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July 25, 2011 2:29 PM
Just starting my weight loss life style change and wondering what kinds of things to buy for a snack... I am a salty snack person, I like my chips, crackers, and occasional ice cream... Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
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July 25, 2011 2:32 PM
My favorites:

POPCHIPS! 22 chips for 120 calories and they're delicious! Haven't found a flavor I don't like.
Plain Sabra hummus has about 70 calories for two tablespoons- I like to eat it with fresh veggies- it's very filling
POPCORN! Newman's Own has a no-salt added popcorn that is 100 calories for around 3 cups. I add "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray and a little sea salt
If you like popcorn- Indiana Brand Kettle Corn is also really great. 130 calories for 2.5 cups- great for salty/sweet snack!

If you want something really filling, Arnold's 100 Calorie sandwich thins with a little Better'n Butter is great for around 150 calories :)
  1890916
July 25, 2011 2:33 PM
lol (can you tell I love my snacks)

also: Vitatops Velvety Chocolate muffins! 90 calories and sososososos delicious and chocolately. They're in the frozen food aisle! Sometimes I'll add a sugar free chocolate pudding or a little fat free cool whip with a strawberry or two
  1890916
July 25, 2011 2:36 PM
I just had sweet &spicy tuna with bread & butter pickles. It was quite yummy!
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July 25, 2011 2:37 PM
http://eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/50-best-snack-foods-america?cm_mmc=Yahoo-_-ETNT-_-20_Habits_That_Make_You_Fat-_-50_Best_Snacks

I just read this, has some good ideas.

If you like salt, I would recomend tracking it. I LOVE it and had no idea how much I was eating. It will make you hold on to water like crazy!
Edited by ak_in_ak On July 25, 2011 2:37 PM
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July 25, 2011 2:37 PM
almonds! lots of protein and delicious!! (i have been eating way more than i should lately though!!!)
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July 25, 2011 2:38 PM
Air popped popcorn, cucumber and laughing cow cheese, carrot sticks and celery and hummus.
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July 25, 2011 2:38 PM
If you like ice cream, try a plain frozen banana. You can put it in a blender if you want and add vanilla extract, unsweetened cocoa powder, or even protein powder. Use the plain banana as a starting point and customize it for a creamy, frozen sweet.
July 25, 2011 2:38 PM
Try Skinny Cow Products. I am a chips fan myself and can limit my chips to just a 1/4 oz. Just to get the flavor and taste in my mouth. Also, I drink home made smoothies with low-fat vanilla yogart, banana and another fruit and lots of ice. Blend in the blender.
Edited by pambaldwin On July 25, 2011 2:42 PM
July 25, 2011 2:40 PM
At night I cave for ice cream....and I love the skinny cow ice cream sandwhiches for 140 calories. Also they have fiber!

The trainer at my gym suggested chocolate mousse - by adding a scoop of chocolate protein powder and plain greek yogurt....but I would never eat that. Sounds horrible. I like to make a chocolate shake with a few ice cubes, vanilla almond milk (unsweetened) and chocolate protein powder. You'd be surprised how good it is. - around 35 calories for the almond milk and between 120 and 140 for powder. Plus you get all that protein.

Salty - I really like the pop chips mentioned here, and orville redenbacker's kettle corn in the 100 calorie packs. Soy nuts are really good - low fat and high protein nut. I get roasted and salted.
July 25, 2011 2:46 PM
Special K crackers are great. You get like 24 I think for 120 calories! And I totally agree with the hummus and veggies ideas. It's one of my favorites, I even have it for lunch sometimes. Okay... A LOT! :-) Also, salsa with baked tortilla chips. (I sometimes cut up a whole wheat pita, and toast it in the toaster oven until it's crispy.) or, a banana or apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter. Also, I really like rice cakes, and corn cakes. The caramel are my favorite, because I have a sweet tooth, but the sour cream and onion ones are really good too. It's true, though, that salt will keep you from losing weight, so try to keep an eye on your sodium.
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July 25, 2011 2:59 PM
skinny pop popcorn-39 cals per cup and low sodium. i also eat the popchips and special k crackers, I can usually only eat half of a serving to satisfy me. i agree I would rather have crunch than sweet. I eat a lot of vegetables that I didn't think i would like, carrots, celery, pepper strips, zuc and squash strips. also dry cereal if you are looking for crunchy.
July 25, 2011 3:55 PM
Almonds, Dove Miniatures Dark Chocolate (after dinner treat/ 2 for 84 cal.), 100 cal popcorn, apple slices with organic peanut butter are just some of my favs.
July 25, 2011 4:01 PM
The Vitalicious items are awesome....plus they are loaded with fiber and relatively low cal. They can also curb your sweet tooth. They can be commonly found at Target. I also like just a great piece of fruit.
July 25, 2011 5:38 PM
Air popped popcorn is extrememly low in calories, about 5 cups is 120 cals...
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July 25, 2011 8:14 PM
bump. nomnomnom!
July 26, 2011 8:55 AM
Awesome gang!! Can't wait to go shopping... :D
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