Lets share ideals for healthy snacks!!!

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  1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
    FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years ago

    I love caramel rice cakes! Fruit, and raw veggies like carrots and celery are good. One of my new favorites is sun dried tomatoes! Pretzels with mustard are great when you want something salty. I found a raspberry wassabi mustard thats to die for! also have come up with a low fat apple sauce cake thats great going to post it on my hubpage tomorrow. look for it at


    1. profile image0
      cosetteposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      god i hate rice cakes. seriously they make great frisbees and doorstops but that's about it wink

      if i want a snack i'll enjoy an apple. but i slice it and have a tablespoon of peanut butter with it. or slice a whole cucumber and put salt and pepper on it and a sprinkle of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. a banana, sunflower seeds or natural almonds or pistachios are fun too.

      1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
        FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        You know I always thogho that rice cakes were horrible but I swear I they have gotten so much better or maybe am just desperate lol!!!

    2. double_frick profile image61
      double_frickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      mmmmmmm caramel rice cakes!
      i like cinnamon sugar toast with coconut oil instead of butter. sort of good, except the sugar. which could be switched with stevia easily!
      hmm...my son LOVES hummus and pita chips.
      is sushi healthy? i love it. smile
      they have a divine trail mix at target with chocolate covered coffee beans, cashews, yogurt raisins, pretzels, i could go on. *drools*

      1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
        FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        wow that sounds great. Love pita chips and hummus! I am really trying to watch my fat intake so am being very careful some hummus is great but some hummus has so much fat its not funny! I think it all has to due with how much oil is added to the hummus. It's best if you make hummus your self! You can control what goes into it I always use of chick peas, lemon juice, roasted red peppers, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper and a few garlic gloves toss it in the blender and you have beautiful hummus!

  2. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 13 years ago

    Hunh.  You would start this thread right after my midnight monster bowl full of Breyer's cherry vanilla ice cream with a complete banana and a double fistful of grapes to boot. 

    Dang.  Forgot to add the Smucker's caramel topping...lol

    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yum! sounds delicious!

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 13 years ago

    Yogurt and pineapple (or other fruit) parfait big_smile

  4. Cristie profile image60
    Cristieposted 13 years ago

    My favorite healthy snacks are nuts (usually either peanuts or pecans and almonds which I roast myself) and sweetened dried cranberries.

    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yum love dried cranberries I am sure I could make a low fat trail mix that could be both sweet and salty. I am really craving salty things today! Any other ideals?

    2. shareitt profile image60
      shareittposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yummy...has anyone roasted pumpkin seeds...crunchy & hot, natural & good for you!  Keep the snacks healthy and you'll never have to take that afternoon nap wink

      1. pinkboxer profile image61
        pinkboxerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        One of my favorite healthy snacks is a mini-salad of chopped apple or pear, raisins, grapes, yogurt, and walnuts.

        1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
          FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Yumm.. I am trying to not eat to many nuts I can kinda go a bit crazy with them and they do have some fat.

  5. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    I would say any form of fruit, such as apples, pears, bananas, peaches, grapes and many others. smile

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image55
    prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

    watermelon and melons hehe, it makes you feel full, but not gaining weight, plus they are easily digested

  7. myownworld profile image75
    myownworldposted 13 years ago

    Nuts - I love them in all forms, EXCEPT the ones on religious forums that is! wink

    1. Cagsil profile image72
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this


  8. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    One word.. fudge

    It has all the essential sugars and chocolates required for a happy state of mental health

  9. Ivorwen profile image66
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    I like a soft boiled egg with a slice of buttered toast.  It has the right mix of fats, carbohydrates and proteins to keep me feeling good.  Otherwise, fruit - fresh or dried, is my favorite.

  10. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 13 years ago

    Banana with natural peanut butter.

    Sweet potato stix. Soo yummy. Cut sweet potato into sticks, bake at 400 until golden brown with a little olive oil, sprinkle on cinnamon.

    Natural apple sauce.



    1. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I like the ideal of sweet potatto stix am sure I could also make it salty or savery with the right spices if I did not want something sweet. Could even make it spicy! Good ideals! My favorite so far!!

  11. dan91123 profile image54
    dan91123posted 13 years ago

    Greek yogurt with raisins, peanuts, and blueberries is probably my favorite.

    1. greeneyesH1982 profile image60
      greeneyesH1982posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      you can puree a LOT of different kinds of veggies and such and bake them in your original foods.. (especially good for your kids who wont know) I like macaroni and cheese and I found a different way of making it by replacing the noodles with whole wheat noodles and putting them in the original box so my son thinks hes getting the real deal lo... then I either use the cheese it came with or I make my own home made cheese... you can make all kinds of treats with vegetable puree in them just a matter of experimenting... so yummy!!

    2. FredAnthonyGarza profile image61
      FredAnthonyGarzaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Love the pickle ideal ...yeah kinda high in salt but it tales aways the craving for things like chips and high fat snack items. I guess it could also take sweet cravings out too. But sometimes you just really want something sweet.! If you want something sweet I created a really good apple sauce cake recipe and it is delicious is on my hub. smile

  12. rmcrayne profile image92
    rmcrayneposted 13 years ago

    Raw almonds, pumpkin seeds, cottage cheese and banana, a heaping tablespoon of chunky peanut butter, Campbell's Alphabet Vegetable soup.

  13. Living In Paris profile image60
    Living In Parisposted 13 years ago

    My friend participated in a boot camp a couple years ago and dropped 6 sizes (or something like that). I don't have the self-motivation to do a hardcore exercise regimen like she did, but I asked her what kinds of things she snacked on. Two specific things she mentioned:

    1) Trader Joe's Soy & Flax Seed tortilla chips. They're really yummy, and not too high in sodium

    2) Snyder's Lightly Salted Multigrain Pretzel Sticks

    I've also tried raw almonds, dried cherries, low-fat Babybel cheese, and Kashi Cherry Dark Chocolate chewy granola bars. I'm still looking for a wider rotation of snacks. I quickly tire of eating the same things.

  14. TheGlassSpider profile image64
    TheGlassSpiderposted 13 years ago

    I love the combination of sweet, creamy, fruity yogurt with crunchy granola complete with dried fruits, grains, and mixed nuts. Protein, dairy, whole grains, fruits, and great taste...You just can't go wrong.

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    Denno66posted 13 years ago

    Dried fruit; all kinds....

  16. Karina S. profile image60
    Karina S.posted 13 years ago

    plain yogurt and cottage cheese

  17. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 13 years ago

    Red pepper hummus and pita bread or broccoli, asparagus, etc.

    I avoid usually the dairy as snacks as cheese, and even yogurt can build up the fat. Instead if I want milk I drink Almond Milk...it's delicious and 40-60 calories a glass with minimum fat. It also tastes awesome in smoothies. Egg whites are yummy too.

  18. peggypat profile image64
    peggypatposted 13 years ago

    A great idea that my doctor told me about.. maybe high in salt.. are pickles and olives.  I have a terrible sweet tooth and she said one way to deal with sweet cravings is to eat something sour. I tried it and it worked!

  19. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago
  20. profile image0
    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    Sushi! gotta love some healthy sushi. and let me see I always love those veggie trays. and the ranch flavored quaker rice cakes smile

  21. Beth100 profile image69
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    sliced bananas topped with honey, cinnamon and milk
    peeled apple slices baked with cinnamon and brown sugar
    mixed nuts (of the food variety) lol
    yogurt topping on fruit with granola


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