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I find I have been sucked into eating a lot of unhealthy insta-food and fat-filled snacks of late! I don't know if it's summer or what that's doing it, but I have decided (10 lbs later) that enough is enough!<br><br><br><br>
I'm cracking down, and I'm going to eat better!<br><br><br><br>
One of my worst vices is succumbing to the convenience of cruddy snack foods. (Fried/fatty/waaaaaay too sugary!)<br><br><br><br>
I want to BEGIN eating better over all by snacking better. With me if I eat a lot of sugar, I just crave more, so if I am filling up at snack times with better things, at mealtimes I should feel more balanced too.<br><br><br><br>
What are your fav healthy tasty snacks? (Veggie & Vegan)<br><br><br><br>
If we list 'em all here, we'll all have an easier time remembering all the good alternatives out there to choose from, next time we feel lost.<br><br><br><br>
Right now I'm sitting here with a giant bag of Tamari almonds. Them's good eatin'!<br><br><br><br>
Later I might have a bite of ginger too. yummy!<br><br><br><br>
At home I have soy yoghurt and sweet purple carrots...
 

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Canteloupes from the garden.<br><br><br><br>
"Pizza" on commercial white pita breads or on homemade whole wheat slices with diced fresh tomatoes (possibly from the garden) and a bunch of other ingredients, or if necessary, homeade sauce made from canned tomatoes. Made in the toaster oven. With a carbonated beverage: about 1/2 carbonated water, 1/2 tropican OJ, and added slightly mashed frozen whole rasberries, and yes, white sugar.<br><br><br><br>
I can't eat sugar in cookies cakes or candies without developing a "I just can't eat one" problem. But if the sugar in water-based beverages, I have no problem avoiding overdoing it. Further, I get a headache if i have the sugar in a cookie cake or candy, but not if I have it mixed with water and fruit juice. There is a tremendous difference.
 

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Cut veggies and hummus<br><br>
Peanut butter on crackers<br><br>
Fresh fruit<br><br>
Pita Pizzas<br><br>
Sunflower seeds<br><br>
Other seeds<br><br>
Yogart<br><br>
Baked apples
 

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Tamari almonds<br><br>
fried tempeh fresh from the pan.<br><br>
I usually keep pasta with Marana sauce in the fridge for quick microwave snack.
 

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apples, dried fruit, veggies and hummas, mixed nuts or roasted soy beans. Oh and sometimes veggie thins crackers (usually with hummas or mustard and a slice of veggie salami)
 

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i like to much on barbaras cereals..they make one like life and another one that are just crunchy oaty things<br><br><br><br>
clif bars are great when you "need" something sweet<br><br><br><br>
popcorn<br><br><br><br>
fruit<br><br><br><br>
xox<br><br>
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bbq nuts or soynuts always cure my salt cravings, and i think are much healthier than chips<br><br>
crackers and peanut butter mmmm or celery and pb<br><br>
pickles!<br><br>
raw veggies like carrot sticks and whatever else you like dipped in unsweetened apple sauce instead of fatty dressings.<br><br>
a couple of pieces of semisweet chocolate, i find i can only eat a teeny bit cause it's so rich and there's not a lot of sugar and artificial things compared to typical chocolate bars. i could inahle an entire sugary chocolate bar and still crave chocolate, but if it's semisweet a piece or 2 will kill the craving
 

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grapes!<br><br>
apples sliced w/ peanutbuter<br><br>
muffins that you can find recipes for in most vegan cookbooks (the healthier ones w/out the oil and sugar). often times they look like bear poop, but the batch I made yesterday was super.<br><br>
snap peas<br><br>
raspberries<br><br>
filling smoothies (just your basic fruit ones with soymilk- very quick, easy and healthy)<br><br>
Healthy Valley peanutbuter granola bars- that's the only flavor I found- maybe they have more?
 

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Although not nutritious, I sometimes have one of those popsicles in a tube when I have a craving. The ones I bought are only 25 calories and take long enough to eat that they keep me busy from eating more fattening food.<br><br><br><br>
Maybe I could make my own popcicles from fruit juice.<br><br><br><br>
I also make smoothies by mixing soy milk and frozen fruit in the blender. Very filling.
 

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i just lost five lbs. i'm a shrimp so that's the equivilent of 20 in my book <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> a few of mine<br><br>
naturally veggies/fruit<br><br>
soynuts are low in cal/fat as opposed to peanuts etc
 

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oh yeah yeah, i bout those popsicle things too. they are an excellent idea because they last forever and hardly have any calories.
 

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I agree that Barbara's cereals taste much much better than their Quaker-Oats counterparts. They also have slightly better ingredients, and they aren't really any more expensive.<br><br><br><br>
Cliff Bars, however, have way too many ingredient for one little cookie, which is what they are. And they are small. It seems to me therefore, that they can't possibly have a dietary significant amount of any of those ingredients whose nutritional value they tout. Further, they are the most outrageously expensive cookies I have ever seen. Not being able to get Cliff Bars locally, does not make an area any less "vegan-friendly." I think Cliff is vegan-unfriendly -- he is overcharging vegans.
 

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I often sub clif bars as meals when i'm on the go. .99c is a pretty cheap meal<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by soilman</i><br><br><b>I agree that Barbara's cereals taste much much better than their Quaker-Oats counterparts. They also have slightly better ingredients, and they aren't really any more expensive.</b></div>
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definitely, barbara's cereals are delicious, especially their shredded oats, i can't get enough of it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"> i'm addicted to this stuff..
 

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you can buy popsicles made of fruit juice! they're yummy. i can't remember the brand name <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"> as always but i bought one at the convenience store once, i got a peach one mmmmmmmm omg it was the best thing ever! i completely forgot about them! i think i may go get some tomorrow. they cost more than typical sugar and food colouring popsicles but for good reason. they have actual bitty chunks of fruit in them!<br><br><br><br>
i'm thinking i better make use of my blender and the huge tin of soy protein powder i have, and get me some fruit and soymilk and start making smothies. they say a half a banana is a whole serving of fruit and is enough potassium for the day, is that right? cause i don't like the texture of the things but in a smoothie i may tolerate them <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> beats coke anyway which is my usual beverage of choice<br><br><br><br>
also a friend of mine makes these tiny mini banana chocolate chip muffins and they're soooo good and totally vegan. i'll get the recipe and post it! i think there's not much sugar in them too
 

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1. Pop corn with a little Earth Balance, nutritional yeast & salt.<br><br>
2. Blue chips & homemade bean dip & salsa.<br><br>
3. Tofu fingers<br><br>
4. Left-over salad<br><br>
5. Veggie plate w/various dips.<br><br>
6. Guacamole & blue chips (I have a good Guac. recipe, if anyone wants it.)<br><br>
7. Carrot cake (not healthy...but, oh well)<br><br>
8. Tomato juice w/a couple of celery sticks in it.<br><br>
9. Ryvita crackers dipped in a vegan cheese dip that I make<br><br>
10. Fruit salad
 

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"I often sub clif bars as meals when i'm on the go. .99c is a pretty cheap meal."<br><br><br><br>
There is no way that I would find the small amount of substance in one cliff bar feels like a whole meal to my tummy. It doesn't even qualify, in my estimation, as sufficient matter to be a snack. Also, one Cliff bar, that has been sitting on the shelf for about 3 years and tastes like it, costs abour $1.79 where I live. So 0.99 dollars would get me only about 1/2 a cliff bar.
 

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some of the things i buy, but hate to buy, when I forgot to bring my own food with me, or run out of time to have made it.<br><br><br><br>
Planters peanut bars. Outrageously expensive for peanuts and sugar -- but one of the only 2 vegan candy bars available at non health-food-store stores. Tho i am not sure what TBHQ (or whatever the preservative is) is.<br><br><br><br>
Kettle-cooked type potato chips with low salt and non-hydrogenated vegetable-origin oil. All the major brands -- Lays, Wise -- have way too much salt and taste awful. Pringles make me ill.<br><br><br><br>
Cracker-Jacks.<br><br><br><br>
Canned corn (niblets, in the low-water can) (i carry a small can-opener with me all the time.<br><br><br><br>
But i never eat anything like this stuff at home -- except the canned vegetables -- when all my dishes are dirty, including my pots, and I want to have something to eat before if finsish washing the dishes (so that I can maybe cook frozen vegetables, or make something real to eat from fresh vegetables, rice, etcetara).<br><br><br><br>
Other canned vegetables, to mix in with the corn, and throw the rest away of. Like canned green-been pod. Canned peas. Canned asparagas.<br><br><br><br>
Fruit in season. Mangos, peaches, granny-smith apples.
 

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Yes, Soilman, I love those planter's bars, too! And I was surprised when I read the label on Craker Jacks to see no butter or milk.
 
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