i found a fairly guilt free snack

@cher913 (25887)
February 28, 2012 3:28pm CST
i was looking for something sweet as i find that i get that way around 4 ish in the afternoon and not with too many calories as i am trying to loose a little weight. i was cleaning out cupboards and came across some semi sweet chocolate chips and read the nutrition guide (here in Canada, all foods have to have a nutrition guide on the packaging. it tells you what vitamins, calories, fat, cholesteral, carbs, salt, fibre, sugar content is. i have to say it is very handy while you are shopping, especially if you want to see the sugar content as my hubby is diabetic) anyways, the package said per cup, they were 80 calories andthe sugar is 10grams and there is even fibre them! now, there is no way i would eat a cup but i may grab a small handfull once in a while in the course of a week, so that is no really too bad. Do you have an almost guilt free snack?
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@mdorki (125)
• Germany
28 Feb 12
I think I have a completely guilt free snack. I too usually find myself looking for a snack at around 4PM. So, I started to eat a lot of sour/acid cabbage (I'm not sure which one is the right word since English is not my first language). Anyway, vegetable salads serve me as a great snack too and an occassional small piece of chocolate then becomes a guilt free as well :). Anyway, I eat a lot of meat - mostly fish and poultry, too and I lose weight nicely. I eat almost no cereals though.
@topffer (37346)
• France
29 Feb 12
Cabbages are a good source of vitamin C. Our body does not stock proteins in excess when we eat more than needed, it is why a hyper protein diet is a possibility to lose weight.
• Canada
29 Feb 12
I think you're taking about sauerkraut (yep, in English we use the German version!) and I'm a fan of it, too. I goes great on lots of things, and I even go nutty for the taste on it's own.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Mar 12
Hmm, this really does give me something to ponder because I'm really not that much of a snacker. I will snack during certain parts of the month, but I am definitely not a constant snacker. For me, my way of trying to stay guilt free when it comes to my eating habits is to remember that I have to eat everything in moderation. When I'm able to do that, I feel like I'm doing good for my body while not eliminating anything that I really enjoy from my diet.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
4 Mar 12
Good day cher913, That's a good idea but for me a small handfull wouldn't do it and a cup really isn't that much, probably about the size of a chocolate bar, but the calories are a lot less than a chocolate bar. Most chocolate bars are at least 160 calories so I could eat 2 cups of them to equal a chocolate bar. lol For me it is 1 cup of cottage cheese with a couple handfulls of a frozen fruit. What I do is melt the fruit with a sprinkle of sweetner on it, in the microwave and then add it to the cottage cheese. The sweetner or sugar if you prefer, makes the water from the fruit into a little juice. I actually learned this in a weight watchers meeting about 30 years ago and I still love it today. I prefer it with blueberries but I also like it with strawberries or mixed fruits. Have a good day my friend and talk to you later , Chris
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 Mar 12
I discovered that one day, too. I love it. When you compare that to a candybar, it's like you do so well with that. I also like a handful of popcorn. I make popcorn and put some in sandwich bags and put them in the freezer. A sandwich bag is just right and they don't seem to go stale in the freezer. I take one out as I need it.
@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
28 Feb 12
My husband makes a fantastic trail mix. He gets all the ingredients from Sam's Club and puts it together himself. It's a little expensive to buy all the stuff, but it makes a ton of mix, so it really equals out in the long run. He uses a big jar of Deluxe Mixed Nuts, A big jar of Cashews, a large bag of Craisins, (Dried Cranberries), a bag of walnuts, and a bag of pecans. Put it into a large bowl and mix with your hands until it's all mixed good! It makes five gallon sized Ziplock bags of trail mix. We also used the plastic jars that the cashews and Deluxe Mixed nuts came in to store it.