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Snack Cravings - Add to the list!...

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Ratty_Kat, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Ratty_Kat

    Ratty_Kat Type 1 · Active Member

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    Snack Cravings - The majority of us get them and can be hard to ignore for some of us! I thought I'd start a thread detailing what I do/eat when these pesky cravings crop up. Hopefully we can build a list of tips to help others that need a bit of inspiration or are bored of their current routine.
    It doesn't have to be the most super-duper healthy fix (so no judging/bullying please), it is just nice to share ideas with people and find what works for them!
    So I'll start with a list and please add to it - especially if you have found recipes that are a star find...

    Flavoured teas - I find that the Twinings Gingerbread, various lemon teas and some of the berry and vanilla teas can satisfy my sweet tooth when I don't want to inject for anything! I also find that some brands do a better flavour for me than others so do keep trying ones until you find some that you love! Brewing times also make a huge difference to the flavour!

    Hot chocolate - OK, so I don't have these too regular. Mostly when I'm feeling the need for creamy chocolate. Whittards chocolate is expensive but yummy and I usually use LactoFree milk to help keep the carbs down. Usually just over 20g of carb per mug - seems a lot but I find that it's more volume than eating pure chocolate with 20g carbs :)

    Dark chocolate - When you really want that chocolate taste! Not everyone's favourite I know, but I do enjoy a bit of dark chocolate every now and again! High cocoa content usually means lower carb so find a percentage that's right for you and enjoy.

    Share bags (Portioned!) - I usually buy bulk food if I can because it's cheaper and I'm currently studying veterinary medicine to become a vet nurse which does leave me feeling a bit poor! If like me, you can't open a bag without finishing it, weigh everything out into portions and bag/box them up individually. When I know that there is a stopping point at the end of the portion, I'm less likely to go nuts and eat it all!

    Fresh Fruit - I go for berries the majority of the time because they seem to be low in carb compared to other fruits and moderate/portion things. With such a wide range of fruits available, its a great way to satisfy sweet Cravings as well as top up on vitamins.

    Vegetables - some low carb vegetables can be made into crisps and eating them fresh is obviously the best way to go. I adore the Giving Tree broccoli crisps but cannot afford to keep buying them too often as they are really quite pricey! This is something that I am looking to find a good recipe for to make myself!

    Peanut Butter - I used to detest peanut butter but I must admit that I do like to keep a jar around now! I am quite enjoying a no added sugar variety that is crunchy to satisfy me when I am craving before meals. Just a small amount will keep me full until food is ready!

    LactoFree Milk - very low carb and lactose free. One of the better tasting lactose free milks that I have tried (though that is my opinion - others may think otherwise) I can have this as straight milk without noticing a difference and it keeps for ages.

    ;)
     
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  2. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    pork scratchings (I limit myself to a bag a day as they are expensive)
    jelly and cream
     
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  3. Ratty_Kat

    Ratty_Kat Type 1 · Active Member

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    Ah yes pork scratchings - yum!
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Boiled eggs (with a low carb dip if it takes your fancy)!
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't really snack but I go through fazes for things - at the minute I love eating baby spinach from the bag like crisps - just got over a radish fettish lol
     
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    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hartleys no added sugar jelly pots with Greek style yoghurt
    Cheese, the individual portion ones are handy if travelling
     
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  7. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Cocoa, not chocolate. I have Green And Blacks organic cocoa made with semi skimmed organic milk and no added sugar. The cocoa - 2 x 2.46 grams and the milk - 12 gram.
     
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  8. Ratty_Kat

    Ratty_Kat Type 1 · Active Member

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    All very good ideas! I love eggs - but can be tricky if at work etc. Cheese is great - I currently have some love cheese with spring onions in and some with pickled onions in! ;)
    How do people feel about various nuts? I love raw nuts but do endulge in the flavoured/salted/honey coated variety occasionally. Usually mix raw with the others to keep carb down
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Tesco do a really nice bag of mixed roasted nuts, carbs are acceptable too. I bought some fancy Mr Filberts which were lovely but were quite high carb.
     
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    debbiedoodles Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Pickled eggs - nicer than I thought they would be.
    Tesco mixed nuts
    Flax crackers (diabeticgoodbaking) with peanut butter/cream cheese/avocado/ mackerel or sardine pate
    Ham wrap with Philadelphia and pickled gerkin
    Lemon/lime sorbet made with xylitol and a splash vodka to soften slightly
    Cheese cheese and more cheese
    Dark choc truffles (easy to make and freeze well)
    Coconut chips - new obsession but expensive
    Kale crisps - bag of kale, remove stalks, spray with oil and add salt then bake 12 mins lowish oven.

    Love this thread
     
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  11. Juicetin

    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Depends on your carb allowance but...Hippeas chick pea crisps are awesome. 10g carbs per bag.
     
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  12. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Plain nuts are healthier than roasted which will be fattier and salted.
     
  13. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Nairns organic seeded oatcakes - 6 gms each one. Yummy!
     
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  14. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    and only 50% carbs... are you paid by Nairns to advertise?
     
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  15. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    If only! You need some calories!
     
  16. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    I certainly don't need oatcakes...ever... and nor does anyone else...
     
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    Walnuts, almonds and peanuts. All unsalted does the trick for me :)
     
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    JRTwalker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    85% Cocoa Chocolate, natural Almonds, Pecans and Walnuts.
    The nuts are much better value if bought in larger quantities from somewhere like CostCo
     
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    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Avocado / guacamole of course. This just in from the avocado queen
    With celery or a spoon. No chips haha.
     
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    Ledzeptt Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    This may not be to everyone's taste, but I find miso soup a tasty low carb snack. Drink instead of a cuppa!

    I use Clearspring sachets which have 2g carbs.

    (Check the label as some brands have more than a couple of grams of carbs.)
     
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