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SnackGirl Nov 23, 2009 06:12 AM

I'm always looking for snack ideas - and also I'm wondering if Chow readers care about calories.

  1. chef chicklet Jun 26, 2010 12:52 PM

    apples, and yogurt or dried cranberries and banana chips
    Cabbage slaw

    1. Popkin Jun 24, 2010 10:09 AM

      As to your query about worrying about calories, personally I don't, due to a freakish metabolism combined with a small appetite and persnickety stomach (when I get full it's not unusual for fullness to somehow get interpreted as mild nausea. This may explain the small appetite in the first place).

      As to the snacks themselves, a good apple with peanutbutter (haven't tried a honecrisp yet, but so far I LOOOOOVE jazz apples)
      string cheese
      salsa (with or without chips)
      not sure if this constitutes a snack, or necessarily healthy (though I don't exactly think it's UNhealthy either), but I like to get stir fry beef, or skirt steak, or some other small bits of raw beef and season them with a little honey, seasoned salt, and soy or worchestershire sauce (even just raw dipped in seasoned salt works)
      pretzels with peanutbutter

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        Fromageball Jun 24, 2010 07:42 AM

        roasted chick peas with some olive oil/salt/whatever else...really tasty and filling!

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          Emme Jun 25, 2010 08:49 PM

          i did a smattering of flavors for a bridal shower recently, and people liked em... i did rosemary; cumin, coriander and onion powder; and cayenne.

        2. soypower May 4, 2010 07:06 PM

          My new favorite snack are pickled green beans. I discovered them while trying out all the bloody mary's in my area. Speaking of which, bloody mary's aren't very high in calories either..

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            maria.clifford May 2, 2010 04:04 AM

            frozen grapes (just freeze and eat)

            fruit salad (chop up an apple, a banana, strawberries, etc in a bowl and eat)

            vegetable plate (chop up vegetables, put on plate to make you feel like it was a pre-prepped snack)

            yogurt with muesli (less calories than granola, plus easy to make your own mix)

            banana soft serve (peel, slice and freeze bananas, then whip in food processor until ice creamy, about 4 minutes, scrape sides)

            smoothie (use frozen banana slices, frozen berries, maybe a few greens to make it even more healthy, and water)

            1. Candy Mar 13, 2010 09:32 AM

              Depends on how you define healthy and it might not be what I find healthy for me.

              1. westsidegal Mar 10, 2010 09:12 PM

                i definitely care about calories.
                i always have a large bowl of israeli salad in my fridge:
                it is mainly chopped persian cucumbers, with some
                chopped tomatoes, diced onions, lemon juice, salt, pepper.

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                  Sam Fujisaka Mar 11, 2010 02:38 AM

                  Although I don't care about calories, now and then I have a bowl of pan-Muslim salad in my fridge. It is mainly diced Middle Eastern cucumbers, with some diced tomatoes, diced red onion, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a bit of oil. Very common in the western Asian republics of the ex-Soviet Union.

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                    Rmis32 Mar 13, 2010 07:46 AM

                    Well at least the Israelis & Muslims agree on something.

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                    Olallieberry May 3, 2010 05:08 PM

                    I made that very salad tonight! Am waiting for the flavors to meld a little before I attack it.

                  3. Passadumkeg Mar 10, 2010 02:49 PM

                    Beer & peanuts.

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                      babbabooey Mar 4, 2010 05:59 PM

                      perfectly ripe honeydew or cantelopue. i really love wrapping the most perfect slice of prosciutto around it

                      1. Passadumkeg Mar 4, 2010 05:07 AM

                        A beer w/ a raw egg and a can of Snappy Tom in it.

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                          nomadchowwoman Mar 4, 2010 08:56 AM

                          what is snappy Tom?

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                            Passadumkeg Mar 4, 2010 09:09 AM

                            A chile pepper tomato juice concoction frequently sold at bars in the southwest.

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                              nomadchowwoman Mar 4, 2010 10:01 AM

                              So would this beer-egg-Snappy Tom combo be otherwise known as a hangover cure?

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                                Passadumkeg Mar 4, 2010 12:57 PM

                                We thought of it more as dinner. Also called a red beer.

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                                  piccola Mar 4, 2010 05:26 PM

                                  Never had it with the egg before.

                        2. rockandroller1 Mar 4, 2010 04:46 AM

                          My new favorite snack is kale chips, which I read about in a health magazine. I can't believe I've lived without these all these years.

                          Coarse chop kale into large, potato-chip sized pieces. Lay on cookie sheet. Mix up olive oil, salt and pepper, use a basting brush to brush onto the tops of the kale. Bake at 400 degrees - in about 10 minutes, they are super crispy and delicious. They're even good cold. I suppose you could add some spice to them if you want, but I don't find it necessary, I like them plain with just the salt and pepper. We make them in 2 cookie sheet batches now as they are so good.

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                            HillJ Mar 4, 2010 04:54 AM

                            http://meghantelpnerblog.com/2009/04/...
                            Oh yes, kale chips! And this video shows you how very quickly. I prefer a pizza pan with wholes over a flat sheet but like rockandroller1, kale chips are so easy and delicious to snack on.

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                              anonymouse1935 May 3, 2010 04:42 AM

                              What a hoot, thanks for the pointer, even I had to try them. I sprinkled a little sugar on them, but they still taste green, I'm afraid.

                              Can the same be done with other greens, like spinach or escarole?

                              An interesting recipe, for sure.

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                                piccola May 4, 2010 04:21 PM

                                I think escarole could work, but probably not spinach -- it's too delicate. Sturdier greens work best.

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                              pitterpatter Mar 4, 2010 10:54 AM

                              Kale chips, exactly! They are so good, and good for you, that I have been making them for all my friends. I make a tahini sauce with lemon and garlic, toss the kale in that, then cook them in my dehydrator at 110 degrees so that all of the enzymes and other nutrients are still intact. This may be the most nutritious food on earth. It is certainly one of the most delicious.

                            3. Sam Fujisaka Mar 4, 2010 03:06 AM

                              Others:

                              Blackberries, homemade yogurt, honey
                              Chilled, seeded mandarin segments or chilled cubed fresh pineapple and cut up banana
                              Saltines, queso campesino, quick passion fruit sauce

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                                AussieBeth Mar 3, 2010 05:14 PM

                                Soft boiled egg, and toast soldiers with butter and a sprinkle of salt. Mmmmmmm.

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                                  scarletcerise Mar 2, 2010 10:26 AM

                                  1. low-fat string cheese! This is not fancy stuff, but it's portion-controlled, tasty, and satisfying. It's also easy to take with you in your bag or pocket.

                                  2. My family is Greek, and a common snack I had growing up was cucumbers cut into sticks or rounds and sprinkled with salt and pepper, maybe with a bit of feta and lemon juice.

                                  3. Natural peanut butter or almond butter smeared on fruit, veggie sticks, or stone-ground wheat crackers.

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                                    Emme Mar 2, 2010 07:20 PM

                                    when i was a kid and my mom was making salad, she would always peel extra cucumber, and slice it into sticks, then sprinkle with a generous dose of salt. always tasty and hits the spot in simplicity.

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                                      soypower Mar 3, 2010 01:18 PM

                                      That reminds me...I love dipping slices of green mango in a mixture of salt and cayenne. Really delicious.

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                                        piccola Mar 3, 2010 04:14 PM

                                        See, I do ripe mango with lime juice, salt and cayenne.

                                  2. HillJ Mar 2, 2010 06:19 AM

                                    I bought 5 Liberte Mediterrranee 6 oz. cups of coconut yogurt and placed them inside our electric ice cream maker (Krups) and let the yogurt start to whirl for about 30 mins. then added dried coconut flakes and diced dried pineapple to the mixture until the whole batch was the consistency of frozen yogurt. Pour into my ice cream mold and about an hour later enjoyed the most delicious "semi-homemade" coconut & pineapple yogurt! Snack time!

                                    eta: If you have a food dryer, this crazy delicious snack is so simple; my daughter pulled together in a few mins following this recipe:
                                    Cacao Walnut Macaroons http://www.rawmazing.com/recipes/caca...

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                                      piccola Mar 1, 2010 04:09 PM

                                      Oh, I have tonnes:
                                      edamame (preferably with gomasio)
                                      popcorn
                                      frozen fruit chunks (mangoes, bananas, and berries are all extra good)
                                      roasted chickpeas
                                      raw veggies (especially baby carrots) with salsa
                                      plain Greek yogurt or lowfat cottage cheese
                                      grapes
                                      mini babybel with v8
                                      roasted chestnuts
                                      dates stuffed with almonds (I can only have one or two, they're so sweet)

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                                        chocolatetartguy Feb 26, 2010 05:32 PM

                                        Sort of healthy: peanut butter on an apple (crunchy, non-starchy pbj), mustard on an apple, scoop of vanilla ice cream in the scooped out center of half a canteloupe (the only way I like canteloupe).

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                                          Olallieberry May 3, 2010 05:06 PM

                                          Mustard on an apple, really? How did you come to try that? I'm now tentatively curious.

                                        2. soypower Feb 26, 2010 02:37 PM

                                          I really love making a big batch of caponata on the weekend and snacking on it throughout the week. The multi-dimensional flavor seems to feed any craving i have at the moment.

                                          1. nomadchowwoman Feb 26, 2010 02:17 PM

                                            Edamame w/sea salt; hummus; a perfect peach. After that, my favorite snacks tend to run in the high-calorie crowd.

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                                              Whats_For_Dinner Feb 26, 2010 02:04 PM

                                              Carrots, although I eat so many that I am visibly orangish.

                                              Everyone always asks me how I got so tanned in the dead of winter. I got referred to an endocrinologist because my doctor was sure I had some liver issue.

                                              But hey, carrots are cheap, delicious, healthy and versatile. Can't go wrong.

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                                                Val Feb 26, 2010 02:10 PM

                                                I agree, carrots are really fab...LOVE them roasted in the oven with turnips and beets and rosemary...ahhh! By the, way do you only eat organic carrots? They are one of the vegetables with high pesticide residues, so organic would be best if you eat THAT much! Here's a link if you are interested...scroll down to "concerns":
                                                http://www.worldshealthiestfoods.com/...

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                                                  Emme Feb 26, 2010 03:03 PM

                                                  *hangs head in shame*

                                                  me too. my tan is definitely orange/yellowy. i surf and run, so i'm outside a lot, which helps with the tan, but the tone? that's all carrots... i was recently told my teeth are too white for my tan... oh well. i don't know what the solution is because i love my steamed or roasted carrots with kosher salt... Vitamin A is fat-soluble, but i don't think just eating more fat will solve the issue...

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                                                  James Cristinian Feb 26, 2010 12:57 PM

                                                  Not California, or Chilean, but Mexican avacados.

                                                  1. gogolaurent Feb 26, 2010 12:28 PM

                                                    any tip of seasonal fruits, clementines are still juicy at this time, roasted chestnuts, low fat yogurt sprinkled with raisin. i start to feel hungry now. And when on-the-go i definitely grab a gogo squeez apple pouch :D

                                                    What is your favorite snack for on-the go ?

                                                    Laurent • community manager | Materne
                                                    http://www.materne.us/blog

                                                    1. Alan N Nov 28, 2009 10:07 PM

                                                      1. Salsa with some small, firm pretzels.
                                                      2. Warm corn tortilla with a little bean action and a few dashes of hot sauce.
                                                      3. Salted peanuts or BBQ almonds
                                                      4. Grape tomatoes and raw broccoli.

                                                      Regarding your other question:
                                                      I like to eat foods that feel right for me and my activity level regardless of the calories in the grub.
                                                      Some times you feel like a nut, sometimes you won't......
                                                      care if the pickles or rice are fried.

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                                                        marilees Nov 28, 2009 09:42 PM

                                                        quaker maple brown sugar (lower sugar kind) oatmeal

                                                        1. free sample addict aka Tracy L Nov 26, 2009 04:33 PM

                                                          Grapes. I saw some on sale today and put back the candy I was planning to buy.

                                                          1. mcf Nov 25, 2009 08:09 AM

                                                            Nuts, cheese, sugar snap peas. Always have a bag of Trader Joe's red label roasted, unsalted almonds in my car.

                                                            1. Paula76 Nov 25, 2009 07:58 AM

                                                              Seeds, nuts and dried fruits of all kinds
                                                              Wholemeal pitta with hummus
                                                              rice cakes
                                                              low fat Greek yogurt

                                                              1. SnackGirl Nov 25, 2009 04:50 AM

                                                                Wow, these are all so amazing! making me very hungry - Thanks!

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                                                                  Graeme520 Nov 25, 2009 05:17 AM

                                                                  -Granny Smith Apple with nuts
                                                                  -Any fruit with nuts
                                                                  -crispbread and cottage cheese
                                                                  -crispbread and peanut butter
                                                                  -yogurt
                                                                  -Eggs(omelette)

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                                                                  KristieB Nov 24, 2009 08:12 PM

                                                                  Baby carrots and ranch dressing. Or any veggie and hummus. Apple and peanut butter.

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                                                                    kubasd Nov 29, 2009 01:04 AM

                                                                    good baby carrots (my fave is bolthouse farms) with hummus, usually a roasted garlic one or a spicy one.

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                                                                    RGC1982 Nov 24, 2009 06:21 PM

                                                                    Nature Valley Fruit and Nut bar. Just enough chew and flavor and fiber to be enough.

                                                                    1. pdxgastro Nov 24, 2009 04:42 PM

                                                                      A baked sweet potato right out of the oven and a glass of milk.

                                                                      1. Emme Nov 23, 2009 06:43 PM

                                                                        im very simple...

                                                                        roasted carrots with salt
                                                                        persimmon - cut and fresh!
                                                                        steamed veggies with salt... preferably cauliflower, broccoli
                                                                        hearts of palm
                                                                        cut honeydew
                                                                        hard-boiled egg whites

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                                                                          kubasd Nov 29, 2009 01:04 AM

                                                                          in Costa Rica, if i wanted a quick healthy snack I'd grab a small can of hearts of palm and just sit there and eat them straight out of the can. man those bring back some memories. I find they're nowhere near as good here, but I still get them

                                                                        2. Rmis32 Nov 23, 2009 06:39 PM

                                                                          Whole wheat pita w/ nutella & sliced banana. The nutella is for my mental health.

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                                                                            quick.to.chuckle Mar 10, 2010 11:31 AM

                                                                            OH MY GOD YUM. I am thoroughly addicted to nutella/peanut butter and banana. Although I try and limit myself in the condiment department as in excess...well...sadly not so good for you. But still, if abandoned on an island, I would die without nutella and bananas. It's also good when everyone else is having tacos, I can seem like I'm having a taco but really it's a tortilla with nutella or peanut butter and banana. (I don't eat meat anymore.) I like my burrito better anyway. :o)

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                                                                            dagwood Nov 23, 2009 01:52 PM

                                                                            hummus with carrot sticks, celery sticks, or cucumber slices.

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                                                                              Val Nov 23, 2009 02:37 PM

                                                                              yeah, I forgot to say hummus...have been making my own pretty much non-stop for months and then if I don't make it, I miss it!!! (does that mean I'm hooked???) Love it with cucumber/parsley/any bitter greens/red pepper strips.

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                                                                                Sharuf Nov 25, 2009 01:03 AM

                                                                                jicama is probably the perfect vegetable dipper. With daikon a close second.

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                                                                                  appycamper May 4, 2010 07:16 PM

                                                                                  +1 on hummus with veggies. apple with or w/o peanut butter. unsalted almonds. tomatoes.
                                                                                  ezekial bread with sliced cukes and shaved hard cheese. plain yogurt and fresh berries. kashi cocoa beach granola. low sodium v8 w/ fresh lemon or lime.

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                                                                                  cimui Nov 23, 2009 01:17 PM

                                                                                  What's healthy for you depends on what your body needs, no?

                                                                                  I really like roasted nuts, whole milk yogurt, tea eggs, marinated eggs, cheese and fruit, brown rice cakes with almond or cashew butter or cheese meat, soup of any sort, especially rasam or tomato, vegetarian futomaki, fresh silken tofu with soy sauce, chives and toasted sesame oil, flavored nori seaweed, rice crackers, etc...

                                                                                  If you prefer low fat foods, roasted chestnuts and seasonal fruit are great if you're hungry, KTinNYC's popcorn idea can't be beat if you just have the munchees. If I'm hungry, I also occasionally munch on a baked potato or baked sweet potato with salt and spices or low fat dressing and cereal (Chex and Nature Valley amaranth flakes are my favorites at the moment), green papaya salad (easy to make a big batch; it keeps for a while).

                                                                                  I don't know if they're entirely healthy, but I have a major fixation with soy chips. There's a brand that adds calcium to some flavors, so I delude myself into thinking it's healthy. The are pretty high in protein and low fat (but high in sodium).

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                                                                                    Soup Nov 23, 2009 04:14 PM

                                                                                    Roasted chestnuts, man I haven't thought about that in years. I remember my grandmother buying me chess nuts from a street vendor when I maybe 5 (nope, wasn't in this country). Still remember them taking news paper and rolling it into a cone and scooping hot chestnut into it. I still remember the smell of roasted chess nuts against news print.

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                                                                                      cimui Nov 23, 2009 06:18 PM

                                                                                      Aw that's a great memory! I am thinking of the smell, now...

                                                                                      My first memory of Chestnuts was eating them at my piano teacher's house. Her husband would score an X in each nut and it would take me ten minutes to get my short, piano-playing length nails under the peel enough to peel it.

                                                                                      In Manhattan, especially in midtown, a lot of vendors sell roasted chestnuts in the winter. Most of them don't roast on location, though, and sell pre-roasted ones, which don't smell quite as nice... and you don't get to hold them, hot.

                                                                                      Did you spend your childhood in London or elsewhere in the UK?

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                                                                                      Ruth Lafler Feb 26, 2010 02:23 PM

                                                                                      "What's healthy for you depends on what your body needs, no?"

                                                                                      YES!!!! I'm so tired of people equating low-calorie with healthy, or essentially treating food as if it were poison.

                                                                                      So to me, healthy means it contains actual nutrients (protein, vitamins, etc.) and isn't overly processed. Cheetos -- not healthy. Peanutbutter and sliced apples, not exactly low cal, but healthy.

                                                                                      Most foods that aren't overly processed won't contain many of the things people often think of as unhealthy (HFCS, excessive amounts of sodium, transfats, etc.). I don't consider naturally occurring fats *in moderation* to be unhealthy. Too much of anything, of course, can be unhealthy.

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                                                                                        James Cristinian Feb 26, 2010 02:31 PM

                                                                                        I lost a butt load of weight by cutting out processed food, except for a low fat eggo waffle for breakfast. I still eat lots of avacados and peanuts, not low fat but good for you in other ways, plus I have not been to a fast food place in two years.

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                                                                                          Ruth Lafler Feb 26, 2010 02:37 PM

                                                                                          Did you mean cutting out processed food? Because of course I agree. Actually, almost any eating philosophy where you have to pay attention to what you eat and make conscious choices will result in, shall we say, weight optimization. One of the real causes of the "obesity epidemic" is that fact that people are surrounded by heavily marketed food and don't even realize what they're consuming half the time.

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                                                                                            James Cristinian Feb 26, 2010 02:50 PM

                                                                                            I just re-read and edited my post. Yes, I did away with processed food, except for my lo fat eggo waffle in the morning. It's just too quick and easy, plus it is five fifteen in the morning.

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                                                                                              Ruth Lafler Feb 26, 2010 03:34 PM

                                                                                              Yes, you deserve a dispensation for anything eaten at that hour!

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                                                                                        mordacity Jun 24, 2010 10:17 AM

                                                                                        What are tea eggs?

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                                                                                        fallingup Nov 23, 2009 12:56 PM

                                                                                        -Edamame
                                                                                        -Apple with a piece of cheese
                                                                                        -Celery sticks, apple, or banana with peanut butter
                                                                                        -Plain yogurt with a little honey or agave
                                                                                        -Fruited yogurt or a light fruit smoothie with almond butter mixed in
                                                                                        -A small piece of dark chocolate or a few baking chips
                                                                                        -Wheat bread with a piece of string cheese melted on

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                                                                                          MARYDLAYTON Nov 23, 2009 12:29 PM

                                                                                          a granny smith apple with extra crunchy peanut butter. yummy!!!

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                                                                                            millay Nov 23, 2009 12:25 PM

                                                                                            Cucumbers in a lemon vinaigrette.

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                                                                                              laliz Nov 23, 2009 12:19 PM

                                                                                              honey crisp apple
                                                                                              If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not hungry

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                                                                                                enbell Nov 23, 2009 06:14 PM

                                                                                                So true! Love that :)

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                                                                                                  contemporaryscarlett Nov 25, 2009 07:30 AM

                                                                                                  laliz- my mom ALWAYS told us that when we were kids. And it is so very true that I still use it today as a self-test to determine if I'm actually hungry or just munchy.

                                                                                                  Of course, mom was referring to the month old mealy Red Delicious that always sat on the kitchen counter, so you really had to be hungry to suffer through one of those flavorless dry hunks. These days, there is always a Fuji in my fridge, and this year I discovered that I love honeycrisp so I'm enjoying those while their short season lasts.

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                                                                                                  Val Nov 23, 2009 12:13 PM

                                                                                                  I also love almonds (lightly salted)...edamame...watermelon...hint of salt Trisuits usually WITH a little goat cheese...oh, popcorn, too--apples.

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                                                                                                    Soup Nov 23, 2009 08:59 AM

                                                                                                    chex mix (made with margerine or EEVO) and very little salt.
                                                                                                    cut up veggie.
                                                                                                    Bake wasabi chick peas
                                                                                                    toasted almonds (my favorite). Nothing on it.

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                                                                                                      Claudette Nov 23, 2009 08:51 AM

                                                                                                      Edamame, with or without chili salt. Foie gras. (Just kidding, but in my dreams...)

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                                                                                                        TexSquared Nov 23, 2009 08:35 AM

                                                                                                        Easy answer. Almonds. Preferably dark roasted with minimal salt.

                                                                                                        1. JungMann Nov 23, 2009 06:37 AM

                                                                                                          Pickles, soynuts, low fat cottage cheese, yogurt cheese, fiber crackers and dip (usually ajvar or baba ghannouj). Holiday season often gets me calorie counting when I start to feel celebratory meals piling on around the midsection, so I try to keep my snacks healthy but satisfying with some crunch.

                                                                                                          1. HillJ Nov 23, 2009 06:24 AM

                                                                                                            pickles, pickled veggies, http://www.foodshouldtastegood.com/#/... and these chips satisfy my snack cravings.

                                                                                                            1. Sam Fujisaka Nov 23, 2009 06:22 AM

                                                                                                              Mix of raisins and peanuts

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                                                                                                                KTinNYC Nov 23, 2009 06:19 AM

                                                                                                                Popcorn. I pop it in a brown paper bag with a little bit of oil in the microwave. I top with pecorino and fine salt.

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                                                                                                                  Azizeh Nov 26, 2009 06:17 PM

                                                                                                                  Popcorn is my favorite diet snack, too. Although, I use a bit of spicy sesame oil in my popcorn popper.

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                                                                                                                    westsidegal Mar 10, 2010 09:09 PM

                                                                                                                    i make it in the brown paper bag in the microwave, too, but i don't use any oil.
                                                                                                                    after it's popped i drizzle a little melted butter over it and salt.

                                                                                                                    when i'm being UNHEALTHY, i make a microwaved warm slurry of peanut butter and melted chocolate and dip the popped kernels in this stuff.

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                                                                                                                      mcf May 2, 2010 08:55 AM

                                                                                                                      I make the slurry and skip the popped corn. ;-) I consider PB and dark chocolate to be health foods, not just for breakfast any more!

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