Low fat snacks

by Barry Fry-up   April 17, 2009  

weight loss time... trying to wean myself off the chocs and cakes at work but need something to fill the void. any suggestions? i've tried rice cakes but they're a bit worthy, need something more, well, tasty Smile

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Pickled onions and gherkins, not much fat or calories in them - and they taste nice.

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
17th April 2009 - 12:02

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I hope you have the office window open after grazing on onions and gherkins all day. I bet the wife loves it too(not you Dave)!

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
17th April 2009 - 14:20

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didn't say I actually snacked on them myself…

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
17th April 2009 - 14:35

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Fruit is what I tend to snack on these days.

All the gear but no idea

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posted by matrs [60 posts]
17th April 2009 - 16:45

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I went through a fruit phase… but I'm back on the cake now! Devil

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
17th April 2009 - 16:54

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I do have my bad days though Wink

All the gear but no idea

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posted by matrs [60 posts]
17th April 2009 - 16:55

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Try home made stuff, at least then you are sure whats in it.

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posted by TwiggyHo [60 posts]
29th April 2009 - 10:34

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TwiggyHo wrote:
Try home made stuff, at least then you are sure whats in it.

Cake or fruit, tbh I'm all in favour of both

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
29th April 2009 - 10:52

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my homemade lemon drizzle cake...cake AND fruit!

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posted by TwiggyHo [60 posts]
29th April 2009 - 11:24

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just about to tuck into a slice of home made lemon drizzle cake right now. My favourite!

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
29th April 2009 - 11:44

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mine too.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
29th April 2009 - 12:05

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i like finncrisp. they're the best crackers, tasty enough so's you can eat them on their own. better with cheese, but that kind of defeats the object Smile

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7252 posts]
29th April 2009 - 21:49

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homemade fruit smoothie..add ground almonds into it for added 'filling power'...(see you through till cake time at least..)

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
11th May 2009 - 12:45

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Wheat germ's good as a smoothie filler too, bit cheaper than almonds though not as tasty. still, there's plenty of tasty stuff in a smoothie!

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posted by Barry Fry-up [187 posts]
11th May 2009 - 21:28

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posted by Barry Fry-up [187 posts]
11th May 2009 - 21:29

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In the goody bag at the bristol 10km this weekend there were two packets of 'fillers'. One was milled flax seed with goji berries and the other just plain milled flax seed. Could try those in a smoothie or just in a meal apparantly.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
12th May 2009 - 8:17

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will give those a go...thanks...anyone got any good recipes for 'homemade' energy bars..?

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
12th May 2009 - 17:14

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Yeah I have made various...some work, some not. The ones I like best are as follows (stolen from an american website, hence the descriptions of measurement, but altered a bit to my taste)
They are called 'cinnamon apple oat bars'

3 cups of oats
1/2 cup of wheatgerm
1/2 cup of mixed seed
2 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 standard jar of honey
1 cup of oil
2 large cooking apples, boiled down with a little sugar
1/2 cup of heavy brown sugar
1 cup of your choice of berries/dried fruit

> put the dry ingredients in a bowl, mix well.
> add the honey into a 'well' in the dry ingredients as well as the oil, mix well
> finally add in the apple compote and mix again.

Bake for 20-ish minutes or until the top goes golden brown.

Hope that helps and works, they are tasty!

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
19th May 2009 - 9:18

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thanks, will give them a go.

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
19th May 2009 - 13:13

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How about some banana flapjacks? Really simple but they can be quite bad for you I suppose...basic flapjack recipe with 2 mushed up bananas for a different flavour and some nutrients.

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posted by TwiggyHo [60 posts]
20th May 2009 - 9:22

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It's not very low-fat but everyone loves a bit of malt loaf as a power snack, especially when it come with hidden extras...

mmmmaltloaf.jpg
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posted by Oli [102 posts]
10th June 2009 - 11:37

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posted by Oli [102 posts]
10th June 2009 - 11:38

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thats it, im making my own from now on..

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
10th June 2009 - 15:21

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Wow, Protein and energy in a handy pack - wonder if it will catch on!

posted by SimpleSimon [109 posts]
11th June 2009 - 13:25

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thats grim.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1080 posts]
12th June 2009 - 2:02

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Is there a vegetarian alternative?

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posted by OldRidgeback [2130 posts]
12th June 2009 - 9:35

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OldRidgeback wrote:
Is there a vegetarian alternative?

Trying to imagine what that might be…? Sick

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4132 posts]
12th June 2009 - 10:47

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is that a harvest mouse?

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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12th June 2009 - 11:03

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