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Hello everyone, I'm new and I've decided to become a lacto-ovo vegetarian.<br><br>
I'm currently trying to lose weight, and a big let-down for me is snacks. What kinds of snacks do you eat? As I type I'm munching on some pumpkin seeds and they're surprisingly really nice. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Never tried them before. I really love fruit - apples, oranges, bananas, grapes and blueberries in particular, but I'm not sure what to go for in terms of savoury snack ideas?<br><br>
Sorry if this is the wrong place!
 

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peanut butter with crackers<br>
chips & salsa<br>
hummus with chips or vegetables<br>
nuts<br>
trail mixes<br>
granola bars
 

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I'm worried about trying nuts because I've had a reaction to almonds before so have tended to avoid them most of my life (as much as possible). Gonna make my own aubergine and garlic dip tonight or tomorrow though. Need to buy some carrots to use as "dippers". Granola bars is a good idea though, never thought of that!
 

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Frozen blueberries rock. Pita chips and hummus is good, crackers with peanut butter is deliciously amazing.
 

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Smoothies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:">
 

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Fried or Roasted Seaweed.<br>
Don't knock it till you try it.<br>
You can get it at most Asian grocery stores.<br>
I like the crispy fried kind the best.<br>
Roasted is not as crispy, a lot flatter, and tends to be over-salted.<br>
Read the labels... some are flavored with fish.<br><br>
Munching on those over the years has caused me to develop a taste for seaweed. And now I'll just rip up a few sheets of nori (the flat square kind used for rolling sushi) and eat it like potato chips.
 

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I love love love roasting chickpeas. Toss them in olive oil, add some sea salt, black pepper and chili or garlic powder, and roast them in the oven on a baking sheet at 400 degrees for about forty minutes. Keep an eye on them - you want them crunchy, like a corn nut, but not burnt.<br><br>
They are AMAZING.<br><br>
I also eat a lot of hummus, fruit, bell pepper slices, sunflower seeds, nuts, and crackers. Nuts and seeds are awesome for savory cravings. On the sweeter side, I'm a big fan of the mashed frozen banana. Drizzled with melty peanut butter. Mmm.
 

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fresh fruit<br>
dried fruit, especially mango<br>
popcorn with nutritional yeast<br>
hummus and veggies<br>
ramen<br>
leftovers
 

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My latest snack kick is hummus with cucumber slices. I'm not much into bread so the hummus with pita bread and stuff was just always kind of meh to me. Then one day I was craving hummus and cucumbers. Fountain of Health makes the best store bought hummus I've ever had. I just discovered that brand yesterday and I'm not sure how common it is or if it's only in the U.S. (I don't know what country you are in) but I really really recommend trying them if you have that brand available. I've only tried the roasted garlic so far.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Spang</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2931817"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm going to have to give this hummus stuff a try.</div>
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Me too! Which ones are the best?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Faustina</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2931892"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Me too! Which ones are the best?</div>
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Considering I ate the whole tub of that Fountain of Health brand in one day... I vote for the Fountain of Health brand as the best lol.
 

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Just trying to think if I can get it in the UK, had a look at some hummus today but they were all really high in fat, does making them at home lower the fat levels?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Faustina</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2932366"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Just trying to think if I can get it in the UK, had a look at some hummus today but they were all really high in fat, does making them at home lower the fat levels?</div>
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Yes, because you can control the ingredients at home.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I can't think off the top of my head but I think you can get lower fat/ healthy choice houmous at supermarkets. I shop at Sainsbury's.
 

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Just been eating some gummy bear-type sweets from Sainsburys, I looked at the ingredients and I was like "oh gelatine" and continued eating them, then I was like hang on I'm not meant to be eating that, I'm gonna do this properly. Although I'm "not that far gone" enough to be really averse to eating gelatine, I'm gonna make a conscious effort to avoid it now anyway.<br><br>
Is hommus made from chickpeas? Know a good recipe? I looked in Sainsburys and I couldn't find some that were orange on fat levels, but I didn't look for very long (tired from work) so I may go back tomorrow.
 

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<a href="http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/1405/easy-low-fat-houmous.aspx" target="_blank">http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/1405/...t-houmous.aspx</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I think basically it's chickpeas etc without the olive oil.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pixie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2932431"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><a href="http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/1405/easy-low-fat-houmous.aspx" target="_blank">http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/1405/...t-houmous.aspx</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I think basically it's chickpeas etc without the olive oil.</div>
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Ooo nice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> need to invest in a food blender first though... get paid next week! Thank you for the recipe I've saved it in my favourites!
 

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I am seriously addicted to hummus, lol. I have a hummus problem! It's unusual for me to go a day without eating it. Pita chips (usually Stacy's Naked) and hummus are my favorite snack. I buy the Sabra brand but if you want something lower in fat you could always make your own -- I'm too lazy and go through it too fast to bother doing that every time myself.
 
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