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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  1

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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Pickled onions and gherkins, not much fat or calories in them - and they taste nice.

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TRs Blurb n Blog [199 posts] 7 years ago
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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)!

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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didn't say I actually snacked on them myself…

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matrs [55 posts] 7 years ago
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Fruit is what I tend to snack on these days.

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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I went through a fruit phase… but I'm back on the cake now!  19

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matrs [55 posts] 7 years ago
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I do have my bad days though  3

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TwiggyHo [56 posts] 7 years ago
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Try home made stuff, at least then you are sure whats in it.

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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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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TwiggyHo [56 posts] 7 years ago
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my homemade lemon drizzle cake...cake AND fruit!

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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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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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 7 years ago
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mine too.

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dave atkinson [6224 posts] 7 years ago
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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  1

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Fringe [1047 posts] 7 years ago
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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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Barry Fry-up [187 posts] 7 years ago
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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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Barry Fry-up [187 posts] 7 years ago
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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 7 years ago
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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.

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Fringe [1047 posts] 7 years ago
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will give those a go...thanks...anyone got any good recipes for 'homemade' energy bars..?

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 7 years ago
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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!

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Fringe [1047 posts] 7 years ago
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thanks, will give them a go.

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TwiggyHo [56 posts] 7 years ago
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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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Oli Pendrey [101 posts] 7 years ago
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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...

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Oli Pendrey [101 posts] 7 years ago
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Fringe [1047 posts] 7 years ago
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thats it, im making my own from now on..

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SimpleSimon [112 posts] 7 years ago
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Wow, Protein and energy in a handy pack - wonder if it will catch on!

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Jon Burrage [998 posts] 7 years ago
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thats grim.

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OldRidgeback [2628 posts] 7 years ago
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Is there a vegetarian alternative?

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Tony Farrelly [2868 posts] 7 years ago
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OldRidgeback wrote:

Is there a vegetarian alternative?

Trying to imagine what that might be…?  31

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TRs Blurb n Blog [199 posts] 7 years ago
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is that a harvest mouse?