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May 24, 2010 9:37 AM
My department has a Snack Day once a month to celebrate birthdays. A lot of us are on diets or trying to get in shape, so this month I want to have a list of suggestions on what people can bring to snack day thats healthier than our normal chips and donuts and brownies and cookies and sodas.....


If you had to take something healthy to work for snack day, what would you take? (keep in mind most of us like to spend as little money as possible)

Thanks!!
  74702
May 24, 2010 9:40 AM
Fresh fruit salad with a container of fat free cool whip on the side
May 24, 2010 9:43 AM
Mixed nuts or trail mix. Everyone loves the stuff and no one else thinks to bring it in :)
May 24, 2010 9:43 AM
fruit salad is often inexpensive and very tasty as well as a healthy choice...watermelon, strawberries, grapes, apples, pineapple, canteloupe, blueberries....or maybe a "fruit" platter with a light fruit dip...

pretzels
goldfish
baked chips (lays variety pak)
  618498
May 24, 2010 9:47 AM
Baby carrots or a variety of veggies with fat free or lite veggie dip. Also, instead of regular chips there is Baked Lays that are healthier.
  1005959
May 24, 2010 9:49 AM
veggie tray. whole wheat pita w/ hummus dip.
totally true about the nuts being loved but forgotten.

but my favorite snack for coworkers to bring in is NONE AT ALL. I already have my day planned out and my food prepared, now I have to resist some treat that I have no idea how to put in MFP should I succumb to it grumble
May 24, 2010 9:51 AM
veggie tray
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May 24, 2010 9:56 AM
Fruit with a fat free yougurt dip.
Carob dipped strawberries
  1182989
May 24, 2010 9:57 AM
Baby organic spinach, baked croutons, and Bolthouse Farms yogurt salad dressing (Caesar Parmigiano is my fave). If you have a Costco near you, you can get a 2-pound container of the spinach for about $5.
  261869
May 24, 2010 9:59 AM
QUOTE:

My department has a Snack Day once a month to celebrate birthdays. A lot of us are on diets or trying to get in shape, so this month I want to have a list of suggestions on what people can bring to snack day thats healthier than our normal chips and donuts and brownies and cookies and sodas.....


If you had to take something healthy to work for snack day, what would you take? (keep in mind most of us like to spend as little money as possible)

Thanks!!


I would make vegan chocolate chip cookies that are made with splenda and molassis to keep down the sugar and look for alternatives to the butter! This way you can have your yummy treat with out killing your whole day!
  1189589
May 24, 2010 10:00 AM
thanks for all the ideas!! smile
  74702
May 24, 2010 10:04 AM
do the diet coke cake but in cupcakes... then put a post it note near by so everyone that is on a diet knows that it is a lower calorie "treat"... we all need chocolate sometimes, and this really helped mine...
  1058106
May 24, 2010 10:17 AM
Angle food cake with sliced strawberries or FF coolwhip, or rice krispie treats.
May 24, 2010 2:05 PM
We do the same thing in our office!

I enjoy cooking so once I made a healthy breakfast caserole using turkey sausage, reduced fat cheddar cheese, and eggs and extra egg whites with skim milk. It was a hit too!

Also, I've made a low fat bean dip. I get 1 can of the fat free refried beans and mix it with 1 can of black beans, spread it in a caserole dish, then add reduced fat cheese then layer on greek yogurt (naturally fat free and super yummy!). Then I sprinkle a little cummin on top. Serve with chips or pretles or pita chips. It's usually a big hit as well.

Hummus is another winner!

Guacamole
Salsa
Little cucumber sandwiches

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. happy
  988180
May 24, 2010 2:24 PM
I'd also bring a veggie tray, with a bottle of light ranch dressing for dip- or maybe an angel food cake (or angel food cupcakes)

There's a lady I work with who makes this really delicious veggie pizza. It's a super thin crust topped with light cream cheese (a thin layer) then she sprinkles raw broccoli, cauliflower and carrots that have been cut into teeny tiny pieces on top - almost shredded.
Edited by Wolfena On May 24, 2010 2:26 PM
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May 24, 2010 3:53 PM
QUOTE:

We do the same thing in our office!

I enjoy cooking so once I made a healthy breakfast caserole using turkey sausage, reduced fat cheddar cheese, and eggs and extra egg whites with skim milk. It was a hit too!

Also, I've made a low fat bean dip. I get 1 can of the fat free refried beans and mix it with 1 can of black beans, spread it in a caserole dish, then add reduced fat cheese then layer on greek yogurt (naturally fat free and super yummy!). Then I sprinkle a little cummin on top. Serve with chips or pretles or pita chips. It's usually a big hit as well.

Hummus is another winner!

Guacamole
Salsa
Little cucumber sandwiches

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. happy
Your bean dip sounds delicious!
  261869
May 25, 2010 5:53 AM
veggie tray
fruit tray
cut up strawberries, angel food cake, and fat free cool whip
pretzles
baked chips
pita bread and hummus
almonds
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