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#1 Old 06-06-2006, 07:53 PM
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I've exhasted the cucumber sticks and hummus, the couscous and roasted tomatoes and the falafel and watercress pitta breads! Anyone got any suggestions about snacks that are easy to make?

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#2 Old 06-06-2006, 07:55 PM
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I like apples with a tad of peanut butter, grapes by themselves or corn chips and salsa!
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Tortilla chips and guacamole. Potato chips. PB & J on triscuits. Olives and pickles right out of the jar.
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#4 Old 06-06-2006, 08:19 PM
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Fresh and dried fruit

Nuts

Crackers

Mini bagels

Bars of all sorts

Dry cereal
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Tortilla chips and guacamole. Potato chips. PB & J on triscuits. Olives and pickles right out of the jar.

It always grosses out my husband that I can eat tons of olives all by themselves. I'm not sure why but he seems to think they're too salty.

I eat all sorts of fruits. I won't eat raw veggies or cooked fruits so I make the vast majority of my snacks raw fruits. Any fruit will do (just about). Sometimes I do fancy things like fruit salads, most of the time I just just eat a couple random pieces of fruit.

Other (way) more occasional snacks

Soy delicious peanut butter ice cream

Tofutti Cuties

baked goods that I make like brownies, cookies or cupcakes

popcorn

On VERY rare occasions I eat potato chips or pretzels or some sort of sugary candy (I have a lifelong affection for fun dip). I usually stick to the fruit, soy ice or homemade baked stuff. Tastes better anyway.

Other than the slim jims I used to get every so often, my snacking habits didn't really change with the omni/veggie jump. I had to rearrange a lot of what I snacked on when I went vegan though. You get used to new things though.

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#6 Old 06-06-2006, 09:33 PM
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You eat couscous and falafel as a snack?



Why not try grilled portobellos with tomatoes, baby spinach, and onions. Or whatever you want to stuff them with.
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toasted bread with PB and cinnamon sugar



some blended soymilk with frozen berries to make a very slushy freeze type thing that you eat with a spoon (i blend a vitamin in too)



fruits and nuts (esp grapes and walnuts, they are great together)



toasted bread, sauce, and cheese (mini-pizza)
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I'm a apples and peanut butter person too..

Also Trader Joes has peanut butter stuffed pretzels

I like snacking on nuts too (brazil and thai flavored peanutes)

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whatever fruit or veg is in season. Raw



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I like having crackers with peanut butter and banana slices. Fresh fruit of any kind is good. I'm not vegan, so I'll have a little cheese sometimes. A handful or two of nuts, baby carrots and celery with random dips, chips and salsa, grilled cheese or veggie sandwiches, pb & j or pb & banana sandwiches, bowls of cereal, fruit smoothies, potato chips w/dip, cake, a granola bar, cookies, etc. It really just depends on what I have around the house.
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I've been doing frozen fruit lately.



I wash and freeze grapes and eat them like candy. I do this with strawberries and rasberries too!



Lara bars. Almonds. Soygurt with some milled flax seed mixed in.



Yesterday I toasted some rye bread, spread it with vegenaise and topped it with some steamed asparagus tossed in thai green curry. Wierd, but satisfying snack!

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broccoli and hummus!!
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#12 Old 06-06-2006, 11:45 PM
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- Soygurt with berries

- Various bars (either homemade or else Luna, Lara, etc)

- Cut a banana in half and spread it with nut butter

- 'Sprout' almonds by soaking them in water overnight

- Any fresh fruit or veggies, with optional dips

- Toast or half a toasted bagel with cream chreeze, nut butter, fruit spreads, etc

- Trail mix or mixed nuts

- Crackers or rice cakes with any spread, such as hummus, nut butter, veggie purees, etc

- Wholegrain homemade muffins or various other baked goodies that are dreadful for me

- Cereal with soymilk, optional fruit/nuts

- Leftovers! Tonight's snack was a soy latte and one of the mushroom and onion hand pie 'turnovers' I made for tomorrow's lunch, hehe.

- If you're into more savory things, a bowl of soup would be nice. Crush some wholegrain crackers on top or add some noodles or veggies to make it more hearty, if desired.

- Microwave potato chips! (Slice 'em with a vegetable peeler; works great.)

- Popcorn with spices and/or nutritional yeast.



Hopefully that gives you a few ideas
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My favorite craving-busting snack is a rice cake (Lundberg is a great brand) smeared with some almond butter and a sprinkling of vegan chocolate chips. Sweet, fatty, very satisfying! When I want something a little less indulgent, a rice cake topped with hummous hits the spot.
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Anyone got any suggestions about snacks that are easy to make?

Yes, I find opening a bag of potato chips or cookies is fairly easy. The new Garden Salsa variety of Sun Chips are my current favorite.
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#15 Old 06-07-2006, 12:53 AM
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Veggies with veggie dip, peanut butter in graham crackers. I try to snack on fruit a lot too since I hardly ever find ways to get it into my regular meals.
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It always grosses out my husband that I can eat tons of olives all by themselves. I'm not sure why but he seems to think they're too salty.

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OMG, I buy a fairly large container of olives at the olive bar in my supermarket almost every Saturday, and end up finishing it off by the end of the day!!!! I'm so disgusting!! I love olives, all kinds.
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#17 Old 06-07-2006, 07:30 AM
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brushetta! toast some bread, put some oil (olive oil works best) and diced tomatos on top, and then sprinkle it with salt and garlic powder. and preferably also some basil.
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#18 Old 06-07-2006, 09:13 AM
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Junk, generally. Most people who know me know all about my affinity for crisps, particularly monster munch.
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#19 Old 06-07-2006, 09:24 AM
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Snap Peas.

Baby Carrots.

Red Pepper Strips

cold falafel balls from the fridge.

Pasta or potato salad. I almost always have a big bowl of the stuff in the fridge, especially in the summer.



Toast and Marmite gets eaten a LOT in this household by me and my kids. Probably too often....
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#20 Old 06-07-2006, 09:29 AM
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Chips (I like the blue corn sesame ones) with guacamole, ginger snaps, and those Ritz-type crackers that don't actually have butter in them.
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All kinds of stuff from raw veggies to potato chips. A lot of the time I often just have a bowl of cereal.
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#22 Old 06-07-2006, 09:31 AM
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-chips with salsa or guac

-pretzels with hummus or pb

-cereal with soymilk, or straight from the box

-homemade date squares or banana bread (vegan, from sarah kramer recipes)

-ryvita or wasa with nut butters or jam

-fresh fruit

-granolabars

-trail mix

-nuts
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#23 Old 06-07-2006, 10:10 AM
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Carrots or celery with peanut butter. A cucumber peeled and sliced up is good all by itself. I just discovered zensoy chocolate pudding which is DIVINE (about a billion times better than jello pudding.) Those triscuit-like crackers I get at the health food store totally rock (and are good with peanut butter.) Half a ripe avocado smeared on a slice of whole wheat bread with just a little salt sprinkled on top is one of my all-time favorite snacks.
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#24 Old 06-07-2006, 11:32 AM
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I most snack on fruit, especially citrus fruits, I just love them. I also keep a bag of brazil nuts and a pot of sunflower seeds handy in the kitchen for when I wander in looking for something.



Some other things I enjoy sometimes are dried fruits like apricots (you can get them in little snack sized bags to take out) and fruit bars.
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#25 Old 06-07-2006, 11:34 AM
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Pretzels and PB!

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#26 Old 06-07-2006, 12:04 PM
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I've been enjoying sugar-free popsicles lately. Mmmmm.
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Dried fruit. Love the dried fruits from the bulk section at Whole Foods... some of those are sugary though (but still good and healthier than plenty of other things)... But for less sugary ones there's dried apples (Trader Joe's sells a nice bag of these too).. and TJs also has these banana crisps - not banana chips; they're baked not fried - which are really good too.
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#28 Old 06-07-2006, 12:28 PM
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Did anybody mention finger fruits, such as berries, cherries and grapes? Get 'em while they're in season!

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#29 Old 06-07-2006, 12:53 PM
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i heart snap pea crisps. i can down a whole bag in one sitting.



i also love pita chips, tortilla chips and hummus and pickles, olives, etc.
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#30 Old 06-07-2006, 01:59 PM
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I like corn chips ( tortilla but homemade) and bean dip with lots of pickled peppers

Grapes are great when you want a sweet snack, peaches,apples,banana's darn near any fruit really.



Course I'm known to eat a head of lettuce or cabbage like an apple to so maybe my idea of snacks are erm odd.



Oh yeah raw young green beans are heaven.
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