Favorite Low Calorie Snacks

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  1. Diana Kristof

    Diana Kristof Active Member
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    @Chrissy Page got me thinking over in the gadget thread I posted ... She posted about a device for her microwave that lets her use normal popcorn kernels instead of the bags. Got me thinking about healthy and/or low calorie snacks.

    I like:
    --Pop Secret 100 cal bags
    --Fibre One bars (esp the lemon ones!)
    --Fresh cherries. A cup has about 70-80 calories
    --Yoplait Greek 100 yogurts

    I also really like mixing up things, like fruit and yogurt with nuts/dried fruit, or making up a salad with all kinds of ingredients. I am forever creating new things, trying to come up with tasty snacks that are not too calorific. ;)

    What are your favorites?
     
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    Lol, I love the lemon fiber one Bars, I think there only 90 calories. I'm not a yogurt fan but I love the Greek Yogurt ice cream bars for 120 calories and lots of protein. Although sugary I also love the coconut water outshine bar for 60 calories.
    Tropical sugar free popsicles for 15 calories and it takes a while to eat.

    These are just off the top of my head, will think some more.

    I also buy those individual tiny carrots for 35 calories a bag and make a salsa dipping type sauce since taco sauce and salsa is low calorie. I microwave the carrots a little, don't like them too hard and crown breaking. :)

    The seaweed snacks ...25 calories.

    I used to make kale chips in the oven until I got tired of kale...those were good.
     
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    Pardon me for intruding into this thread. I just remembered the fresh cherries that we bought in Hongkong. On our first afternoon, we saw a store selling fresh cherries for less than US$10 per pound on our way to the park near the hotel. We bought a pound and snacked on it while in the park. On the following day, we again bought a pound in the fruit market for almost the same price. We grabbed that opportunity because fresh cherries are very expensive here, they cost a fortune that's why we don't buy, not because we cannot afford it but because it is exorbitant. I would rather buy 3 family size pizza instead of a kilo of cherries.

    Here's the selfie of those cherries... IMG_2523 cherries.jpg
     
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    Oh, where do you get your seaweed snacks?! They sound good. I used to eat veggie chips too. I would sometimes get them in Fresh Market, though we don't have one of those around here. I noticed Wal-Mart selling something similar recently, but I refuse to pay what they are charging for such a small container. Maybe I should try making my own.

    That frozen coconut water pop sounds good. I will have to try that too!
     
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    Traders Joes but the best price is Costco. Traders Joe's is a 2 serving container and Costco's is one serving container but it's still cheaper. Everywhere else they are expensive.

    Outshine bars aren't cheap either, you have to catch the sales.
     
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    Wow, that's expensive! I always thought cherries cost a lot here, but not compared to what you pay for them.
     
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    @Chrissy Page, thank you for the tips. I will have to check at Trader Joe's as I'm going to Clarksville this weekend. I think they have one there. :/ I guess I need to research first!

    I was thinking the same thing about the price of the cherries. I thought that anything more than $4/lb was expensive, although even I have been known to pay $5/lb when I was desperate. I just love cherries so much. I usually try to wait until they are in season and the grocery stores start competing with each other. For a couple weeks here I was getting them around $2/lb. That was perfect. I'd buy 1-2 bags a week!
     
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    You made me salivate with your costing. I wonder when I would buy that cheap cherries at $2 per pound. Maybe I would be eating cherries for a week if the price is that cheap. By the way, we are going to S&R after work today and maybe there are fresh cherries there. But I never buy from there because cherries are priced at 1,500 pesos per kilo. That's more than $30 per kilo. As what my husband would say, it is foolish to buy at exorbitant prices.
     
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    I enjoy really cold mangos. I put them in the fridge for a day and then peel and slice them. YUM!
     
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    @Texas Beth yummy mangoes are nice. I love all fruit! Actually, I am not crazy about grapefruit, but even that I like the flavor of it in something else. :)

    I also lately discovered 'crunchy grapes' and 'crunchy apples' from Sunkist. They are freeze dried fruit. They start off crunchy and they go kinda chewy. They are not cheap, though, so I tend to just buy one bag every once in a great while when I am craving something fun and sweet.
     
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    @Diana Kristof I am in love with those Fiber One bars. Great taste for 90 calories. Cherries have been on sale at some of my favorite stores, and they are so good for you. I love them too. Admittently they are not cheap, but so good. I also like Yoplait LIght yogurt. They have some wonderful flavors and are all around 100 calories. I also like 100 calorie bags of popcorn.
     
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    @K E Gordon they are pretty tasty. Lemon is my favorite, but I do also really like the mint. I recently tried the coffee cake bars, and while they are very tasty, they kind of just make me want to make a real coffee cake and eat the whole thing. Their strudel bars are amazing too, but they are 150 calories, if I remember correctly.

    But I must admit that one of the best parts about Fiber One is that you can't really eat more than one or you will regret it. ;) Ha ha. Made that mistake only once, and it will never happen again. :eek:
     
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    Another good thing is frozen grapes and frozen bananas. The frozen bananas when processed or smoothed taste just like ice cream, and frozen grapes are truly the bomb. I should try freezing some of my fave mango, peach ice tea as I love drinking it. I need to try to find something to use for molds though. I don;t have any ice cube trays. I might look to see how much molds are in the store. Good Ideas everyone!!!:)
     
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    We don't have a Trader Joe's in Clarksville, but you can come and see me. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ha ha ha, I forgot that you were down that way!

    @K E Gordon I forgot, I used to freeze grapes too. Those were a nice yummy snack, particularly in the hot summer months. :)
     
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