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
god i hate rice cakes. seriously they make great frisbees and doorstops but that's about it
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.
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. they have a divine trail mix at target with chocolate covered coffee beans, cashews, yogurt raisins, pretzels, i could go on. *drools*
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!
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!!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!