Monday, February 10, 2014

How do you snack savvy?

With so many delicious choices available, what do you choose? Apples and peanut butter? A great no-bake protein bar? Or maybe homemade granola?
Tell us what your favorite healthy snack (include the recipe link if you have it) and be eligible to win one of four UI Wellness lunch boxes. All entries must be submitted by midnight, Sunday, February 16th, 2014.
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63 comments:

  1. I like to make No-Bake Protein Bars (http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2446502)...even substituting chocolate protein powder for the vanilla powder.

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  2. Homemade fig newtons! http://mywholefoodlife.com/2013/05/08/homemade-fig-newtons/ So tasty!

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  3. I LOVE SnapPea Crisps!
    Sue/Mission: Slimpossible!

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  4. An apple. It's a natural snack and easy to fix. I have one every morning after my workout. I'm going to go slice one up right now! Dan - Booking It at the Library

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  5. Hummus and veggies yummy
    Helen Go Go Boots

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  6. ANOTHER HUMMUS AND VEGGIE HERE

    RONNIE
    ITS ALL FOR US

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  7. I like baby carrots. They are easy to eat at my desk for a snack when I need something to tide me over.

    Jessica - 5 missFits

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  8. I'm loving the great citrus fruit this time of year, especially clementines and grapefruit!
    Megan - Team liveWELL

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  9. An apple or banana is a great, easy snack. I'll also grab a hand full of mixed nuts for a quick snack after work as I'm preparing dinner.

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  10. Pistachios - a handful is enough to squash hunger until next meal, and they taste great!

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  11. One of my favorite snacks is a Weight Watchers muffin recipe I've had for quite a long time. Can't remember the "points," but it's either 2 or 3 "points" (may be 3 in the new Points Plus system. Or, that and a cup of coffee in the morning gets me going!
    Lesanne (Team Tippie)

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    1. Lesanne! Where is the recipe link! This sounds delish!

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  12. I'm all for fruit, an apple, banana, handful of blueberries, or a grapefruit!
    Karen - Team Witness The Fitness

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  13. Imitation crab legs with seafood dip.

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  14. I really like veggie chips, hummus, or a fruit and spinach smoothie. - Jessica, Honorables

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  15. A handful of almonds and a nice hot cup of herbal tea. Great for these cold winter days! Nancy, Take a Hike

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  16. I love any kind of fruit for a snack, oranges, bananas, you name it!
    Christine-Just do it already!

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  17. Quick/easy banana, oatmeal, raisin, no sugar cookies: http://www.food.com/recipe/flourless-no-added-sugar-oatmeal-banana-raisin-cookies-505875 I add a few slivered almonds for a bit more protein. One will do the trick!
    Shelley, Hook'em'Healthy

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  18. Small portions of dark chocolate - just enough to stave off a craving.

    Sarah, Roaming Gnomes

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  19. Peanut Butter whole grain toast with banana on top! - Ashley Ward from Mission Slimpossible

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  20. Low-fat yogurt with granola and diced almonds - Ashley Ward from Mission Slimpossible

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  21. BelVita Biscuits. Especially the chocolate flavor :) They are packed with fiber and protein and a perfect substitution for a high-calorie scone/danish to go with your morning coffee. - Ashley Ward from Mission Slimpossible

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  22. rhubard sauce
    servings | 4
    Ingredients

    4 cup rhubarb (3/4 cup)
    1/4 cup water
    1/2 oz Jell-O Sugar-Free Strawberry

    Directions

    Chop rhubarb and combine in large pan with water. Cook over medium heat stirring often until rhubarb becomes soft Add dry gelatin mixing well to combine. Remove from heat. Chill until ready to serve.

    Special Notes

    Use 4 serving size of sugar-free strawberry gelatin.

    Top with 1 T. fat-free Cool Whip.

    Sherri Team Tippie

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  23. When I babysit my grandson, we have brunch consisting of fruit (bananas are a must) yogurt and his mama's home baked wheat bread with flax seeds, chia seeds and brewer's yeast. http://heavenlyhomemakers.com/how-to-make-whole-wheat-bread-tutorial

    Leslie
    Gotta Run

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  24. I love Emeralds 100 Calorie Vanilla Roast Almonds!
    Janet Hosking Forthehealthofit!

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  25. I like making simple, healthy trail mix:

    1 cup Koshi - Almond Honey Flax Cereal
    1 cup Walnuts
    1 cup Dried Fruit
    1 cup Almond Slivers
    2 tablespoons Sun Flower Seeds

    Brandon
    The Regulators

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  26. I love the classic ants on a log- celery, peanut butter and raisins!

    Bob G, Regulators

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  28. Homemade hummus and veggies - or - apple slices and cheese!

    Lindsay - Honorables

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  29. Lean deli turkey, sliced granny smith apples, and sliced mozzerella cheese! Fresh Strawberries....

    Lisa, Fitness Fab Four

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  30. Celery with peanutbutter or yogurt with granola!

    Alyssa-PET Sounds

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  31. Sliced apples with peanutbutter is my favorite snack! I also like rice cakes with peanutbutter if I need a little more energy!

    Kerby
    Roaming Gnomes

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  32. Almond milk vanilla yogurt with gluten free granola mixed in.

    Joan
    Health Helpers 2

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  33. Dark chocolate with home made peanut butter.
    joan
    Health Helpers 2

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  34. I keep a small red basket with organic produce at my desk. Generally it has apples, banana, orange, carrots, celery, raw almonds, pecans, and greens. Sometimes I bring in a green smoothie generally made with organic Kale, berries, cinnamon, and spirulina.

    Carole
    IntMed2014

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  35. Honeycrisp apples. Lately, a LOT of baked veggies.

    Kelly N.
    Calorie Kickers

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  36. Because I LOVE cake!

    Mix one box angel food cake mix with one box of your favorite cake mix. Add 3 tablespoons of mixture to a large mug mix in two tablespoons of water heat in microwave for 1 minute.

    Rachel Finnegan

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  37. Ingredients
    2 bananas
    1 1/2 oz - special dark chocolate pieces(about 1/3 cup)

    Directions
    Peel bananas. Slice bananas into 1/2-inch-thick pieces. Line baking sheet with waxed paper. Arrange banana pieces close together in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
    In a heavy small saucepan, melt chocolate over low heat. Place melted chocolate in small resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and snip off a tiny corner. Drizzle chocolate over banana slices. Cover and freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until frozen.
    Divide banana pieces among four freezer containers or small resealable freezer bags. Freeze for up to 3 days

    Rachel Finnegan

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  38. CELERY WITH PEANUTBUTTER AND RAISINS

    Michelle Michalec

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  39. My favorite snack is very simple it is a cauliflower salad.

    1/2 head of cauliflower chopped into small pieces
    10 grape tomatoes or cherry which ever you have sliced in half
    olive oil
    1/2 fresh lemon juice
    salt to taste
    Put cauliflower and tomatoes in a bowl on that you can put a lid on and shake. sqeeze the lemon in first and then add some olive oil. Taste it before you add the salt to see if you need more olive oil. Depending on how much you like lemon. Refridgerate for 1 hour or more. You can eat it right away but if you want it to soak up the lemon and oil I would refrigerate. This can be made the night before too. It is awesome.

    Ryan Carpenter

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  41. Drinking tea helps with my hunger. Tried persimmons and pistachios and both were delicious.
    Barb
    Johnny A. & The Meltaways

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  42. minipeppers are a quick and easy snack to have around

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  43. Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Chips dipped in cottage cheese! Yum! Quick, easy and delicious. (Lynn - Livin' La Vida Yoga)

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  44. small chobani greek yogurt and a handful of almonds Anna (4 gals & a goal)

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  45. Handful of raisins and peanuts, salty and sweet! Anna (4 gals & a goal)

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  46. apple and crunchy peanut butter!

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  47. When I get the urge for salty and crunchy (chips, etc that are bad for me), I reach for baby dill pickles. It works!
    Anita - F.I.T.T. Fever - 1

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  48. String cheese or laughing cow with apple slices. Judy-APtly motivated

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  49. Chopped almonds and vanilla greek yogurt. YUM!
    Kate
    ATC-letes

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  50. Lemon water and Green Tea are my go-to beverages. #antioxidants - Ashley Ward from Team Mission Slimpossible

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  51. Popcorn with sea salt. Ashley from Team Mission Slimpossible

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  52. I love popcorn (air popped and lightly salted) and I also love almonds :) Courtney from team No Rheum in Our Pants

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  53. Hummus and baby carrots. Sooooo good! - Sarah Kick it in the Caboose 6RC!!

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  54. I like mini cucumber slices dipped in veggie dip:
    3 cups of greek yogurt with a package of Knorr Vegetable soup mix.

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  55. 1/4 cup pecans, or a mix of pecans and walnuts or cashews. Irene - Benefitters

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  56. http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/no-bake-energy-bites/
    No Bake Energy Bites
    Marybeth -ISS Nurse Residents Live Healthy

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  57. Have minipeppers in the work fridge, it is a quick and healthy snack. Pick up a bilk bag of natural almonds spike with sea salt roasted almonds and disperse in baggies. An easy snack to have while on the run.

    Team FXfit-Diane Slusarski

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