Friday, February 26, 2010

Let's Talk About Snacks, Bayyy-beee

What do you guys do for snacks during the day?  Am I the only one who always makes it a point to walk through this aisle at Costco and drool and wonder who has the self-control to have 50 pounds of candy in their homes?


Typically I try to stay away from sweet stuff for snacks because I always have a hard time limiting myself to just one or two servings.  I used to have ice cream and 100 calories packs and stuff in my house, but now if I'm craving ice cream I'll just drive to McDonald's because their cones are my favorite thing in the world.  Seriously, is there anything better than McDonald's ice cream?  I am sure it is made up of rat poison and glue or other unhealthy stuff but it's delicious.

At home, I've been trying to stick with fruit for snacks.  That's been going pretty well, but sometimes it just doesn't cut it.  Here are a couple of my other ideas.

  • Pretzels and salsa 
  • Pretzels and Laughing Cow Cheese (Midwestern, remember?  This stuff is great though).
  • Pickles (channeling my inner Snooki Snickahs)
  • Bowl of cereal
  • Carrots and hummus
So do you guys have other ideas?  I'm still waiting to try the frozen grapes and the blueberries and milk.  I did have blueberries in my cereal yesterday and they were a tasty treat.  Good recommendation!

10 comments:

  1. Frozen grapes = cold candy = goodness.
    The old standby peanut butter and celery
    Raw almonds go great with a nice crisp Fuji apple. (Trader Joe's :-) has handy serving sized bags)
    Serving of cheese again with an apple, yum.
    Protein is key - for me anyway.

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  2. Those dried Granny Smith apples from Trader Joe's. Fiber One bars (like crack, but more expensive; also, not exactly filling; not sure if crack is). Cereal. VitaMuffins, VitaTops. Snackwells, but only in the four-count packages. Tablespoon of peanut butter spread on something, or out of the jar. Skinny Cows, sometimes.

    Speaking of McD's ice cream: I tried the Shamrock Shake for the first time last week. After months of reading about it on Weight Watchers boards, I was curious. My opinion? Meh. Not enough mint. Also, missing chocolate chunks and gobs of peanut butter.

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  3. I'm also on the protein train. Cheese stick, peanut butter, hardboiled eggs.

    For sweet, I like the Fiber Plus or Fiber One chocolate bars. Tasty.

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  4. Good advice, guys. I have never tried Fiber One bars. I'm going to have to check those out. Kate, I LOVE vitamuffins! I need to find a non-Whole Foods source for those. (I'm boycotting because of the CEO's stance on health care reform. Take THAT, multi-millionaire).

    Shamrock Shakes I have always thought were incredibly gross. If I am going to have a milkshake, I need it to be a real milkshake, preferably with Oreo chunks in all their hydrogenated glory.

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  5. This isn't a snack, well, I guess it could be, an excellent 200ish calorie meal/snack thingy.

    Trader Joe's (I love me some Joe :-) Three Cheese pasta sauce over spaghetti squash with 2 tbsp. of shaved Parmesan cheese (again TJ's).
    1/2 c. sauce = 90 cal
    1 c. squash = 45ish (varies depending on site)
    2 tbsp. Parm cheese = 40 calories

    Tastes great and you get some veggies in. I'll eat this for lunch for days on end.
    Bake up lots of squash at one time; it freezes pretty well.

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  6. Yum, Kim, I'm going to have to try that! I always forget about spaghetti squash but it's delicious.

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  7. McDonald's hot fudge sunday with nuts!!! It is the best not healthy but great!

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  8. Those dried Granny Smith apples from Trader Joe's. Fiber One bars (like crack, but more expensive; also, not exactly filling; not sure if crack is). Cereal. VitaMuffins, VitaTops. Snackwells, but only in the four-count packages. Tablespoon of peanut butter spread on something, or out of the jar. Skinny Cows, sometimes.

    Speaking of McD's ice cream: I tried the Shamrock Shake for the first time last week. After months of reading about it on Weight Watchers boards, I was curious. My opinion? Meh. Not enough mint. Also, missing chocolate chunks and gobs of peanut butter.

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  9. This isn't a snack, well, I guess it could be, an excellent 200ish calorie meal/snack thingy.

    Trader Joe's (I love me some Joe :-) Three Cheese pasta sauce over spaghetti squash with 2 tbsp. of shaved Parmesan cheese (again TJ's).
    1/2 c. sauce = 90 cal
    1 c. squash = 45ish (varies depending on site)
    2 tbsp. Parm cheese = 40 calories

    Tastes great and you get some veggies in. I'll eat this for lunch for days on end.
    Bake up lots of squash at one time; it freezes pretty well.

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