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snacks

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:50 pm
by tkbslc
I end up needing about 3-4 small snacks throughout the day. I find all the snack ideas I have are high carb, high-fat or both. Any good ideas for healthy, somewhat easy snacks? Any with some significant protein would be even better.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:55 pm
by volleyball_man
Nuts and berries.

I eat walnuts and blackberries all day.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:31 pm
by gwmccull
I know it sounds grade school but I recently started cutting up carrot/celery sticks and putting them in a tupperware with a dollop of peanut butter. I also like the peanut butter filled pretzels from Trader Joes (especially with chocolate chips :-). Mozarella sticks and crackers (I get whole rye or wheat crackers). Satsuma mandarin oranges, toast (if I'm at home). Energy bars are a last resort (expensive and too sugary). Hard boiled eggs sound good too right now....

I've also been known to make a couple sandwiches and stick them in my coat pocket if I know I'm not going to have time to eat lunch.

Hmmm, I think I'm hungry. Is 9:30pm too late for a snack?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:39 am
by skustes
Fruit (apples, grapes, berries are all transportable), the above-mentioned celery, carrots. Nuts work very well for fat and you can get decent jerky at some of the higher end stores (TJ's, Whole Foods, etc) or you can make your own. A can of tuna is portable too, but your office mates may hate you for draining that in the garbage can (voice of experience).

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:20 am
by Admin
You can make great jerky to

I get top round slice it super thin rub it with spices and salt and put it in the oven at 250 with the door cracked open for around 6-8 hrs check make sure it is like leather

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:01 am
by zorg
Admin wrote:I get top round slice it super thin rub it with spices and salt and put it in the oven at 250 with the door cracked open for around 6-8 hrs check make sure it is like leather


250 °F, I assume?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:36 am
by volleyball_man
:lol:

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:50 pm
by riot
zorg wrote:250 °F, I assume?


Yes. Basically the lowest setting on your oven which is normally 200-250.

Being a Good Eats fan, I always wanted to try Alton Brown's method for making jerky. He lays the meat strips on a cellulose heating/air filter and straps it to a box fan. Put the fan on high and let it run for 8-12 hours.

Using heat to dehydrate the meat actually cooks it a little. Using the fan uses cold dehydration which is supposed to give the meat a different texture.

Like I said, I've never tried it so don't fuss at me if you do and it doesn't work. :wink:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:50 pm
by colabody
Our fridge is crammed full with fruits. Whenever any of us feels hungry, we have the choice of picking out any fruit we wish to eat. Whenever you're hungry in between meals, you'll find that fruits are very satisfying and very healthy snacks for you to take in. Just try stocking up with different types of fruits so you enjoy eating a different one every snacktime. Hope this helped! :)

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:25 am
by fatnutritionist
I try to eat a few snacks a day on my nutrition plan so this is what I reach for:
*Almonds (raw)
*Slice of whole grain bread with peanut butter and apple on it
*Veggie sticks and hummus
*Cottage cheese or yogurt and berries
*protein shake or bar
*any fruit with a small piece of cheese (to lessen the blood sugar impact)

Hope that helps :)

PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:30 am
by carlyse_09
I agree with fruits as a healthy snack everyday.Personally i'm making it as a daily habit.