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Old 04-05-2010, 04:24 AM   #1
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How do you snack healthy?

I'd love to hear everybody's answer to my question.

Well for me, I snack healthy by sticking to fruits like apples or any fiber-rich biscuits. I also make it a point to eat small meals every six hours. Granola or multigrain bars are also good as snack.

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Old 04-05-2010, 05:34 AM   #2
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...raw carrots dipped in homemade pesto (packed with garlic and fresh basil and made with walnuts instead of pinenuts which is cheaper and healthier...and olive oil is good in small portions)

...frozen blueberries in skim milk (lightly sweetened with a teensy bit of Splenda)

...1 piece of DARK Dove chocolate a day (lots of antioxidents they say)

...5 almonds a day

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:13 AM   #3
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I go for the fresh juices and sugar free cookies;0
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:18 AM   #4
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When I have healthy snacks, which, honestly, is only about 60% of the time, I most often choose:

Mixed Nuts, Celery, Radishes, Dried Fruit (dates, cranberries, cherries, pineapple), Sugar Free Frozen Yogurt.

When I'm not feeling healthy: Cheese (All Varieties), Flaky, Fruit Filled Turnovers, Peanut M&Ms (dark chocolate)! - Am I Bad!?
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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I am an evening snacker.
I buy the 10 pound bag of carrots at Costco!
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:39 AM   #6
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Healthy snacks

My daily snacks:

1. mixed nuts
2. non-fat yogurt
3. Fuji apple
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:24 AM   #8
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Fresh fruit, Savory Thins (sesame crackers), popcorn, Newman's Own unsalted pretzel rounds, unsalted nuts, walnuts and raisin mix, hummus with pretzels or whole wheat pita, lowfat/low sodium cottage cheese (I drain it to reduce the sodium), grape tomatoes, whole grain cereal...
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:49 AM   #9
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I try to snack healthfully in moderation. My doctor still has a lot of student loans he has to pay off.

When I do snack healthfully, it's usually a Trader Joe's mix of nuts and dried fruits. Sometimes I mix in chocolate chips.
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Old 04-05-2010, 02:39 PM   #10
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I try to snack healthfully in moderation.
...as the quote goes, "everything in moderation...including moderation"

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Old 04-05-2010, 08:08 PM   #11
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My fridge always has some combination of raw vegetables: broccoli florets, a bag of baby spinach, sliced red cabbage, bell pepper slices and celery. I keep them in zip-loc bags. Everytime I open the fridge, I take a handful of one or two vegetables and just stuff it in my mouth. It's horrible manners, but no-ones looking and I think it has a real beneficial effect on my health. I think my day's total fiber and vitamins comes from my out-of-fridge munching on raw veggies.

I tend not to cook them or add any dips or anything for simplicity's sake, not to mention I simply love veggies on their own. If it can be eaten raw, I'll eat it.
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:08 PM   #12
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cheese, fruit specially bananas, cheese and peanut crackers. and some times i just eat bad stuff. chocolate, chips etc.
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Old 04-06-2010, 02:22 PM   #13
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...1 piece of DARK Dove chocolate a day (lots of antioxidents they say)

...5 almonds a day

That's what I know too, that's why I do eat Dark chocolates too but not everyday, maybe three times a week.

I heard nuts, like almonds and the others are also really good for the body.

It's always good to have some fruits either in our snacks or during our regular meals. I love apples, it keeps me full all the time.
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Old 04-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #14
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...It's always good to have some fruits either in our snacks or during our regular meals. I love apples, it keeps me full all the time.
...i cut ripe bananas in half, wrap them individually in wax paper (twisting each end) and freeze them for "banana pops"...bananas are soo healthy for multiple reasons....an amazing fruit!
...frozen red grapes are wonderful too!

...oh, and by the way, the piece
of DARK Dove chocolate I have
each day is only bite-size
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #15
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I need to keep my potassium levels up so I have orange juice, tomato (or veggie) juice and bananas on hand and have at least one every day. I also keep a variety of fresh fruits and veggies (the regulars plus snow peas and zucchini) on hand.

I make hummus for DH's work meals and we eat it with multigrain wheat-free crackers. I love popcorn (no added butter) and non-fat yoghurt. Oh, we also rotate a selection of healthy deli meats for snacks as well as sandwiches.

Oh yeah we treat ourselves to dark chocolate as well!
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:48 AM   #16
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popcorn for the salt-lick cravings and fresh fruit for the sweet......
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:42 PM   #17
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-a healthy cereal/skim milk (bran flakes, rice krispies, kix, high-fiber cooked cereal)
-a given - fruit/veggies.
-low-fat string cheese
-for when craving sugary food - a few jolly ranchers, or gum
-nuts in moderation
-yogurt, read labels, though- a yogurt i got was 270 kcals/container & 150 of those were from fat.
-pretzels, unsalted if yins prefer
-pickles
-olives
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I try to snack healthfully in moderation. My doctor still has a lot of student loans he has to pay off.

When I do snack healthfully, it's usually a Trader Joe's mix of nuts and dried fruits. Sometimes I mix in chocolate chips.
Chocolate Cake... Sorry... I think i'll have a piece now...
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:46 AM   #19
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I'm like you, Turkeyman. When I go grocery shopping at least half my bill is made up of fresh fruits and veggies. I love a big variety and 99% of my dinner vegetables are made fresh. Store-bought canned and frozen veggies just have no flavor to me.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:56 AM   #20
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Salad, carrots, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and olive oil. Can eat this everyday / anytime
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