Favorite healthy snacks and drinks!

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  1. TennisPlayer

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    I have been loving sunflower butter on rice cakes lately!

    Any new snacks you love?
     
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    That sounds like punishment! ;)
     
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    Costco sells fresh uncooked tortillas. You just heat them up, a minute or so on each side in a dry skillet.

    I've been doing either almond butter and jelly or hummus. Yum!

    I usually make a lower fat hummus that is just chickpeas, lemon juice, liquid from the canned peas, smidge of nice olive oil, garlic, and paprika. No tahini. I might add some basil and sun dried tomatoes or roasted red pepper.
     
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    water: fruit infused water. favorites: strawberry + mint; strawberry + basil, pinapple + orange, watermelon + rosemary, apple + cinnamon, etc. Yummy!
     
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    I also love water with fruit. I usually just use lemons and oranges that I've dehydrated. Sometimes I have carbonated water with fresh berries. Delightful!
     
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    Oooooh...I saw a couple of these on Pinterest. I want to try them out! :thumb:
     
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    I've been chowing down on uchuvas. So yummy!

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    We call those gooseberries where I come from.
     
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    Take one small can of mixed nuts (I prefer unsalted) and throw it into a sealable baggie. Add dried fruit (raisins and craisins, mostly) and wasabi peas in whatever ratio you choose. Seal the bag and shake it like crazy. A big handful of that gets me through the morning.
     
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    Can't stop eating carrots and sugar snap peas with hummus!

    I made this Orange Chipotle pecan mix from eat-yourself-skinny.com. Delish... But she was way off on the calories. But so yummy!
     
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    Thanks! I got an infuser water bottle from a friend, and have been trying to come up with combinations to try...
     
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    Yeah, I've gone nuts on sugar snap peas a few times. So good by themselves or with a little low fat dressing. I will have to try them with hummus!
     
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    Can you tell me what an infuser water bottle is? The recipes sound interesting.
     
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    For me the fruit infused water is not only about the taste :) it looks pretty, so I'm more eager to drink it :)
    Today I took strawberry + basil.
     
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    I made a really good dip with:
    edamame
    garlic
    red pepper flakes
    lemon juice

    all mixed in the blender. Used it on my regular afternoon snack of baby carrots. The edamame adds some protein!
     
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    dried persimmons - always loved them!
    Gardetto's trail mix
    turkey jerky
    jello
     
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    I think I need one of these. There was a Facebook thing going around with different combos - I tried pineapple mint and it was amazing!
     
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    I guess I'm going to have to get some different plants so I can try it with the herbs! I'm sure that really adds to the flavor...

    I loved my mango and strawberry combination. :)
     
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    Pretzel sticks (the big ones) with spinach dip and Ginger Ale to drink. Also, pitted figs, which I can't seem to find in any of our stores lately!
     
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    I was at BBB last night and saw bigger pitchers with the space for fruit to be infused without it plopping into your water :)
     
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    Hummus and pita
    Hummus and vegetables

    My boyfriend's mom used to always make a sort of cereal chivda style snack mix. Depending on how it is cooked, it could be healthy.

    I also make baked oatmeal as a sweet snack.

    I just drink water as a healthy drink.
     
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    I basically love to have raw veggies & fruits, cleaned and chilled in the refrig for quick snacks in breakfast. However, my favourite is 2 oz Applegate Honey and Maple Turkey Breast wrapped around 2 bread-and-butter pickles. It just taste awesome to me.
     
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    Hummus and veggies
    Hard-boiled eggs
    Berries
    Greek yogurt
    Gluten free crackers

    All I drink (other than the occasional adult beverage) is coffee and water.
     

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