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Jan 19, 2008 11:50 AM

Light snacks for work


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  1. For a special occasion or just stuff to keep in your desk to nosh on?

    1. My standard snack or emergency food is an apple, individually wrapped string cheese sticks, and a little baggie of soy nuts. Not messy or smelly if eating in a cubicle, yet filling.

      1. hummus and carrot sticks.....a sliced apple with peanut butter.....wasabi name a few

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        1. re: im_nomad

          as a p.s. to this...are wasabi peas "healthy"?? I've often wondered if they are deep fried....i buy them in bulk.

          1. re: im_nomad

            the nutritional content varies widely depending on the manufacturer. if you tell me the brand [if you know it] i can probably help...

              1. re: im_nomad

                hmmm...we don't have bulk barn in the states [lucky canucks!], so i have no idea what brand they carry.

                as a rule, wasabi peas aren't super-high in fat, but there's a big range among products - anywhere from 1 to 7 grams of fat and 80 to 120 calories per one-ounce serving [about 85 peas]. it really all depends on the other ingredients. some are made with rice flour, others with wheat. some contain sugar, artificial colors, and they all have varying amounts of oil...every one of these factors contributes to how the final nutritional content breaks down.

                when all is said and done they're definitely not the worst snack you can eat, but it's easy to eat way too many. that one-ounce serving is about 1/3 cup, or a small handful.

                i'm sure if you ask the manager or buyer at the store, he or she can get you the information. sorry i can't be of more help!

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  I'm pretty sure they have the Nutritional Facts on each bin at the Bulk Barn.

        2. I agree with the apple suggestion...I also keep lightly salted almonds in my desk, perfect for mid-afternoon or mid-morning slump instead of caffeine or something sugary from the vending machine--raisins or any dried fruits are also a good idea and easy to keep IF you can handle the sugar.

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          1. re: Val

            and to combine the and almond butter is also good.

          2. do you have a refrigerator there?