Sunday, October 18, 2009

What to Eat: Part 1, Snacks

The word from Harly P requires you to eat every three hours or so-- three meals and a couple of snacks. Every time you eat you're supposed to get 5 grams of fiber, protein, and some healthy fat, plus a sugar free drink. I am not hard core about this but I do try to keep it in mind. I have a few favorites I can't wait to eat every day (Cherry Shake!)but I often find myself drawing a complete blank. Some days I reach for something dismal like a diet pudding which is probably not technically food, even if they are sort of entertaining to eat. I am begging for snack ideas, so help me out, friends. What do you eat between meals? Here's my limited list:

--whey shake with fruit, ice, and 2% milk
--Ezekiel toast with half a sliced banana and peanut butter
--apple with peanut butter
--plum and a Fiber One bar
--2% cottage cheese, raisins and pecans
--Fiber One cereal which is delish, but difficult digestively (definitely have to look into the beano) and it tastes so sweet I am suspicious of it
--couple ounces of deli turkey or ham with mustard and a plum
--thawed mixed berries with plain yogurt and Golean Crunch

As you can see there's a fair amount of processed food in this list, and most of these things taste sweet. I am trying to step back from the artificial sweeteners in the hope they will wean me from needing that sweetness. What's your very best and favorite snack?

4 comments:

  1. baby carrots (or broccoli) & hummus. especially if you have a trader joes & can get their mediterranean or white bean hummus.

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  2. I was going to say hummus as well... I like mine with baby carrots or spread on one of those mini flatout wraps with lettuce.

    ohh... that reminds me a mini flatout wrap with laughing cow light cheese wedge and tomato.

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  3. I like Laughing Cow cheese on homemade pitas. I also eat oatmeal and yogurt for snacks.

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  4. Laughing Cow Lite on Wasa Crisps. Fiber one yogurt. Quaker High Fiber instant oatmeal (cinnamon swirl). Bowl of fruit, bowl of steamed veggies maybe with a little cheese melted on it. HTH :)

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