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#1 Old 12-15-2007, 06:24 AM
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I'm a recent veggie (couple of months) and I'm just having problems with snacking. My problem is that I eat a lot more bread now but want to cut out some of the carbs.



before I'd have snacked on some tuna, sardines, chicken, just somthing that has no carbs in it now and then and having trouble trying to think of snacky food which is just not carby but quite natural.



and don't say veg. i get enough vegetables anyway.



what do y'all like to snack on that fits this description?
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#2 Old 12-15-2007, 09:59 AM
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I wouldn't sweat carbs, just avoid white bread and bleached flour stuff. But to answer your question: hummus, bean dip, soy crisps, and it's not like you can have too many veggies, stuff like pepper strips and pea pods go well with hummus.
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Fresh fruit makes a good snack as well as smoothies.


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#4 Old 12-15-2007, 10:11 AM
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The only vegetarian foods that are low to no carb are cheese (hard cheeses have less carbohydrates), heavy cream, eggs and protein powders.

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The only vegetarian foods that are low to no carb are cheese (hard cheeses have less carbohydrates), heavy cream, eggs and protein powders.



There's also tofu, tempeh, seitan, several kinds of veggieburgers and veggie/tofu dogs and nuts.
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There's also tofu, tempeh, seitan, several kinds of veggieburgers and veggie/tofu dogs and nuts.



Those aren't always truly "low to no" carb, with the exception of some slices and processed soy patty/dog products.

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There's also tofu, tempeh, seitan, several kinds of veggieburgers and veggie/tofu dogs and nuts.





The OP asked for things with NO carbs and the things you've listed aren't always truly "low to no" carb (some slices and processed soy patty/dog products are).

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The OP asked for things with NO carbs and the things you've listed aren't always truly "low to no" carb (some slices and processed soy patty/dog products are).



Meh... I suppose we have different definitions of what "low carb" means. If you google "low carb vegetarian" you'll find many websites listing the same things I did.
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Meh... I suppose we have different definitions of what "low carb" means. If you google "low carb vegetarian" you'll find many websites listing the same things I did.



Yes, I'd say we do.



In all the nutrition/dietetic classes I have taken, to be considered a "low carb" diet a food has to have no more than a few grams per serving at most. This typically translates to a diet that has between 20-45 grams of carbohydrate daily. As a vegan, I eat that in a snack!



Again, the OP asked for NO carb foods, which is why I listed what I did. The foods you listed are certainly LOWER in carbs than a lot of veg*n foods, but aren't necessarily "low carb" or suitable for someone looking for a NO carb snack. I said "low to no" because even cheeses have a gram or so per serving in many cases.

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Yes, I'd say we do.



In all the nutrition/dietetic classes I have taken, to be considered a "low carb" diet a food has to have no more than a few grams per serving at most. This typically translates to a diet that has between 20-45 grams of carbohydrate daily. As a vegan, I eat that in a snack!



Again, the OP asked for NO carb foods, which is why I listed what I did. The foods you listed are certainly LOWER in carbs than a lot of veg*n foods, but aren't necessarily "low carb" or suitable for someone looking for a NO carb snack. I said "low to no" because even cheeses have a gram or so per serving in many cases.



Oh, I see. Well, I'm also a vegan and that's probably why tofu does seem pretty low carb to me!
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Seeds and nuts make great snacks
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My mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks consist mostly of fruits.



I am only eating breads if I eat a Tofurkey deli "meat" sandwhich for lunch, which I do about 3 - 4 x per wk, depending on how much time I have. And I try to stick with whole grain breads or at the least oat bran and wheats and avoid white breads. Sometimes my snacks might consist of one piece of bread with peanut butter.



I snack on peanuts and almonds, and try to avoid my favorite cashews. I can eat them by the can, so I try to avoid buying them so I won't over-indulge. I also have eaten the dried fruits.
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mmm...cheers guys.. pea pobs with hummus sounds like a plan. The next couple of weeks are the hard times cos im sitting around with little to do. When i'm back in work in jan the whole vegetarian thing will be so much easier.
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If you consume dairy, low-fat cheese paired with a low sugar fruit is a good option. I personally like low fat cottage cheese with strawberries.
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