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Snack Cravings - Add to the list!...

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

  1. Ledzeptt

    Ledzeptt Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with @asparagusp

    ... If you do want hot chocolate/cocoa, then Green & blacks organic cocoa is good but expensive (about £4). It recommends 4 teaspoons, but I find 2 are enough and that works out at 8g carbs plus milk (according to the label).

    If you don't need the fat, use Alpro unsweetened almond milk - zero carbs.

    P.s. It's difficult to get this cocoa to melt: best to warm a little milk first, add the cocoa to that and whisk the powder into it (for ages!), before adding the rest of the milk.

    Note that Green & Blacks make hot chocolate, but its higher in carbs.
     
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  2. Juicetin

    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Planet Organic Ltd - Rawkin Roons . Coconut bite macaroons ! Lovely. 8g carbs per 35g serving, which is probably around 4 or 5 macaroons.
     
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    Harrysdad Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mmmmmm biltong!
     
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  4. igual88

    igual88 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Ooo anouther biltong fan here, I've been making my own for a few years now.
    Made all sorts from hicory smoked flavour to garlic and coriander even made vennison biltong a few months back.
    Repurposed an old cupboard, couple of fans and lightbulb to make a drying cupboard.
    Can produce 2kg wet into yummy yummy biltong in 3-5 days humidity and cut dependant.
     
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  5. geefull

    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    A few green olives makes a quick nibble if you like them (watch the quantity if you're weight watching), they're filling too because of the oil content.
    If I'm away from home and I'm not sure where I'm going to eat I put some in a little sealable pot to have in my bag plus most supermarkets sell them pretty cheap if you're stuck for something v. low carb in an emergency.
     
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  6. Blitzie

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    Poppadoms, 3.2g carbs each, with a low carb dip.
     
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  7. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am now over my baby spinach phase and now onto cooked cold baby brussel sprouts - love eating them like sweets - little tiny globes of joy!
     
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  8. blanc71

    blanc71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all
    Diagnosed Type 2 Jan 17 ,felt like a loco hit me.Now have a average of 5.9 mmol.
    I have cut out the beer and believe it or not i don't miss it BUT the crisps and snack craving is a tough one.
    Slipping some times having a bag of crisps ,i could eat 3 or 4 so a compromise.
    I hear the tubes of Pringles call out to me in the aisles.
    Walnuts and pecans are ok ,85% chocolate is ok but it ain,t no Galaxy smooth.
    Still have loads of Christmas stuff hanging around ,pure agony.
     
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  9. Inchindown

    Inchindown Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 main strategies to stave off the munchies.

    I take the dog for a walk.

    Or

    I play a video game.

    If I allow myself to give in to the urges I might not be able to stop. I have a binge eating disorder, so it's too big a risk.

    I find distracting myself by walking the dog or playing a video game gets me passed the craving (so far at least).
     
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  10. Ratty_Kat

    Ratty_Kat Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am finding pickled mini gherkins and cheese a favourite at the moment. Mini gherkins are wonderfully crunchy and make a change from onions :)
     
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  11. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Banana covered in peanut butter ( smooth or crunchy )
    Malt loaf ( not to much )
    Nairns fine milled oat cakes.
    Greek yogurt and blueberries
     
  12. Ledzeptt

    Ledzeptt Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I've not tried bananas and peanut butter, but I can see how they'll go together. M&S have a snack which is a sliced Granny Smith apple and peanut butter, but that just tastes peculiar to me.

    I'm a fan of Nairn oat cakes (good for raising BG slowly e.g. at bedtime). I also like your yoghurt and blueberries suggestion.

    I used to love malt loaf with lashings of butter (it reminds me of my childhood because it was my late Father's favourite), but now it spikes me too much. Fond memories though!
     
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  13. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Wiping mopping up the last bit of gravy on the plate with a slice of bread. :meh:
     
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    Judlepip Don't have diabetes · Active Member

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    Instead of yoghurt, add some double cream. Yum!
     
  15. Judlepip

    Judlepip Don't have diabetes · Active Member

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    A spoonful of Marmite in hot water makes a great alternative; I don't care for Miso much.
     
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  16. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Black olives, cheese (especially French Comte, Brie and camenbert), walnuts and pecans. I used to eat a lot of peperamis (0.8gms of carbs each) but have got a bit bored with them now. Slices of chorizo, especially if they have some sort of spicy bits like chillis, black pepper, or garlic in them.
    Dark chocolate, I particularly like the orange flavoured ones. and of course Oppo icecream.
     
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  17. mo53

    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Prem51 I love your list. Everything is to my taste. My favourite Oppo icecream is the salted caramel.
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Mine too. My local Co-Op was selling OPPO at a third off when I went in today, but only had the Mint Choc so I bought one of those.
     
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  19. mo53

    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Prem51 I've not tried that one. Enjoy :)
     
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  20. alannon

    alannon Type 2 · Member

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    Lidle do bags of nuts, mixed and one type, more affordable than Tesco.
     
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