Old 04-13-2006, 10:28 PM   #9
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When choosing healthy snacks, try to pair a good protein source with a carbohydrate. Some examples:

-cottage cheese and fruit
-rice cakes/crackers and a bit of peanut butter or cheese
-yogurt and fruit or granola
-pita with hummous
-vegetable sticks with hummous or light cream cheese
-granola bar and a glass of milk (i like soymilk, but its personal preference)
-pear or apple slices with a bit of cheese or peanut butter
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:07 AM   #10
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feelslike happy, You have been given several excellent suggestions for a truely healthy snack. Prepackaged pudding type snacks would not be a good choice, for the questionable ingredients and the wasteful packaging issues. Have you ever made cornstarch pudding? Very easy and tasty. Recently I have been into buying vintage ramekins on ebay and they make perfect containers for the pudding. One thing I have discovered about vintage ramekins is the size, they are much smaller than modern ones. Which is great for portion control.

My favorite quick snack is to slice a fresh apple and smear a light coating of peanut butter in each slice. If you use your imagination, it tastes like carmel apples.

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