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Topic: Need some easy, healthy, low-cal snack ideas..

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Subject: Need some easy, healthy, low-cal snack ideas..
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 6:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2007
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(and for that matter meal ideas)

that don't have to be refrigerated or kept cold (execpt for lunch - that will be a cooler) and don't contain nuts of any kind. 

I'm helping with cub scout camp again this year (this will be my third year to do this), but this year is different b/c 1. I'm really trying hard on my diet and 2. the camp has a no-nuts policy that it did not have last year...

I've been following basically the recommendations in Body for Life, in which I have 3 meals a day of 1 carb and 1 protein for meals, then 3 snacks of 1/2 carb and 1/2 protein a day.  For snacks at home I have nuts and fruit, cheese and veggies or fruit or Luna bars. Can't take nuts, can't have cheese for snacks (it will be close to 100 degrees outside where we are) b/c they have said we can't take around an ice chest with food in it like we did last year (something about the health dept.). The Luna bars might be OK and I have some to try the first day, but they have a coating that melts if it gets hot, as do most of the other nutrition bars I like.

Last year for snacks I took crackers and chips. I guess the crackers would be fine, but I need a protein to go with it. Any ideas anyone?

 

 

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 6/5/2008 7:48 PM ET
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How about a jerky of some kind? They have low fat/low sodium ones now, even a turkey jerky. There's protein and no spoilage since it doesn't have to be refrigerated. 

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 7:55 PM ET
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Oooh! Good idea!

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 6/6/2008 11:44 AM ET
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  Glad I could help!  It's hard to find good protein sources when you are going to be out in the big heat like that :)

Date Posted: 10/28/2008 5:12 PM ET
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Try mixture of peanut butter, honey, and granola (w/o nuts) between two squares of graham crackers.  I fix this a lot.  In the summertime, I spread it on thick and then freeze it - great treat!

Date Posted: 10/30/2008 2:50 AM ET
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Ok, I feel like a complete idiot!!!  Here I gave you one of my favorite healthy snacks and what is the main ingredient?  Peanut Butter!  Where do we get peanut butter?  From NUTS!!!   And what can you not use?  NUTS!    

I am so sorry!!!!!   I need a vacation!

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 4:42 PM ET
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Quaker's flavored rice and corn cakes? Some of them are quite good.

Also how about granola bars, assuming you can find some that don't have nuts in them? I really like the ones from Kashi and Fiber One.