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June 1, 2009 9:11 PM
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EGG WHITES
take 3 egg whites at room temp, beat to stiff peaks adding splenda when they get foamy, I add a half tsp of cream of tartar and a flavor extract like peppermint. this makes a huge bowl of meringue. drop by spoons onto wax paper or sprayed cookie sheet. and bake in slow oven. it takes about 45 mins. you can bake them in a hotter oven. but watch them close and the texture is a bit different. then munch munch. keep them air tight or they turn into something else. its all protein. only 60 calories for the egg whites. they are fat free of course. sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon, leave the splenda out and use savory spices instead. you get at least a dozen big ol cookies or bunches odf pop in your mouth ones. you can make a litte dent in the middle and add a 1/2 tsp sugar free jam, this is the perfect base for a fill....drop them into muffin tins make a deep well, bake empty then at the dinner table or when ever you can fill with fresh fruit. makes a great presentation. yum


Wow! going to try this.
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June 1, 2009 11:05 PM
Heat up some frozen spinach and sprinkle on some parmesan cheese and a little salt and pepper. Virtually calorie free, a tad cheesy-----and it will keep you busy for a while. I hate when snacks vanish after a few seconds, like a little granola bar that can be eaten in one breath. Bulk is important for me. Like most people who battle with keeping a trim figure, I LIKE THE ACT OF EATING. :)

Also, bake some fresh broccoli with a little slat and pepper (it is crispy that way) and ad a little low-fat cheddar on top.
June 2, 2009 5:31 AM
I usually go for popcorn or pretzels in this situation. I love the butter, but leave it off and use butter buds so that I can eat more when I'm hungry and low on calories. What a great thread! Thanks for starting it - I'm getting some good ideas.
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June 2, 2009 6:41 AM
On Sunday I like to slice up some green, red, and yellow peppers and pack them in 5 zip lock bags with 5 wedges of laughing cow, and I have a snack to take to work with me monday-friday and all prepackaged smile . Perfect for on the go - and tastey!!
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January 17, 2011 10:30 AM
STEAMED VEGETABLES!!! made some today, a medley of cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, summer squash, brussel sprouts, red peppers and onions, yummm. mixed in a tad of sesame oil and soy sauce. i've had 3 cups so far today haha! under 200 calories. granted this depends on what veggies you use and wether are not your going to add any sauces/oils for flavor. but you can eat it until it comes out of your ears.
January 17, 2011 12:14 PM
This sounds amazing!

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I like to make what I call Pumpkin Fluff. I got the recipe right here at MFP right after I joined this past October. I have been eating it almost everyday since.

How I make it:

1 - 15.5 oz. can Pumpkin
8oz. Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt
1 - tea. Cinnamon
¼ - tea. Ground Cloves
¼ - tea. Ground Ginger
15 packets Splenda

I mix it all together and keep it in the frig.
Makes 6 - 4oz. Servings
Each Serving is 50 Calories

That 1 - 4oz serving is very satisfying and I am not hungry. It’s a really good snack. Since I have started eating it I have quit eating the 100 calorie pack snack cookies and crackers and besides it is better for me also. It’s a good thing lol bigsmile
flowerforyou
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January 17, 2011 12:17 PM
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese with a tablespoon of applebutter. Only 110 calories!
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January 17, 2011 1:11 PM
All sorts of vegetables. I eat truly absurd quantities of broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and the like. It's kind of embarrassing....like, NO I DIDN'T EAT 3 CUPS OF FAT-FREE COLE SLAW...well, maybe I did.
January 17, 2011 4:38 PM
Try Laughing Cow Light cheese wedges...Theyre only 35 calories a wedge with some veggies or a handful of wheat thins...
January 17, 2011 4:39 PM
Or try fat free popped popcorn, a cup of it with some I can't believe its not butter spray, tastes just like buttered popcorn!
January 17, 2011 4:43 PM
1/2 c. blueberries 40 calories
January 17, 2011 5:02 PM
I keep cucumbers in the fridge - slice them up, add sea salt and you have crunchy salty yummy. Carrots are good too - more calories though and if you are really hungry have 4-5 almonds and then cucumbers. Good luck!
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January 17, 2011 6:58 PM
i'm in love with ricepaper wraps filled with shredded carrot, lettuce, cucumber, ginger, and a little sprinkle of soy sauce. So easy to make and low in calories.

and popcorn............gotta love the popcorn!
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January 20, 2011 12:35 PM
QUOTE:

I like to make what I call Pumpkin Fluff. I got the recipe right here at MFP right after I joined this past October. I have been eating it almost everyday since.

How I make it:

1 - 15.5 oz. can Pumpkin
8oz. Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt
1 - tea. Cinnamon
¼ - tea. Ground Cloves
¼ - tea. Ground Ginger
15 packets Splenda

I mix it all together and keep it in the frig.
Makes 6 - 4oz. Servings
Each Serving is 50 Calories

That 1 - 4oz serving is very satisfying and I am not hungry. It’s a really good snack. Since I have started eating it I have quit eating the 100 calorie pack snack cookies and crackers and besides it is better for me also. It’s a good thing lol bigsmile
flowerforyou

I am making this for dessert tonight! Picked up everything at the store!!!! Can't wait!!!!! bigsmile
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January 20, 2011 1:24 PM
Heres some I found on 400caloriesorless.com, they have some great snacks and these two are some that I have tired and liked.
Provolone and Peppers

8 servings
65 calories per serving

2 small red bell peppers
1 T oil
2 T basil pesto
2 oz. provolone cheese in 8 slices

Quarter peppers and remove seeds. Brush outsides with oil. Fill insides with pesto and cheese. Heat grill. Grill peppers 5-7 minutes or until cheese is softened. You can also broil these for a few minutes if you do not have a grill.


Zucchini Pizzas

36 pizzas
90 calories per serving (1 serving = 12 pieces)

3 medium zucchinis each sliced into 12 pieces
6 oz. can tomato paste
36 thin slices 1 inch square part skim mozzarella cheese
1/3 c parmesan cheese
Mixed Italian herbs (oregano, basil, parsley)

Preheat broiler. Parboil zucchini slices 1-2 minutes and then drain on paper towels. Place on a baking sheet and top each piece with 1 t tomato paste and one slice cheese. Then top with ½ t parmesan and herbs. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
January 20, 2011 2:20 PM
I typically reach for air-popped popcorn. 1 cup is about 35 calories. The 100 calorie pack of popcorn are roughly 1.5 cups. So with the air-popped kind you can have amost 3 cups and have the same calorie intake as one of the little bags. Also, per cup of post popcorn the air-popped stuff is way cheaper too. Win-Win.
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April 25, 2011 4:58 AM
In what store did you find the Ken's hot sauce. I have been looking for that for weeks.
April 25, 2011 9:09 PM
My latest has been n Eggo Nutri-grain low fat waffle (70 calories) with 2 TBSP lite cool whip (20 calories) for only 90 calories total, a sweet and savory treat. I also have this for breakfast (2 of them) and add fresh fruit on top ... If you put the waffles in a toaster, they crisp up and you can eat them like toast. YUM-O!
April 25, 2011 11:08 PM
Take 1/2 of a 5 oz. can of chunk light tuna in water, mix it with 2 tablespoons of salsa, and spread the mixture evenly on top of two huge salted rice cakes (like the ones by Quaker). VERY filling and 130 calories for EVERYTHING!
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November 17, 2011 6:44 PM
If your a fan of sweet and salty try

3 cups popcorn- the air popped kind or natutal (no butter added)
i cant believe its not butter spray (or the fat free kind)
3-5 packets of splenda
3 teaspoons (or more) cinnamon

you can add as much spenda and butter to your popcorn as you want!
heads up! there is 6 calories per tsp of ground cinnamon :)

its easiest to get the spenda and cinnamon on the popcorn if you spray the popcorn with the spray then put it all into a paper bag, add the spenda and cinnamon then shake.

it comes to about 100 calories!
Edited by a_fill On November 17, 2011 6:55 PM
November 17, 2011 6:57 PM
QUOTE:

I like to make what I call Pumpkin Fluff. I got the recipe right here at MFP right after I joined this past October. I have been eating it almost everyday since.

How I make it:

1 - 15.5 oz. can Pumpkin
8oz. Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt
1 - tea. Cinnamon
¼ - tea. Ground Cloves
¼ - tea. Ground Ginger
15 packets Splenda

I mix it all together and keep it in the frig.
Makes 6 - 4oz. Servings
Each Serving is 50 Calories

That 1 - 4oz serving is very satisfying and I am not hungry. It’s a really good snack. Since I have started eating it I have quit eating the 100 calorie pack snack cookies and crackers and besides it is better for me also. It’s a good thing lol bigsmile
flowerforyou


can`t wait to try this
November 18, 2011 1:24 PM
I love Thomas english muffins. 100 calories and 8 grams of fiber, so they're pretty filling. If I'm craving something salty, i spray a little I Can't Believe it's Not Butter, sprinkle with garlic salt, and put in the oven. If i'm craving somethign sweet, i'll put a tablespoon of jelly on for an extra 50 calories (or sugar free for 10). If I have more calories to play with, I'll add peanut butter for a heartier snack (or PB2 for fewer calories)

I also love an apple or two in the microwave, sprinkled with splenda and cinnamon. Like crustless apple pie, warm, delicious, and healthy!
November 18, 2011 1:32 PM
Great finger food (better than potato chips and I'm not a big popcorn fan): Grape tomatoes, the smaller the better; or I steame microwave a bag of fresh sugar snap peas and munch on those once they've cooled down a bit.

A sweet treat that can't be beat. Fold a bunch of cinnamon into light Cool Whip, spread a mini Quaker caramel popcorn rice cake with some, top with another rice cake, repeat as much as you want. Freeze them, and you have some great and very low cal mini "ice cream sandwiches!" This could probably be done with sugar free chocolate syrup into the cool whip and chocolate rice cakes--haven't tried that combo yet!
Edited by trishlambert On November 18, 2011 1:33 PM
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November 18, 2011 4:09 PM
Depends on if you are in the mood for sweet, salty, crunchy, hot, cold etc. ONE small but delicious piece of chocolate OR a cup of low-cal cocoa OR a baked apple with splenda, cinnamon and granola for a sweet tooth. For salty, popcorn or chedder rice cakes.
For real hunger, I like cheese cubes or peanut or almond butter with apple slices or pretzel crisps. For ice cream cravings, anything by Skinny Cow. Or freeze your favorite flavor of yogurt.

Steamed and fresh veggies are great but I eat them for meals, not for cravings.
November 18, 2011 4:16 PM
Oven roasted cauliflower, tossed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar before roasting. The key is roasting the florettes until they really begin to brown. AMAZING! I could eat a whole head of cauliflower this way.
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