S.M. asks from Hampton, VA on March 21, 2008
Cheap, Healthy Snacks
I am looking for cheap healthy snacks/snack ideas. I noticed when I went to the market today, health food is so expensive. I am not a "organic" person, but I am trying to loose weight and I am getting tired of the same snacks and meals all the time. I love sweets so if anyone has guilt free sweet ideas, let me know.
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J.N. answers from Houston on March 22, 2008
The only thing that I can recommend, which isn't perfect, is a cookbook that I have called "Deceptively Delicious" written by J. Seinfield. She has some desserts in there that look pretty good, but are made with veggies. I got the book at Walmart. Hope it helps.
D.B. answers from Norfolk on March 22, 2008
Since you are trying to get healthy and loving sweets, please research "aspartame". It's the artificial sweetener. It is SO BAD FOR YOU! Good luck! Thank you to you and your family for defending our country!
W.L. answers from Washington DC on March 22, 2008
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Good luck! W. L
L.S. answers from Norfolk on March 22, 2008
Fruit that is in season isn't that expensive. Try grapes and apples to start with then add try different as they come into season. Also Quaker has come out with Mini Delights if you want to add chocolate, peanut butter or carmel at 90 calories a bag.
A.C. answers from Washington DC on March 24, 2008
Apple slices with a tablespoon of peanut butter for dipping. Toast with peanut butter and banana slices. If you can find "flatout" wraps in the bakery section of your grocery store, they're very good with a little peanut butter or "nutella" chocolate spread and bananas, then roll it up and make a wrap. I also make these little non-bake "cookies", even our children love them. They are also made with nut butter. I have used cashew butter or almond butter mixed with a little wheat germ and flax seed meal, then just make them into balls and roll in coconut. Keep refrigerated. I'm also a fan of protein bars. I think the luna bars are pretty good. Even my husband likes them. I'm kind of a health nut and am presently training for a marathon. Very much into the health scene. Hope you like nut butters. Also thank to your brave husband for his service. We pray for our military every day. It would not be the land of the free if it were not also the home of the brave. God bless.
C.A. answers from Washington DC on March 23, 2008
I've recently rediscovered natural peanut butter on 1/2 apple. It satisfies my cravings for sweet, salty, and crunchy all at once!
I've also found that drinking hot tea cuts off my sweets craving. I think it's b/c tea is alkaline.
M.A. answers from Washington DC on March 22, 2008
First off my hats off to you for being a military spouse! (nothing like a man in uniform :)). My husband was in the Navy years ago, before the war. As far as a decent snack, I found this chocolate dip @ Giant that's low fat & I partially dip strawberries in it & it hardens like the old "magic shell" for ice cream. IF you drain pineapple & dry it off a little & dip it in the chocolate that's really good too. It's not fat free but it's reduced & mmmmmm is it good.
Good luck to you & yours.
J.C. answers from Dover on March 21, 2008
Hey there, I know how you feel. I got tired of eating the same foods all the time too. I love having grapes with cool whip and some times I put some cinnamon in it and that is good too. Sugar free jello with a sppon full of cool whip, also I love the chip ahoy 100 pack shancks!!
Now I also eat a Attain bar for lunch and before I work out I eat an access bar. These are like little candy bars. I really like them.
I also drink water when I get hungry before it is time for me to eat. I love the crystal light energy drink. That is tasty and gives you that extra energy you need every once in a while. I hope these help. I am too trying to loose some pounds. So if I can help with anything else or you find out any other good tips let me know.
Help this helps.
L.B. answers from Washington DC on March 22, 2008
I found that the best snack for me who also loves sweets is sugar-free pudding and jello w/just a little whipped topping(kool whip). Also if you feel you are craving and the pudding or jello just isn't something you want right then eating a banana will curve the sweet craving. I also like eating string cheese. I hope this helps. L.