Snacks - at home and on the road

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   Posted 3/16/2011 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
What do you eat for snacks at home and at the office, or on the road/airports/hotels/vacations abroad.

I had a bad flare scare yesterday and want to create a list for myself of what I should stock. I did some back searching on the forums and came up with this list.

Feel free to add what works for you! Ideally I'll find things that I can easily carry around and is not perishable. Wonder if I can do vegetables this way...

Snack List
natural peanut butter
sunflower seed butter
almond butter
tortilla chips are ground corn - whole grain
ginger snack. Japanese store sells them. They are real ginger that are cooked. The gingers are coated with sugar. When I eat them, I remove sugar from the ginger before I eat.

pop chips - never fried - never baked. wow check the ingredients

banana (dip in honey for extra goodness)
soy yogurt

V8 Fusion juice... It's made with fruits and vegetables and it tastes surprisingly delicious... *It comes in a variety of flavors... my favorite is the Peach Mango flavor* It's very healthy... It has no artificial preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup.... One whole bottle amounts to one full serving of vegetables and one full serving of fruits... If you drink one bottle, you get in about 600 calories... *There's a light version, too*

Celery with peanut or almond butter
chex mix
Reduced Fat Wheat Thins.
Almonds - chewed well!!
Glenny's Fruit & Nut Energy Bar (no refined sugar)
Ginger Almond Macapower Bar by Ruth's Hemp Foot (no sugar)
Cereal (that's Gluten Free)
Blue Diamond Nut Thins- Barbeque Flavor (made from rice & almond & gluten free)
Plain potato chips
apple sauce
graham crackers

My "snack" is Ensure Plus and Isopure with powdered vitamins.

trader joe's rice krispies treats

I particularly do well with honey graham sticks and oatmeal cookies.

Kashi makes crackers without refinded sugar
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   Posted 3/17/2011 3:17 AM (GMT -7)   
travel / airports: most of the time I don't eat. I'm one of those weird people that can be without foods for 24 hours with no problems.

office: If I don't bring lunch I have thai food (yellow curry, spinach, rice), sushi, or a tuna salad. Snacks: berries, banana, raw nuts, tangerine, cheese, boiled eggs.

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   Posted 3/17/2011 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't restrict my diet when it comes to snacks. I found it doesn't really matter what I eat, if I am going to have a reaction then I am no matter what I consume. I think I have IBS as well so I just have a fickle gut :)

I personally, can not do Ensure. It made things soooo much worse for me. But I do like the Fusion drinks. Btw, Fusion drinks are also Gluten free.

Alba, I am one of those people too that can go without food.....or I should say I was. Things have changed as I got older and I found that I have to eat now or I get shaky.
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   Posted 3/17/2011 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't eat a lot while traveling but do drink water constantly. On a much earlier thread (2010?) that talked about fasting I tried it and discovered I felt very good going without much food for 8 hours or more. But it's very very important not to get dehydrated.

I know that's not the question you asked :-)
Locally when I'm out and about I carry a small baggie of home roasted nuts and a biscotti cookie but I rarely need it even when away from home for 4-8 hours and playing 2 hours of cardio sports. It's really the water that I need most vitally or I go downhill quickly.
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   Posted 3/17/2011 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I travel a lot and don't eat too much while traveling -- too much hassle to get up and down. But my favorite snack is PopChips; I'm a huge fan of those! I actually order them by the box now. :-)

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   Posted 3/17/2011 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah good list minus soy and corn chips.

I use yogurts, lots of nuts, and mission low carb soft tortilla with fiber - I put everything in there from eggs to meats to almond butter with honey. I also use F-Factor fiber bars with 12 grams of fiber psyllium and inulin. I also like oats n whey from on nutrition.

oh and those 'Larabars' with dates in them - yeah they destroy me, I completely avoid them.

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   Posted 3/17/2011 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Metamucil fiber wafers. Pretty good snack.
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   Posted 3/17/2011 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have always loved rice crackers, many flavours, love the crunch and can eat the whole package with no problems
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