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Snack Cravings - Add to the list!...

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

  1. HappyasLarry

    HappyasLarry Type 2 · Member

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    love some of these ideas, going to try the kale crisps definitely - how do you make the choc truffles?
     
  2. JoJo_MoJo

    JoJo_MoJo Type 2 · Member

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    juliec44 Type 2 · Newbie

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    If you like Oppo ice-cream, you can make your own in an ice-cream maker. You can make whatever flavour you like, just use double cream, eggs, lactofree milk and xylitol to sweeten. Its ready in 20 minutes in my ice-cream maker and is delicious.
     
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    Jordi77 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I like scrambled egg sandwiches and a bag of walkers sour cream and onion pops for a snack depends on the time of day
     
  5. lessci

    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a pork scratchings monster, Try your local Asda I get Simmons Traditional Black Country Scratching 200g bag £1.60, the only problem is not troughing the whole lot in one go!!
     
  6. welovedzig

    welovedzig Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You can easily make your own - in Morrisons they sell the pork skin for crackling with hardly any fat at all on it, stick it on a rack over a fat controller on an oven tray and just cook when you have the oven on. I did a batch last night - you get 3 skins for about 60p (or less, quite often reduced in price as it isn't everyone's cup of tea). I leave the skin whole and snap it into pieces for Mr. Zig, who has it unsalted. The bought stuff usually has rusk and MSG in it :hungover:
     
  7. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I cant eat most as I'm coeliac also - they have to be gluten free so no rusk either @welovedzig.
     
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  8. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    sorry how is that low carb?!
     
  9. sarah_chadwick

    sarah_chadwick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I keep mini babybel cheeses in the fridge, they're great to snack on x
     
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    Although expensive M&S have two pork snacks which the packets state are 0.1 carbs - crackling crisps contains just pork rind and salt and snacking crackling contains pork rind, salt and olive oil no rusk or MSG in either and I find a bit easier on the teeth than other pork rind snacks. As they are mostly pork the protein is high so need to be careful on how many I eat as I find them yummy.

    The cheaper ones I eat are Tesco Mr porky prime cut scratching but they do have MSG and rusk and I find are a bit tougher on the teeth but as the protein content about 60% of the M&S ones I can eat a few more.
     
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    ****! Things you miss living away from the UK!
     
  12. MRSROK

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    Oh nice! I love gherkins! :) Thanks for the idea!
     
  13. MRSROK

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    Here are some of the things I have been snacking on -

    Cheese! Any kind because I love it! ;)
    Tomatoes, Avocados, Carrots, Edamane
    Soup
    Eggs
    Sugar Free Cookies, Sugar Free Chocolate or High Protein Low Carb Bars i.e. Atkins Bars
    Dips on Low GI bread
    Tuna
    Coffee or Tea
    Cold meats - turkey, ham and chicken, whatever is in the fridge....

    Only been a week diagnosed so I'm loving all these ideas on here! Keep them coming!
     
  14. letstalk1

    letstalk1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Black olives , string cheese , pork rinds.
     
  15. Ledzeptt

    Ledzeptt Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Hot chocolate drink... bear with me:

    Use Green & Blacks Cocoa (not their hot chocolate, which is sugary); it’s expensive, but a little goes a long way.

    Ignore the instructions on the tin.

    Add one teaspoon to a mug, then add boiling water to 3/4 full. Stir thoroughly as it takes a while to melt. Top up with milk (or cream, possibly no-sugar hazelnut milk, but don’t use almond milk as I think it tastes weird in hot chocolate).

    I reckon 2g carbs for the cocoa, 2.4 g for 50ml milk; total 4.4g - much better than Cadbury’s, no artificial sweeteners and a good “chocolate hit” on a cold day.
     
  16. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Chorizo crisps - Wafer thin sliced chorizo, laid on a plate on top of kitchen roll, and microwave for about at minutes, then turn over. Give it bursts of 10 seconds until the crisps are,...... erm,............... crisp.

    Please be careful when handling the chorizo when it has been in the microwave as the fat in it gets very hot.

    According to my esteemed fellow member, @Brunneria , this technique works equally well with salami or any of the antipasti sausage style meats with a decent fat content.

    Exceedingly yumm-tastic.

    Should you want to try before making, M&S do a pack for £2.75. Most of the supermarkets have the appropriate thickness of the sausage for about £1 per 100gr.
     
  17. sweetbloodsher

    sweetbloodsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I usually think of nuts as very low carb, and they're my go-to snack when I don't want to raise my BS. I prefer roasted and salted and currently I love pecans (every night mixed with yogurt) and indulge in macadamian nuts. Of course, there's also Blue Diamond Wasabi almonds....yum!!!
     
  18. sweetbloodsher

    sweetbloodsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Try this, then: avocado, milk and stevia in a blender.....nice and nutty flavor.
     
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  19. sweetbloodsher

    sweetbloodsher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Detest PNB???? LOL, I eat it at least every other day. Try it on slices of apple or with banana for extra nutrients.
     
  20. Jenniewren1958

    Jenniewren1958 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Celery cheese and few wallnuts
     
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