Your favorite "healthy" snack?

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  1. TeacherSandra

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    What is yours?
    I just ADORE frozen grapes! Just wash well; separate (I do) and place in the freezer in a plastic bowl.

    YUM!!!! :up:

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    Sandra
     
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    Cherry or grape tomatoes

    Carrot sticks or apple slices with peanut butter dip (the dip is PB and apple juice blended together to make it have a lighter consistency)

    Orange slices

    Frozen berries (slightly thawed)

    Sugar-free chocolate pudding with FF Redi Whip

    100 calorie packs

    Cheese sticks

    Cottage cheese on a Ritz cracker with Mrs. Dash sprinkled on top

    Grilled zucchini
     
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    I do that too! I learned it from my stepdad. Frozen grapes are so refreshing on a hot day!:)
     
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    Cherries, in season. I love them.
     
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    Yoplait Yogurt (almost any flavor)
    Any tomato
    Gotta love those hundred calorie packs! They are perfect for a diabetic snack!
     
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    I love fruit: watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, grapes, apples, oranges....it's so good!
     
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    Microwave popcorn, spay with PAM and sprinkle steak seasoning.
     
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    I love fresh fruit, cut up veggies, rice cakes, popcorn all of that good stuff. I do like the bad snacks too :blush: I have been trying to be good. Sometimes I will freeze my yogurt and have that when I come home from laying out by the pool.
    My friend suggested I freeze sliced banana. I am going to do that now and have it later for a treat!
     
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    Frozen grapes have been my thing this month. I'm gonna have to find something else for work.
     
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    Frozen grapes???? I've never heard of that, but now I'm curious to see how they taste.
    My favorite: Dole Red Grapefruit in the plastic container.:wub:

    I absolutely LOVE fresh fruit, even Dole diced fruit!!:wub: I just bought a mini fridge from Target for $59 and I'm so excited. I'm going to stock up on my Dole Red Grapefruit slices. LOVE THEM!!!!
     
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    Carrot chips
    english cucumber slices
    100 calorie snacks
    apples
     
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    -string cheese
    -unsalted almonds
    -pickled carrots
    -plain yogurt w/cucumber mixed in, or just plain w/a little lemon juice and salt
    -bananas
    -strawberries
    -mini melba toast (can get them a trader joe's)
    -pickles (great late night snack!....no, i'm not pregnant :rolleyes: )
     
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    Do baked Cheetos and Raisinettes count?:unsure:
     
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    Hmmm...I was wondering if you could freeze them! I hate buying more than one...they get all yucky brown over night, and I won't touch them unless they are nice and yellow!!!

    Do you have to sprinkle lemon juice or something on top to keep them from browning???

    btw...bad snacks for me are twix bars and fritos during breaks in my college class! Will try to buy more healthy things to get redy for next week!
     
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    :lol: Sounds like my Fritos and Twix bars when I'm having a break from college class!

    oooh...and a cold Pepsi! Jeez, by 7:15 p.m. I am dozing off!

    Salt, chocolate and caffine... calories, cholesterol and sugar...sigh

    I know, I know...more water, more fruit...

    Must stay away from the vending machines and campus snack bars!
    They have one right outside the library!!!
     
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    wait, I can make trail mix!

    Okay, I have made my own trail mix...

    Store brand raisins...in cute little box...cheaper than Sun Maid.
    Diamond brand walnuts, peanuts, whatever you like
    David's sunflower kernels

    Dump them all in ziploc bags, and toss in backpack or tote bag. I make two bags: One for 10:00 a.m. snack and one for 4:00 p.m. drivng home snack or college snack.
     
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    I have not seen their red grapefruit!!! I only see the tropical fruit and mandarin oranges!

    Now I tell you what is really hard to find, Kerns Nectar! Apricot, Peach, yummm...that is a snack by itself. A nice cold one fills me up! The have 12 oz cans, 32 oz bottles, and little six packs of 6 oz cans!

    I loved it when I was in L.A. It's only in certain neighborhoods out here in Chicago!!! So far, I have only found the 12 oz cans!! I am tracking them down, and stocking up!!
     
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    I like the 100 cal snack packs!! Fresh fruit, yogurt, pudding cup.
    We do frozen grapes. I also once in a great while will slice a banana & put a little sugar on top or a little hershey's choc. syrup (when I need that choc. fix)!!!

    When we had a dog she LOVED frozen bananas!!!
     
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    You can freeze bananas, just unpeel them and wrap them in foil first. I used to have these as a kid instead of popsicles or sugary food! They are kind of brownish but they taste good! They are excellent for smoothies, too! Put them in the blender with some other frozen fruit (strawberries are my favorite) and soymilk (or regular if you prefer; I like the texture of soy.) Since you're using frozen fruit you don't need ice or any frozen yogurt or anything, and it's really tasty and naturally sweet. Anytime I have aging fruit I throw it in, too, and it's delicious. I always include at least one frozen fruit though to keep it cold.

    Delicious on a hot summer day! And great for breakfast. YUM!
     
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    Raspberries
    Grapes
    Watermelon
    All are juicy and refreshing!
     
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    Popcorn
     
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    Ice cold cantaloupe
    Ice cold watermelon (yellow is best)
    Fresh, in-season only, Ruston (LA) peaches
     
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    Air popped popcorn with the no cal spray butter.
    Watermelon
    Cereal
     
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    which one???

    Cherrios
    Honey Nut Cherrios
    Cap 'n Crunch
    Raisin Bran


    Actually these also do double duty. I have them for dinner sometimes! Quick, filling, one bowl! Daily dose of calcium!
     
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    Wheat Thins and Cheese Cubes
     
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    I like to dip wheat thins or triscuit in ranch. ( I also put a slice of peperoni on top)

    I really like crystal light.
     
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    I'm a salty fan and I love to eat hot foods. Kind of strange, I know. I got this out of a South Beach recipe book. Slice a tomato in half. Mix parmesan cheese with extra virgin olive oil and a little garlic salt. Put spoonfulls of the parmesan cheese on top of the tomato and broil it. SO GOOD! A nice little side dish for a healthy dinner!
     
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    One center where I worked served cucumbers and tomato slices with oil and vinegar. it was very good way to get kids to eat veggies!

    They also served raw sweet potato slices! it looked strange, but the kids thought they were carrots. very different.

    I also tried some jimica (sp?). Have not found any here...may have to shop around.

    See my new thread on "No more candy, no more takin' away recess." Many of us will need to come up with more nutritious snacks for our lessons and other activities.
     

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