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Old 12-13-2019, 04:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What are your favorite healthy snacks?


What are your favorite healthy snacks? I need ideas!! Thank you.
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Old 12-13-2019, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Midwest,

Great question!

As my viewpoints of healthy changes, along with new ways of allowing health in my life in all ways, my healthy meal and snack lists expand greatly.

I love organic foods. My five favorite healthy snacks are: tacos (many kinds), ice cream (real cream & berries - I'm good with high calorie, high nutrients and cream falls into that beautifully), tea (Tulsi, turmeric, chai masala, whatever looks instinctively yummy at 12 step meetings or in the store), whole milk yogurt with fruit and/or gluten-free cereal.

Today bulletproof coffee became my 'snack' during the day and I had peanut butter for breakfast. I enjoy peanut butter by the spoonful, on apples (so many wonderful varieties!), on bananas and in cookie form.

Easy healthy peanut butter cookies:

Peanut butter
Egg (or two, or three -- adds great nutrients and more eggs changes the texture greatly. It's fun to experiment.)
Honey (I use quite a bit, typically local raw honey)
Sea salt

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Old 12-14-2019, 12:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mango I'm totally stealing your peanut butter cookie recipe!! For healthy food I'm huge into oats, either normal or steel cut. With honey, I'm not particular on what kind of honey either I like it all.. helk untill a few years back I didnt even know there were different kinds from different flowers. Love granola, either bars or plain. And whole milk yogurt with fresh berries is top of my list!! Also like naturally smoked jerky. Make it on my smoker. Usually venison. Takes longer but end result is better IMHO. I am stick burner and use real hard wood or fruit. No pellets, no propane, no electricity. Jerky is good protein but is higher in sodium depending on the cure used. All I can think of!
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Old 12-14-2019, 02:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Butcher & Mango! I keep wanting to grab simple carbs so I appreciate the ideas.
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Old 12-15-2019, 04:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Apples. Basically any kind of fruit and that is easy to grab and go.
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Butcher- I love steel cut oats. I made a big batch yesterday for the week. I love yogurt too. Especially greek yogurt! thanks for the tips. I don't have a smoker but that is a great idea about the jerky!!

Mango- I love tea too and honey!! thanks for the peanut butter cookie recipe. I have made them with sugar but not with honey. That is a great idea.

Bethany- thanks!! I do keep fruit on hand but should eat more.
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Old 12-27-2019, 08:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Rice cakes with Nutella, or peanut butter.

Roasted & salted cashews.

Dark chocolate.
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Oh wow this is a loaded question to ask a bunch of alcoholics !!! I eat 3 apples and two oranges every day. I also eat tuna fish on ritz crackers, its loaded with B vitamins and Omega 3 which cant hurt anyone in recovery.

on occasion I will eat shrimp its also loaded with B vitamins
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One of my favorite snacks is Nut Thins, crackers from almonds and rice. They have different flavors and all are good. And they're wheat and gluten free.
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Hummus with baby carrots, dill pickles (are these healthy? High in sodium, but zero calories), clementine oranges, and pistachios are my go-tos. I crave salty, so I am always open to ideas for healthy snacks!
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Hummus with baby carrots, dill pickles (are these healthy? High in sodium, but zero calories), clementine oranges, and pistachios are my go-tos. I crave salty, so I am always open to ideas for healthy snacks!
Oh wow I love those little oranges, I have a basket full of them on my counter , I eat like 3 or 4 a day along with apples!! Spicy peanuts too.
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Steel and Traditional oatmeal with a pinch
of almonds/walnut pieces and some frozen
blueberries.

Wasa cracker with natural peanut butter

Tilapia or salmon with green veggies like kale,
mustard greens, brussel sprouts or maybe tuna
or organic lentils.

Packet of pistachios in shells

Cucumbers or salad

Fresh strawberries or clementine

2 Tbls Apple Cider Vinegar with a splash of
diet grapefruit or diet cranberry juice before
each meal

Skinny Pop popcorn
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Oh, yes! SKINNY POP POPCORN!!!
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I'm actually making steel cut oats for breakfast tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Bought some fruit for toppings. Hope its not a bust...
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Thanks Soberwolf....I’ll check that out.

Notch8 -I am sure it turned out awesome. I love steel cut oatmeal.
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Meats & Cheese (no carbs and in moderation)

Protein / Fats only and no carbs and in moderation of course.

Steamed broccoli (buy the bags) with cheese on the broccoli (no carbs).
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Black Olives....drain and rinse to lessen the salt.

Utz Pork Rinds ..Eating them in moderation

Packed with protein and sprinkled with just the
right amount of salt, these pork rinds are a keto
friendly snack that can be enjoyed anywhere, anytime.

There are zero carbs per serving.
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Fruit: apples, bananas, halos/cuties (tangerines)

Crunchy: crackers, nuts (salted if you have a craving)

Salty: pickles and olives (not necessarily together), salted avocado

Super hungry: bread and hummus or a tofu dip; tortilla chips w/salsa; toast

Sweets: dark chocolate is healthier than some others; dried cranberries; bars

I learned to eat snacks because of being on campus all day as an undergrad, running around the city on public transportation all day, or being on camping or hiking trips.

I did go on this one backpacking trip where I packed a bunch of Primal vegan jerky (which I love in small amounts) and almond butter with dried cranberries rolled up in tortillas. I thought these were great ideas, but I was so grossed out by these things by the end of a week that it took me like six months to want to eat almond butter or dried cranberries again, and then only separately. I still have yet to eat another Primal vegan jerky (this was last summer).

I think it might have been better to carry easily packing fresh fruits like apples and tangerines, nuts, and ate the tortillas with tahini and bell pepper slices instead. Too much processed stuff, no matter how healthy it may seem in small amounts, is gross.
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Midwest, what have you been doing lately?

I appreciate this thread.

I'm back to peanut butter and honey today.

A jar mixed up. Quick, easy delicious body-fuel. I was fasting often for a while. Now picking up other healthy go-to's. Prayer, meditation, healthy inspirations. Each day is new.
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