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.