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#1 Old 04-22-2012, 03:54 PM
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I've been losing some weight, so I've been looking to add some calories to my diet so I maintain rather than lose. However, nuts are a bit too calorie-dense for my taste, so I'm looking for some better options. What are some healthy snacks that don't pack too many calories? I already know of carrot sticks, fruit, other vegetables, etc...but is there anything else?
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#2 Old 04-22-2012, 04:08 PM
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Popcorn. I hot air pop mine and lightly mist it with oil (either with a oil mister or just canned canola oil) so the salt sticks.
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Roasted chickpeas.

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Hey, I'm roasting garbanzos right now!

Every time I cook garbanzos I make them. Don't use oil though! Every recipe I've seen calls for some, but I think that makes them rubbery.
Just a single layer, with whatever you want to season with, in a 400 F oven for 15 min., stir, about another 15 min.

Baked kale chips. Take out the stems, tear in pieces and bake at 375 for about 15 min.
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lupini beans

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Wasabi Peas!!! Yum Yum!

Rice snacks??

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ohh... I'm going to have to try some roasted chickpeas. What are some good seasonings?
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I like Old Bay with garlic powder

Braggs amino acids are good- I like that so much more than soy sauce!

I checked the online recipes and they all call for oil! I almost gave up roasting them because it made them cook so unevenly, and rubbery.
I don't even oil the pan. I rinse, shake the water off, but don't even towel dry.

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http://www.thekitchn.com/15-more-way...roasted-106112
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Awesome I have a huge container of Old Bay, going to try some tomorrow as I have to soak up some more chickpeas tonight. I'm really happy that you've had success w/o the oil as I'd rather not add any if I didn't have to.
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Wasabi Peas!!! Yum Yum!

Rice snacks??

Yes and yes! So good. I'm not sure about their nut. content though, but sooo good.

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Yes and yes! So good. I'm not sure about their nut. content though, but sooo good.

I LOVE wasabi peas....

I was just watching wasabi challenges on youtube haha

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Dried fruit. I love prunes. The poor things just have a bad reputation.
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Kale crisps/chips.
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DO NOT choose bombay mix. I went a bit mental on that a while ago and was scoffing it like I couldn't stop. It shouldn't ideally be eaten in large quantities.

The obvious things are raw carrots, tomatoes etc. Apples and the like are onviously good too, I get Nairns oatcakes, fine milled, which are delicious and not unhealthy. You could put hummus or some peanut butter (as a treat) on them.
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Not even.....

DEEZ nuts? *raises up a bag of pecans*

Because they're pretty darn healthy.

What? Why's everyone glaring at me again?

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DO NOT choose bombay mix. I went a bit mental on that a while ago and was scoffing it like I couldn't stop. It shouldn't ideally be eaten in large quantities.

The obvious things are raw carrots, tomatoes etc. Apples and the like are onviously good too, I get Nairns oatcakes, fine milled, which are delicious and not unhealthy. You could put hummus or some peanut butter (as a treat) on them.

I just love oat cakes. They are truly the most amazing biscuits.

I have put them onto my 'treets to bake list'.
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Has anyone here made wasabi peas? I have a pile of wasabi powder as I bought a 2.2# bag from Eden.

Hmmm... maybe I'll try some wasabi chickpeas.
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I love snacking on chips and salsa or chips and guac. Guac is super fast & easy to whip up (I just throw together a mashed avocado, fresh pressed garlic and some salt) and it's soooo delicious. I also snack on cereal & almond milk sometimes, granola, toast with almond butter, an AB&J sandwich, a baked sweet potato or romaine leaves spread with almond butter and drizzled with agave nectar are some other favorites....

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Under 100 calories:

2 cups air-popped popcorn

½ cup fat-free soy yoghurt and½ cup raspberries

2 soy & linseed corn thins, 1 ½ tsp tahini and 3 slices tomato

10 almonds and 20 sultanas

1 small green apple and 20g Daiyacheddar

1 cup green grapes

1 Ryvita crisp bread, 1 tbsp hommus and 1 small grated carrot

10 cherry tomatoes, 1 stalkcelery and 2 tbsp vegan tzatziki dip

1 thin slice toasted fruit bread and 1 cup peppermint tea

1 medium pear and 1 mug tea

½ cup edamame beans

1 cup watermelon balls and 2 tsp shredded fresh mint

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100 Calorie Banana Muffins

Ingredients:
3/4 cup wholewheat / wholemeal flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup oat bran
1 tsp baking powder
3 very ripe medium bananas
1/2 cup plant milk or apple sauce
1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs worth of made up egg replacer

Method:
Mix all the dry ingredients together except the sugar.

In a separate bowl beat the egg replacer and sugar for 1 minute, add the banana's leaving it a little bit chunky, add the milk and mix well.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until well blended.

Let the mix sit for 5 minutes.

Place into a 12 cup lightly sprayed or lined muffin tray.

Bake in preheated oven at 180deg for 20 - 25 minutes.

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Chili Popcorn:

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

2 teaspoons paprika

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

Pinch of cayene pepper

12 cups airpopped popcorn

Canola spray oil


Method:

1. Combine all the dry ingredients except the popcorn mixing well

2. Ina large bowl or plastic bag add half of the popcorn and spritz well with canola spray oil

3. Add half of the seasoning and toss well, spritzing more canola oil as needed, until well coated with seasoning

4. Repeat with the remaining popcorn and seasoning

5. Combined both halves and mix well

Best eaten immediately however it maybe stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Brad's raw leafy kale is soooo good, but expensive.

I had a question that was kind of off topic, but is adding oil to airpopped popcorn the only way to make seasoning stick :/
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Brad's raw leafy kale is soooo good, but expensive.

I had a question that was kind of off topic, but is adding oil to airpopped popcorn the only way to make seasoning stick :/

I think a light spray of water would work. Also, I like to use agave and sprinkle nut. yeast on it (which I did earlier. ).

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I checked the online recipes and they all call for oil! I almost gave up roasting them because it made them cook so unevenly, and rubbery.
I don't even oil the pan. I rinse, shake the water off, but don't even towel dry.

Here's suggestions:
http://www.thekitchn.com/15-more-way...roasted-106112

Do you use canned garbanzos? I usually use oil, s&p on some cooked chickpeas and fry in a skillet. They come out pretty creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside

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Brad's raw leafy kale is soooo good, but expensive.

I had a question that was kind of off topic, but is adding oil to airpopped popcorn the only way to make seasoning stick :/

The steam might help a little, I'm not sure. I usually make popcorn in a large saucepan with oil (but don't add any additional butter or oil afterwards) and use crushed kosher salt. Normal salt will just fall right off so you got to use pickling salt or crush the salt yourself (either in a mortar and pestle, spice grinder, or by using the bottom of a glass prep cup on a cutting board). Kosher salt is easier to crush than table salt so that's why I recommend it in this case. I've also done the same thing to nutritional yeast before putting on popcorn.
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I just put kernels in a paper bag and stick it in the microwave. lmao.
I usually add this no salt lime seasoning, but it doesn't stick too well I was thinking of sprinkling curry on it...
I don't add salt or oil to my food because I know the food I get when out/processed already does.
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If you want to stop losing weight or gain weight you should be looking for snacks like dried fruit and nuts that will help you gain muscle and healthy fat. I don't understand why you want low calorie foods.
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Roasted chickpeas.

Yar! My healthy snack-of-choice.

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Under 100 calories:

2 cups air-popped popcorn

½ cup fat-free soy yoghurt and½ cup raspberries

2 soy & linseed corn thins, 1 ½ tsp tahini and 3 slices tomato

10 almonds and 20 sultanas

1 small green apple and 20g Daiyacheddar

1 cup green grapes

1 Ryvita crisp bread, 1 tbsp hommus and 1 small grated carrot

10 cherry tomatoes, 1 stalkcelery and 2 tbsp vegan tzatziki dip

1 thin slice toasted fruit bread and 1 cup peppermint tea

1 medium pear and 1 mug tea

½ cup edamame beans

1 cup watermelon balls and 2 tsp shredded fresh mint

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If you want to stop losing weight or gain weight you should be looking for snacks like dried fruit and nuts that will help you gain muscle and healthy fat. I don't understand why you want low calorie foods.

This.
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#30 Old 04-24-2012, 03:45 AM
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If you want to stop losing weight or gain weight you should be looking for snacks like dried fruit and nuts that will help you gain muscle and healthy fat. I don't understand why you want low calorie foods.

This.

Those snack ideas posted by Cyclone are awesome! But they are low calorie.
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