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Emmajen
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This is just a general question for everyone. Do you have a favorite snack food that isn't like really really bad for you? I have such trouble with this! Whenever I get home from class I end up eating stuff like chips because it's easy and inexpensive but I totally need an alternative! Anyone have any good ideas?
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daria319
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Peanut butter on celery is pretty good. It kills that craving for something sweet, and supposedly celery takes more calories to chew and digest than it originally has in it, so I think that cuts into the overall calories of the snack. If you really want to cut out the sugar, natural peanut butter (no sugar added and such) is REALLY good. Also, just try unsalted sunflower seeds or peanuts. As far as I know, any kind of nuts are pretty healthy as long as they're natural or just lightly salted.
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I really dig apples and cheese as a snack, or bruschetta mix (tomatoes, onions, seasoning, garlic chopped up fine, and mixed with some olive oil) on wheat crackers or whole-wheat pita slices. Just cutting up fruits and veggies are good and filling, and easy to eat while doing homework or surfing the net. I really enjoy popping up a small pot of popping corn - with just a tiny bit of salt, it fills the snacky, chip vibe but isn't nearly as unhealthy.
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Jenna D.
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I love:
baby carrots
dried fruit (particularly dried apricots!)
mini Breton crackers
dry cereal
cut up cucumber, sweet pepper, etc.
mandarin oranges

among other things. :-)


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faifai
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Ooo, mandarin oranges. The ones that come in little cans, with all the syrup drained away...delicious.

I like lots of things as snacks: peanut butter toast (more toast than peanut butter), asian pears, green apples, grapes, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, kettle corn (no butter! no salt! woohoo), dried fruit (apricots, raisins, blueberries, etc.), vanilla almond milk that's been shaken to be foamy and creamy, peanuts (only occasionally--I tend to go crazy with peanuts and eat huge amounts without eve noticing).

Also a cup of hot milk with a teaspoon of vanilla syrup--good around bedtime, when you're itching to eat/drink but don't want or need a big snack/mini meal.

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I love fruits and veggies! Plain, most of the time ... Though apples and peanut butter are good, and veggies with some low fat salad dressing are good too. But i find if i don't cut them up as soon as i get them, i dont eat them and then they go bad

I bought a great big bag of dried fruit and nuts, which has been excellent. I was surprised b/c you tend to fill up very fast on that stuff and it stays with you for a while. The danger with this stuff is the sodium content though, so enjoy in moderation ...

I also really love crackers and cream cheese or bagels and cream cheese. This should also be enjoyed in moderation tho, and is usually more of a meal for me than a 'snack' ... !


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nonfat yogurt is great. it's a good source of protein and calcium.

i like energy bars, particularly Luna bars. but i also snack on fruits like bananas, guavas, strawberries and satsuma mandarins.

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Emmajen
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LilBlueSmurf, I have the same problem with vegetables! If I don't them up right away I don't end up eating them. I think I should try cutting them as soon as I buy them or else it really is a waste.
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JamsessionVT
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I really like granola bars...those Natural Harvest ones (or whatever, the ones with the green wrappers) are the best.

Dried fruit is pretty good too, but I always buy the make-your-own-bag kind, instead of pre-made, since I've found that the pre-made stuff tends to get stale faster.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get with the fruits (I find veggies more satisfying). It's annoying, because I'll eat an apple thinking "this is good for me, and it's just somthing quick to tide me over" but I'll be hungrier 20 minutes later than I was before I ate the darn thing.

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During the winter, my favorite snack is Satsumas. I eat them like candy, if you will. Also, they are perfect for taking up snowboarding.

When I can afford them, I also really like fresh raspberries. Those on some haggen daas vanilla ice cream are really quite good, and I've yet to find a cleaner ice cream. Tasty.

Sometimes, I'll eat Pirate Booty, which is like the love-child of popcorn and Cheetos. It's gluten free, and really tasty.


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I love fruits especially raspberries and strawberries. I'll get the frozen kind when summer has long gone and I go nuts.

I also crave for those small oranges that come around in the fall and winter.

I love green apples and i sprikle them in with cinnamon. MMM!!

I also can't live without bagels and cream cheese. Of course, it has to be done in moderation cuz it can be more like a meal rather than a snack!

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I really like green apples (like granny smith), yogurt with granola, salad with nonfat dressing, celery with peanut butter, carrots and dip, broccoli and dip, strawberries with splenda and a lot of other things. It takes away your craving for junky, fatty foods and it makes you feel better. It gives you a lot more energy, at least for me. I have found that a cup or warm milk before bed (even when you're not tired) will make you tired, and give you a good nights sleep. Just throwing in my 2 cents

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Tangerines. I actually had a problem for a while because I was getting about 1000% of my daily vitamin C requirement. I'd eat 2-3 in the morning as a snack, 4 or 5 at lunch, 2 or 3 when I'd get home as a snack. And I also drink a lot of apple juice - a glass or two a day...so...I've cut back, usually I cap at 5 each day now.
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I really love to eat plain white popcorn! It's so good, and it doesn't have any salt or butter. I love oranges, any kind of fruit actually. I can't have apples though because they hurt my stomach. But every other kind of fruit. I LOVE VEGETABLES!! I eat too much of that group a day, which means I get monitored, or we'd have no vegetables at my house. HaHa!
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What I used to love when I was younger was bananas in milk. You slice up the banana, put it in a bowl of milk, and eat! I used to live off that. Also, I'll eat strawberries and raw pecans. I think the combination is absolutely delicious. I like peanut butter, too. Peanut butter and apples are good together, or just peanut butter by itself. Remember, though, that Skippy kind (or whatever it's called) isn't as good for you. Try to find something a little more natural.

Around my period I always get insane cravings for oranges, so I eat a lot of those. They're so nummy. I also have a fondness for lemons. I cut them up and eat them plain or put a little sugar on them when I'm not in the mood for something so sour. I adore citrus fruits, in case you haven't noticed. :)


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