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Need some health snack ideas

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by sparky30_06, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. OK so the big 35 is knocking on my door and after going threw a pre midlife crisis and buying a motorcycle it's time to start looking at my health and getting back in shape.  I've gone back to the gym and running 6.5 miles 3 times a week and starting to lift again too.  I'm trying to drop 15 lbs but I've always been a big eater and for 2 weeks i've been trying to cut out snacks but it's just not happening.  Need to find some GOOD tasting and filling snacks.  Any suggestions??  I just ate an apple and banna and am looking for more in the time it took to write this!!!! At least it wasn't cookies, candy or candy bars!!
     
  2. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Oatmeal is a great meal or snack that is filling and healthy for you. I also like to dehydrate fruits like bananas and apples,what ever fruit you like,makes foe a good snack.
     
  3. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try some of the Greek yogurts. They are thicker then regular so they are more filling and they have about twice as much protein so they stay with you longer. I like the chobani brand. I have that and about a quarter cup of granola for breakfast then an Apple a few hours later. Been working for me. Believe me, I would rather have a plate of Bacon scrapple and eggs but I want to live a little while longer too.
     
  4. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I know what your gonna say, but I eat rice cakes with homemade peanut butter all the time. Walmart has big containers of party peanuts for about $4. If you put them in a food processor for a few minutes until they get the consistency of a milk shake. Put that in a plastic container & into the refridge, you will see what I mean. You will never be able to eat store bought peanut butter again. Caution: just don't eat too much of it, I put about 1 tbs. on each rice cake.
     
  5. mco

    mco Smoke Blower

    make a batch of oat meal cookies, with lots of nuts and raisins, use the steel cut oats and throw in a little flax seed, that'll keep ya feeling full.
     
  6. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I like air popped  popcorn with  I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! on it  and light salt.. that's what i snack on when dieting [​IMG]
     
  7. hmcm

    hmcm Smoke Blower

    I'm with Tyo, Popcorn works for me!
     
  8. Thanks for the options guys.  Tried the rice cakes and nope cardboard taste to me can't do them.  As for the yogurts, tried several different ones and can't do them either.  I've been making my own fruit chips but they don't fill me up, still eating them.  Went out last night and got the oats and seeds, going to make cookies today hopefully and maybe they will fill me up