I need snack ideas

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Registered: 07-05-2006
I need snack ideas
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Sun, 10-18-2009 - 8:39am

I have a big problem with snacking at night. I'm searching for anything I can stuff in my mouth some nights. I need something that I can keep in my refrigerator that takes me a long time to eat, is low calorie and healthy. I am currently thinking frozen grapes, but I'll get bored if I only have one option. I read an article that suggested freezing other fruits, but I can't think of another fruit that would taste good frozen. Then I'm thinking some kind of pita chip with a healthy dip (salsa or bean). I know you guys are going to have a ton of ideas.

I've been consistently going to the gym this week. I went last Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then my husband had some late days at work and I was derailed (we only have one car). But I'm going to get back to the gym either today or tomorrow. I've just been doing simple things. 30 minutes on a machine. I'm mainly doing this for stress relief and the health benefits right now. It's not a serious weight loss push yet. But at least I'm getting started.

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Sun, 10-18-2009 - 2:02pm

Hi Abilgail!


A few ideas that I use:


Baby carrots and celery sticks and cherry tomatoes; low fat or fat free ranch dressing for dip.


Baby dill pickles or other 'pickled' veggies.

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 3:37pm

Abbie,


I like Cheerios for snacks - I am a crunchy snacker, and they fit that bill - I put them in a bowl and eat them dry - 1 cup is a 100 calories.

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Registered: 04-29-2008
Mon, 10-19-2009 - 5:08pm
I really like frozen mangos...they have them in the frozen isle already cut up at most grocery stores i think...or mabey sf jello with coold whip??? they are empty cal, but have next to none in them.....
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Registered: 04-03-2008
Wed, 10-21-2009 - 5:49pm
I like the "banana test" idea... The trick is remembering to ask yourself before you eat, and to listen to the answer! GREAT idea!
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Registered: 02-18-2007
Sat, 10-24-2009 - 12:03am
I read somewhere

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 11-20-2009 - 10:25am

Hi Abbie. I took your question and posted it to get some advice from our health, wellness and nutrition expert Dr. Madelyn Fernstrom and she has some information for you here: Snacking at night


Enjoy!

Karla
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Registered: 07-05-2006
Fri, 11-20-2009 - 11:03am
Thanks! I read her post and replied. I'm going to try out her ideas this week!

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Fri, 11-20-2009 - 11:12am
YAY! I'm so glad you found some helpful advice!

Karla
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